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PostPosted: 01-03-2017 04:41 AM    Post subject: Where DO they all come from indeed?? Reply with quote

Fair are the flowers and the children, but their subtle suggestion is fairer;
Rare is the roseburst of dawn, but the secret that clasps it is rarer;
Sweet the exultance of song, but the strain that precedes it is sweeter;
And never was poem yet writ, but the meaning outmastered the metre.

Never a daisy that grows, but a mystery guideth the growing;
Never a river that flows, but a majesty sceptres the flowing;
Never a Shakespeare that soared, but a stronger than he did enfold him,
Nor ever a prophet foretells, but a mightier seer hath foretold him.

Back of the canvas that throbs the painter is hinted and hidden;
Into the statue that breathes the soul of the sculptor is bidden;
Under the joy that is felt lie the infinite issues of feeling;
Crowning the glory revealed is the glory that crowns the revealing.

Great are the symbols of being, but that which is symboled is greater;
Vast the create and beheld, but vaster the inward creator;
Back of the sound broods the silence, back of the gift stands the giving;
Back of the hand that receives thrill the sensitive nerves of receiving.

Space is as nothing to spirit, the deed is outdone by the doing;
The heart of the wooer is warm, but warmer the heart of the wooing;
And up from the pits where these shiver, and up from the heights where those shine;
Twin voices and shadows swim starward, and the essence of life is divine.

--Richard Realf, "Indirection"
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PostPosted: 01-08-2017 10:11 PM    Post subject: Day after day... Reply with quote

In defense of the satirist we may say that indirection is a "civilized" rather than a "cowardly" form of communication. And the satirist's failure to attack the basic problems in his society may be defended on the grounds that important things provide less suitable subject matter for laughter than does insignificant material. Since humor deals primarily with the social and superficial qualities of life, it is not likely to be successful with deep passions or profoundly held beliefs.
Contradictory evaluations of the satirist's courage have been expressed. In an essay published in 1744, Corbyn Morris wrote that only the satirist "has the courage to cry out, unmoved by personal resentment: he flourishes only in a land of freedom, and when that ceases he dies too, last and noblest weed of the soil of liberty." But modern psychoanalysts see the satirist from a very different perspective. Dr. Kanzer...believes that the satirist sometimes "pushes aggression to provocative limits that result in a counterattack...which gratifies his need for persecution and suffering," and suggests that the satire of Gogol was motivated by an unconscious desire to be punished. Nor does Dr. Edmund Bergler have much respect for courage of satirists. According to him, the satirist's "aggression against authority is very tame. He uses indirect and not very transparent ridicule of it...a rebel who is always looking in the direction of the authority he is supposed to have overcome is no rebel at all."
Satirists have from the earliest times divided themselves into two groups, one insisting that the evil action rather than the evildoer should be satirized; [such as] Juvenal...The other group asserts that the individual evildoer should be satirized, [such as] Voltaire, Bierce, Mencken, Hugo, and Frenau have...
When WWII broke out, Evelyn Waugh joined the Royal Marines; later, as a commando, he gained a reputation for extraordinary bravery...(A psychoanalyst may object...that this...is not courage but an expression of the "death-wish."...If the psychoanalyst accepts cowardly acts on the part of the satirist as cowardice, but rejects the satirist's brave acts as a "death-wish," it becomes impossible to defend the satirist.
--Leonard Feinberg, "The Satirist"
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PostPosted: 01-08-2017 10:55 PM    Post subject: Where do they all belong? Nowhere, man Reply with quote

“One of the great truths of the Bible is that whenever God gets ready to do anything in the earth, He always works through a person or a group of people whom He has called and who have willingly responded to Him. The human factor is key for God’s activity on the earth. When God prepared to deliver the Israelites from Egypt, He called Moses. When He got ready to rescue His people from the Midianites, He called Gideon. When God wanted to warn His disobedient people of His judgment and call them back to Him, He called Elijah, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Amos, and the other prophets. When God was ready to send His Son into the world, He chose Mary, a humble peasant girl, to be His mother. When Jesus Christ prepared to send His message of salvation throughout the world, He called and anointed men and women—His Church—and commissioned them for the mission. This illustrates an incredible principle under which God operates: Without God we cannot, and without us God will not. For everything that God desires to do in the earth, He enters into partnership with those to whom He has already given dominion.”

“Communication is the ability to ensure that people understand not only what you say but also what you mean. It is also the ability to listen to and understand others. Developing both of these aspects of communication takes a lot of time, patience, and hard work.”

“Within the overall context of loving his wife, a husband’s first and primary role is to be the spiritual head and covering and teacher in the home. Through his words, lifestyle, and personal behavior the husband should teach the Word, the will, and the ways of the Lord to his wife and children.”

“It is not enough just to know who we love; we need to know what we love. We need to know why we love the person we love. This is critically important for building a happy and successful marriage.”

“If we hope to become effective and successful in life, ministry, and especially marriage, we have to learn to be good managers. Stewardship means being accountable to God for every resource under our care. Effective managers do more than simply keep things running; they add value to everything they have responsibility over. Under a good manager, resources will appreciate in value.”

― Myles Munroe, The Purpose and Power of Love & Marriage
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