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  • An Open Letter To Pope Francis

    06/18/2014 7:20:48 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 103 replies
    Christian Order ^ | September 23, 2013 | Lucrecia Rego de Planas
    Dearest Pope Francis, I am so pleased to have the opportunity to greet you. You'll surely not remember me and I understand, since, seeing so many new people every day, it must be very difficult for you to remember all the people with whom you have conversed and lived at some point during in your life. Over the past 12 years, we happened to meet, several times, you and I, in some meetings, gatherings, and Church congresses that were held in the cities of Central and South America on various topics (communication, catechesis, education). During these pastoral meetings I had...
  • Sure a picture says 1000 words, but this one really only brings 6 to mind...

    03/11/2014 3:57:45 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 19 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-11-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • Be Clothed in the Beauty of Holiness! A Meditation on the Virtues in Colossians 3

    12/30/2013 2:52:35 AM PST · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12/30/2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In yesterdayÂ’s blog post, (which was actually a written version of my Sunday sermon), I mentioned that it might make sense for us to look more deeply at some of the virtues In the Letter to the Colossians which ought to be cultivated by a Christian, especially in the family setting.The third chapter of The Letter to the Colossians, while speaking in a general way about vices to be avoided and virtues to be cultivated, has a particular family focus since it builds to its conclusion about wives being submitted, husbands loving their wives, and children obeying their parents. Because...
  • The Humility that Heals – A Homily for Christmas

    12/25/2013 4:57:33 AM PST · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12/24/2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    I. The Paradox of this Night - In a way, we are too familiar with the Christmas story, and so many of its strange paradoxes and stunning “absurdities” fail to shock and amaze us. And yet it does not take long to consider that no human being would ever craft this sort of entrance of God into our world. Surely we would envision God’s entrance in Cecil B. DeMille proportions.  (DeMille was producer of “The Ten Commandments” and other classic Hollywood Epics, in case I’m showing my age). Yes, there would be grand sets, a cast of thousands, palaces, trumpets,...
  • St. Josemaria’s 17 Signs of a Lack of Humility

    12/30/2013 10:28:44 AM PST · by mlizzy · 30 replies
    St. Peter's List ^ | 3-18-13 | Gregory
    Listers from the moment our Holy Father Pope Francis stepped onto the balcony overlooking St. Peter’s square, his manners and style were hailed as humble. Humility is a virtue which we all ought to develop to bring ourselves in greater conformity with Christ as we seek “to temper and restrain the mind, lest it tend to high things immoderately.”1 Mother of Fair Love, a gift of Josemaría Escrivá to the University of Navarra: John Paul II stated: “Love for our Lady is a constant characteristic of the life of Josemaría Escrivá.” – Wikipedia Below is an excerpt from the writings...
  • On humility in prayer

    10/11/2013 1:32:24 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | October 10, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    I, perhaps like you, have to see folks I love and care about through some difficult periods in their life. One neighbor and parishioner just lost her eight year old daughter to cancer. A number of parishioners are seeking work and praying daily for it, but no work offers seem forth-coming. Still others cry out for the alleviation of any number of different crosses. I too have lots of things for which I pray, and sometimes I get discouraged or even angry when God seems to say, “no” or, “wait.” One thing I have surely learned about true prayer, and...
  • TARIQ RAMADAN, 'MUSLIMS WANT RESPECT AND HUMIILITY' (Obama read Ramadan's script)

    06/04/2009 9:55:36 PM PDT · by bronxville · 22 replies · 719+ views
    ANSAmed ^ | June 3 2009 | ANSA staff
    MIDEAST: TARIQ RAMADAN, 'MUSLIMS WANT RESPECT AND HUMIILITY' (ANSAmed) - ROME, JUNE 3 - According to the controversial Swiss intellectual and Islam scholar, Tariq Ramadan, a "change in attitude" and "effective and necessary action", a "real and profound message of respect" but above all "humility" are what the Muslim world expects in the keynote speech that USA President Barack Obama will be making tomorrow in Cairo. In a statement sent to the press via email, Ramadan underlines how Obama has found himself having to "reverse the legacy" left by George W. Bush and his administration, who did not show "respect...
  • Humility Brings Blessings?

