Light and Heat (WAS: The Rosary)
- Father bless!
Like the sun, I can either generate "light" or "heat" with my response. I
hope I don't generate any heat, as I am not always articulate in my
thoughts, and I most generally do, indeed, generate heat.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2000 9:43 PM
Subject: Re: [orthodox-synod] The Rosary
> And, while we are at it, maybe we should not rush to judgement about the
> Col. It seems to me a Western practice to have an Inquistion,
> and other pieces of ugliness which, it seems to me, are as foreign to the
> Spirit of God, as are the heresies such repression seeks to irradicate.
I tried, as much, to say the same thing yesterday in a separate reply; but
as usual, I am (or was) ignored. But I'm accustomed to that, I guess. I've
gotten a pretty thick hide over the years as an old Irish lad.
> As I have frequently said, on this List: "With all this orthodoxy, I, for
> part, would like to see a little Christianity."
> Surely, if someone repents, and is sincere (as I assume the Col. is), it
> the elast one could do to forgive?!!
I guess, here, I have to say, "Amen, indeed!"
Forgiveness brings healing to all parties involved, and like the sun, can
provide healing warmth. However, truth without love and compassion can kill
us like the heat from the sun in the middle of the desert.
Pray for me, this unworthy sinner, and forgive me if I have offended anyone.
Old obnoxios, and unworthy,
- In a message dated 9/28/2000 11:53:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
<< Old obnoxios, and unworthy,
You left out Irish.
- Forgive yourself, as well.
Martin Luther used to make his confessions (this is before he began to
misread the Epistle of St. James!) six, eight hours a day! Scrupulosity was
not something he understood, apparently.
Finally, his confessor said: "For God's sake, forgive yourself!"
- Why, yes! You are correct, Patrick.
I am old, AND an obnoxious Irishman! <smile> And most unworthy.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2000 10:55 PM
Subject: Re: [orthodox-synod] Light and Heat (WAS: The Rosary)
> In a message dated 9/28/2000 11:53:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> eodell@... writes:
> << Old obnoxios, and unworthy,
> Andreas >>
> Dear Andreas,
> You left out Irish.
> tu hermano,
> Archives located at http://www.egroups.com/group/orthodox-synod
- In a message dated 9/29/2000 6:04:54 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
<< I am old, AND an obnoxious Irishman! <smile> And most unworthy. >>
I'm only part Irish, but I think that Irish blood tends to take over.
Sean O'Grada said something to the effect that an Irishman is
always right, and if he changes his mind, he's still right. <G>
I guess I've got unworthy and obnoxious covered, too, and I
picked up a Biography magazine at my friend's house today
and noticed that almost everybody in it was born since I got
out of high school. I don't remember getting this old, but it
slips up on you.