Saturday, May 12, 2012

Good Luck for exam

Good Evening Class,

As you are busy cramming for the exam, few tips for you.

1. Turn in your text book before we begin administering our exam.
2. Bring Papers, Pencils and an Eraser.
3. Study the prayer and song I prescribed.

Have a good night sleep and pray before you go to bed.

We had an interesting year go by.  It was a pleasant experience to have you in my class. 

Friday, May 11, 2012

Education of the Virgin

Mothers day is coming up. 

Here is a picture I am sharing from my calendar. It's called 'Education of the Virgin.'  Mary is being educated by her mother, Anna. It's Mary's father, Joachim, standing there in the background. 

"Listen my dearest child Mary, as I teach you how to pray. 
Without meditation, where is peace? 
Without peace, where is God?
God is the wellspring of peace, the fountain of love, 
Renewing the face of the earth."

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Exam Prep

Class - I have mailed you the instructions on how to prepare for finals.  Check your inbox and reach out to me if you have any questions (except the questions that'll appear on the test).

Read your textbook and do the assignment I asked you to do.  You should be fine with that.

If any of you have not started touching your books yet - God help you.

Good Luck. 


Few sample letter of recommendations:

For an employee with no ambition:
"He could not care less about the number of hours he had to put in."
"You would indeed be fortunate to get this person to work for you."
"He consistently achieves the standards he sets for himself."

For the chronically absent:
"A man like him is hard to find." "It seemed his career was just taking off."

For the office drunk:
"I feel his real talent is wasted here." "We generally found him loaded with work to do."

For an employee who is so unproductive that the job is better left unfilled:
"I can assure you that no person would be better for the job."

For an employee who is not worth further consideration as a job candidate:
"I would urge you to waste no time in making this candidate an offer of employment."
"All in all, I cannot say enough good things about this candidate or recommend him too highly."


Qualities of Wisdom

I myself also am a mortal man, like to all,
And the offspring of him that was first made of the earth,
And in my mother's womb was fashioned to be flesh
In the time of ten months, being compacted in blood,
Of the seed of man, and the pleasure that came with marriage.

And when I was born, I drew in the common air,
And fell upon the earth, which is of like nature,
And the first voice which I uttered was crying, as all others do.

I was nursed in swaddling clothes, and that with cares.
For there is no king that had any other beginning of birth.
For all men have one entrance into life, and the like going out.
Therefore I prayed, and understanding was given me:
I called upon God, and the spirit of wisdom came to me.

I preferred her before scepters and thrones,
And esteemed riches is nothing in comparison to her.
Neither compared I unto her any precious stone,
Because all gold in respect of her is as a little sand,
And silver shall be counted as clay before her.

I loved her above health and beauty,
And chose to have her instead of light:
For the light that comes from her never goes out.

All good things together came to me with her,
And innumerable riches in her hands.
And I rejoiced in them all, because wisdom goes before them:
And I knew that she was the mother of them.

I learned diligently, and do communicate her liberally:
I do not hide her riches.
For she is a treasure unto men that never fails;
Which they that use become the friends of God,
Being commended for the gifts that come from learning.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Beauty of Wisdom

And all such things as are hid and not foreseen, I have learned:
For wisdom, which is the worker of all things, taught me.

For in her is the spirit of understanding: holy, one,
Manifold, subtle, eloquent, active, undefiled, sure,
Sweet, loving that which is good, quick,
Which nothing hinders, beneficent,
Gentle, kind, steadfast, assured, secure, having all power,
Overseeing all things, and containing all spirits,
Intelligible, pure, subtle.

For wisdom is more active than all active things:
And reaches everywhere by reason of her purity.

For she is a vapor of the power of God,
And a certain pure emanation of the glory of the almighty God:
And therefore no defiled thing comes into her.

For she is the brightness of eternal light,
And the unspotted mirror of God's majesty,
And the image of his goodness.

And being but one, she can do all things:
And remaining in herself the same, she renews all things,
And through nations conveys herself into holy souls,
She makes the friends of God and prophets.

For God loves none but him that dwells with wisdom.
For she is more beautiful than the sun,
And above all the order of the stars:
Being compared with the light, she is found before it.

For after this comes night,
But no evil can overcome wisdom.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Everybody needs a friend

Sometimes Good, Sometimes Bad,
Sometimes happy, Sometimes Sad,
Everybody sometimes falls,
And needs a friend.

Sometimes weak, Sometimes Strong,
Sometimes Right, Sometimes Wrong,
Everybody Sometimes falls,
And needs a friend.

Walk a Mile, in His or Her Shoes,
Don’t put down, criticize or accuse.
Take the time to feel the thing,
He or She is going through;
See just how it feels
To walk a mile in His or Her shoes.

Words can Bless, Words can Curse,
Make things better, make things Worse;
Every time you throw some dirt,
You lose some ground;
Words can drown, Words can Crave
Every time you help someone,
You gain some Ground!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Neighbors and Enemies

One reason Christianity is so unique is that we are called to love our enemies. We're called to be fair with them and compassionate toward them and to demonstrate love - even if they hate us.

God's Word is clear: You can't claim to love God and not love your neighbor. Jesus told the story of the Good Samaritan so we would be clear who our neighbor is and to do likewise.

We are commanded to love our neighbors and to love our enemies - they are often the same people.