Look! 07 June 17

7 Jun


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

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Pastor John Tolle: We’ve become religious.

Rabbi Yaakov Beasley: The root of the Hebrew word for compassion, ‘rakhamim’ (רחמים), is also the same root of the word ‘rekhem'(רחם) which means womb. The connection between these two ideas is that a mother has innate compassion for her children, the fruit of her womb, as it says in Isaiah 49:15 “can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb?” Ezekiel teaches that when the Lord returns the captivity of Jacob, He will shower them with mercy and compassion, comparable to the natural compassion a mother has for her child.

Pastor John Tolle: God is gonna set you up. There’s a purpose to the living God in your life. If you’re hungry for Him to do it, you become an agent of the living God, not for your glory but for His.

Brat (in “Pentecost” 04 June 17): …(Hmmm… “purpose”…I’ve been talking to God all week about this and asking Him to show me if I’m making an impact. Am I making a difference in my sphere of influence? Sometimes I really wonder about my lunar orbit.)

Anna Blake: “Writing is the art of molding our voices to say just the exact thing we mean, with honesty, vulnerability, and hopefully a little humor. Take your writing seriously. Whether the world ever reads us or not, it’s past time that we give our own words the respect they deserve.”

Brat (from “Dragon” on 15 May 17): Lord Jesus, if Thyatira held up the crucifix that she’s been staring at, then maybe the dragon would follow Peter off the Mount of Olives, so Peter can finish his assignment, the books would be open, and mercy would be evident to all. But to do that, somebody would have to be listening in addition to God.

Monk: Everyone knows that dragons sit on their treasures!

Pope Francis: “Do not be ashamed of being a precious treasure of the Church.”

1 Peter 3:16 yet do it with gentleness and reverence. Keep your conscience clear, so that, when you are maligned, those who abuse you for your good conduct in Christ may be put to shame.

Brat: Let’s keep talking,

Fr. Dwight Longenecker: I believe Laodecea and the four horsemen should be considered.

Me (30 May 17): Woo! Hoo! Yes! Ride dem ponies!

The Traveling Wilburys: “Well it’s all right, we’re going to the end of the line” [https://youtu.be/6-93ThIiqqE]

Fr. Dwight Longenecker (in “Vocation” 30 May 17): This is what I call “faux poverty”–fake poverty–when people who could do otherwise affect poverty or simplicity in order to display it to others. Then when they call others out for their hypocrisy its a bit rich.

Angel to Laodicea: Revelation 3: 17 You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.

Brat (in “Protector?” 18 Mar 17): Lord, please give wisdom to the elders in how to lead us back to Your feet. There’s a reason why You only washed the disciples’ feet. They would evangelize the world one step at a time. Give the elders wisdom to show John how to open the door for Peter.

Steve Shultz: I’m not sure if you’ve noticed it yet, but today’s prophets are getting much more specific, much more accurate, and much more profound in what they are seeing.

Acts 3:When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money. Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, “Look at us!” So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them.

Rabbi Shaul Leiter: May we contact you by phone about our emergency fund-raising campaign?

Brat: The pope says he’s in line with Peter. Look at them!

(In “Wild Bull” 18 Apr 17) Revelation 17:1 One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits by many waters. 2 With her the kings of the earth committed adultery, and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries.”

(In “Vocation” 30 May 17): Acts 3: Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.”

Rabbi Nathan Schapira: A simple stroll in the Land of Israel is compared to receiving atonement on the Altar.


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