Confined to bed? Learn a language!

I can barely type.  For the last three days, I’ve barely been able to stand.  I’ve stayed in bed and slept.  How is it that when you are sick, even sleep is exhausting?

Not sure what hit me.  Like Katy Perry’s boyfriend, I am hot and cold.  Unlike her boyfriend, I can barely walk.  My wife suspects that the last 12 months, or so, has finally taken me down.  Whatever took me down, I’ve had enough of this.

While laying around with no strength, I’ve been listening to this: http://www.bible.is/LTNNVV/Matt/1 .  Yes, I continue to listen to the Bible in Latin.  This is how I practice pronunciation.  Because, even though no one knows for sure how Latin was pronounced during the time of Christ, I am still gunned almost daily for mispronouncing Latin.  Thanks, YouTube.

Usually, you can scroll along as you read on the app, but today the app kept crashing.  So, I switched to my favorite smartphone Bible: http://www.theholybibleapp.com/ .

This thing is amazing.  The Bible is available, for free, in so many languages.  Learning French?  Read the Bible in French.  Learning Italian?  Read the Bible in Italian.

A friend of mine recently had a question about John 21.  When Christ asks Peter three times, “Do you love me?”, is love the same word each time?  Since I had a Greek Bible in my pocket (the app), we were able to look it up.

By the way, the answer is, no.  The first two times, Jesus uses the word agape (αγαπη), the Greek word for unconditional love. The last time, he uses the word, philia (φιλια), the Greek word for the love of a friend.

If you are learning a language, you probably know that one of the first books I recommend after you learn the basics is the Bible.  Using these apps, you will have cheap access to the Bible in your target language.

I hope this makes sense.  Feeling foggy.  Back to bed.