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« Reply #130 on: October 13, 2007, 01:39:01 pm »
Today's revelation:

I came upon, and I believe this is a scripture, but I'm not entirely certain. It was something I remember growing up with in my religious home, when it was taught to me as something that Jesus said. "Give up your worldly possessions and follow me."

...the true spiritual reality of the Messiah", he was saying "Free your body and mind from the worldly dominations, those things that control your life and prevent you from knowing who you really are."

Things and possessions in general are fine for what they are.  If they get in the way of enlightenment, then one would want to rid oneself of these impediments.  I have posted in Scott's blog how surrounded I am with Electronics to help distract me from the pain of depression.  When I was 'dying' the need for these things just fell along the way.  It's only a problem when our 'things' control us, as you have said, wisely, as usual.

Because the Gospels went through a few generations passed down as a group of sayings (oral traditions), something always gets lost in the translations, especially when they were finally written into the "Word" and finalized.  Jeez had all of his needs provided for by the women who traveled along with the group.  He never lacked anything that he needed.

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« Reply #131 on: October 13, 2007, 03:25:56 pm »




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« Reply #132 on: October 14, 2007, 03:17:07 am »
        Would you like a cyber donut....?   That is a deed for a woman...   LOL

Mmmmmmmmmm~!  :-*

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Re: br. patrick and his near-death experiences...
« Reply #133 on: October 20, 2007, 01:21:37 pm »
Hey Br. Patrick, ran across this and thought you might like it.

Hope your back is leaving you alone.  ;D

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H71Fv3PcQQY[/youtube]
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Re: br. patrick and his near-death experiences...
« Reply #134 on: October 22, 2007, 07:39:42 am »
Hey Br. Patrick, ran across this and thought you might like it.
Hope your back is leaving you alone.  ;D

Had to use the URL & paste it into a new Tab.   Thanks~!  I love anything Rufus!   My back is totally useless and I REFUSE to take painkillers until I just can't stand it anymore.  But considering what it COULD be like, I suppose I should count my blessings~!

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Lean on me, let our hearts beat in time,
Feel strength from the hands that have held you so long.
Who cares where we go on this rugged old road
In a world that may say that we're wrong.

...Cause I know - A love that will never grow old.

Gustavo Santaolalla & Bernie Taupin

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Re: br. patrick and his near-death experiences...
« Reply #135 on: October 26, 2007, 04:03:02 pm »
Went back to my local church a few weeks ago and was absolutely stunned.  The liturgy that used to comfort me made me want to stand on the Altar and say "YOU DON'T GET IT~!"   Had to get some spiritual direction on how to deal with that.   "Never cast pearls before swines..." Swines are cool; pearls are cool; but Swine doesn't know what to make of a pearl.

I was told to pray with / for the congregation and keep at it until I don't feel so isolated.   I haven't been back to church since August of 2007 because of the worse back sprain of my life.

When I went into personal prayer everything was cool.  When I attempted to get into the service, I'm just not the same person that I was.   Better.    I like that!

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Lean on me, let our hearts beat in time,
Feel strength from the hands that have held you so long.
Who cares where we go on this rugged old road
In a world that may say that we're wrong.

...Cause I know - A love that will never grow old.

Gustavo Santaolalla & Bernie Taupin

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Re: br. patrick and his near-death experiences...
« Reply #136 on: October 26, 2007, 04:29:47 pm »




         I am very happy for you, to have come to such a place in your life.



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Re: br. patrick and his near-death experiences...
« Reply #137 on: October 29, 2007, 01:05:48 am »
         I am very happy for you, to have come to such a place in your life.

Today, I sat up in the Choir Loft and watched the procedings from that perspective.  That's how I see the people I love in that church when I pray anyway.  I'm gonna do that for the next few weeks.  It's hotter than hell up there but the view is great and the choir is great.  I gave a CD of Rufus and I playing "Hallelujah" to Sr. Kathleen, OP, who is a professional organist.  She said she liked the original better.  Then I told her that I am playing the same thing that Rufus is...  All she could say was "well I don't know how you can do that..."  All is GOOD~!

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Lean on me, let our hearts beat in time,
Feel strength from the hands that have held you so long.
Who cares where we go on this rugged old road
In a world that may say that we're wrong.

...Cause I know - A love that will never grow old.

Gustavo Santaolalla & Bernie Taupin

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Re: br. patrick and his near-death experiences...
« Reply #138 on: October 29, 2007, 03:13:04 am »



          "There are none so blind, as those who will not see."   Seems to fit there.   
 
          Glad to hear you are able to get to the church....((((((((  love  ))))))))))))    me...



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« Reply #139 on: October 30, 2007, 07:54:02 am »
          "There are none so blind, as those who will not see."   Seems to fit there.   

I guess I was really fishing for a compliment because the version she got sounds much better than the one that I posted here.  I guess that I do take what she said as a compliment and even maybe a comment on her own limitations as  a professional.  She and I talked Sunday because I sang my lungs out with the choir.  I just didn't want her to notice and she didn't.   All is very good~!

You are sweet, as ususual... :-*

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Lean on me, let our hearts beat in time,
Feel strength from the hands that have held you so long.
Who cares where we go on this rugged old road
In a world that may say that we're wrong.

...Cause I know - A love that will never grow old.

Gustavo Santaolalla & Bernie Taupin