    04/14/2012 5:58:32 AM PDT · by destinedforheaven · 1 replies
    DestinedForHeaven.com ^ | April 11, 2012 | DestinedforHeaven.com
    David never holds any of His feelings back when he pleads with His Heavenly Father. Every heartfelt song/prayer is written with so much anguish and humble spirit behind it. David’s words can teach us to pray to God in the same fashion. There is an undeniable closeness between God and David that the Psalms show us. In Psalm 39 David is recognizing how small we all are in God’s eyes. Imagine that, a King humbling himself enough to see the futility of holding onto material things in our short life compared to eternity. His son Solomon writes in this similar...
  • Following the Truth: Follow Me… [into Holy Week]

    04/07/2012 1:13:05 PM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    FollowingtheTruth.com ^ | Apr 1st, 2012 | Gary Zimak
    Follow Me… Apr 1st, 2012by Gary Zimak.  As Jesus passed on from there,He saw a man named Matthew sitting at the customs post. He said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up and followed him. (Matthew 9:9)As we head into the final 2 weeks our Spiritual Exercises retreat, I just wanted to reach out and share a few thoughts. Today, with the celebration of Palm Sunday, we enter into the holiest week of the year. Over the next five days, on my nightly radio show, we’ll meditate on Our Lord’s Passion and death. As we do this, we’ll recognize...
  • Narcissism and the culture war

    03/10/2012 1:28:50 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    Renew America ^ | 3-8-12 | Fred Hutchinson
    The culture war might be likened to fighting a war against a coalition of powers. Imagine WWI-style trench warfare on a long front. In the center of the enemy lines are the forces of moral relativism. These forces oppose the idea that there is a universal moral law. On one flank are the forces of the sexual revolution, including gays, feminists, adulterers, the promiscuous, and the pro-abortion folks. On the other flank are the cultural relativists, and multiculturalists. This camp opposes the ideas of truth, beauty, and intrinsic quality. It seeks to suppress the literary, philosophical, and artistic heritage of...
  • Gingrich, Perry court pastors in South Carolina

    12/11/2011 12:00:59 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    MSNBC - First Read ^ | December 11, 2011 | Ali Weinberg
    GREENVILLE, S.C. – Campaigning in South Carolina on Thursday, both Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry visited a hotel ballroom to seek the support of a crucial coalition here, as well as in Iowa: Evangelical pastors. They were both featured speakers at the Pastors Policy Briefing, a gathering of roughly 400 church leaders hosted by the South Carolina Renewal Project, a branch of an under-the-radar evangelical group that holds similar events in other major primary states. Gingrich and Perry– one recently thrust into the glare of public favor, the other trying to get back in it – gave speeches that demonstrated...
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry's misguided day of prayer [elitist atheist opines]

    07/25/2011 2:57:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 25, 2011 | Lawrence M. Krauss
    ....What if Perry were an atheist who called for a day of secular discussion of solutions to the many challenges we face as a nation, and as a sidelight pushed the notion that the faithful should not play a role in the discussion? The Constitution's establishment clause was designed to protect freedom of religion by protecting us from one religion, authorized by the state. But the noxious nature of the governor's proposal does not merely hinge on the question of its constitutionality. ....Perry's proclamation, and the Response website, seek cover with a timeline of historical calls for national prayer, quoting...
  • Wiggins, Stone County set day of prayer [inspired by "The Response"]

    07/23/2011 1:24:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Sun-Herald - Biloxi-Gulfport ^ | July 22, 2011 | Tammy Smith
    Concern about disasters, terrorism and morality led Stone County supervisors and the Wiggins mayor and Board of Aldermen to pass resolutions declaring Aug. 6 to be a day of prayer, fasting and humility for the city, county state and nation. ...Wiggins Mayor Jerry Alexander said the power of prayer has been evident in his own life. “There is nothing like the power of prayer,” he said. “I’m a Christian; I was saved 17 years ago, and I can tell you I wouldn’t be here today otherwise. I believe the Lord is sending us a message -- we are so hard...
  • My Art Comes From God - OK, or Heresy?

