That means that yet another Saint is being celebrated- and this time it’s Becket! That’s right friends, it’s ‘Stab A Priest Whilst He Prays’ day in the UK!
[NB- Please do not stab any priests. God finds it distasteful and morally objectionable].
Happy Becket Day!
You’re downright depraved. And he’s not wrong.
@JohnWDean – The GOP’s idea of a war on poverty is putting poor people in prison. Too many Republicans are way beyond vicious they are evil. Most annoying are those who call themselves Christians.
And that’s why they market the Bible so trashily and ignorantly (and take note especially of the bullet points at the bottom right)…
NB- the NIV is a substandard translation. If you’re looking for a good translation for your children, get them a Bible, just a regular (non-targeted to a subgroup) Bible in the Revised English Bible or the New Jerusalem Bible or the New Revised Standard Bible or even the Common English Bible.
It’s 18 degrees here… so I presume it’s colder up north. Anyway, here’s a quote provided by my Chicago friend Ralph Keen-
Then woe unto you who have been the teachers of this people, who for filthy lucre have deceived their souls, teaching for doctrine the traditions of men, daubing the people with fair words, because they put into your mouthes, but he that doth not you even prepare war against him, and peace you say to the rich, and judgement to the poor in spirit, and so the world is not divided aright, but truth is turned backward for the waies of unrighteousness, and you through your learning and arts, have been idolized manie dayes, but now your flatterie is seen, and your learning is come to naught, and your unrighteousness will be made manifest to the eyes of al people that have been deceived therewith, and all your righteousness and unrighteousness is sin in the sight of God, and your reward shall be accordinglie. — John Higgins 1633-67.
Amen, and amen. I feel warmer already. P.S. – I think he’s looking at you, Yale…
Those that boast most of their religion may be suspected of partiality and hypocrisy in it. – Matthew Henry
He who covers his sins will not prosper, But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy. Happy is the man who is always reverent, But he who hardens his heart will fall into calamity. (Prov. 28:13-14)
I’m offering the PDFs of the intro to Zwingli AND the Devotional for $15. Get them both and learn about Zwingli and become more spiritual at the same time! Follow the Paypal link and the PDFs will be sent straightaway.
And if you do, you’ll also have the opportunity to get the Commentary for $100 (that’s half off).
So for $115 you get two books about Zwingli and a Commentary on the Bible. Match that anywhere! Here’s the Paypal link for the Zwingli books + the Commentary.