See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Friday, March 27, 2009

We should refrain from curious inquiry into the lives of others.



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"...Be not curious nor give yourself up to useless cares. (1 Tim. 1: 4) What is this or that to you? Your business is to follow me. (John 21: 22)
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For what is it to you whether this man be such or such; or that man do or say this or the other. You are not to answer for others, but must give an account for yourself, why then do you meddle with them?
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All things are to be committed to Me; but as for you, keep yourself in good peace and let the busybody be as busy as he will.
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Do not be solicitous for the shadow of a great name; neither seek to be familiarly acquainted with many, nor to be particularly loved by men.
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For these things beget distractions and great darkness in the heart." Imitation, Bk III, 24; 1 - 2
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I painted all day and this evening I made the rounds of Catholic blogs and news sites. I'm so not interested in any of it right now.

8 comments:

  1. I apreciate your honesty, but i should add that your last couple of lines could of course be interpretted to mean that you aren't interested in Catholic bloggers and what they are doing and blogging about right now...which may well be true, but could easily be taken as being more than a little antisocial and unfriendly. If i am not interested in what my Catholic blog buddies are writing, i may think it, but i don't think i would say it for fear of upsetting, offending, alienating them. At least you say what you mean though, i think.

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  2. Deb - Thanks for your good comment, I suppose I didn't realize how that sounded - I was proccupied with my painting, struggling with a problem in it, and everything else seemed so trite and unimportant. I was thoughtless with my comment, failing to understand that my blogging friends may take my words personally and be offended. I apologize.

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  3. i apologise if i sounded touchy, just concerned about people who might get the hump over it,

    Hope you manage to overcome your arty problem :-)

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  4. My blod is lame so I completely agree with your assessment of it LOL!

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  5. Blod? That should be - bloG!!!!

    D'OH!!!

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  6. Terry

    I understood what you meant by your comment; and I think if more people followed the spirit of your comment, we would be in a better world already.

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  7. Thanks Henry - I have to try to follow my own advice - God bless you.

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