    06/20/2011 10:44:05 PM PDT · by CzarChasm · 40 replies
    none/vanity | 2011-06-21 | CzarChasm
    My family and I went to an art exhibit recently. It was dingy, dirty, unkempt, probably dangerous, and just plain creepy, and I could not wait to leave. The artist was inspired by God to create his numerous and various works. As we were leaving, there was a quote from the artist on the wall to the effect of: God provides the art, I am just the brush (not the exact wording) and I thought "I am sure that God could come up with something better than this!" I am not a fan of this particular art style to start...
  • [Ecumenical] Lent through Eastertide - Divine Mercy Diary Exerpts: Humility and Humble Souls

    04/01/2011 9:09:44 PM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Catholic-forum.com ^ | 04-01-11 | Saint Faustina
    Divine Mercy Diary Exerpts   Jesus's words are in italics.  St. Faustina's words are in regular print.   "Your task is to write down everything that I make known to you about My mercy, for the benefit of those who by reading these things will be comforted in their souls and will have the courage to approach Me." (1693)     "Mankind will not have peace until it turns with trust to My mercy." (300)     
  • To Walk Humbly with Thy God (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints)

    02/10/2011 4:32:28 PM PST · by Paragon Defender · 36 replies
    LDS.org ^ | Marlin K. Jensen
    To Walk Humbly with Thy God     Elder Marlin K. JensenOf the Presidency of the SeventyMarlin K. Jensen, "“To Walk Humbly with Thy God”", Ensign, May 2001, 9  True humility will inevitably lead us to say to God, “Thy will be done.”  One of the memorable themes of last October’s general conference was that, in addition to being concerned about what we do, we Latter-day Saints ought also to pay attention to what we are and are striving to become. 1 With that principle in mind, I listened attentively last November to President Gordon B. Hinckley’s address to the youth of the...
  • Obama's Problem as 'The Smartest Person in the Room'

    12/21/2010 3:07:28 AM PST · by Scanian · 58 replies · 2+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | December 21, 2010 | Larrey Anderson
    Since Obama first stepped on the national stage, pundits have fallen all over each other in a race to declare that Obama is special type of genius. Tom Shales of the WaPo recently called Obama "the smartest kid in the class." Billionaire Julian Robertson claimed, "Obama, from all I read, thinks that on every occasion that he is the smartest person in the room. And I think he often probably is. ..." Robertson may be half-right. Obama apparently does consider himself the smartest person in every room. According to Peter Baker of the NYT, "One prominent Democratic lawmaker told me...
  • An Open Letter to the Next Speaker of the House

    11/09/2010 5:56:08 AM PST · by Stoutcat · 15 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 11-09-10 | Stoutcat
    Dear Speaker Boehner/Cantor/Bachmann/Whomever, Speaking as a citizen, a conservative, and a Tea Partier, I’d like to give you some advice as you prepare to take up the reins for the 112th Congressional session. These suggestions come from my desire to get our country back on track, to mitigate the disasters wrought by the 111th Congress, and to start Congress delving into the bigger picture about what will happen to America if we allow ourselves to continue on our current path. They are very simple suggestions, and I hope you will take them in the spirit in which they are offered....
  • Unfettered by Humility

    08/11/2010 5:59:25 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 5 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 08-11-10 | Stoutcat
    ...[S]he’s right. While she’s discussing the corporate world, it’s equally true — perhaps even more so — in the world of politics. Surely it takes a robust ego for anyone to think she’s got the stuff it takes to lead a school committee or town, much less a state or even the entire nation: and not just lead it, but take it in the right direction, all the while avoiding the dizzying emoluments of the culture of greed, graft, bribery, quid-pro-quo, and you scratch my back I’ll scratch yours. Not only that, but you’ve got to have the apparently not-so-common...
  • Obama opens up on Rudd relationship

