There are two things that you can do with history: you can ignore it, or you can learn from it. Mrs. Allen, an unknown high school history teacher)

High school history class. Ugh! How boring! Isn’t that the way many of us thought of that required class? As we grew older, however, many of us have wished we’d listened and studied more carefully. If we had, we’d be more conscious of how the past has influenced the present and its often repeated mistakes. We’d do well to dust off those history books and study now.

History merely repeats itself. It has all been done before. Nothing under the sun is truly new. (Ecclesiastes 1:9)