I am just your typical ex long-haired (as of 2005) Christian (as of 1998) Catholic (as of 2006) who gets paid to harass people (Sales Rep), and who craving even more public embarrassment, decided to start a blog . . .plus what guy doesn't want to say "blog"? BLOG, BLOG, Bloggin' Blog!
Anyhoo, this is just a little exercise to help me avoid exercise...and to maybe learn to write a tad better along the way.
These wacky blog Posts are just my own thoughts, and I alone should be judged, and or condemned, by the content.
If only I become one of the "few", instead of the "many"
"JESUS has always many who love His heavenly kingdom, but few who bear His cross. He has many who desire consolation, but few who care for trial. He finds many to share His table, but few to take part in His fasting. All desire to be happy with Him; few wish to suffer anything for Him. Many follow Him to the breaking of bread, but few to the drinking of the chalice of His passion. Many revere His miracles; few approach the shame of the Cross. Many love Him as long as they encounter no hardship; many praise and bless Him as long as they receive some comfort from Him. But if Jesus hides Himself and leaves them for a while, they fall either into complaints or into deep dejection. Those, on the contrary, who love Him for His own sake and not for any comfort of their own, bless Him in all trial and anguish of heart as well as in the bliss of consolation. Even if He should never give them consolation, yet they would continue to praise Him and wish always to give Him thanks. What power there is in pure love for Jesus -- love that is flee from all self-interest and self-love!"
"Love is NOT a feeling, but a decision not an emotion, but a promise. To say "I Love You" is to say "I will take nails in my hand, rather than see your soul damaged" The sad fact is that often when we see those nails in our hands, it is the beloved who is holding the hammer.
But Jesus reminds us that we are to take away only the hammer, not the Love!"
While the film version of "50 Shades" is putting the final nail in the coffin of that thing we once called feminism, on the horizon is a new breed of Women who are not ashamed to be as God created them, and who might just help men to be real men again.
Moses is in the desert with the tribe, after giving thanks and eating of the manna, they started to walk until they came upon a skeleton. Man: "oh my, who's that" Moses : "name's Calvin, we tried to get him to eat, but he insisted the manna was only a symbol"
"I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.” .
“Revolting books against virtue are termed courageous; those against
morality are advertised as daring and forward-looking; and those against
God are called progressive and
epoch-making. It has always been the characteristic of a generation in
decay to paint the gates of hell with the gold of paradise.”