Taking the Morning Off – UPDATED

It’s very bright-white-snowy-glarey out there. It’s a day for lounging on the sofa with a steaming hot cup of Mystic Monk Hazelnut Coffee and catching up on some Lenten reading.

I understand some found my prognostications on the economy yesterday much too cheerless and my email suggests that I have a Christian duty to come up with something amusing today.

That will take a bit of coffee…and don’t read this. Or this.

Read this – it’s funny. If it were real it would be even better!

But here is something kind of lovely to chew on:

How generous you were at your wedding, O King and Spouse! how generously, O good Jesus, you have given away all your belongings! For even to the crucifiers you have offered the kindness of your prayers; to the thief, you have given paradise; to the Mother, a son; to the son, a Mother.
– Saint Bonaventure

I say stick with the God-stuff.

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  • Piano Girl

    Speaking of people regretting their vote, back in 1980 I moved from Michigan to Florida with my family. As we passed through Georgia, there were several billboards from the farmers of that State apologizing to the Country for having helped elect Jimmy Carter to the office of the POTUS. I don’t think the hard-core Obamabot regrets their vote YET, but the day will come when I hope they realize what they’ve helped to foist upon all of us.

  • KIA

    Thanks for the beautiful St. Bonaventure quote; had never heard that before. It’s an excellent and beautiful reminder that the cross of Christ was/is the “wedding bed.”

    [So few people "get" that, or that human marriage is a reflection of the covenant between God and humanity. -admin]

  • http://www.comeaway.blogspot.com AngloCathJoi

    Anchoress, have you heard Anonymous 4 sing that song? http://tinyurl.com/aunojo I highly recommend their albums Gloryland and American Angels.

  • Ruth H

    Thanks for the Loretta Lynn song. I got chills, it reminds me of my Dad’s aunts singing so many, many years ago. I know when he died they were waiting along with all his loved ones who went before, at the time I could just picture and hear their welcoming him home.

  • http://jscafenette.com Jeanette

    Anchoress, you have touched my heart in a very special place with the video of “In the Sweet Bye and Bye”.

    When my beloved grandmother lay dying and the doctor had seen her that day and told us she had one or two days left, for some reason I was left all alone with my semi-comatose grandmother for a few minutes.

    I sat at the chair beside her bed, holding her hand. I told her that the doctor had told us she was going to leave us soon, and that I would miss her but we would see each other again.

    I then thought of the song, “In the Sweet Bye and Bye” but I couldn’t remember anything but the chorus, so I hummed the first part after singing the words I did remember “There’s a land that is…” When I got to the chorus I sang out the words and the promise that we will meet on that beautiful shore.

    My grandmother, who had recognized me only once in the final week of her life, squeezed my hand as though telling me she agreed that we would meet on that beautiful shore.

    It’s a moment that is so precious to me that I will never forget how wonderful it was to experience that time alone with the one woman in the world I knew loved me just because.

    Thank you again for that song.

  • http://vita-nostra-in-ecclesia.blogspot.com/ Bender B. Rodriguez

    I don’t know Piano Girl.

    From one former Michigander to another, just consider Detroit and all the times that they have re-elected over and over and over again the same “leaders” who have turned that once great city into a Third World hell-hole (Robocop’s depiction isn’t far off). Voters there have been doing it for 40 years now, never finding it in themselves to realize what they have foisted upon all of them.

  • Piano Girl

    Bender, when you look at the list of the 10 worst cities in this country (crime, in the hole financially, unemployment, gloom & despair), the one thing they all have in common is that they are all run by democrats, and the people keep electing the same ones over and over, as if that’s going to make a difference. I lived in the SW part of the Michigan, about 25 miles north of South Bend, Indiana, and it was a whole different ball game over there. When you add to that, the corruption that comes out of large cities like Chicago (where an honest politician is one who “stays bought”), it’s no wonder we’re in a mess. You almost have to feel sorry for Blago…he was just doing what politicians in Illinois had done for decades. He must have really gotten on someone’s bad side for his own party to attack him, because that’s something democrats just don’t do very often! I know a lot of people who voted for Obama based on the color of his skin…they simply thought it was time to have a “black president”…those are the people who might come to regret their votes one of these days.

  • http://vita-nostra-in-ecclesia.blogspot.com/ Bender B. Rodriguez

    Instead of people finally coming to their senses, we are likely to see more of this, which, sad to say, is the kind of nonsense that goes on in far too many cities.

    And, added to Democrat-run cities, let’s not leave out union-dominated companies/industries, which, because of the radical lib union leadership, and for the same reasons, are likewise sinking into oblivion.

  • Piano Girl

    Bender…after seeing Monica Conyers in action, I can understand why her hubby (no prize himself) prefers to stay in DC as much as he can!

  • stephanie

    Loved the pictures of sorry Obama voters- especially the one of him holding a sign;-)

  • Maggie45

    Bender, and Piano Girl, have you seen the video of Monica Conyers berating that 8th grader several months ago? Bless the girl’s heart, she stood her ground. I’m lousy at doing links. Just search on youtube for” Monica Conyers debates with 8th graders” There is something really wrong with Ms Conyers.I can’t imagine what she would have said to her if the cameras weren’t rolling.