    04/15/2010 9:36:25 AM PDT · by Neverforget01 · 42 replies · 935+ views
    ABC News ^ | Apr 15, 2010 | ABC News
    United States president Barack Obama says he and Prime Minister Kevin Rudd share several personality traits - one of which is humility. The US president made the comments to the 7.30 Report's Kerry O'Brien during an interview which will be aired on ABC1 tonight.
  • Christmas Reflections

    12/24/2009 9:49:29 AM PST · by joanie-f · 47 replies · 1,304+ views
    self | 24 December, 2009 | joanie-f
    Apologies to all of my FReeper friends for an extended absence from the forum. I have checked in now and then, and did not want to answer some pings and not others, so have merely participated in 'spectator mode' these past few months. I am offering the following as a Christmas wish for all of you -- some of whom I have known here for longer than ten years. Despite long silences over that time (often on both ends), I believe we all share a timeless common bond, formed by a love of country that will not die ... and...
  • Shame or Humility--Defeat or Overcoming: Ltr to a Taiwan Friend

    12/22/2009 4:46:13 AM PST · by Quix · 17 replies · 467+ views
    Perhaps The Lord, via the heart, spirit and the curious space between the ears of Quix | 22 DEC 2009 | Quix, Bo Xian
    DEAR PRECIOUS GRACEFUL, I think shame is an interesting thing. Have certainly wrestled with plenty of it in my life. Not sure it's all over, either. There was a church member or pastor . . . speaking, I forget which . . . recently . . . a sermon, I think . . . probably Pastor Christie . . . how Christ . . . Cast down shame on The Cross. Not just took it upon Himself but conquered it, and cast it down. Banished it from having any effect or influence on Him. I think there was some...
  • Pope John Paul II 'whipped himself in remorse for sins': Open discussion / Not caucus

    11/23/2009 10:49:30 AM PST · by Mr Rogers · 210 replies · 2,638+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 23 Nov 2009 | Nick Pisa
    Sister Sobodka said: "Several times he (Pope John Paul) would put himself through bodily penance. "We would hear it – we were in the next room at Castel Gandolfo. You could hear the sound of the blows when he flagellate himself. He did it when he was still capable of moving on his own." The flagellation is also confirmed by another bishop who has given testimony. Emery Kabongo was a secretary for Pope John Paul. "He would punish himself and in particular just before he ordained bishops and priests," he said. "I never actually saw it myself but several people...
  • The Infantile Nature of Man

    10/26/2009 6:34:11 AM PDT · by Walter Scott Hudson · 5 replies · 409+ views
    Fightin Words ^ | October 26, 2009 | Walter Scott Hudson
    Striping away the nuance of public discourse and gazing at the underlying foundation of competing belief systems seems to reveal two general camps into which people fall. There are those who believe, for whatever reason and to varying degrees, that human beings have evolved from lower animal or social forms and are continuing to evolve toward some future perfection or apotheosis. Conversely, there are those who believe man is inherently flawed, limited, and in a very literal way retarded. I believe the latter self-evident, and wish to ask those who believe the former to present me with an answer to...
  • Editorial: Chambliss' remarks on Obama were clueless

    09/11/2009 8:47:01 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 13 replies · 889+ views
    [snip long aside about Joe Wilson] Whether he knows it or not, Chambliss should be grateful that the dust-up over Wilson's outburst overshadowed the senator's own remarks about Obama. In a Tuesday interview on Fox News, Chambliss was talking about Republican expectations for the president's address when he said, "I think what you're looking at is folks on my side anxious to see what the president has to say (Wednesday) night. I think he's going to have to express some humility based on what we've seen around the country during August, and that's not his inclination." Take a closer look...
  • Chambliss Says Obama Needs to Go "Against His Inclination" and Show "Humility" Tonight - Video

