To God 9 June 2017

St. Francis told his brothers that it was better to remain with the Superior even if he believed him to be wrong, than to leave…etc
Admonition Three

Of Perfect and Imperfect Obedience

Day 5:The Lord says in the Gospel: they “that do not renounce all that they possess cannot be” a “disciple” and “they that will save their life, shall lose it.”

A person is truly obedient when they leave all they possess, lose their body (and their soul), and wholly obeys their superior, doing whatever the superior requires – (provided the person know that what they do is good and not contrary to the superior’s will).   If at times a person sees things which would be better, or more useful to, them than those which the superior asks of them, let them sacrifice their will to God.  Let them strive to fulfil the work requested by the superior. This is true and charitable obedience, which is pleasing to God and to one’s neighbour.

Day 6: If, however, a superior commands anything of a person that is against the person’s soul, it is permissible for the person to disobey.  However, the person must not leave the superior.  If as a result the person suffers persecution from some, they should love their persecutors the more for God’s sake.

For the one who would rather suffer persecutions, than wish to be separated from their brethren, truly abides in perfect obedience. Because they lay down their life for their brethren.

There are many religious who, under pretext of seeing better things than those which their superiors command, look back and return to the vomit of their own will. These are murders and by their bad example they cause the loss of many souls.

 I have not ever been able to understand why it is/ was laudable to stay around while injustice reigned.
We left because no one understood why we would feel this way.
Currently  we are trialling Hope Uniting Church, hpestreetjust down the street. It is a member of the Uniting Church of Australia, I don’t know where it sits as in Wesleyan, Presbyterian or Congregational. The church is very Franciscan and there is a complete spectrum of ages present.
It is not a Catholic church but coming from a non denominational parish that is of no consequence. It is one which follows the Two Holy Ordinances and is very focused on the word.
Last weeks Gospel reading covered the matter of Fasting and Prayer and we were challenged by the Pastor to fast in some way – from food, media, mobile phone, TV and to Pray for a period of 3 months.
So far I find fasting easier than prayer?????

Admonition Three. 2017. Admonition Three. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.efo.org.au/Admonition-Three.htm. [Accessed 09 June 2017].

Walking away to God, or pride 6 – 5 2017

St. Francis told his brothers that it was better to remain with the Superior even if he believed him to be wrong, than to leave…etc

I shall find the exact Admonition before posting this., Recently I have resigned from the Blue Mountains Franciscan Church, in just such a situation.

A group of fellow Communites , conceptualized by the Superior and Parish priest, had intended to develop an Association of churches.  The company name had been registered  with the deprtment of fair trading and all requirements met.

Until said Superior decided to withdraw because he had decided that another was trying to be “boss”  in an organization never mentioned to have one.

The one putting his heart and soul into gathering  all together for Liturgy in my eye”s was cast aside due to Church politics?

Whether from Pride or exasperation my wife and I resigned from the Blue Mountain”s Franciscan Church.    Why mention  Jessica? Well, for many months she had become more and more  dissatisfied with the lack of fellowship  offered by a service  delivered  only through Skype.  We felt that the way Bishop Peter and his Community were treated was unfair.

Jessica  desired the human companionship that comes only through personal contact with other live people.

Technology  is wonderful  but, until  it suplants everything  else,  Christians  in the flesh are what she needs.

After deciding that I had become too old for the  epic Sunday Journey to the  Mountains I ,too, remained at home.  Presiding and  Preaching via the TV,which, essentially, is what Skype is. I could  not see the value of presiding  at home when it was thought invalid and another went through the motions in the mountains.

We left because no one understood why we would feel this way.

Currently  we are trialling Hope Uniting Church, just down the street.

To God

How one Iowa city planted 1,000 acres of wildflowers to bring back the bees

Reports on the disappearance of bees and butterflies, and the threat that poses to our food supply and economy, have prompted many of us to reexamine our use of pesticides. In one Iowa city, park o…

Source: How one Iowa city planted 1,000 acres of wildflowers to bring back the bees

Ali Wanted To Be…

Ali Wanted To Be…

In Depth Interview with Victor Bockris, Author of ”Muhammad Ali in Fighter’s Heaven”

by Tobe Damit

Muhammad Ali by Andy Warhol

Foreword by Victor Bockris:

The Ali-Warhol Photo Tapestry shown up above as the ”banner” for this article is 60 x 32 inches and comes in various forms ranging from The Ali-Warhol Boxed Set (on 24 separate canvases) to the popular vertical edition on one large print thirty by six four inches, three images across and eight down. It is a beautiful and historic work executed by the Bockris-Schmidlapp team. Copies still available.

