Coming back from a Brewers-Pirates game in Milwaukee as part of my non-vacation on Sunday and wondering if I had watched MLB or ALB, I got behind a 90sish Jeep which had big bold letters painted on the back window: "Think! It's not illegal yet!"
I didn't know if they were driving back from San Jose or driving to the coming conventions for the elephantidae or totus jackasses; until I saw their brand new bumper sticker: "Ron Paul for President."
Though I've always thought RP's chances of becoming President were about as real as me getting elected to anything of significance in a mainline abomination, it was refreshing that some folks are still, uh, thinking about the bad choices for 11/4.
Seriously, I will pray His best for BHO and JM before and after the, uh, election (Help me, Calvin!).
I'm also praying Democrats and Republicans come to their senses before really nominating 'em; because it's never too late to confess and repent until it's too late to confess and repent.
Democrats and Republicans seem hell-bent on these two guys; but I've always suspected they'd vote for Satan if it were their party's nominee.
Parenthetically, lots of mainliners are like that; surrendering their souls to the last popular vote enabled by spiritual indigestion.
I've got to watch my language; because somebody may take it, uh, seriously.
BHO and JM.
Help us, Jesus!
If you don't think everything's connected (Say what?), you haven't read Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.
I would have referenced the Bible; but lots of my readers lost their way to and from San Jose and I figure their churches and seminaries are probably more familiar with the French priest than Holy Scripture.
And that, my friends, just about explains the crux of it all.
I was watching Bishop T.D. Jakes on Sunday.
I don't expect mainliners or crackers to know him because he's a black believer; and too many whites don't know too many blacks and too many mainliners don't know too many believers.
Anyway, he caught my attention while describing too many of today's churches: "They're like airplanes circling the airport without ever landing."
Then he said something that really, really, really reminded me of Clarence Jordan's hillbilly preacher: "I found out that revival sometimes don't mean bringin' people in but gettin' the people out who don't love Jesus and all of His children."
That quote was from the hillbilly preacher.
Here's the one from the bishop: "You can't have a revival until you have a funeral."
When I was studying in Rome back in the 70s, I asked Father Fachna McCarthy when the RCs would get with it.
He said, "Some Cardinals will have to die."
He meant that literally.
Jordan's hillbilly preacher and the bishop spoke metaphorically (I hope!).
Essentially, they are saying we must bury whatever distracts or detours us from the pure Word of God as personified in Jesus and prescribed in the Bible.
Hans Kung put it this way: "The agenda for the church is to discover what is permanent...originally meant before it was covered with the dust and debris of two thousand years."
In other words, political parties and mainline abominations which are always trying to improve upon what He's already revealed are setting themselves up for really big, uh, falls.
You know the kind: "I know that's what Jesus and the Bible say, but I think..."
And to think the apostates and accommodating think people who love Jesus as attested in Holy Scripture are arrogant.
We're about to decide the future of our family of faith at First: mission post, museum, or mausoleum.
Our leaders who were led by Him so clearly know we're gonna be one of those Ms a lot sooner than later; and I think of the Monsignor who said, "God gives us our choices but we ourselves must choose."
And so I guess I'll be a pastor, docent, or chaplain before too long; or maybe just a professor and church planter.
We'll, uh, see...
A corporate shrink once said something to me which kinda sounds like a punch line for those parables about witnessing and sowing: "We are not responsible for what others say and do; but we are responsible for what we say and do and how we respond to what others say and do."
I think it's the same as saying you can lead 'em to His waters but you can't make 'em...
Speaking of confessions and remembering my favorite non-Wisconsin badger in Florida, here's the outline for what will start [to be included] in the next KD:
The Confessions of RRK
I doubt anyone will want to publish it; so you'll get it for free via KDs (just like you've gotten everything else despite those 11Gs which are really 12 at last check).
It's gonna be one of those leaps to another level of intimacy with Jesus; and I'm gonna be leaving, uh, behind a lot of stuff which comforted me in the past like comparisons, rationalizations, accomplices, et.al.
Simply, I expect it to be the fruition of the shrink's counsel which I ignored years ago (see the previous section of this KD).
So don't worry about your name appearing in it to justify or rectify or whatever.
I'm writing it for Him and me and my children and anyone else who may need, uh, whatever they may need; especially Jesus.
It's not illegal yet.
Blessings and Love!