    09/09/2009 7:37:56 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 22 replies · 509+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 9, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Sen. Saxby Chambliss talking to Stuart Varney yesterday where he said Republicans will be looking for Obama to show some "humility" in his speech tonight, based on the outcry from Americans this past month against a Government take over of Health Care. Chambliss added that "humility" is "against his inclination." He makes the comment at around the 2:30 mark of the video. The whole segment contains a discussion of what Obama and the Democrats may try to do to pass a Health Care bill. . . (VIDEO)
  • Fight For Things That Last (video poem)

    07/06/2009 3:51:46 AM PDT · by mft112345 · 324+ views
    Youtube ^ | July 6 | mt
    Watch video poem at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53cwvVDP7bk Talk about hope and dignity. Try to look beyond the decay I see. More than a word to set me "free." Help me see real meaning. Make me what I ought to be. When I tell you: "No, I don't really care." When your invitation meets a vacant stare. Please, give me a needed kick in the ass. Please, make me fight for the things that last. When a lonely stranger needs your hope and joy. When a starving mother cannot feed her boy. When a dying patient cries out in pain. Will I stop...
  • Russia's Patriarch Kirill praises humility on St. Nicholas' Day

    05/22/2009 11:50:07 PM PDT · by pobeda1945 · 2 replies · 321+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 22/05/2009
    MOSCOW, May 22 (RIA Novosti) - The leader of the Russian Orthodox Church spoke of the importance of meekness during a service on Friday in central Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral to commemorate St. Nicholas' Day. St. Nicholas is the patron saint of sailors, fishermen, children, travelers, the falsely accused and the sick, as well as of the cities of Bari, Amsterdam and Liverpool. He is also the archetype for the British and U.S. version of Santa Claus. He is especially venerated in Russia. On Friday, the Russian Orthodox Church marks the day when the relics of St. Nicholas the...
  • PRAY for Revival & Conversion,for Obama, our Nation, Media, Government,& Judiciary Day 116

    03/11/2009 10:48:48 PM PDT · by Blogger · 15 replies · 553+ views
    3-12-09 | Blogger
    1 Peter 1:3-9 (King James Version) 3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, 5Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 6Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: 7That the trial of your...
  • The Galileo affair: history or heroic hagiography?

    02/19/2009 8:50:01 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 37 replies · 2,462+ views
    CMI ^ | Thomas Schirrmacher
    The Galileo affair: history or heroic hagiography? by Thomas Schirrmacher Summary The 17th century controversy between Galileo and the Vatican is examined. Fifteen theses are advanced, with supporting evidence, to show that the Galileo affair cannot serve as an argument for any position on the relation of religion and science. Contrary to legend, both Galileo and the Copernican system were well regarded by church officials. Galileo was the victim of his own arrogance, the envy of his colleagues and the politics of Pope Urban VIII. He was not accused of criticising the Bible, but disobeying a papal decree...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Bush, Cheney comforted troops privately

    12/22/2008 4:59:21 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 50 replies · 4,366+ views
    Washington Times ^ | December 22, 2008 | Joseph Curl & John Solomon
    EXCLUSIVE: For much of the past seven years, President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have waged a clandestine operation inside the White House. It has involved thousands of military personnel, private presidential letters and meetings that were kept off their public calendars or sometimes left the news media in the dark. Their mission: to comfort the families of soldiers who died fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and to lift the spirits of those wounded in the service of their country. On Monday, the president is set to make a more common public trip...
  • A National Proclamation.

