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Posted on 07/01/2010 9:03:55 AM PDT by Mad Dawg
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Good morning! "the form of a servant". Thanks!
IMHO if we had more real=time ice cream we'd have more peace and kumbaya, etc.
I wish you would, like, have a TV show and maybe a pyramid marketing scheme. Ten Steps to Perfect Humility, by one who knows!
Well, you’ve got it all figured out.
Me, I need the humility.
THX THX . . .
For those who may have missed the suggestion . . . One can put MadDawg’s prayer and the short addition suggested on one page in MS Word if one sets the margins at NARROW and uses 2 columns.
Also, praying for our grand land and for Israel would be most fitting. I have some moderately increased concern about the Jihadi’s efforts this 4th. And Israel looks all set to lay their existence on the line.
Day 2 Bump
Great post. Thanks.
One of my father’s favorite poems makes one think long and hard:
Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!)
Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace,
And saw, within the moonlight in his room,
Making it rich, and like a lily in bloom,
An angel writing in a book of gold:
Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold,
And to the Presence in the room he said
“What writest thou?”The vision raised its head,
And with a look made of all sweet accord,
Answered “The names of those who love the Lord.”
“And is mine one?” said Abou. “Nay, not so,”
Replied the angel. Abou spoke more low,
But cheerly still, and said “I pray thee, then,
Write me as one that loves his fellow men.”
The angel wrote, and vanished. The next night
It came again with a great wakening light,
And showed the names whom love of God had blessed,
And lo! Ben Adhem’s name led all the rest. ~Hunt
This is a beautiful litany, Mad Dawg, and I will join you in praying it. It reminds me of one of my favorite poems. I am always humbled by stanzas 6 and 7.
THE FOOL’S PRAYER
by: Edward Rowland Sill (1841-1887)
The royal feast was done; the King
Sought some new sport to banish care,
And to his jester cried: “Sir Fool,
Kneel now, and make for us a prayer!”
The jester doffed his cap and bells,
And stood the mocking court before;
They could not see the bitter smile
Behind the painted grin he wore.
He bowed his head, and bent his knee
Upon the Monarch’s silken stool;
His pleading voice arose: “O Lord,
Be merciful to me, a fool!
“No pity, Lord, could change the heart
From red with wrong to white as wool;
The rod must heal the sin: but Lord,
Be merciful to me, a fool!
“’T is not by guilt the onward sweep
Of truth and right, O Lord, we stay;
‘T is by our follies that so long
We hold the earth from heaven away.
“These clumsy feet, still in the mire,
Go crushing blossoms without end;
These hard, well-meaning hands we thrust
Among the heart-strings of a friend.
“The ill-timed truth we might have kept—
Who knows how sharp it pierced and stung?
The word we had not sense to say—
Who knows how grandly it had rung!
“Our faults no tenderness should ask.
The chastening stripes must cleanse them all;
But for our blunders — oh, in shame
Before the eyes of heaven we fall.
“Earth bears no balsam for mistakes;
Men crown the knave, and scourge the tool
That did his will; but Thou, O Lord,
Be merciful to me, a fool!”
The room was hushed; in silence rose
The King, and sought his gardens cool,
And walked apart, and murmured low,
“Be merciful to me, a fool!”
FRiends, be merciful to me, a fool, and forgive any hurts I may have caused you.
Very intriguing poems. Thanks.
Bump for day two!
Once in Confession, the priest asked, didn't I want to be a saint, and I told him that I didn't expect to achieve that in this lifetime, but that I would at least like to move my token a little further around the board.
Please add me to the list - lack of humility is certainly one of my issues.
I love the ie4a of moving the token.
Anyway, you’re on the list.
I really like that poem. Thanks.
You are hereby officially on the “Listus Pingus” ( I KNOW that’s correct, because I just made it up.)
“Grace be unto you and peace, from God our Father and from
the Lord Jesus Christ.”
This is your morning ping to prayer. (P2P?)
Bless you, and God bless the United States of America!
Not to complain or anything, but you seem to have left me off your ping list for this; not sure why — I thought I was positive and approving! ;-)
You may be positive and approving, but I am incompetent and imbecilic.
And more to the purpose, mildly dyslexic. Just looking at the ping list makes my eyes twitch. I was hoping I had put everyone on there as they voiced interest, approval, paeans of praise for my humility, etc., but evidently I messed up.
I sowwy. I just putted you on the listus pingendorum. Tomorrow you also will get the wake-up call.
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