Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Desert Fathers, Sunday, September 30, 2012

Bose Monastery: Desert Fathers
A brother said to a hermit, ‘How does the fear of God come into the soul?’ He said, ‘If there is humility and poverty, and no judgement of others, the fear of God will be present there.
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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A Word on Wednesday, Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fulton J. Sheen, Roman Catholic Bishop and ear...
Do we not say that a person has a sense of humor if he can "see through things" and do we not say that a person lacks a sense of humor if he cannot "see through things"? But God made the world according to such a plan that we were constantly to be "seeing through things" to Him, the power, the wisdom, the beauty, and the source of all that is. In other words, the material was to be a revelation of the spiritual, the human the revelation of the divine, the fleeting and the passing, the revelation of the Eternal.

Bishop Fulton Sheen
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Friday, September 21, 2012

Editorial Note (That Sounds so Official!)

It dawned on me, finally, that whatever happened to my ymail account probably had nothing to do with this blog – it uses a gmail account as the main email address.  So, I’ve come back.  I tried Word Press but I find it much more difficult to use than Blogger.

Also, I’m going to refocus this blog a bit and I’ll provide further details in a post in the next week or so.  I can provide the hint that I’m going to concentrate on my impending retirement, preparations for, my reactions to, and activities I’ll pursue once off the clock.  This is really a big milestone and something I'm anticipating with both joy and nervousness.  It's a central theme in my life right now and should be on the blog too.

Finally, I’m going to return to my Colorado Shots blog.  One of the activities I hope to engage in more now that I’m approaching retirement, and certainly after retirement, is photography.  This will begin this weekend when I’ll be out and about in the area getting some fall color shots (I hope – it may be too late already).  I’ll definitely be doing landscape photos around Colorado and most likely get into railroad photography, since that can involve some pretty spectacular landscape shots around here.

Anyway, just wanted to let anyone who stopped by know what’s going on.

Friday Florilegia, Friday, September 21, 2012

The Gospel for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Gospel Mk 9:38-43, 45, 47-48

At that time, John said to Jesus,
"Teacher, we saw someone driving out demons in your name,
and we tried to prevent him because he does not follow us."
Jesus replied, "Do not prevent him.
There is no one who performs a mighty deed in my name
who can at the same time speak ill of me.
For whoever is not against us is for us.
Anyone who gives you a cup of water to drink
because you belong to Christ,
amen, I say to you, will surely not lose his reward.

"Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin,
it would be better for him if a great millstone
were put around his neck
and he were thrown into the sea.
If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off.
It is better for you to enter into life maimed
than with two hands to go into Gehenna,
into the unquenchable fire.
And if your foot causes you to sin, cut if off.
It is better for you to enter into life crippled
than with two feet to be thrown into Gehenna.
And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out.
Better for you to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye
than with two eyes to be thrown into Gehenna,
where 'their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.'"


Monday, September 3, 2012

I've moved

Sadly, I've moved to a new blog.  I don't know if this is necessary or not, but when in doubt . . .

The new blog address is:

I've moved nearly all content from here to the new blog and will continue that process over the next week or two.  I hope you enjoy.