In Greek mythology, the Underworld ruled by Hades (Romans called him Pluto) was
a dark and gloomy place. Mighty rivers ran through it. One was called the
Lethe. Whoever drank from that river forgot the past. Was it a curse or a
blessing? Surely there are times when our problems come from forgetting the
past. There is much to learn from the past. On the other hand, another kind of
problem comes from remembering the past. We need to forget past grudges, forget
past injuries done to us, and forget forgiven sins. The waters of Lethe will
not enable us to do that, but the Water of Life will.

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Robert Shannon, a retired preacher living in North Carolina, began preaching at the age of 16. He has preached in churches in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and Florida, his longest ministry at First Christian Church of Largo Florida. Now in semi-retirement, he has preached regularly for churches in North Carolina and Tennessee. He has also contributed to kingdom work as a missionary to Eastern Europe and as a Bible College professor. He is past-president of the North American Christian Convention. Bob is the author or co-author of several books.

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