Thursday, March 21, 2013
Saturday, March 16, 2013
- The new Pope Francis got me thinking about this prayer.The Prayer of Saint Francis is a Catholic Christian prayer. It is attributed to the 13th-century saint Francis of Assisi, although the prayer in its present form cannot be traced back further than 1912, when it was printed in France in French, in a small spiritualmagazine called La Clochette (The Little Bell) as an anonymous prayer, as demonstrated by Dr. Christian Renoux in 2001.The prayer has been known in the United States since 1927 when its first known translation in English appeared in January 1927 in the Quaker magazine Friends' Intelligencer (Philadelphia), where it was attributed to St. Francis of Assisi. Cardinal Francis Spellman and Senator Albert W. Hawkes distributed millions of copies of the prayer during and just after World War II.
- Lord, make me an instrument of your peace,
- Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
- Where there is injury, pardon;
- Where there is doubt, faith;
- Where there is despair, hope;
- Where there is darkness, light;
- Where there is sadness, joy.
- O Divine Master,
- grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled, as to console;
- to be understood, as to understand;
- to be loved, as to love.
- For it is in giving that we receive.
- It is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
- and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
I DO NOT hate lesbians. I like lesbians just fine. I know several who are all fine decent women (who happen to love other women). But while I am in favor of the Colorado Constitutional Amendment which defines marriage as a man and woman, and DOMA, and opposed to Civil Unions in Colorado (based on non-hateful reasons), I DO feel the need to prove I like lesbians and others that conservatives are often told we hate. So here... I give you Kaki King. She is not a great singer, but is a very very moving guitarist. Check out her songs and youtube videos of "Playing With Pink Noise" or "I Need A Girl Who Knows A Map." Hate... hmmmm, not really.