Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sunday Morning

"Poeman also said, 'Teach your heart to follow what your tongue is saying to others.'  He also said, 'Men try to appear excellent in preaching but they are less excellent in practising what they preach.'"
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"He also said, 'A grumbler is not a Christian.  Anyone who gives evil for evil is not a Christian.  An irritable man is not a Christian.'"  (I substituted 'Christian' for 'monk' - since most of us would excuse ourselves saying, "I'm not a monk".)
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"He also said, 'Evil cannot drive out evil.  If anyone hurts you, do good to him and your good will destroy his evil.'" - Sayings of the Desert Fathers
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Art:  Blessed Nicholas of Pskov the Fool-For-Christ

22 comments:

  1. "Do good to him, and your good will drive out his evil." But it's just so hard! Very wise advice.

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  2. I especially like the statement "A grumbler is not a christian." I am continuously around folks who grumble incessantly...when you approach them on it they say "Well--it's constructive criticsm." These are folks that would have soemthing negative to say about a bright sun shiny day...and it does lead to an environment filled with negative energy, thoughts, and feelings..

    Then of course we all know who likes to take advantage of a negative situation--the Evil One..

    One of our new engineers tried to make a statement by bringing in to work one of those negative ion air cleaner thingies...he said it was to suck out all of the negative energy in our office...many folks were offended believe it or not...

    Sara

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  3. Happy birthday, hon! Yes, I almost forgot! Gosh!

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  4. Happy Birthday!!!!!

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  5. Happy birthday, Terry!
    Prayers and best wishes. FrJM

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  6. Happy Birthday, Terry! God bless!

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  7. Happy, Happy Birthday, Terry!

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  8. Happiest of birthdays, Terry!

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  9. Happy Birthday Terry!

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  10. Today's your BIRTHDAY??

    Hope you had a great day :)

    Sara

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  11. Austringer10:28 PM

    Happy birthday, Terry -- may God always bless you with inspiration for your artwork and the skills to bring that inspiration to light for the rest of us poor dull creatures...

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  12. Happy B-day young fella! Who art thou today? For your birthday, why don't you use a drawing of Methuselah as your profile image;0)

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  13. Happy Birthday Terry!

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  14. Terry,

    Feliz Cumpleanos!!

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  15. Happy happy birthday, Terry!!! wooohoooooo!!!!

    May God bless you now and eternally!

    Many happy, healthy and holy returns of the day!

    Love and prayers,
    Gette
    PS, again blogger has me signed in under my email address? wha?? dunno. sigh.

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  16. More happy birthdays: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkIieJE1-Ws

    Terry, didn't you used to write for this tv show? ;)

    love,
    Gette

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  17. Happy Birthday, Terry! Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy!

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  18. Happy Birthday!! Prayers and wishes for a happy and healthy year.

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  19. My goodness! I'm not worthy! All of these good wishes - thank you all very much. I'm choked up. Wow! God bless all of you.

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  20. +JMJ+

    And of course I missed all the fuss!

    Belated Happy Birthday, Terry! =D I'll remember you in my rosary tonight.

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  21. Thanks E - I appreciate it.

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  22. Austringer12:34 PM

    Hey, Terry -- I am so dull-witted, I didn't realize it until now -- we have the same birthday!

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