Monday, June 2, 2014


            Sweet simple carbohydrates which are soluble in water are called ‘sugars’. Examples are: glucose (dextrose), fructose (fruit sugar), sucrose (cane sugar) and lactose (milk sugar).

            A question in a written examination in Chemistry was to write the names of the common sugars found in nature. A student was found to sit idly, unable to answer the question. The examiner gave him a clue, “The names of sugars end with the letters ‘ose’”, he told the boy. Later he was surprised to find in the student’s answer sheet a long list of names under the heading, “sugars”. They were: BOSE, JOSE, ROSE, LUKOSE, MARKOSE, PATHROSE, POULOSE, KURIAKOSE, PHILIPPOSE, etc.

            King David declares, “How sweet is the taste of your instructions-sweeter even than honey!” {The Holy Bible, Psalms 119: 103}.

              In this verse, the Psalmist proclaims that the word of God is sweeter than honey. The Holy Scriptures of all religions provide dependable answers for perplexing problems, solutions during difficult situations and guidance in uncertain circumstances in our life. The Word of God is efficient, sufficient and magnificent and deserves topmost priority in our lives. We must learn, love, apply and obey the sweet words of God which are revealed in the Holy Scriptures.

© By: Prof. Dr. Babu Philip, Darsana Academy, Kottayam-686001, Kerala, India ( Former Professor, Cochin University of Science & Technology, Fine Arts Avenue, Kochi-682016, Kerala, India), Prof. Mrs. Rajamma Babu, Former Professor, St. Dominic's College, Kanjirappally,  Leo. S. John, St. Antony's Public School, Anakkal, Kanjirappally and Neil John, Maniparambil, Ooriyakunnath, Kunnumbhagom, Kanjirappally, Kottayam-686507, Kerala, India.
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