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Sunday Devotional: ‘I have come to set the earth on fire’

Luke 12:49-53

Jesus said to his disciples:
“I have come to set the earth on fire,
and how I wish it were already blazing! 
There is a baptism with which I must be baptized,
and how great is my anguish until it is accomplished! 
Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth? 
No, I tell you, but rather division. 
From now on a household of five will be divided,
three against two and two against three;
a father will be divided against his son
and a son against his father,
a mother against her daughter
and a daughter against her mother,
a mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law
and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.”

“I have come to set the earth on fire….
Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth?”

What sobering words.

If we wonder and lament about the evermore vicious Culture War we find ourselves in, recall those words, for Christ did warn us in Luke 21:12, 16-19:

“[T]hey will seize and persecute you,
they will hand you over to the synagogues and to prisons,
and they will have you led before kings and governors
because of my name…. 
You will even be betrayed by parents, brothers, relatives, and friends,
and they will put some of you to death.
You will be hated by all because of my name,
but not a hair on your head will be destroyed.
Stand firm, and you will win life.

For, as His followers, we are not of this world. Thus, the powers and all who are of this world will always hate and persecute us. And by their hate, we will know who they are (John 8:44).

In the undeclared but de facto civil war that we are in, when you and I get all puffed up with righteous moral indignation, be sure that we’re not being self-righteous — “Having or characterized by a certainty, especially an unfounded one, that one is totally correct or morally superior.”

So what’s the antidote to self-righteousness?

Three things:

  1. Be sure that when we are on that moral high horse, our cause and our justice are God’s cause and justice.
  2. Humility: Don’t imagine that being righteous makes us morally superior or better than others.
  3. Love: The right kind of love. Not love of self — getting all puffy and grandiose that we are morally better than others — but love of God.

It’s always narcissism. Our stumbling block is always narcissism.

Remember that the Greatest Commandment of all is to love God with our whole heart, our whole soul, our whole mind, and with all our strength.

He is our lodestar. Always.

Fix our eyes not on ourselves, but on Him — while we battle for what is good, and right, and true, and just.

And then perhaps someday, when it’s time for us to go, we too can say what St. Paul said in 2 Timothy 4:7:

I have fought a good fight;
I have finished my course;
I have kept the faith.

And may the love and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you,

~Eowyn

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Please sign protest against Satanic Black Mass scheduled for tonight

From TPF Student Action:

Our Lord Is Attacked… We Cannot Remain Silent…

Sign This Petition to Stop the Satanic Black Mass

I regret to inform you that satanists are planning a blasphemous Black Mass in Ottawa (Canada) at a heavy metal bar called “The Koven” on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 at 10:00 PM.

This new attack against God is called “the first organized public black mass in Canadian history” and described in these terms:

  • “Satanic Unbaptism”
  • “Black Mass Ritual”
  • “Featuring Burlesque performances”

Can you please spread the word to all your friends so we can stop this sacrilege and express our love for God?

And remember: Because of peaceful protest, a satanic Black Mass at Harvard University in 2014 was stopped.  Canceled.  Over 168,000 faithful spoke up at that time.

Saint Michael won a great victory that day. And God can win again.

Please sign your “STOP the satanic Black Mass” petition here

No words can describe how evil this is.

Typically — in a satanic Black Mass — the true Catholic Mass is twisted and the Sacred Person of Our Lord Jesus Christ is attacked in the most vile, unspeakable manner.  And Christian symbols such as a Crucifix are desecrated.

According to Global News, Canadian members of the Satanic Temple promoting the black mass said “blasphemy” is an expression of “personal freedom.”

You see — the more God and His holy Law are pushed aside and ridiculed, the more satan gains ground to deceive and ensnare souls in his dark web of sacrilege and blasphemy.

That’s Why I’m Asking Your to Protest Right Now

Every Black Mass is a direct sin of hatred against God.

It offends Christians and all God-loving people!

Sign your peaceful petition of protest & reparation today.

May Saint Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!

John Ritchie
TFP Student Action, Director

www.tfpstudentaction.org

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We have a winner!

. . . for FOTM’s 205th Caption Contest!

The writers of FOTM voted for what each considered to be the best (#1) and second-best (#2) captions. Each #1 vote is worth 4 points; a #2 vote is worth 2 points.

And the winner of the 205th FOTM Caption Contest, with three #1 votes, totaling 12 points, is . . .

Ray!

