Tuesday, October 7, 2008

What I am thinking about this week...........

As we become increasingly banal and captivated by shallow things that cannot sustain us, we tend to grab at more and more banality and, in effect, adopt the banality as essences.


From "An Unlikely Existentialist"

I am so much more sensitive to the marketing teams whose main goal is to make me feel like my current state of being is not good enough. They want me to want something. They scheme all day long on the by putting “want creators” on TV, internet, billboards, junk mail…it’s rampant.
From "Compact"

But does LOVE = NICE?

Of course Jesus was loving. He is God after all and God is love (1 John 4:8). We also know that love does not always equate to NICE. God allowed Paul to have a thorn in the flesh to keep him humble (2 Cor 12:7). Three times Paul prayed for it to be removed. God said NO. God was not acting very American. He certainly wasn’t very nice about it.

From "Was Jesus Nice?"


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Streams of consciousness from a mother of 10 who usually can't collect her thoughts and finds commas a nuisance.