Thursday, November 27, 2014

St Augustine Confesses

In his teen years Augustine and  friends entered an orchard and stole several pears. Later in life the man wrote several pages on this adolescent event. He explains the theft was a act based on comradeship, and laughter. The pears he explains were not eaten, or needed. in fact they were fed to some nearby pigs.

Then his act was seen as a good among friends. Later he confesses that his act was a lesser good as the farmer and his family were cheated of their rewards. The Saint warns that all sin is held as good by the sinner when a higher good is lost.



ancient Celtic Design

This ancient Celtic Design is taken from the Celtic Burial Mound at New Grange in Co. Meath. This design pre-dates the arrival of Christianity in Ireland by some 3,000 years. It is thought to be the oldest Celtic symbol and is supposed to represent the 3 stages of man: Birth, Death, Eternity. Available in Black.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

I'm for it!!


Executive Order - Happy Thanksgiving

Mike

Happy Thanksgiving Day



"Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart."

Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BC – AD 65) 


doing good

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Aesop

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
Mohammad Ali

Set your heart on doing good. Do it over and over again, and you will be filled with joy.
Buddha

 To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer. 
Mahatma Gandhi

 If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence. 
Lao Tzu

 Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person. 
Mother Teresa 

 No man lacks the price to doing good.

pileated woodpecker


Had me three of ’em red headed peckers in my backyard this am  fussing up a storm calling “yip yip yip yip yip yip yip” at one another. They’er said to be very rare birds????