Friday, May 15, 2009

May 15, 2009

Kopp Disclosure
(John 3:19-21)



I forgot Secretary's Day.

I used to be reminded by a Mary Kay babe who started another business that I enabled.

She left the church after I wrote a prayer/blessing for the business.

It must have been a bad prayer.

Moretheless, nobody reminded me.

I'm not blaming anyone because I should have made it a priority to know when it is because it's one of the few days that our over-worked and under-compensated secretaries get some TLC.

I think I forgot because I was too preoccupied with, uh, myself.


Again, I'm not blaming anyone; but I wonder why nobody in the church reminded me.

I know the Mary Kay babe made money off me because she'd put together some really nice baskets that I'd buy and give to 'em; so maybe her interest wasn't totally selfless.

It kinda reminds me of Pastor Appreciation Month in October, Christmas, Easter, and all of those other occasions that used to prompt some TLC toward guys/gals like me.

I think we forget occasions to spread some TLC around because we're too preoccupied with...


Speaking of preoccupations, PBHO is still speakin' at Notre Dame's 164th commencement (scroll down for a few bytes/bites).

I, uh, forget the date but it's soon.

Anyway, here's some of what they're gonna say to, uh, justify/rationalize the honorary doctorate: "...whose historic election opened a new era of hope in a country long divided by its history of slavery and racism. A community organizer who honed his advocacy for the poor, the marginalized and the worker in the streets of Chicago, he now organizes a larger community, bringing to the world stage a renewed American dedication to diplomacy and dialogue with all nations and religions committed to human rights and the global common good. Through his willingness to engage with those who disagree with him and encourage people of faith to bring their beliefs to public debate, he is inspiring this nation to heal its division of religion, culture, race and politics in the audacious hope for a brighter tomorrow."


Randall Terry, a real pain in the aspirations of abortionists like you know who, released a response in South Bend (May 14): "We are begging for a bishop or a Vatican official to bring this scandal to an end."

Alan Keyes, another pain in the aspirations of abortionists like you know who who couldn't beat PBHO in his run to become Illinois' junior U.S. Senator after serving as a junior Illinois legislator after serving as a community organizer, released a response in the same city on the same day: "This idolatrous language confirms the scandalous nature of the invitation and honorary degree being given to PBHO. It not only honors evil, it exalts and worships it."


Keyes went a little over the top on that one; kinda like the comedian who said she wants Rush Limbaugh's kidneys to fail.


PBHO was sitting next to the potty-mouthed comedian when she said that.

He laughed.

Reporting on that has been limited; but I wonder what would happen if RL said he wanted more than PBHO's socialist agenda to fail...

Frankly, I don't understand why RCs are so upset about an abortionist speaking at an RC educational institution that's related/supposedly/in/consonance to the moral teachings of the RCC like Evangelium Vitae: "Laws which authorize and promote abortion and euthanasia are...radically opposed not only to the good of the individual but also to the common good...Disregard for the right to what most directly conflicts with the possibility of achieving the common kill unborn human making a 'tyrannical' decision with regard to the weakest and most defenseless of human beings..."

Maybe I don't understand because I'm in one of those mainline denominations that determines faith and morality by the latest popular vote.

Francis Schaeffer was right: "Ours is a post-Christian world in which Christianity, not only in the number of Christians but in cultural emphasis and cultural result, is no longer the consensus or ethos of our society...Bent on the pursuit of autonomous freedom - freedom from any restraint, and especially from God's truth and moral absolutes - our culture has set itself on the course of self-destruction."

Maybe PBHO is right after all: "We are no longer a Christian nation."

I'm still tryin' to figure out if he's reporting or rejoicing.

Go Irish!


Here are a few forgotten quotes in America/mainline/denominations:

Charles Spurgeon: "The first sign of the heavenly call is an intense, all-absorbing desire for the work...there must be an irresistible, overwhelming craving and raging thirst for telling others what God has done to our own souls...the word of God must be unto us as fire in our bones."

James Stewart: "When a generation has been robbed of its familiar gods of material security, progress, human self-sufficiency, or when the individual soul has found its conventional religion stolen away by the marauding forces of agnosticism, trouble and despair, then strikes God's hour to break in with His salvation...If we are not determined that in every sermon Christ is to be preached, it were better that we should resign our commission forthwith and seek some other vocation."

Frederick Buechner: "The preacher pulls the little cord that turns on the lectern light and deals out his note cards like a riverboat gambler. The stakes have never been higher."

Suzanne Huffman to her dad just before going home to Jesus: "Dad, I want you to be more like Jesus."


I forgot Secretary's Day.

I forget a lot of things.

Apparently, I am not alone.

I hope we start remembering before...



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