Happy Sunday ADD Irregulars, Refugees, PHAM & Triggeratti! Good Morning Morning Early Birds, Later Dayers, Dawn Patrol, Day Walkers, Beautiful Bigots, Fascinating People, Conversants, Lurkers and Visitors of the WSN (Weird Shit Niche') that is often part of these wonderful Local's Communities.
In Cath-O-Land and most of Christendom we celebrate the Solemn Feast of Pentecost which brings the Easter season to its conclusion. For 50 days we have been celebrating the Victor over sin & death. Many may scoff, and perhaps rightly so that people keep on dying and sinning, so what kind of victory is that? For the souls that disciple to Him, the journey to conquering sin & death begins with for each individual. It is far from a perfect process, sin is present along every step of the way and regressions and abandoning the call abound in our modern world.
One cannot be a Disciple and remain the same, either become like the Master or quit following. Sadly Christians have a very marred history of following the Master, it seems that when a church possesses power, it almost always faces corruption and interior decay. The good life, the easy life, rarely leads Her to the virtuous life. Persecution and hardship, self-denial and living a life that is meager does Discipleship good.
“The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.” - G. K . Chesterton
I mostly agree with G. K. but there are some who have found it. The play Our Town provides a glimpse.
EMILY: "Does anyone ever realize life while they live it...every, every minute?" STAGE MANAGER: "No. Saints and poets maybe...they do some.
Nothing is more fundamental than life - without it there is nothing else. Life without meaning is pointless. What bring s meaning to your life? I hope there is something more than the ever present, so utterly endearing, yet massively frustrating, and equally disappointing as the relentless ME. I hope your ME has found a THEE to cling to. If not, well good luck in this crapshoot called life. If our horizon ends with us, it is a very small and more often than not, cruel and empty world. Believe in a THEE and commit yourself to the quest that such a endeavor invites us to pursue.
Tom Miller - Son, Brother, Disciple of Christ, Friend to Many, Neighbor to Most, Seeker of Communion with the Holy Trinity and someone trying to get his crap together before the clock runs out. Blessed Pentecost fellow Disciples, Happy Sunday other worshipers of A Divine and Happy June 5th to all of the rest of my dear Digital Neighbors.
Almost a BHC - language warning for gentle souls
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...