    11/25/2008 8:10:31 PM PST · by dvan · 7 replies · 394+ views
    National Proclamation | March 30, 1863 | Abraham Lincoln
    “And, insomuch as we know that, by His divine law, nations like individuals are subjected to punishments and chastisements in this world, may we not justly fear that the awful calamity of civil war, which now desolates the land, may be but a punishment, inflicted upon us, for our presumptuous sins, to the needful end of our national reformation as a whole People?We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven. We have been preserved, these many years, in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth, and power, as no other nation has ever grown. But...
  • Messiah Deficit Disorder (Oliver North)

    10/23/2008 9:06:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 59 replies · 2,249+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2008 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday, I was an unwilling eyewitness to a dramatic political event, and it made me wonder where we are headed as a nation. More on that in a moment. First, a little background. There is no doubt that leadership matters. The study of human history provides evidence that empires -- even entire civilizations -- rise and fall on the ideas, virtues and skills (or lack thereof) of great leaders. From Mesopotamia to Europe, those who chronicled the triumphs and failures of great leaders in the Western world measured success based on military prowess and territory conquered. Herodotus...
  • McCain's Last Words from the Debate: "I would be humbled"

    10/16/2008 4:14:51 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 8 replies · 595+ views
    Vanity | 10/16/2008 | Vanity
    Pardon a vanity, but I'd like to have a discussion on McCain's plain talk. Humility and being humble are traits not shown by politicians except in rare cases.
  • Naaman is Healed [Devotional]

    05/26/2008 8:50:46 AM PDT · by TheDon · 11 replies · 71+ views
    2 Kings 5 1 Now Naaman, captain of the army of the king of Aram, was a great man with his master, and highly respected, because by him the LORD had given victory to Aram. The man was also a valiant warrior, but he was a leper. 2 Now the Arameans had gone out in bands and had taken captive a little girl from the land of Israel; and she waited on Naaman's wife. 3 She said to her mistress, "I wish that my master were with the prophet who is in Samaria! Then he would cure him of his...
  • Rosh Hashanah (Mona Charen Looks At The Jewish New Year And Ten Days Of Awe Alert)

    09/13/2007 10:40:10 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 7 replies · 446+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 09/14/2007 | Mona Charen
    When our middle son was in preschool, his teacher asked him to explain to the (overwhelmingly non-Jewish) class what the Jewish New Year was all about. Four-year-old David told them that on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Jews go to a big building and "forgive God." Well, something like that. This week, Jews all over the world are gathering to observe the "Ten Days of Awe," the period that begins with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and culminates with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Like other Jewish holidays (Passover, Sukkot), Rosh Hashanah is celebrated for two days in...
  • Imitation of Christ: 1, 8, Shunning Over- Familiarity [Devotional]

    09/11/2007 7:59:44 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies · 395+ views
    Work of God.org ^ | 1441 | Thomas a Kempis
            Shunning Over- Familiarity - Imitation of Christ DO NOT open your heart to every man, but discuss your affairs with one who is wise and who fears God. Do not keep company with young people and strangers. Do not fawn upon the rich, and do not be fond of mingling with the great. Associate with the humble and the simple, with the devout and virtuous, and with them speak of edifying things. Be not intimate with any woman, but generally commend all good women to God. Seek only the intimacy of God and of His...
  • Imitation of Christ: 1,2, Having A Humble Opinion of Self [Devotional]

    09/04/2007 6:58:49 AM PDT · by Salvation · 11 replies · 557+ views
    Work of God.org ^ | 1441 | Thomas a Kempis
      Having A Humble Opinion of Self - Imitation of Christ EVERY man naturally desires knowledge; but what good is knowledge without fear of God? Indeed a humble rustic who serves God is better than a proud intellectual who neglects his soul to study the course of the stars. He who knows himself well becomes mean in his own eyes and is not happy when praised by men. If I knew all things in the world and had not charity, what would it profit me before God Who will judge me by my deeds? Shun too great a desire...
  • humility