Here is the winning caption:

Bless this place oh Lord we pray,
so many more babies we may slay.

billy is in second place, with two #1 votes and 8 points. Here’s his caption:

Ok, who has the chalk? We have to draw the pentagram or he won’t come!

Captain America (with one #1 vote) and kent and Watertender (each with two #2 votes) are in third place, each with 4 points. Here are their captions:

Captain America: “Bless this restaurant, er, we mean women’s healthcare facility. You must try the ‘veal’.”

kent: “and the empty center is where satan stands”

Watertender: “It’s the Circle Jerk from HELL!!!”

Dan, Hondarcade, and Lophatt are in 4th place, each with one #2 vote and 2 points. Here are their captions:

Dan: “Confederacy of ghouls.”

Hondarcade: “All hail, Satan!”

Lophatt: “Welcome to our monthly meeting of ‘The Judas Society’. Next month we’ll convene on Little St. James Island in honor of pedophiles and the Clinton Foundation.”

WELL DONE, EVERYONE!

Congratulations, Ray!

Here is your super-duper Award of Excellence, all ready for framing!

For all the other caption submissions, go here.

Be here tomorrow for our next, very exciting Caption Contest!

~Eowyn

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Doctor says “Jewish values” drive her to perform abortions that are necessary for women to “create the families they want”

I am not familiar with Judaism and their stance on abortion. Yet in my research, I understand that abortion in Judaism is permitted only if there is a direct threat to the life of the mother by carrying the fetus to term or through the act of childbirth.

There is a pro-choice Jewish woman doctor in DC that the Washington Post (reposted on the SF Gate when I read it) wrote a glowing story about. Her name is Sara Imershein and she performs first-trimester abortions and ritual circumcisions. The article from SF Gate describes her reasons for her work as such: She believes both practices achieve the same goal: allowing women to create the families they want. Given that, she said, her Jewish faith compels her to offer the two services to Washington-area residents.”

Apparently, having the family you don’t want to create can bring suffering to women: “She cited the Jewish concept of “mitzvot,” which means “commandments.” For her, she said: “It means I am commanded, if I have the skills as a physician, to use them to alleviate suffering. Not to use my skills would be wrong.”

The article does acknowledge that Halakhah mandates that abortion is necessary if the woman’s life is in danger.

More from the article: But Jews vary on what constitutes a sufficient threat. By performing abortions for all women who meet the clinic’s standards, Imershein, who is Reform, is taking a “very permissive” position that some more conservative Jews may see as immoral, said Elli Fischer, an Orthodox rabbi and halakhah historian.”

More about Imershein’s work:

“She does not advertise, operating by word of mouth, and she does not “make much,” she said. Of course, Imershein’s advocacy – appearing at Planned Parenthood rallies in a white doctor’s coat, for example – is free.

MiMi Levine, Imershein’s 32-year-old daughter, sees her mother’s work the same way it was explained to her at age 5, when Imershein told her that “it gives women freedom.”

“I have always been super proud of her,” Levine said. “I think she’s a hero.”

Apparently Jews have a different belief than Christian’s as to when life actually begins:

When she performs an abortion, Imershein believes she is not ending a human life. Jewish law – as laid out in the Torah, the Talmud and the “responsa,” rabbinic wisdom gathered across centuries – teaches that human life starts at birth rather than conception, according to Fischer. The fetus “attains the status of a fully human life” when its head emerges, Fischer said.

Eisenberg said some rabbis have understood this to mean the fetus is more akin to a kind of property than a person. Because of that, they say abortion is not murder, defined as the ending of a human life. Some faith leaders believe it still counts as killing, given that it ends a form of life, Fischer said, but halakhah insists there can be extenuating circumstances in which killing is permissible.”

The article concludes with the following:

“When a woman comes to the Falls Church clinic asking for an abortion, Imershein does not second-guess her reasoning. Same goes for when a mother asks her to officiate a brit milah (circumcision) – a less controversial procedure, though a small but growing number of Jews are questioning the tradition’s merits.

“I ultimately give all rights to the mother,” Imershein said. “With brit milahs, they’re having the family they want, and if I’m doing the abortions, I’m just fulfilling the wish of women to have the lives they want.”

Read the whole story on SF Gate here.

As is typical of libtards, there’s some mental gymnastics in this doctor’s reasoning to justify her position on abortion. First she says she does it to allow women to “create the families they want.”

The doctor also states she performs abortions to “alleviate suffering.”

She then states she performs abortions when the woman’s life is in danger.

