20 December 2017

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"Be human in this most inhuman of ages; guard the image of man for it is the image of God."

Thomas Merton, Raids on the Unspeakable

"Far be it from any of us to be of those simple ones, who are taken in that snare which is circling around us!  Far be it from us to be seduced with the fair promises in which Satan is sure to hide his poison...

He bids you mount aloft. He shows you how to become as gods. Then he laughs and jokes with you, and gets intimate with you; he takes your hand, and gets his fingers between yours, and grasps them, and then you are his."

John Henry Newman, The Time of Antichrist

Sleepy week.

It is good to be wakeful, watchful, in those things that are most important.  Dark times are on the horizon.  And yet there is always the happiness of the hearth, and home.  And the unexpected dawn.

You know you are getting old:  you fall asleep in the recliner, and when you wake up the dog is standing on your chest, eating the Cheerios off your t-shirt.

Life is a patchwork of light, loving moments, and tender mercies.

One thing I will grant to the financiers and their politicians—  they are rarely too lazy to steal.

Have a pleasant evening.