Archive for March 8th, 2011

To forgive is to be forgiven.

To NOT forgive is to miss heaven.      

   – eab, 3/6/11

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Down here we learn to obey on a day-to-day basis.

Down here we learn to pray through a glass-dark faces.

Down here we walk by faith and not by sight.

But we’re going higher at the close of the night.

We’re going higher, above a leaden sky,

We’re going higher, to never more sigh,

We’re going higher – don’t tell me “nay,”

After we’ve learned down here to obey.  

                – eab, Mar. ’84

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Joseph Addison and Richard Steele easily referred to as Addison and Steele started a paper (in England) call the “The Spectator.”  The expressed goal of this paper was “to enliven morality with wit, and to temper wit with morality…to bring philosophy out of the closets and libraries, schools and colleges, to dwell in clubs and assemblies, at tea-tables and coffeehouses” (No. 10).

The March 8th edition (1711 – three hundred years ago today) Addison is said to have said,

“To be an atheist requires an infinitely greater measure of faith than to receive all the great truths which atheism would deny.”  Amen.

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