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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-15-08 01:29 AM
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Please! Help me find this exact quote. "Those to whom much is given, much is expected in return."
What it means is that if you've been given great gifts, there is an expectation that you will share them with others.

I just can't get a handle on the exact quote and would like to have your help.

Post here or PM me. I'm in the throes of writing some memories down in my journal.

Thanks a bunch!

Radio Lady in OR
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-15-08 01:34 AM
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1. Luke 12:48
"God's judgment is perfectly fair. In this life, some have better opportunities to develop God's character. Others have greater intelligence or natural abilities. God will apply the principle of "to whom much is given, much is required" with perfect fairness." (KJV)

Different versions will vary...
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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-15-08 01:10 PM
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5. Thank you, Petronius. Another example of what I like to call...
The mass mind of the millions -- on the Internet.

Peace, love and happiness,

Radio Lady, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Portland, Oregon

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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-15-08 01:51 AM
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2. It's from the Bible (Luke 12:48) and was famously used by President John F. Kennedy:
"For of those to whom much is given, much is required. And when at some future date the high court of history sits in judgement on each of us, recording whether in our brief span of service we fulfilled our responsibilities to the state, our success or failure, in whatever office we hold, will be measured by the answers to four questions: First, were we truly men of courage Second, were we truly men of judgement Third, were we truly men of integrity Finally were we truly men of dedication?"
Speech to Massachusetts State Legislature, Jan. 9, 1961
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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-15-08 09:12 PM
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8. Heidi from Switzerland! You're supposed to yodel, "Radio Lady WHO?"
Edited on Fri Feb-15-08 09:15 PM by Radio_Lady
If it isn't funny, it isn't my fault. Somebody at the DU suggested my name sounded like a yodel. Like those Ricola guys with their cough drops.

On the topic at hand: I probably heard that speech.
Or maybe not. I didn't move to Boston until 1972.
The Massachusetts State Legislature in Jan. 1961. Would C-Span have covered that? :sarcasm:

Thanks so much for your reply.

Peace, love and happiness,

Radio Lady Ellen in Oregon
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-15-08 01:58 AM
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3. Ithought it was Spiderman's uncle...
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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-15-08 01:06 PM
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4. Cliff Robertson, who played the part? He's deceased, but thanks for the chuckle!
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-15-08 01:16 PM
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6. No, he said with great power comes great responsibility.
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crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-15-08 01:21 PM
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7. Heh. My MIL would say that to me, to highlight her piety
and minimize mine. It would have been funny if it weren't so scary.
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