Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Holy Week And Everything Else

All the teenagers of the world, led by the curiously named Hogg, descended on DC demanding the abolition of firearms. 

Julian Assange has had his internet cut off and the nations of what used to be called the free world are pounding cold war drums -- will they escalate? -- against Russia. And it's Holy Week.

The late great Fr. Crouse has this to say about Maundy Thursday, after first reminding us that friendship doesn't easily occur between unequals.

We are friends of God, because his grace makes us so. He makes us god-like, and grants us the equality of friends, the proportional equality of sons. "Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God." (1 John 3.1)
That is the friendship which Christians call "charity," the very bond of peace and of all virtues. It is the friendship which binds us to God, and unites us to one another in the new commandment of love, "Fellow-citizens with the saints, and of the household of God." (Ephesians 2.19) And as friends, we must do as friends do: we delight in God's presence, we rejoice in our conversation with him, and find comfort in his consolations. As friends we care for all that is his. We seek to do his will as free men, not as slaves. "For we are in love," says St. Thomas, "and it is from love we act, not from servile fear."

Well said. You can read the whole thing here.

God bless,



LL said...

We're in that run-up to Easter and for me, it fouls up work for me because Latin America goes insane for about two weeks during this time period. It's not because of abounding faith or piety, but because of social norms. I'm sure that Hog (an atheist) will get his date with the famous, rich, queer son of Gloria Vanderbilt (Cooper) because the Devil likes to reward his minions. Whether or not it will happen on Easter is anyone's guess.

At least you have the cadet and Blue Schoolmaster to keep you in line during this critical period.

The Egyptian said...

Personally I would believe he has the hots for Rachel Maddow, You get both sexes for the price of one, after all both are cute little nazis, in a perverted sort of way

Mattexian said...

I'm having a chuckle every time Rush refers to him as Camera Hogg.

LSP said...

That's true, LL, GV had a knack of producing rainbow riders. Maybe Hog will strike lucky.

In the meanwhile, it's all go at the compound in the run up to Easter. So far we're all still standing, by the grace of God.

LSP said...

That, Egyptian, is an excellent point!

LSP said...

Mattexian, I just laughed, out loud.