Good Morning Digital Neighbors and Friends! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! In Cath-O-land and others parts of Christianity they are celebrating the Feast of the Epiphany. Actually celebrated on the 6th of January after the 12 Days of Christmas, it has been transferred to the 2nd Sunday after Christmas.
Our brothers & sisters in the world of Orthodoxy make a bigger celebration out of this than the 25th. They rejoice in the celebration of the Christ begin revealed as Savior of the Nations. Given the commercialization of Christmas and the glut of materialism that often floods it, perhaps they better off distilling the meaning of the event than so many who get caught in themselves. We celebrate the birth of the Son of God by giving one another lots of presents and feasting like it is our last meal to the point of being miserable. I know, I know, I'm leashing the curmudgeon now, but he does like to speak his peace.😊
On a related note - God, life, or fate provides plenty of signs, or so I am inclined to think when reflect upon my own story or listen to the experiences of others. For believers in some sort of High Power those are moments of providential awareness, for unbelievers I would think of them as inexplicable serendipitous moments. Our awakened minds are ordered to grasp for meaning, so are we discovering it or imposing it on reality? Our preoccupied mind doesn't bother with meaning, it doesn't bother with much more than gratification, I suspect that is a rather long winded debate.
Either way on this Sunday morning, I pray and hope there are subtle signs in your life and that you are receptive to them. I can't tell you where they come from or what they mean for you. If you are riding the Trinity train, I can provides some comparative notes and insights from much wiser men and woman that have preceded me that speak of how our humble God often acts in the lives of His children. If you aren't on the Trinity Train, I still believe their are signs that life/fate are providing and being receptive to them can be life changing. Sometimes just a simple move in one direction, taking a chance on a point of hesitation, or finally getting past of point of procrastination can be the beginning of profound changes in life. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year my 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...