Goethe Suggests a Blog Post. Who Am I to Say No?

‎One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Good advice, that. I wonder what sort of blogger Goethe would have made? He and I are like minded this morning, because there has been a song playing in my head, I just read something that I want to share with you, and I love fine pictures, even when I stumble often when it comes to speaking reasonable words.

Here’s The Logical Song, by Supertramp’s Roger Hodgson. It might just do as the “good poem” too.

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Here’s something wonderful to read. Jimmy Akin’s appreciation of the life, and loves, of Ray Bradbury. Something Wondrous This Way Comes. Indeed. Requiescat in pace, Mr. Bradbury.

Next on the Goethe inspired agenda, I’ll share a “fine picture” by a master artist, who happened to have been a Jesuit. Wu Li’s, Whiling Away the Summer

 

Do click on the link for Wu’s work for exquisite close-ups.

Rounding out this wee post, a shot at a few reasonable words (hopefully).

In all of the hustle, and all of the bustle of this day, try not to forget our universal calling: love one another. Loving one another in all we do, makes us right with man, and with God. Like Ray Bradbury, let’s not be ashamed to say “I Love You!” to whomever we bump into whom we admire, or whom we share our lives with today. Thank them for being in our lives. Thank them for loving us back, despite all of our faults, our foibles, and our shortcomings.

If today we cannot love the whole world, as we should, then take baby steps and try to love all in our immediate families. Start small, think big, and God will be pleased with our efforts.

Need help in this department (who doesn’t!)? Here’s a wee chart that may come in handy…

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