On Pi Day, A Chance to Make an Impact

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Digits of Pi on a whiteboard Digits of Pi on a whiteboard

By Megan Maffucci, MIT Open Learning

On March 14, math enthusiasts everywhere will take a moment to appreciate 𝛑 (pi), that irrational number equaling the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Pi Day (3.14) is marked annually worldwide with creative pi-themed classroom projects, nerdy baking contests, and other pi (and pie!) filled activities to recognize the importance of this elusive and never-ending number to mathematics and science.

Inspired by the power and possibility of pi, March 14 has become a significant day for MIT, giving way to two special MIT Pi Day traditions. First, it is the long-awaited day every year when MIT announces its admissions decisions for the incoming undergraduate class. It is also MIT’s annual giving day, when alumni, parents, and friends of MIT around the world come together to support the Institute during the 24 hours of Pi Day…

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Jesus-Yeshua Christ-Messiah is the World’s ONLY HOPE!!

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I Thessalonians 5:16-18 KJV ) “Rejoice evermore. Pray Without Ceasing. In Every Thing Give Thanks: for this is the Will of GOD in Christ-Jesus-Yeshua concerning you.”!!

Jesus-Yeshua Christ-Messiah is the WORLD’S ONLY HOPE

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Psalms 3:3 KJV and more Blessings!!

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( Psalms 3:3 KJV ) “But thou, O LORD, art a Shield for me; my Glory, and the Lifter up of mine head.”!!

( Psalms 100:2 KJV ) “Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.”!!

( Psalms 11:1 KJV ) “( To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. ) In the LORD put I my Trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to Your mountain.”!!

Psalms Chapter 117 KJV ) “O Praise the LORD, all ye Nations: Praise Him, all ye people. For His Merciful Kindness is Great Toward us: and the Truth of the LORD Endureth For ever. Praise ye the LORD.”!! Honor Ye the LORD Praise Ye the LORD Forevermore!!

Joshua 24:15 KJV ) “And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, Choose you This Day Whom ye Will…

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Messages from the Messiah’s Life: The Man Born Blind

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“And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?” (John 9:1-2)

The wrong theology the disciples embraced still impacts our thinking today. There is a tendency to assign blame to others or look for circumstances that can give a rational explanation for misfortune. Sometimes, as in this case, the suffering had nothing to do with such conditions, but was so “that the works of God should be made manifest in him” (John 9:3).

The same was true for the awful suffering of the great patriarch Job. All of the tragedies in his life were allowed by God to teach Satan a lesson. By God’s own evaluation, Job was a “perfect and an upright man” (Job 1:8), yet he patiently endured more suffering and sorrow…

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Acquiring Wisdom

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Proverbs 4:20-27

The most obvious source of godly wisdom is the Bible. There we find the Lord’s principles for right character, conduct, and conversation, which apply to the situations and decisions that confront every human being.

We’re all able to recall times when we didn’t respond wisely. Those incidents can be traced back to one of two possibilities—either we didn’t know a certain biblical principle or we knew the principle that applied but chose to ignore it. To ensure that we’re familiar with God’s standards and the importance of following them, we have to spend time reading and understanding His Word.

For example, suppose that you walk into the office and a coworker verbally assaults you with undeserved blame for a costly mistake. Your flesh and the world would have you respond in kind with anger and malice. But Luke 6:27-29 offers a different approach, that might go something like this, spoken…

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Homeless by Choice

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Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted. Hebrews 2:18

Keith Wasserman has chosen to be homeless for a few days every year since 1989 in order to grow in love and compassion. “I go to live on the streets to expand my perspective and understanding” of people who have no homes to live in, says Keith, executive director of Good Works, Inc.

I’m wondering whether Keith’s approach to become one with those he’s serving might be a small picture of what Jesus did for us. God Himself, the Creator of the universe, chose to confine Himself to the vulnerable state of a baby, to live as a human, to experience what we all experience, and to ultimately die at the hand of humans so that we can experience a relationship with God.

The writer of the book of Hebrews stated that Jesus…

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VIDEO The Cornerstone – A Diagnosis of the Christ-Rejecters

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The Cornerstone

Then [Jesus] looked at them and said, “What then is this that is written: ‘The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone’?” Luke 20:17

In the ancient world, when a new stone building was to be constructed, the first stone set in place was the cornerstone. Great care was taken with the carving of the cornerstone since it determined the direction of the walls that were built out from it. The cornerstone was the most important stone in the building.

To the religious leaders of His day, Jesus intimated that He was the “chief cornerstone.” But of what? To what building was Jesus referring when He declared Himself to be the chief cornerstone? He didn’t say, but the apostle Paul did in Ephesians 2:19-22. Jesus initiated the building of what is becoming “a holy temple in the Lord”—that is, the Church of all true believers…

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