    08/19/2007 9:38:14 AM PDT · by fproy2222 · 8 replies · 314+ views
    Deseret Morning News ^ | August 18, 2007 | Jerry Johnston
    Pres. Faust knew who comes first By Jerry Johnston Deseret Morning News Published: August 18, 2007 If you took everything said and written about President James E. Faust over the past week and counted how often certain words were used, words like "kindness," "sweet" and "loving" would be near the top of the list. But the most-used word, I think, would be "humility." James E. Faust was a humble man. And I think all those other words — kind, sweet, loving — flow from the word "humility." I think that because I'm convinced most Bible stories, lessons and commandments flow...
  • Pride and Humility

    07/30/2007 7:59:31 PM PDT · by xzins · 2 replies · 220+ views
    Spurgeon.org ^ | 1856 | Charles Haddon Spurgeon
    "Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honor is humility."—Proverbs 18:12. ALMOST every event has its prophetic prelude. It is an old and common saying, that "coming events cast their shadows before them;" the wise man teaches us the same lesson in the verse before us. When destruction walks through the land, it casts its shadow; it is in the shape of pride. When honor visits a man's house, it casts its shadow before it; it is in the fashion of humility. "Before destruction the heart of man is haughty;" pride is as surely the sign of...
  • Liberalism Dangerously Defined (Michael Medved On Liberalism's Sanctimoniousness Alert)

    07/25/2007 1:03:35 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 13 replies · 1,053+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 07/25/2007 | Michael Medved
    Ted Sorensen’s service to John F. Kennedy (as both US Senator and President) earned him legendary status as the most celebrated speechwriter in US history. Sorensen crafted the famous “Ask not…” phrase in the inaugural address, and wrote JFK’s stirring “New Frontier” acceptance speech when he won the Democratic nomination in 1960. Last week, Sorensen (now 79) wrote another speech intended to inspire the Democratic hordes who scent victory in another watershed election. He wrote a proposed “Acceptance Speech” which he means to offer to whichever candidate prevails in the nomination fight. Some of the carefully crafted language reads like...
  • Sunday School Bible Study - 2 Peter 1:1-11 [Bible Study Caucus]

    05/05/2007 5:14:25 PM PDT · by WileyPink · 37 replies · 423+ views
    Mississippi Baptis Convention Board ^ | 05/05/2007 | Ivan Parke
    Sunday, May 6 “Growth Is Intentional” 2 Peter 1:1-11 Webster’s defines “growth” as “progressive development: evolution; increase, expansion.” In the first half of chapter one, Peter profiled spiritual maturity, a kind of growth that does not “just” happen. Verses 5-7 itemize seven character traits, the greatest one being “love” (v. 7; see also 1 Cor. 12:31-13:13). Two factors promote their development: [a] God’s Initiative and [b]Individual Involvement.
  • Sunday School Bible Study - 1 Peter 5:1-14 [Bible Study Caucus]

    04/28/2007 5:51:33 PM PDT · by WileyPink · 19 replies · 367+ views
    Mississippi Baptis Convention Board ^ | 04/28/2007 | Ivan Parke
    1 Peter 4 ends with a prepositional phrase, “in doing what is right.” The “therefore” in 5:1 connects that prepositional phrase to final instructions (5:1-10). A doxology (5:11) precedes the conclusion (5:12-14) of the letter. 1. Leaders of the Church: Do What Is Right. In verses 1-5, Greek adjectives, translated “elder” or “fellow elder,” occur three times. In the Early Church, according to the New Testament, “elder” was a title of authority (e.g., Acts 14:23; 1 Tim. 5:17; Jas. 5:14). The Apostle Paul twice used “elder” and “overseer” — another title — interchangeably. For example, he had charged the elders...
  • Another Bush Moment You Won't See In The MSM

    04/03/2007 7:42:37 AM PDT · by yoe · 38 replies · 1,698+ views
    Hinzsight Report ^ | March 2, 2007 | Dave Hinz
    I would like to thank the Anchoress for pointing out this photo from the Daily Mail of President Bush aiding Robert Byrd to his seat at the ceremony for the awarding of a congressional Gold Medal to the Tuskegee airmen who served our country so nobly during WWII. George W Bush is the President of the United States, not an usher. Robert Byrd is a former Ku Klux Klan member-turned elder statesman of the US Senate, a Democrat who has said that the President lied about the reasons for invading Iraq. “Eventually, the truth will emerge. And when it does,...
  • A Truce on the FR Religion Forum for Lent. (Vanity)

