“Lead me from death to Life, from falsehood to Truth. Lead me from despair to hope, from fear to trust. Lead me from hate to love, from war to peace. Let peace fill our hearts, our world, our universe. Let us dream together, pray together, work together, to build one world of peace and justice for all.”
~ Mother Teresa
This is an excellent music video that you should watch right now even if you never watch the Clone Wars TV show. The premise is that the heroine is being hunted down by her own organization, and her mentor is trying to protect her while still obeying orders. They have a younger sister/ older brother relationship, and they are both trying to do what is right when the organization they gave their life to is disappointingly flawed.
My theme song for last month was Mat Kearney’s Air I breathe which I heard on the radio at pandora. I listened to it every morning on loop, so several hundred times total or so. It was about surrendering to God. You are the war that I can’t win, here is my white flag in the wind!
This month’s theme song is Tenth Avenue’s Strong enough to save:
but you were just too weak
so you lost
all the things you try to keep…
now is not too late
lift up your head
let the rain fall on your face
If all you want is love, and all is fair in love and war…. you will find yourself at the bottom of the pit, clawing your way over others to seize your own chance at romantic happiness.
It ends in heartache, shame, and betrayal.
How long before people admit that the progressive dismantling of traditional sexual morality has produced… well, we know what it has produced. This isn’t even a matter of picking the rose that withers. It’s worse than that. For the silver cord is severed, and the golden bowl is broken; the pitcher is shattered at the fountain, and the wheel broken at the well….
Please don’t go down that path. Please get off that path. For the frenzied gods of love lead only to ruination and despair.
Return to the fountain at the edge of the world.
“Come, all you who are thirsty,
come to the waters;
and you who have no money,
come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
without money and without cost.
For I will pour water on the thirsty land,
and streams on the dry ground...
I have swept away your offenses like a cloud,
your sins like the morning mist.
Return to me,
for I have redeemed you.”
This is from Patrick Eagan, whose links are here: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipMFWP8avRY_8RtCDP0qiaXksF1xG0zFddeVY1nw0PyrIZNMRQhMTHho0aNaIrWZwg/photo/AF1QipNfcmcpu184dYdTCzjpqJ6UgDNEJ0o5n6dCwVjs?key=T2V0VkpuakpWSE83ZHRRUkxkYXQtT2xGY1B3dmNB
See, this is exactly what I mean by “American Exceptionalism”. We don’t follow the curve. To our high GDP peers, we are “backward”, and by God, it’s a backwardness that I pray may never fade. Let us show the universe that there is a way — to be successful/educated and still revere the gods, both free and moral. It’s the Great Experiment, folks. God help us.
And this one is even better:
“Brothers, love is a teacher, but a hard one to obtain: Learning to love is hard and we pay dearly for it. It takes hard work and a long apprenticeship, for it is not just for a moment that w…
Source: the long apprenticeship