Saturday, September 04, 2010
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Why is this girl so different from all other girls?
Why do I shed both sweet as well as bitter tears for all others, but the thought of losing her makes only bitter tears run down my eyes?
Tobit 8:4 And after that they were both shut in together, Tobias rose out of the bed, and said, Sister, arise, and let us pray that God would have pity on us. 5 Then began Tobias to say, Blessed art thou, O God of our fathers, and blessed is thy holy and glorious name for ever; let the heavens bless thee, and all thy creatures. 6 Thou madest Adam, and gavest him Eve his wife for an helper and stay: of them came mankind: thou hast said, It is not good that man should be alone; let us make unto him an aid like unto himself. 7 And now, O Lord, I take not this my sister for lush but uprightly: therefore mercifully ordain that we may become aged together. 8 And she said with him, Amen. 9 So they slept both that night. 15 Then Raguel praised God, and said, O God, thou art worthy to be praised with all pure and holy praise; therefore let thy saints praise thee with all thy creatures; and let all thine angels and thine elect praise thee for ever. 16 Thou art to be praised, for thou hast made me joyful; and that is not come to me which I suspected; but thou hast dealt with us according to thy great mercy. 17 Thou art to be praised because thou hast had mercy of two that were the only begotten children of their fathers: grant them mercy, O Lord, and finish their life in health with joy and mercy. 19 And he kept the wedding feast fourteen days.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
What movies, mosaics, and Bibles have in common.
By transferring passages, and dressing them up anew, and making one thing out of another, they succeed in deluding many through their wicked art in adapting the oracles of the Lord to their opinions. Their manner of acting is just as if one, when a beautiful image of a king has been constructed by some skilful artist out of precious jewels, should then take this likeness of the man all to pieces, should rearrange the gems, and so fit them together as to make them into the form of a dog or of a fox, and even that but poorly executed; and should then maintain and declare that this was the beautiful image of the king which the skilful artist constructed, pointing to the jewels which had been admirably fitted together by the first artist to form the image of the king, but have been with bad effect transferred by the latter one to the shape of a dog, and by thus exhibiting the jewels, should deceive the ignorant who had no conception what a king’s form was like, and persuade them that that miserable likeness of the fox was, in fact, the beautiful image of the king.
(St. Iraeneus, Against Heresies, First Book, Eighth Chapter).
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth,
and the truth shall make you free.
The Patriarch Of Jerusalem
forced by the Israeli Police under threat of imprisonment
to admit to the fraudulent nature of the Holy Fire,
to disclose the mythical nature of the Resurrection,
and to reveal the illusory nature of prayers to and for the dead.
1 Corinthians 15:14 And if Christ be not risen,
then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.