First Things First

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  • DWiss

    Haha! Hilarious! Makes you wonder how different things might be if He were “in the flesh” now.

  • http://whoiswithmerightnow.com/ Frank Black

    Ha!

    Nice!

  • Rich Fader

    Heh.

  • Louise M

    Heavenly Tweets! The Sermon on the Mount as recorded by Matthew actually reminds me more of a Twitter compilation than a blog entry.

    I wonder if spiritual twittering could be considered one of the Holy Spirit’s functions as Counselor and Comforter?

  • EJHill

    Everybody Draw Jesus Day! Behead the infi…. Wait… Sorry. Wrong prophet.

    [Dude...if you have to politicize everything or reference everything to your anger...don't you think a little of that 'taking a breath and getting introspective' might be helpful? You're gonna kill yourself! :-) admin]

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  • Myssi

    This looks like a really great place to end a faith Friday…thanks, Elizabeth.

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  • http://www.xavierz.blogspot.com Xavier

    Begs to be shared with others. Can you let me know whom to credit when passing this along? Many thanks, domina.

  • http://zachriel.blogspot.com/2005/07/liberal-v-conservative.html Zachriel

    EJHill: Everybody Draw Jesus Day! Behead the infi…. Wait… Sorry. Wrong prophet.

    Just so you are aware, Christianity and Judaism went through periods of iconoclasm, as well.

    Louise M: Heavenly Tweets! The Sermon on the Mount as recorded by Matthew actually reminds me more of a Twitter compilation than a blog entry.

    Not far from the truth. There were no stenographers on the Mount. Literary analysis suggests that recollected sayings of Jesus were compiled, only later reaching a final form in the Gospels.

    No, I’m not talking about Twitter.

    Blessed are the Cheesemakers.

  • http://cleansingfiredor.com/ Nerina

    Love it!

  • JuliB

    I tried linking this page on FB but it was waiting for ‘paypal . com’. :(

  • DeLynn

    :)

  • Last Sphere

    Yep.

    After this week of anger and endless blog battles I need to return to “The Well” as it were.

    Saturday afternoon Sacrament of Reconciliation followed by The Mass and The Holy Eucharist.

    The vet was a bit concerned about one of our little cat-kids during his checkup this morning and my wife took it rather hard.

    We’ve been through this before. And as I comforted her I realized how insignificant and detrimental most of our anger is. Especially the ire that can so easily erupt within us as we delve into the blogosphere. In the end- we are all touched by sadness and suffering in one form or another. And most of us, no matter how different our opinions may be, can easily be united under the very unifying canopy of heartache.

    Anger, sharp words, and hatred can all have a cumulative and lasting effect on our souls. But pain and suffering can also have a cleansing quality on us as well. And that’s where faith comes in; especially the sacraments.

    As broken and flawed as we are, as cold as our hearts can grow, and as stubborn and repetitive as our bad habits can be- there is always Our Lord. He is immovable. He never leaves us- even when we leave Him.

    He stays with us not only in spite of our sinfulness- but specifically BECAUSE of our sinfulness.

    I am often reminded of this in myself and in others and that is what gives me hope. And hope after all is the breath of our souls.

    I thank God for His Church. I thank God for my life. I thank God for the lives that surround me and the lives that touch me from afar. But more importantly (and I never thought I would ever say this) I thank God for the suffering that has been so transformative in my life.

    I’m forever broken in this life. But fortunately for me, God specializes in brokenness.

  • http://www.katherineharms.com Katherine Harms

    A sense of humor is a great blessing.

  • Peter Warner

    Thank you. That is hilarious.

    Best regards, Peter Warner.

    PS: On a personal note, I’ve taken to memorizing special verses from Scripture, so that I’m reciting them out loud as I walk to work and back (about a seven minute walk). It’s very soothing.

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  • http://victor-undergo.blogspot.com/ Victor

    That’s almost as funny as the drunk who was receiving baptism and had been dipped under water in a river on many occasions and asked every time if he had found Jesus. He finally sobered up and said, I didn’t know he was lost but have you tried to find him on Twitter or Facebook? :)

    Peace

  • newton

    I needed a chuckle and a smile. You provided both. Thanks! :-)

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