…in 1939, Dad was born.
If I could, I’d toast him with Guinness, but due to the metformin I’m on, I can’t drink.
But I can do other things to remember him, including continue to push for universal health care, something he wanted to see in this country in his lifetime if possible, but definitely in my lifetime, because by the time he got to his 60s, he figured his diabetes had advanced too far for medicine to really “save” or “cure” him (given medical technology & knowledge of the time), but it might not be too late for me and kids in my generation.
And if I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times: best dad a girl could ask for.
I’m so glad we did have all the time together that we did have. And he’s why I’ve waged an all-out war on my own diabetes. I have tools at my disposal that he didn’t have. I think that while he would be quite saddened to know that his Peanut is diabetic, he’d be very proud to see how I’m controlling it so well so far. And developing healthier habits of eating and exercise.
Love & miss you, Dad.
You’re the man.
Anne Rice posted this on her FB page:
I’ve seen it again and again. Many Christians do not take responsibility for their religion as a whole. They are too quick to dismiss any unpopular Christian as “not a true Christian.” Protestants don’t think Catholics are true Christians. Some Catholics don’t think Protestants are. By the time you list all the Christians who aren’t true Christians, who is left? —- That’s not enough. I feel Christians should take real honest responsibility for their belief system and what has been done and what is being done in its name. Can you join the Ku Klux Klan and claim your little branch are “good guys” and wouldn’t hurt a fly? Why should you be able to join Christianity and refuse responsibility for all that is done worldwide in its name?
OK and in response, I think I’ll let Father Robert Barron take care of this one:
I just don’t even know where to begin.
…with these anti-religious memes I find on Facebook. Here’s another one:
How in the world is this NOT bigotry?
How in the world is this NOT hate or hate speech?
How in the world is this NOT narrow-mindedness?
How in the world is this NOT fundamentalism?
And…this meme, from what I’m reading here, pretty much addresses the Judeo-Christian-Muslim traditions. Whoever came up with this silly thing equates the word “religion” with those traditions only.
He or she clearly would not include something like Wicca, or Hinduism, or Buddhism, or the Native American indigenous traditions, or Asatru, etc, among the category of “religions.” But they are “religions.”
I remember reading about an event that happened during the French Revolution. Madame Marie-Jeanne Phlippon Roland was executed by decapitation, and her last words were “O liberty, O liberty! What crimes are committed in thy name!” She could just as easily have said “O reason, O reason! What crimes are committed in thy name!”
So be careful, atheists and nonbelievers, that you don’t fall into the very trap of fundamentalism that you yourselves complain about…
I thought this was hilarious. But then, I’m married to a US Army veteran…
HE is risen indeed! Alelluia!
I love this video so much. Greatest anastasis video ever.
“Anastasis? What is that?”
“It’s Greek for Resurrection. After Jesus’ body died on the cross he descended into hell to save all of those who died in sin before His coming, starting with Adam and Eve.”
“WHAT! Jesus never went down to hell, where does it say that in the Bible?”
Acts 2.27 – Acts 2.31 – 1 Peter 3.19-20 – 1 Peter 4.6 – 2 Corinthians 2.14 – Ephesians 4.8-10 – Zechariah 9.11 – Psalm 68.17-18 – Isaiah 24.21-22
For a good introduction to the Anastasis, check out: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anastasis