Newsletter 20150617 Pipe in the road

Posted: 2015/06/16 in Uncategorized

Proverb of the week:

 

Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.”

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Exodus 32:34, God says to Moses: “my angel shall go before thee.”

         

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Contents this week

Proverb of the week:

Story of the week:

“Pipe in the road” (Video) By: Ronald L. Riedell

“Quote of the week

 

Story one

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Pipe in the Road


 

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Quote of the week:

 

Gluttony tries to destroy self-control; unchastity, moderation; avarice, voluntary poverty; anger, gentleness; and the

other forms of vice, their corresponding virtues. But when the vice of pride has become master of our wretched soul,

it acts like some harsh tyrant who has gained control of a great city, and destroys it completely, razing it to its

foundations.

The angel who fell from heaven because of his pride bears witness to this. He had been created by God

and adorned with every virtue and all wisdom, but he did not want to ascribe this to the grace of the Lord. He

ascribed it to his own nature and as a result regarded himself as equal to God.

The prophet rebukes this claim when he says: ‘You have said in your heart: “I will sit on a high mountain; I will place my throne upon the clouds and I will be like the Most high. High.” Yet you are a man, and not God’ (cf. Isa. 14:13-14). And again, another prophet says, ‘Why do you boast of your wickedness, 0 mighty man?’ and he continues in this same vein (Ps. 52:1).

Since we are aware of this we should feel fear and guard our hearts with extreme care from the deadly spirit of pride. When we have attained some degree of holiness we should always repeat to ourselves the words of the Apostle: “Yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me’ (1 Cor. 15:10), as well as what was said by the Lord:’Without Me you can do nothing’ (John 15:5). We should also bear in mind what the prophet said: ‘Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain that build it’ (Ps. 127:1), and finally: ‘It does not depend on-man’s will or effort, but on God’s mercy’ (Rom. 9:16).

St John Cassian

On the Eight Vices

2015-02-27 17.59.08

Brother Ron (1953–Present) is a self-taught, American surfer, artiest, author, teacher, and philosopher.

And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Genesis 6:5

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