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Re: Something Good

Post by Roadmaster » Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:08 pm

FredS wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:27 pm
Roadmaster wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:45 pm
arank87 wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:29 am
Really touching to see older people acknowledge that things can be hard for younger people. As a younger person it gets tiresome hearing older people talk about how lazy we are or how much harder things were back in the day. What a nice video.
Well I'm older but you'll never hear me condemning the young people actually I think we left the world in worse shape than we found it.
Yer not dead yet. Start fixing it.
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Re: Something Good

Post by FredS » Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:14 pm

Roadmaster wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:08 pm
FredS wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:27 pm
Roadmaster wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:45 pm
arank87 wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:29 am
Really touching to see older people acknowledge that things can be hard for younger people. As a younger person it gets tiresome hearing older people talk about how lazy we are or how much harder things were back in the day. What a nice video.
Well I'm older but you'll never hear me condemning the young people actually I think we left the world in worse shape than we found it.
Yer not dead yet. Start fixing it.
I'm trying in my own small way.
Each of us doing our own small thing will make it better. At least for those in our circle.
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Re: Something Good

Post by Roadmaster » Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:30 pm

FredS wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:14 pm
Roadmaster wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:08 pm
FredS wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:27 pm
Roadmaster wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:45 pm
arank87 wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:29 am
Really touching to see older people acknowledge that things can be hard for younger people. As a younger person it gets tiresome hearing older people talk about how lazy we are or how much harder things were back in the day. What a nice video.
Well I'm older but you'll never hear me condemning the young people actually I think we left the world in worse shape than we found it.
Yer not dead yet. Start fixing it.
I'm trying in my own small way.
Each of us doing our own small thing will make it better. At least for those in our circle.
It's a very small thing but holding doors open for people seems to have a positive impact.
My work here is so secret even I don't know what I'm doing
You married guys crack me up Oh wait...never mind
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Re: Something Good

Post by sweetandsour » Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:06 am

Roadmaster wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:30 pm
FredS wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:14 pm
Roadmaster wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:08 pm
FredS wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:27 pm
Roadmaster wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:45 pm
arank87 wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:29 am
Really touching to see older people acknowledge that things can be hard for younger people. As a younger person it gets tiresome hearing older people talk about how lazy we are or how much harder things were back in the day. What a nice video.
Well I'm older but you'll never hear me condemning the young people actually I think we left the world in worse shape than we found it.
Yer not dead yet. Start fixing it.
I'm trying in my own small way.
Each of us doing our own small thing will make it better. At least for those in our circle.
It's a very small thing but holding doors open for people seems to have a positive impact.
I always hold the door open for younger people. Hopefully it will help them get going, get on their way to work, and keep paying in to Social Security. I'll show them how to tie their tie, and wipe lint off their jacket too.
I'm old but I'm happy. (Most of the time.)

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Re: Something Good

Post by Roadmaster » Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:36 am

sweetandsour wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:06 am
Roadmaster wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:30 pm
FredS wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:14 pm
Roadmaster wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:08 pm
FredS wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:27 pm
Roadmaster wrote:
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:45 pm
arank87 wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:29 am
Really touching to see older people acknowledge that things can be hard for younger people. As a younger person it gets tiresome hearing older people talk about how lazy we are or how much harder things were back in the day. What a nice video.
Well I'm older but you'll never hear me condemning the young people actually I think we left the world in worse shape than we found it.
Yer not dead yet. Start fixing it.
I'm trying in my own small way.
Each of us doing our own small thing will make it better. At least for those in our circle.
It's a very small thing but holding doors open for people seems to have a positive impact.
I always hold the door open for younger people. Hopefully it will help them get going, get on their way

to work, and keep paying in to Social Security. I'll show them how to tie their tie, and wipe lint off their jacket too.
Has Fred hacked your account? :-)
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Re: Something Good

Post by wosbald » Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:00 am

+JMJ+


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Re: Something Good

Post by hugodrax » Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:31 pm

wosbald wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:00 am
+JMJ+

I couldn’t get thirty seconds in before they annoyed me unspeakably. What was it about?
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Re: Something Good

Post by coco » Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:01 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:10 am
Made my day
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Re: Something Good

Post by JimVH » Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:08 pm

"The days that I keep my gratitude higher than my expectations, I have really good days." Ray Wylie Hubbard

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Re: Something Good

Post by Hovannes » Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:48 pm

wosbald wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:00 am
+JMJ+

Iggy=Ignatius=St Ignatius Loyola=Founder of the Jesuits=a grumbling bobble head?
And this from Jesuits?Image
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Re: Something Good

Post by Cleon » Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:41 am

wosbald wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:00 am
+JMJ+

Holy Pachamama! I didn't know I had this in common with the Jesuits.

