Good Morning Local's Friends! Digital Neighbors, Refugees, Phamily & Triggeratti! Hello again Fascinating People, Dawn Patrol & Early Birds! Happy Friday to all! In the wilds of Cath-O-land we begin focusing on the coming of Jesus in the flesh on the 25th. I know many of us have been Christmasing it up since Halloween when all you could find were Christmas outfits. 😜 So for those of you tempted to yawn out about now at things religious, I hope to use the various Messianic titles of the given days as a springboard for things more conversational for all while still being true to the spirit of the day in my own neck of the spiritual woods.
Wisdom - Different from knowledge. One can know many things and have little to no wisdom. Wisdom doesn't take books, videos, podcasts or even instructors, it takes time and generally as dash of silence & stillness. I suppose one can be busy and still stumble into wisdom. It is a strange pondering about life and self without being preoccupied with self. Wisdom tends to flow from tested observation that is open to growth, nuance and refinement based on one's own experience as well as that of others. Wisdom may come with age, I think I said this months ago, but doesn't necessarily rely upon age as the main determinant factor. Silence, stillness, questions proposed to self, the slow tumbling of things in our thoughts, imagination and will seem to open the door to wisdom making an appearance.
Wisdom from on High - I guess that prompts the question for anyone if there is something or someone higher than self? If there is not, is the only option for one to make themselves the only higher power in their world? I don't think so, I have met so many good unbelievers, agnostics and atheists that I assume they have higher aspirations, virtues or life compass orientation apart from belief in my favorite invisible friend. ✝️ 😊 Well, whatever path you are on my friend, I hope that it affords you a few bits of wisdom along the way and that other are fortunate to share them with you. Happy Friday Digital Neighbors & Friends!
Thank you @MinaH for the posting by Neil Oliver, scroll down to find it. It is worth the 10 minutes it takes. I offer my feedback on on the issue of trust and forgiveness.
It used to be the thing talked about 20 years ago, do we now embrace it?
Good Morning Digital Neighbors & Frozen Friends! 7 Fahrenheit here in wintery New Melle. Nothing too long this morning, when it is this cold outside the house drops down into the low 60's and sometimes mid 50's if it lasts too long. A space heater and closed doors keeps where I inhabit a bit warmer. I have nothing to complain about except when I have to venture into the world. How about a limmerick? Most I know are far worse than this one. Enjoy! Happy Thursday Friends!
Bill's snowman was missing a snout
For carrots in shops had run out.
A sausage sufficed
But as it de-iced
Its purpose was cast into doubt!
Padre is inviting you to Coffee Talk (We'd like to promise you wisdom, but would you settle for a few laughs?)
Topic: Frozen Coffee Talk (Elsa not included) with the ADD Irregulars
Time: Jan 20, 2022 06:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 835 9785 4223
Welcome guests and digital neighbors! I hope you enjoy your visits here. May this little spot become a haven for those who want to connect with others away from the toxicity of many sites. Locals is a great experience for me and I hope it is a good experience for you. Any community is only as good as its members, so please see the community "About" section for guidelines as to what I hope will help us enjoy our visits here.😇
Dues to changes @LOCALS this community is no longer a free community if you want to participate. I believe you can lurk about and read things, but you will be unable to post without signing up for $2.00 monthly charge. Since this changed has happened, I want all of you to know that any funds that come as a result of this community will be given to charity. I came here for community - not for profit.
The two charities I want to sponsor at the beginning will be our St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry that services our New Melle Community. The other charity will...