“We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has gone through. I do not think that wide circles of the American society or wide circles of the Christian community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-Church, of the Gospel and the anti-Gospel. This confrontation lies within the plans of divine providence. It is a trial which the whole Church… must take up.” Karol Cardinal Wotyla (Sept. 1976)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Shooting for the Stars: Balloons and Paper Clips

Here is a great story. Four Spanish teenagers put a digital camera on a weather balloon and ended up taking pictures of space. The balloon made it twenty miles up and the whole projected cost the equivalent of about $75.00 US dollars. Now, here is my question. How much do you think it would cost our government to get the same exact picture? Tens of millions? Hundreds of millions?

While we are talking about great ideas from young people that inspire, here is one of my favorites. A 26-year old, unemployed man decided to test his barter/trading abilities. He started with an idea of trading a paper clip that he had on his desk and by the time he was finished he traded up to and owned a house.

With these stories, what achievement is not possible?

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