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Jacob's Travel Challenge Genesis 28:10-19a

Jacob's Travel Challenge

God was with Jacob, but he didn't know it.

At a Glance

A Facebook survey invites people to compare their travels to the poll's list of a hundred places to visit before you die. Actually, the only places that matter are the ones where God is!

Editors' Pick

For material based on today's gospel reading, see "Welcome or Warning?" July 21, 1996, at

If you've been checking out social media lately,

you know about the proliferation of quizzes and questionnaires that are all designed to tap into the human desire to prove that our lives are pretty great in comparison to others.

You can take a quiz on Facebook, for example, that will tell you (and every one on your "friends" list) which famous movie character you are most like, or what your "mental age" is. You post the results on your profile and, invariably, your friends will almost immediately take the same quiz to make sure that they're not left out in the competition to see whose personality and life are the coolest.

One of the best examples of this...

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