    02/20/2007 11:06:28 AM PST · by redgolum · 177 replies · 2,053+ views
    2/20/2007 | Redgolum
    Ladies and Gentlemen. Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, the start of the season of Lent. A season where we are called to reflect on the death and resurrection of Christ, and the reason He had to die in the first place. A time to repent, and to realize just how fallen and sinful we are, and that our sins are why Jesus had to be nailed to the cross. Lately, here in the FR Religion forum, there have been a lot of articles attacking other Christians. Now, there is a place for doctrinal discussions, and they are often fruitful. However the...
  • In watching others’ sins, we ignore ours [Presbyterian/Reformed Caucus Thread]

    01/29/2007 7:27:59 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 2 replies · 220+ views
    Charleston Gazette ^ | January 28, 2007 | the Rev. Lawton Posey
    Each Sunday morning where my wife and I worship we admit that we are public sinners. Upon an invitation from the pastor, we join in what is called the General Confession. The words are incisive and solemn. We admit that we have sinned against God, in “thought, word and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have failed to do.” It is a general statement, and we are not called upon to stand up and say publicly what particular sins we have committed. Now and then I worship in churches that offer written forms of confession that...
  • Maths genius declines top prize (Jewish genius = humble, new Einstein)

    08/30/2006 11:37:01 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 26 replies · 3,230+ views
    Maths genius declines top prize Photos of the reclusive genius are rare Grigory Perelman, the Russian who seems to have solved one of the hardest problems in mathematics, has declined one of the discipline's top awards. Dr Perelman was to have been presented with the prestigious Fields Medal by King Juan Carlos of Spain, at a ceremony in Madrid on Tuesday. In 2002, the mathematician claimed to have solved a century-old problem called the Poincare Conjecture. So far, experts working to verify his proof have found no significant flaws. There had been considerable speculation that Grigory "Grisha" Perelman would...
  • THE TRUE LOVER OF GOD [Charismatic Perspective DEVOTIONAL for Prayerful Pondering, Loving Dialogue]

    07/16/2006 3:39:42 PM PDT · by Quix · 10 replies · 435+ views
    The True Lover Of God Mary Lindow Jun 25 2006 06:04PM THE TRUE LOVER OF GOD DOES NOT NEED TO BE LAVISHED UPON BY MAN THE PRESENT EVILS AND PRESSURES OF OUR TIME ARE NOT NEW TO GOD OR......TO THE PRINCE OF THIS WORLD! The Bride of Christ has been either over stroked with false platitudes or has been allowed to be spoiled with a gluttony of self-love, self-analysis, and self-promotion. All members of the Lord’s Body, leaders and simple followers, have all had the virus of “I WANNA BE SOMEBODY” attempt to sidetrack and infect the human nature side...
  • God warns of coastal storms, possible tsunami, Robertson says

    05/17/2006 4:05:08 PM PDT · by WestVirginiaRebel · 263 replies · 4,566+ views
    PilotOnline.com ^ | 05-17-06 | WestVirginiaRebel
    VIRGINIA BEACH-Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson is warning that, according to God, storms and possibly a tidal wave will pound America's coastline this year.
  • In the Name of the Grandmother

    04/23/2006 7:00:35 AM PDT · by rmgatto · 10 replies · 580+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 4/23/06 | Les Carpenter
    The gift had to be right, something she would never forget. After all, Adaline Davis had reared her grandson like he was her own, making him everything that he had become. He even called her "Ma." So on her birthday two years ago, Vernon Davis did what only a college freshman would do. He had her name tattooed to the inside of his left arm. Then he raced home with his surprise.