Friday, July 20, 2007

Moonstruck-ed out.

My favorite lines from the film:
Rose: I just want you to know no matter what you do, you're gonna die, just like everybody else.
Cosmo Castorini: Thank you, Rose.
So anyway - once again I'm reminding everyone that I'm taking a break from the blog - seems like a lot of people are doing so. Do you realize I haven't even been reading other blogs? Maybe 2 or 3 at the most. I'm soooooooooooo bored with blogs...and blogging. So I need a break.
Yeah, "it's not you - it's me."
Post Script:
Just a question here before I go: Why do people get so upset about death? Or panic and push someone, insisting they must rush to the Dr. when something is wrong with them? All of us are going to die. I don't think Christians should get so upset about dying - after all, it is what we prepare for. Jesus wasn't all freaked out about it, he didn't go kicking and screaming. "He was led like a lamb to the slaughter." So why do we spend billions of dollars to avoid it? No wonder non-Christians question our faith, when we exhibit such fear of death. (No - that wasn't a question.)


  1. While I agree that there does seem to be an inordinate fear of death among many, I still have to comment that life is a gift. We do have the obligation to care for ourselves, thus for our lives, which is honorable to God. By fighting for our lives (ie; survival stories of cancer, other diseases, harrowing situations, etc.) glorifies God for it draws on the innate understanding of the preciousness of life.

    There are some who would live in a bubble if they could; I think your post might be mostly directed to them.

    For the rest of us, yes, we all face death, none of us leaves this world alive, but we also have to remember that we have a duty and obligation to defend that which we have been given, in accordance with God's will; not our own.

    So for goodness' sake, Terry, take care of yourself. Don't you MAKE me come over there!

    Besides...if that happened, I'd sell your secrets to Cathy and Ray, who would be hiding behind the Ficus plant in the corner, and then everyone would know what you really looked like.

    So really...don't you MAKE me come over there and take care of you! I hate doctors myself, but when one needs to go, one needs to go.

    That's all I have to say about that...

  2. Within the next fifty years (give or take a few decades), we'll ALL be permanently elsewhere...

    until then, I'm with Adoro.

  3. Hi, Terry!

    One Hand

  4. Death is going to be a great adventure. But not yet! I hope!
    Love ya Terry - see you when you get back from your break.

  5. The Cistercian philosophy on death and dying is absolutely beautiful. Folks should visit the site at New Melleray Abbey & read all about it.


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