Then her daughter says she performs abortions to “give women freedom.”

Yet apparently the doctor doesn’t ask WHY a woman wants/needs an abortion. How can she verify that she is performing the procedure within the parameters of her Jewish values?

One look at this doctor’s Twitter timeline and you’ll see she’s all about “reproductive rights” and protecting civil and human rights of “all people.”

It’s obvious to me that the good doctor is performing abortions as Margaret Sanger would prefer: On demand.

One thing I’ve come to understand about liberal logic: It’s not designed to make sense.

DCG

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A Hollywood actor thanked God in Oscars acceptance speech

Fellowship of the Minds regularly takes Hollywood to the woodshed for their Demonrat political activism, arrogance in lecturing us, moral corruption and debauchery.

So it came as a surprise for me to discover that a Hollywood actor, Mattthew McConaughey, publicly professed his Christian faith by thanking God in his acceptance speech for the best actor award at the 86th Academy (Oscars) Awards ceremony on March 2, 2014.

He said, beginning at the 1:54 mark:

“There are … three things … that I need each day. One of them is something to look up to, and another is something to look forward to, and another is someone to chase.

Now, first off, I want to thank God, ‘cos that who I look up to. He’s graced my life with opportunities that I know are not of my hand or any other human hand. He’s shown me that it’s a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates.”

The Hollywood audience responded with just a smattering of applause. Actually, I’m surprised there was applause.

Matthew McConaughey, 49, was born in Texas and brought up as a Methodist. He and his wife and three children live in Austin, Texas.

In a 2014 GQ magazine interview, McConaughey was asked about God:

Does your family go to church every Sunday?

Yeah. In Texas. It’s non-denominational. It’s based in the faith that Jesus is the son of God, that he died for our sins, but many different denominations come in.

As soon as we had children, I was like, ‘You know what? That was important to my childhood.’ Even if it was just for the ritual of giving an hour and a half on Sunday to yourself, to pray and to think about others, even if you’re tired or whatever. I noticed how much I missed it and needed it. It’s a time for me to take inventory of my last week, to look at what’s in the future and say my thank-you’s and think about what I can work on to do better.”

When you talk about God, do you imagine him as…

“The Prrime Moovah! The Waave Maker!”

But it’s an identifiable presence? Someone who can hear what you’re saying?

“Yes. And somebody who can help answer my questions. Someone who has a hand in all of this miracle we call life, which I believe is a miracle. But, see, at the same time, I completely believe in evolution.”

Do you believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ?

[long pause] “Well, it’s a heaven of a story, ain’t it?”

If you haven’t seen them, I highly recommend these two McConaughey movies: Interstellar (2014) and the most recent, Serenity (2019).

Both movies are about the love and undying bond between father and child. Serenity is mischaracterized as an “erotic thriller” (it’s neither), and was savagely panned by critics, but I found the ending very moving.

~Eowyn

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Sunday Devotional: On Faith

Matthew 14:24-32

[T]he boat was already a considerable distance from land,
buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.
Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake.
When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified.
“It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear.
But Jesus immediately said to them:
“Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”
“Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied,
“tell me to come to you on the water.”
“Come,” he said.
Then Peter got down out of the boat,
walked on the water and came toward Jesus.
But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and,
beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him.
“You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”
And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down.
Then those who were in the boat worshiped him,
saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”

The dictionary defines “faith” as:

  • Great trust or confidence in something or someone
  • Strong belief in God

Our lives sometimes are buffeted by problems and challenges that, try as we might, are beyond our ability to repair or resolve.

So, in our helplessness and desperation, we turn to God, for who else is there?

Below are some Bible verses I found on faith. I hope they can be your anchor in troubled times.

“Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things not seen.” -Hebrews 11:1

“Without faith, it is impossible to please God. Because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seeks Him.” -Hebrews 11:6

“For we walk by faith, not by sight.” -2 Corinthians 5:7

“And Jesus said to him, ‘If you can believe, all things are possible for one who believes.’” -Mark 9:23

“And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.” -Matthew 21:22

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” -Ephesians 2:8-9

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.” James 1:5-8

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” -Proverbs 3:5-6

“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” -Philippians 4:13

“For nothing will be impossible with God.” -Luke 1:37

“What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace, be warmed and filled,’ without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead…. You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone…. For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.” -James 2:14-17, 24, 26

And if you ever doubt your faith in God, consider this:

“You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and shudder!” -James 2:19

 

Just remember that:

“So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” -1 Corinthians 13:13

“It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” -Galatians 2:20

Keep the faith, and may the peace and love of Jesus Christ our Lord be with you,

~Eowyn

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Pedophile Jeffrey Epstein dead a day after unsealing of documents with names of prominent Democrat politicians

Some of us knew he wouldn’t be allowed to live because he would implicate too many powerful people.

