Daily Archives: 16 Dec 2012

I Wonder If This Little Child is A Distant Relative…

Because she’s awesome!

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I Hope…

I hope that one day we care as much for the millions killed by abortion as we do for those killed by violence.

Luther: On Sighing For an Obedient Wife…

7headedluther“He who takes a wife is not idle, for marriage keeps him busy. To remain continent in celibacy confronts one with temptations that are not trivial, as the experienced know. On the other hand, the annoyances of married life are [almost] unbearable to men. Accordingly Socrates is reported to have given a good answer to a man who was contemplating marriage: Whatever you may do, you’ll regret it.

In paradise, where there was no such ardor and raging passion, marriage must have been very pleasant. Flesh and blood were different then. But we have become so infected with original sin that there’s no kind of life which, once undertaken, isn’t a matter of regret at times. This is the fault of our original sin, which has defiled and deformed all human nature.

It seems to me that it is the pleasantest kind of life to have a moderate household, to live with an obedient wife, and to be content with little.” He [Martin Luther] looked up to heaven [and sighed], “Dear God, how art thou to arrange things so as to please us?”  — Martin Luther

[That last sentence is priceless.]

Our Wound Is Incurable

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For thus says the LORD: Incurable is your wound, grievous your injury;   There is none to plead your case, no remedy for your running sore, no healing for you. (Jer 30:12-13 NAB).

Sounds pretty close to right to me…

Total Depravity: The Von I. Meyer Edition

Authorities say an Indiana man who had 47 guns and ammunition in his home has been arrested after allegedly threatening to kill people at an elementary school near his home.  Cedar Lake police were called to the home of 60-year-old Von I. Meyer early Friday after he allegedly threatened to set his wife on fire. A police statement says Meyer also said he would enter Jane Ball Elementary School and “kill as many people as he could.”  Authorities found 47 guns and ammunition worth over $100,000.  Prosecutors filed felony intimidation charges against Meyer on Saturday, one day after the massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. He is being held without bond.

He should never be released from prison.  He poses to great a threat. Our country can no longer tolerate such people in our midst walking free.

Aiming For Righteousness in a Wicked World

zwingWhen, therefore, a man’s efforts are directed towards making public righteousness flourish, so that every man shall above all things be zealous in his own heart for blamelessness; when he is wholly absorbed in keeping peace with all men as far as is in us lies, in bringing men’s consciences into the quiet haven of faith and love of God, that they may not be buffeted about by every wind; when his only aim is to banish as far as possible all the sorrows that arise from worldly desires to torment mortals, so that Christian cheerfulness and grace may abide with all—this man surely is building for the Lord.  — Huldrych Zwingli

The Third Sunday of Advent: Joy