Source: Ali Wanted To Be…

Artista que criou icônico pôster de esperança por Obama lança novas imagens: protestando contra Trump | VIVIMETALIUN

Há oito anos, o artista Shepard Fairey criou uma icônica imagem do então novo presidente dos Estados Unidos, Barack Obama. O pôster em azul e vermelho junto à palavra Hope (‘esperança’, em inglês) acabou se tornando o símbolo do governo do democrata, primeiro afro-americano a assumir o cargo.Agora, com a mudança da liderança na presidência dos Estados Unidos, o artista criou novas imagens. No entanto, ao invés de homenagear Donald Trump como fez com Obama, Fairey criou cartazes que mostram mulheres de diferentes etnicidades. Uma moça latina aparece junto à frase, “Lutamos pela dignidade“, a muçulmana acompanha a frase “O povo é maior que o medo” e a negra: “Protegemos uns aos outros”.As criações de Fairey fazem parte do movimento “We the People” (Nós, o povo”), iniciativa da ONG Amplifier Foundation e devem ser utilizadas em manifestações contra “ódio, medo e racismo”.Os cartazes representam as minorias existentes nos EUA que devem protestar contra a posse do republicano que acontece nesta sexta-feira (20). No sábado (21), dia seguinte à posse, está prevista a Marcha das Mulheres que vem sendo organizada desde a eleição de Trump e acontecerá em Washington e em várias outras cidades americanas.As imagens de Fairey e dos artistas Ernesto Yerena e Jessica Sabogal estão disponíveis para download gratuito no site da ONG.

Source: Artista que criou icônico pôster de esperança por Obama lança novas imagens: protestando contra Trump | VIVIMETALIUN

Eight years ago, artist Shepard Fairey created an iconic image of then-new US President Barack Obama. The blue and red poster next to the word Hope (hope) became the symbol of the democrat’s first African-American government to take office.

Now, with the change of leadership in the United States presidency, the artist has created new images. However, instead of homage to Donald Trump as he did to Obama, Fairey created posters that show women of different ethnicities. A Latina girl appears next to the phrase, “We fight for dignity”, the Muslim accompanies the phrase “The people are greater than the fear” and the black one: “We protect each other”.

Fairey’s creations are part of the “We the People” movement, an initiative of the NGO Amplifier Foundation and should be used in demonstrations against “hatred, fear and racism.”

The posters represent the minorities in the United States who are expected to protest against the Republican’s inauguration this Friday (20). On Saturday (21), the day after the inauguration, is scheduled the Women’s March that has been organized since the election of Trump and will happen in Washington and several other American cities.

The images of Fairey and the artists Ernesto Yerena and Jessica Sabogal are available for free download on the NGO website.

 

Todas as fotos © Shepard Fairey

Laundry in the 1950’s Part 1 | Nutsrok

washboard - an early musical instrument in colonial Australia
washboard – an early musical instrument in colonial Australia

When she first married in 1946, Mother washed on a rub board.  By the time I was born, they’d come up enough in the world to acquire a second wringer-washing machine.  It cut her work tremendously.  Wash days were so much more pleasant and relaxing.  All she had to do was sort the laundry into whites, colors, towels, and work clothes……

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Source: Laundry in the 1950’s Part 1 | Nutsrok – don’t miss parts 2 and 3

India a great and.

Segundo país mais populoso do mundo, a Índia é, ao mesmo tempo, a maior democracia do planeta, cheia de cidades intensas e barulhentas, e um país feito de vilas pacatas, com uma vida rural e pobre porém integrada à natureza. O fotógrafo Anoop Kumar passou dois anos registrando em imagens estonteantes a alegria e a […]

via As cores estonteantes e a natureza deslumbrante da vida simples nos vilarejos da Índia — VIVIMETALIUN