I feel dirty. :lol:
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Re: Something Good

Post by hugodrax » Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:28 am

Cleon wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:41 am
wosbald wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:00 am
+JMJ+

Holy Pachamama! I didn't know I had this in common with the Jesuits.

I feel dirty. :lol:
I cannot watch it. Precis?
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Re: Something Good

Post by Cleon » Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:33 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:28 am
Cleon wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:41 am
wosbald wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:00 am
+JMJ+

Holy Pachamama! I didn't know I had this in common with the Jesuits.

I feel dirty. :lol:
I cannot watch it. Precis?
In my opinion the concept of "magis" as expressed in the video is closely related to the Reformation doctrine of "Soli Deo Gloria".

For example, this is the first catechism QA we teach our kids:
Q: What is the chief end of man?
A: Man's chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.
According to the guys in the video the word "magis" literally means "more", but should more accurately be interpreted as "quality". They go on about using it in conjunction with the Jesuit motto of A.M.D.G., meaning "For the Greater Glory of God" -to live lives and do everything that you do to the greater glory of God. This may mean cutting things out, and concentrating on doing this better. Quality over quantity.

I can get on board with that. I wish contemporary evangelical Christian artists would get on board too.
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Re: Something Good

Post by Thoth » Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:56 pm

Cleon wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:33 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:28 am
Cleon wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:41 am
wosbald wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:00 am
+JMJ+

Holy Pachamama! I didn't know I had this in common with the Jesuits.

I feel dirty. :lol:
I cannot watch it. Precis?
In my opinion the concept of "magis" as expressed in the video is closely related to the Reformation doctrine of "Soli Deo Gloria".

For example, this is the first catechism QA we teach our kids:
Q: What is the chief end of man?
A: Man's chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.
According to the guys in the video the word "magis" literally means "more", but should more accurately be interpreted as "quality". They go on about using it in conjunction with the Jesuit motto of A.M.D.G., meaning "For the Greater Glory of God" -to live lives and do everything that you do to the greater glory of God. This may mean cutting things out, and concentrating on doing this better. Quality over quantity.

I can get on board with that. I wish contemporary evangelical Christian artists would get on board too.
4 years of Jesuit education and never heard the term "magis" (Don't even recall it coming up as word in my 4 years of Latin)
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Re: Something Good

Post by Cleon » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:35 pm

Thoth wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:56 pm
Cleon wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:33 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:28 am
Cleon wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:41 am
wosbald wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:00 am
+JMJ+

Holy Pachamama! I didn't know I had this in common with the Jesuits.

I feel dirty. :lol:
I cannot watch it. Precis?
In my opinion the concept of "magis" as expressed in the video is closely related to the Reformation doctrine of "Soli Deo Gloria".

For example, this is the first catechism QA we teach our kids:
Q: What is the chief end of man?
A: Man's chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.
According to the guys in the video the word "magis" literally means "more", but should more accurately be interpreted as "quality". They go on about using it in conjunction with the Jesuit motto of A.M.D.G., meaning "For the Greater Glory of God" -to live lives and do everything that you do to the greater glory of God. This may mean cutting things out, and concentrating on doing this better. Quality over quantity.

I can get on board with that. I wish contemporary evangelical Christian artists would get on board too.
4 years of Jesuit education and never heard the term "magis" (Don't even recall it coming up as word in my 4 years of Latin)
I told my wife about this and she had not heard of it either. She has been learning Latin over the last few years using some curriculum from Memoria Press.

My understanding is that magis is a comparative. So "Doing the magis" is modern Latin slang for for what I'd translate as "Do better".
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Re: Something Good

Post by wosbald » Sat May 02, 2020 10:47 am

+JMJ+

Pope calls autistic teen who 'corrected' him on Sign of Peace [Video]
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ROME — Last Wednesday Maria Teresa Baruffi, who lives in the northern Italian town of Caravaggio with her family, received a surprising phone call while standing in line at the supermarket: It was Pope Francis, asking to speak to her son, Andrea.

Several days prior, Andrea, who is 18 and has autism, had sent a letter to Pope Francis to “correct” him because, during the time of the coronavirus, he invites those present inside the chapel for his daily livestreamed Masses to make the Sign of Peace, typically expressed with a handshake or a kiss.

According to Francis, the youth told him, “You say, ‘Peace be with you,’ but you can’t say that because in the pandemic we can’t touch each other.”

During his April 29 call to Baruffi, Francis explained that he wanted to give Andrea an answer. However, since Andrea was not with his mother at the supermarket, the pope said he would call back when she was at home, and he did.

This time both Andrea and Baruffi’s husband were there with her to take the call, which was put on speakerphone. The moment was video-recorded by another member of the family and published online.


During the call, Pope Francis said he told Andrea, “I am happy you wrote to me,” and said he would send Andrea a papalino, the white skullcap worn by the pope, which Andrea had asked for in the letter.

