The Riddle of Christmas

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The Riddle of Christmas
by Desmond Ford

Riddles usually belong to fun, but some belong to issues of life and death. You will remember that
Samson set forth a riddle which had very serious consequences (read the story in Judges 14). The Greeks often told the old story of the monster which guarded Thebes. He demanded of all who approached the city either their life or an answer to the puzzle: What is it that has four feet. two feet. and is weakest when it has three feet?

You have probably heard the answer to that riddle. Man – who first crawls on all fours, later walks on two feet, but who is weakest when ultimately he is reduced to using a walking stick

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