Saturday, May 02, 2020
Sunday, April 19, 2020
Thursday, April 09, 2020
It is the long history of a world, and God alone can bear the load of it. Hopes blighted, vows broken, lights quenched, warnings scorned, opportunities lost; the innocent betrayed, the young hardened, the penitent relapsing, the just overcome, the aged failing; the sophistry of misbelief, the wilfulness of passion, the obduracy of pride, the tyranny of habit, the canker of remorse, the wasting fever of care, the anguish of shame, the pining of disappointment, the sickness of despair; such cruel, such pitiable spectacles, such heartrending, revolting, detestable, maddening scenes; nay, the haggard faces, the convulsed lips, the flushed cheek, the dark brow of the willing slaves of evil, they are all before Him now; they are upon Him and in Him. They are with Him instead of that ineffable peace which has inhabited His soul since the moment of His conception. They are upon Him, they are all but His own; He cries to His Father as if He were the criminal, not the victim; His agony takes the form of guilt and compunction. He is doing penance, He is making confession, He is exercising contrition, with a reality and a virtue infinitely greater than that of all saints and penitents together; for He is the One Victim for us all, the sole Satisfaction, the real Penitent, all but the real sinner.
Sunday, April 05, 2020
Every night at seven there's a tremendous yelling in the neighborhood, like New Year's Midnight, as the city celebrates the thousands of health and safety workers who risk their lives to get us through this epidemic, which keeps most of us confined to quarters for the duration.
Sickness, fatal to many already ill, stalks the land, and many of those of us who cannot do their jobs on line are deprived of their normal sources of income. If you find yourself in that situation, or want to help those who are, I strongly urge you to investigate the opportunity offered by Kannaway, a company providing a remarkable number of hemp based products, sustainably sourced, thoroughly tested, and delivered to your door. To find out more, view their video here.
Never fear, I shall be publishing much more here.
Friday, March 27, 2020
Here I am, confined to quarters, as the saying goes, my social life limited to what I can manage through a desktop computer or, worse, a smartass phone, a very stable genius of telecommunications, if you will.
My Arisbe network has been through a lot since 1997, and no doubt we will get through this as well.