After getting a kiss from Andrea through the phone, Francis told the teen that during his Masses in the Vatican’s Casa Santa Marta, where he resides, “the people do the sign of peace, but they don’t touch. They give each other a little greeting with the head. So, it’s all okay.” It was an answer that made Andrea smile.

Baruffi explained to the pope that Andrea is an adamant follower of his morning Masses and has a fascination with liturgical vestments.

“All our priests know him because he is extremely religious,” she said, calling her son “a blessing from heaven.”

Pope Francis then asked how many were in the family, and Baruffi said four — her husband, two sons and herself. She also asked for prayers for her elderly mother, who has Alzheimer’s, and said the priests at their parish, having heard he would call again, also sent their greetings and voiced their desire to see him in Rome.

“Very good. But when things are back to normal, no?” the pope said, referring to the coronavirus lockdown, because “Right now you can’t travel between regions.”

Pope Francis closed the call offering the family his blessing and asking for prayer, but not before making a small joke with Baruffi, who told him that, “We pray a lot for you, but you don’t need it, you are already a saint.”

Jesting, he laughed, and said, “Who knows, maybe we’ll see each other in hell?”, to which Baruffi said, “I think for you no, but us perhaps. We’re a little bit mean with everyone in this situation.”

After exchanging another laugh and getting another kiss from Andrea over the phone, the call was over.

Francis spoke of Andrea and his letter during his April 29 daily Mass, recounting the “correction” Andrea had wanted to make, adding, “the letters of boys, of children, are beautiful, because of their concreteness.”

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— Pope Francis, Morocco

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Re: Something Good

Post by tuttle » Mon May 04, 2020 6:55 am

wosbald wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 10:47 am
+JMJ+

Pope calls autistic teen who 'corrected' him on Sign of Peace [Video]
Image

ROME — Last Wednesday Maria Teresa Baruffi, who lives in the northern Italian town of Caravaggio with her family, received a surprising phone call while standing in line at the supermarket: It was Pope Francis, asking to speak to her son, Andrea.

Several days prior, Andrea, who is 18 and has autism, had sent a letter to Pope Francis to “correct” him because, during the time of the coronavirus, he invites those present inside the chapel for his daily livestreamed Masses to make the Sign of Peace, typically expressed with a handshake or a kiss.

According to Francis, the youth told him, “You say, ‘Peace be with you,’ but you can’t say that because in the pandemic we can’t touch each other.”

During his April 29 call to Baruffi, Francis explained that he wanted to give Andrea an answer. However, since Andrea was not with his mother at the supermarket, the pope said he would call back when she was at home, and he did.

This time both Andrea and Baruffi’s husband were there with her to take the call, which was put on speakerphone. The moment was video-recorded by another member of the family and published online.


During the call, Pope Francis said he told Andrea, “I am happy you wrote to me,” and said he would send Andrea a papalino, the white skullcap worn by the pope, which Andrea had asked for in the letter.

After getting a kiss from Andrea through the phone, Francis told the teen that during his Masses in the Vatican’s Casa Santa Marta, where he resides, “the people do the sign of peace, but they don’t touch. They give each other a little greeting with the head. So, it’s all okay.” It was an answer that made Andrea smile.

Baruffi explained to the pope that Andrea is an adamant follower of his morning Masses and has a fascination with liturgical vestments.

“All our priests know him because he is extremely religious,” she said, calling her son “a blessing from heaven.”

Pope Francis then asked how many were in the family, and Baruffi said four — her husband, two sons and herself. She also asked for prayers for her elderly mother, who has Alzheimer’s, and said the priests at their parish, having heard he would call again, also sent their greetings and voiced their desire to see him in Rome.

“Very good. But when things are back to normal, no?” the pope said, referring to the coronavirus lockdown, because “Right now you can’t travel between regions.”

Pope Francis closed the call offering the family his blessing and asking for prayer, but not before making a small joke with Baruffi, who told him that, “We pray a lot for you, but you don’t need it, you are already a saint.”

Jesting, he laughed, and said, “Who knows, maybe we’ll see each other in hell?”, to which Baruffi said, “I think for you no, but us perhaps. We’re a little bit mean with everyone in this situation.”

After exchanging another laugh and getting another kiss from Andrea over the phone, the call was over.

Francis spoke of Andrea and his letter during his April 29 daily Mass, recounting the “correction” Andrea had wanted to make, adding, “the letters of boys, of children, are beautiful, because of their concreteness.”

[…]
That was great. Thanks for sharing
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Re: Something Good

Post by wosbald » Mon May 04, 2020 7:58 am

+JMJ+
tuttle wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 6:55 am
That was great. Thanks for sharing
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— Pope Francis, Morocco

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