And we’re right.

New York Post reports that wwo weeks after billionaire convicted-pedophile (((Jeffrey Epstein))), 66, was placed on suicide watch after he was found nearly unconscious in his cell with injuries to his neck from a supposed suicide-attempt, law enforcement “sources” just announced Epstein is dead from “suicide” by hanging.

Note: A subsequent NY Post article says “officials” said Epstein was NOT on suicide watch.

Epstein was being held without bail pending trial on child sex-trafficking charges. Around 7:30 a.m. this morning, a gurney carrying a man who looked like Epstein was wheeled out of the Manhattan Correctional Center. The ambulance went to New York Downtown Hospital.

The timing of Epstein’s death is significant because just yesterday, August 9, 2019, some 2,000 documents were unsealed in Manhattan federal court, which reveal the names of dozens of powerful men, with some of whom Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who claims to be one of Epstein’s sex-trafficking victims, said she had been forced to perform sex acts. Epstein’s victims were as young as 14.

It was Giuffre who reopened the FBI’s probe into Epstein when she provided agents with photos of herself traveling the world with Epstein. In June 2008, then-U.S. attorney in Florida Alexander Acosta, who later became Trump’s labor secretary, helped broker a plea deal with Epstien to just one count of soliciting prostitution from an underage girl, for which he served only 13 months in prison. Acosta resigned from his post when Epstein was re-indicted last month.

The unsealed documents are related to Giuffre’s defamation lawsuit against Epstein’s recruiter, British socialite (((Ghislaine Maxwell))), whose father, British media tycoon Robert Maxwell, died in 1991 supposedly from a heart attack and drowning.

The unsealed documents reveal in great detail the three-year period in which Giuffre claims to have been Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex slave, and was forced to have sex with “numerous prominent American politicians, powerful business executives, foreign presidents, a well-known Prime Minister.” But Giuffre said in an unsealed 2016 deposition that those men do not include Bill Clinton and Donald Trump. Giuffre said “Trump didn’t partake in any sex with us … and never flirted with me”, and that although Trump is said to be a good friend of Epstein, she had never seen the two men interact during her time with Epstein.

Giuffre has previously claimed to have had sex with Prince Andrew and noted attorney (((Alan Dershowitz))).

The men named in the unsealed documents with whom Giuffre claims to have been forced to have sex are:

  • Jean Luc Brunel, a modeling agency honcho credited with discovering supermodels Christy Turlington and now-actress Milla Jovovich.
  • (((Glenn Dubin))), 62, billionaire co-founder of Highbridge Capital Management.
  • (((Marvin Minksy)), 88, MIT professor 0f artificial intelligence, died in 2016.
  • George J. Mitchell, 85, Democrat, former U.S. senator from Maine and former Senate majority leader.
  • Bill Richardson, 71, Democrat, former governor of New Mexico.

Other names in the unsealed documents include:

  • Naomi Campbell, supermodel, whom Giuffre said she had met through Epstein.
  • Bill Clinton, former U.S. president, Democrat, who held a private party on Jeffrey Epstein’s pedophile island.
  • Al Gore, former U.S. vice president, Democrat, whom Giuffre said she had met.
  • (((Stephen Kauffman)))
  • Heidi Klum, supermodel, whom Giuffre said she’d met.

Included in unsealed documents are pages of flight logs from Epstein’s private jet. According to the flight logs, prominent individuals who had traveled on the “Lolita Express” include:

  • Former President Bill Clinton and aide (((Doug Band))), who flew four times.
  • Alan Dershowitz.
  • Bill Gates, who flew once.
  • Colombian President Andres Pastrana.
  • Hyatt Hotels Chairman (((Thomas Pritzker))), whose sister Nancy Pritzker is a big Democrat Party donor.
  • Donald Trump, who flew once in 1997 from Palm Beach to New York.

However, flight logs (see below) show Bill Clinton had flown on Epstein’s Lolita Express much more than 4 times. Reportedly, the FBI also has evidence that Hillary Clinton had visited Epstein’s private island.

