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A modern parable

June 16, 2014

“This is why I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand. Indeed, in their case the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled that says: “You will indeed hear but never understand, and you will indeed see but never perceive.” For this people’s heart has grown dull, and with their ears they can barely hear, and their eyes they have closed, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their heart and turn, and I would heal them.”

– Jesus the Son of God

A King went away on a long journey leaving his three servants in charge of his country. Many years passed, and a message with the King’s seal came to his three servants. The message was read in their presence. “Prepare for my return on the third day”.

The first servant hated the King. He had been enjoying life without reference to the King’s wishes. Further he had received many reports that the King had been killed in battle years ago. The first servant laughed. “The King will not return! The King is dead! He has been proclaimed dead in this very court! This message is not from the King.”

The second servant loved the King and had never accepted the report of the King’s death. The reports readily accepted by the first servant had come from the King’s enemies. The second servant examined the message and verified the King’s seal upon it. “This message is from the King! The King returns!” he exclaimed. “We must ready ourselves!” The first servant looked with disdain on the second servant. “You fool! Your King is dead!”

Then the third servant stood and took up the message. The third servant loved some of the King’s laws, but had accepted the many reports of the King’s death. “Wait friends” he called. He stared intently at the message for some time. Finally he spoke: “This message is undoubtedly from the King, as it has his seal”. The first servant began to rise angrily from his throne. “However, this message does not herald the return of our King!” The second servant began to rise as the first servant subsided. “Hold brothers!” said the third servant. “The King is dead as most of us are aware, so this message must mean something else. I propose we hand this message to our finest scholars to determine its true meaning.”

“The King is dead” said the first servant, “but do as you wish.” The second servant said “It is the King’s seal, I at least will prepare for him”. The third servant retorted “Why? You fool!” “It cannot mean what you believe. The King is dead”.

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Item on 3 News, Christchurch’s Forgotten Residents

July 25, 2012

http://www.3news.co.nz/Christchurchs-forgotten-residents/tabid/423/articleID/262058/Default.aspx

Freeview HD Channels in Christchurch

February 20, 2010

TVNZ 682000 (UHF channel 47, range 678Mhz to 686Mhz)

  • TV ONE (720p Upscaled)
  • TV TWO (720p Upscaled)
  • TVNZ 6 (576i SD)
  • TVNZ 7 (576i SD)
  • TVNZ Sports extra (576i SD)

Mediaworks 698000 (UHF channel 49, range 694Mhz to 702Mhz)

  • TV 3 (1080i)
  • C4 (576i SD)
  • TV3 PLUS 1

Kordia 706000 (UHF channel 50, range 702Mhz to 710Mhz)

  • PRIME (576i SD)
  • Parliament Tv (576i SD)
  • Maori Tv 4:3 with 16:9 flags (576i SD)
  • 3KSD
  • 4KSD
  • 5KSD
  • 6KSD
  • Tv Central
  • Radio NZ Concert
  • Radio NZ National
  • Freeview | HD

Technical Details

New Zealand DVB-T, DTT service operates in Bands IV/V between 502-806 MHz in 8 MHz channels. It uses the 8k FFT mode with 64 QAM modulation, a guard interval of 1/16 and an FEC of 3/4.  http://www.dvb.org

Britney I’m sorry

August 2, 2008

What a great song by Bebo Norman. I remember when Britney really lost it with Justin Timberlake. Her external beauty mirrors the real beauty that God sees in her. It is a real horror that she is so broken, but Bebo puts it so well. Wouldn’t it be great if Britney came back?

Britney im sorry for the lies we told
we took you into our arms and then left you cold
britney im sorry for this cruel cruel world
we sell the beauty but destroy the girl
britney im sorry for your broken heart
we stood aside and watched you fall apart
im sorry we told you fame would fill you up
and money moves the man so drink the cup

i know love goes around the world we know
and you never see it coming back
you never see it coming back
i know love goes around the world we know
and you never see it coming back
but i can see it coming back for you
yes coming back for you

britney im sorry for the stones we throw
we tear you down just so we can watch the show
britney im sorry for the words we say
we point the finger as you fall from grace

i know love goes around the world we know
and you never see it coming back
you never see it coming back
and i know love goes around the world we know
and you never see it coming back
but i can see it coming back for you

yeah, its coming back for you, yeah, its coming back for you, yeah, its coming back for you, yeah

britney i do believe that love has come
here for the broken
here for the ones like us

i know love goes around the world we know
and you never see it coming back
you never see it coming back
and i know love goes around the world we know
and you never see it coming back
but i can see it coming back

i know love goes around the world we know
and you never see it coming back
you never see it coming back
i can see it coming back for you

its coming back for you… yeah