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Re: Something Good

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:08 pm
by Roadmaster
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.

Re: Something Good

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:14 pm
by FredS
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.

Re: Something Good

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:30 pm
by Roadmaster
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.

Re: Something Good

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:06 am
by sweetandsour
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.

Re: Something Good

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:36 am
by Roadmaster
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? :-)

Re: Something Good

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


Re: Something Good

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:31 pm
by hugodrax
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?

Re: Something Good

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:01 pm
by coco
hugodrax wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:10 am
Made my day

Re: Something Good

Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:08 pm
by JimVH

Re: Something Good

Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:48 pm
by Hovannes
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

Re: Something Good

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:41 am
by Cleon
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:

Re: Something Good

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:28 am
by hugodrax
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?

Re: Something Good

Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:33 pm
by Cleon
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.

Re: Something Good

Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:56 pm
by Thoth
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)

Re: Something Good

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:35 pm
by Cleon
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".

Re: Something Good

Posted: Sat May 02, 2020 10:47 am
by wosbald
+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.”

[…]

Re: Something Good

Posted: Mon May 04, 2020 6:55 am
by tuttle
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

Re: Something Good

Posted: Mon May 04, 2020 7:58 am
by wosbald
+JMJ+
tuttle wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 6:55 am
That was great. Thanks for sharing
:thumbsup:

Re: Something Good

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:15 pm
by wosbald
+JMJ+

Israeli square bathed in Lebanese colors in rare show of support over Beirut blast
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People hang out at Rabin square as the municipality building is lit in the colours of the Lebanese flag, in a rare show of Israeli solidarity with Beirut as it reels from a devastating explosion, in Tel Aviv, Israel August 5, 2020. (REUTERS/Nir Elias)

TEL AVIV (Reuters) — The red, white and cedar green of the Lebanese flag were lit up over a Tel Aviv square on Wednesday in a rare show of Israeli solidarity with Beirut as it reels from a devastating explosion.

Israel has been in a technical state of war with Lebanon for generations, and it deems the country’s armed Shi’ite Muslim group Hezbollah, backed by Iran, the biggest threat across its northern border. Israel and Hezbollah fought a month-long war in 2006 and have traded fire again in recent weeks.

But, arguing that “humanity comes before any conflict”, Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai ordered City Hall on Rabin Square, named for the late Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, to be illuminated with the Lebanese flag on Wednesday evening.

“Our hearts are with the Lebanese people following this terrible tragedy,” Huldai wrote on Twitter.

At nightfall, windows on the 13-storey building’s facade were filled with light in the design of Lebanon’s flag: two horizontal red stripes enveloping a wider band of white, with a large green cedar tree — Lebanon’s national symbol — at the centre.

The decision drew criticism from some Israelis, including cabinet minister Rafael Peretz, who on Twitter likened it to “raising (an) enemy state’s flag in the heart of Tel Aviv”.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel had offered aid to Lebanon after the massive warehouse explosion in the port district of the capital Beirut on Tuesday that killed at least 135 people and injured over 5,000.

Lebanon has not responded to the overture, according to an Israeli defence official, who suggested that Israel with U.N. support could “set up and operate field hospitals on our side of the border and admit casualties from Lebanon”.

[…]