“When you have peace, you have no enemies,” says my Pastor. Perhaps our enemies are those who wish to take this Gospel peace away from us? Perhaps that is what the psalmist understand as “enemies”? FB 12/1/13 First Sunday in Advent
If a pastor is rejected by his people, he should be flagged as bad news. like Jesus, Paul, Jeremiah, and Elijah.
My friend’s quote from Facebook, 6/11/13
“Religion gives us a place to stand outside politics, and without it we’re vulnerable to a system in which the state defines everything, which is the essence of tyranny.”
–R.R. Reno, Imprimis, 8.
Someone quoted on FB 5/28/13
“Dark and difficult times lie ahead soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.” – Albus Dumbledore
(Not much of a Harry Potter fan, none the less just watched Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) Facebook Post 5/25/13
“A people without a memory is a people without a history, and a people without a history is a people without an identity: if we do not know where we came from, then we cannot know where we are now, nor where we are going.”
p. 12, The Pastor, Readings From The Patristic Period, by Philip L. Culbertson, Arthur Bradford Shippee, ed.
”For the Christian, this earth is the closest to hell they’ll ever get.
For the non-Christian, this earth is the closest to heaven they’ll ever get.”
DUAS TANTUM REX ANXIUS OPTAT,
PANEM ET CIRCENSES.
“The people long eagerly for two things –
bread and circuses.”
Roman rhetorician, satirical poet
(c. 60-140 A.D.)
Therefore do not be anxious, saying, What shall we eat? or What shall we drink? or What shall we wear? For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Matthew 6:31-34 (ESV)
Carpe diem, qua minimum credula postero.
Seize today, and put as little trust as
you can in tomorrow.
Two things I ask of you; deny them not to me before I die:
Remove far from me falsehood and lying; give me neither poverty nor riches;
feed me with the food that is needful for me, lest I be full and deny you
and say, Who is the Lord? or lest I be poor and steal and profane the name of my God.