Dershowitz, Mitchell, and Richardson have denied Giuffre’s allegations. But Giuffre said: “When I was with him, Epstein had sex with underage girls on a daily basis. His interest in this kind of sex was obvious to the people around him. The activities were so obvious and bold that anyone spending any significant time at one of Epstein’s residences would have clearly been aware of what was going on.

In a sworn affidavit, former Epstein employee Juan Alessi states Sen. Mitchell is among Epstein’s associates.

Sources: Fox News; Daily Mail; Gateway Pundit; New York Post

Update (August 13, 2019):

According to flight logs of Epstein’s “Lolita Express”, another prominent Democrat, the economist (((Larry Summers))), 64 — the former Harvard University president and Bill Clinton’s treasury secretary who’s been speaking out against President Trump’s trade negotiations with China — had flown flew on the convicted pedophile’s private jet at least four times:

  • On Sept. 19, 1998, while Summers was Treasury Secretary.
  • On April 15, 2004, while he was Harvard U. president.
  • On his 4th trip, Larry and Lisa Summers flew from Bedford to Epstein’s Island, accompanied by Epstein’s close confidant and alleged Madam Ghislaine Maxwell.

Source: ZeroHedge

See also:

~Eowyn

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New movie ‘The Hunt’ depicts liberal elites hunting Trump supporters for sport

In the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton won the bi-coastal “blue states”, whereas Donald Trump won the “red states” in the heartland — what the MSM call “fly over country” and liberal elites like Katie Couric call “this great unwashed middle of the country”.

During the 2016 presidential campaign, in a speech at an LGBT fundraiser in Manhattan on September 10, 2016, Hillary Clinton called Trump’s supporters “a basket of deplorables” who are “irredeemable” racists, homophobes and xenophobes.

Now there’s a movie depicting rich liberal elites hunting and killing “deplorables”.

On September 27, 2019, Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions will release an ultra-violent, R-rated “horror thriller” movie, The Hunt, depicting rich elites hunting Americans in fly-over red states like Arkansas, for sport.

The Hunt is produced by (((Jason Blum))), directed by (((Craig Zobel))), written by (((Damon Lindelof))) and Nick Cuse, and stars Hillary Swank, Emma Roberts, Betty Gilpin, and Ike Barinholtz.

Here’s the trailer, which ESPN pulled over the weekend because of the El Paso and Dayton mass shootings.

From Breitbart:

The film, which has been described as a gory satire featuring actresses Hilary Swank and Betty Gilpin, follows a group of elites who stalk and murder conservatives in red states. The hunters are fueled by their hatred of the “MAGA-type” characters and their right-leaning positions. While the term “deplorables” may not be explicitly stated in the trailer, Daily Mail notes that the “hunted” were, in fact, described as “deplorables” in the screenplay.

The film was originally called Red State Vs. Blue State,” the Daily Mail reports. 

It is not clear whether the filmmakers are sympathetic to the “Deplorables” or the “hunters.” Nevertheless, Blumhouse founder Jason Blum is a notorious Trump-hater who was booed off stage at the 32nd Israeli Film Festival in Los Angeles last year after blaming the president for the rise of anti-Semitism.

Hollywood Reporter quotes from The Hunt‘s screenplay:

“Did anyone see what our ratfucker-in-chief just did?” one character asks…. Another responds: “At least The Hunt’s coming up. Nothing better than going out to the Manor and slaughtering a dozen deplorables.”

According to the Hollywood Reporter, “From a business perspective, The Hunt presents a gamble for Universal in these divided times.”

That’s because a similar movie — the so-called black comedy Assassination Nation, a 2018 movie written and directed by (((Sam Levinson))) — had bombed in the box office. Like The Hunt, Assassination Nation also pitted liberals against conservatives in very violent fashion. Although the movie represented the top sale at Sundance 2018 at $10 million, Assassination Nation fizzled upon its release, earning just $2 million with no international rollout. Says one person involved with that film, “We thought people would get the joke.”

Update (August 11, 2019)

Gateway Pundit reports that President Trump complained about The Hunt in a press conference on Friday, August 9, before leaving for vacation. He said: “Hollywood is racist.… what they’re doing with the kind of movies they’re putting out — it’s actually very dangerous for our country.”

The next day, August 10, Universal announced it was cancelling the film’s release in a statement that reads:

While Universal Pictures had already paused the marketing campaign for The Hunt, after thoughtful consideration, the studio has decided to cancel our plans to release the film. We stand by our filmmakers and will continue to distribute films in partnership with bold and visionary creators, like those associated with this satirical social thriller, but we understand that now is not the right time to release this film.

“Now is not the right time to release this film” suggests that Universal Pictures has every intentions to release the execrable The Hunt sometime in the future, probably straight to video.

~Eowyn

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Sunday Devotional: Life does not consist of possessions

Luke 12:13-21

Someone in the crowd said to Jesus,
“Teacher, tell my brother to share the inheritance with me.” 
He replied to him,
“Friend, who appointed me as your judge and arbitrator?” 
Then he said to the crowd,
“Take care to guard against all greed,
for though one may be rich,
one’s life does not consist of possessions.”

Then he told them a parable. 
“There was a rich man whose land produced a bountiful harvest. 
He asked himself, ‘What shall I do,
for I do not have space to store my harvest?’
And he said, ‘This is what I shall do:
I shall tear down my barns and build larger ones. 
There I shall store all my grain and other goods
and I shall say to myself, “Now as for you,
you have so many good things stored up for many years,
rest, eat, drink, be merry!”’
But God said to him,
‘You fool, this night your life will be demanded of you;
and the things you have prepared, to whom will they belong?’
Thus will it be for all who store up treasure for themselves
but are not rich in what matters to God.”

Our consumer culture sells us the lie that happiness comes from material possessions. While buying something new might give us a lift, the pleasure it gives is as ephemeral as dew drops in the morning sun. We have all experienced how quickly the pleasure wears off and, like drug addicts, we then look for yet another “fix”.

But in today’s reading from Luke 12, our Lord counsels us to “guard against all greed” for our “life does not consist of possessions.” As we grow older, we should simplify our lives instead of accumulating more and more possessions.

The recently-depart Alan Cohen, 83, spent his life acquiring and accumulating large amounts of stuff, charitably called “quirky” by the mother-and-daughter pair who had to organize his home for a recent estate sale. Below are pics of some of Cohen’s stuff.

As we age, we should simplify our lives by discarding the clutter and nonessentials.

Instead of jamming our homes with more and more stuff, try reducing the amount of our material possessions instead. Clear out your bulging closets and cluttered shelves. Sell them in a garage sale or, better yet, donate them to charity and get a tax write-off.

Simplify. Simplify. Simplify.

Strive to live a clean and uncluttered existence. Pare our lives, our possessions, and our selves to what is truly meaningful. Instead of storing up stuff, be “rich in what matters to God.”

You’ll breathe easier and feel better.

And you won’t leave a house groaning with stuff and dust for others to clear out.

Colossians 3:5, 2-4

Put to death, then, the parts of you that are earthly:
immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire,
and the greed that is idolatry

Think of what is above, not of what is on earth. 
For you have died,
and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 
When Christ your life appears,
then you too will appear with him in glory.

May the peace and love of Jesus Christ our Lord be with you!

~Eowyn

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Actor Tom Arnold threatens to kill Donald Trump Jr.

Here’s yet another example of the violent, murderous, intolerant Left.

Carmine Sabia writes for The Federalist Papers, August 2, 2019, that actor-comedian Tom Arnold, 60, most famous for being the ex-husband of Roseanne Barr, threatened to kill President Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., 41, with a buck knife.

Arnold made his threat in a tweet.

On August 2, 2019, Arnold tweeted this about a picture of Trump Jr. holding the tail of an elephant he hunted:

This is Donald Trump Jr. He is holding the tail of a beautiful African elephant he murdered as she got up from a nap. Donald Trump Jr. is the real piece of garbage.

Arnold followed that tweet with another:

Looking forward to the day I’m standing over him wearing my bullet belt & safari khakis, my cartoon sized Daniel Boone buck knife in one hand his his [sic] teeny tiny tail in the other..

Arnold’s murderous threat was responded to by many tweets calling for the Secret Service to get involved.

For his part, Trump Jr. tweeted that he and his family “get daily death threats and exploding packages of white powder sent to our homes”.

John Cage of the Washington Examiner confirms what Trump Jr. says. Cage writes:

There have been multiple documented incidents involving the Trump family over the years.

For instance, in 2018, a Massachusetts pleaded guilty after sending a letter with white powder to Trump Jr.’s apartment. His then-wife Vanessa Trump went to the hospital after opening the letter and feeling nauseous afterwards.

A man was arrested in May by the FBI after making multiple threats on social media to “execute” Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner.

Here’s the Secret Service’s phone number: 1-(202)-406-5708

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~Eowyn

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