Since Jun 18, 1999
To human eyes, too much of light Is blinding as the blackest night. And this is so, too, of the mind, In total ignorance it's blind. But more truth than it can absorb Will overwhelm the mental orb. So, lest our vision burn to ashes God shows us truth in bits and flashes, White revelations that the brain Can comprehend and yet stay sane. And we, poor fools, demand truth's noon Who scarce can bear its crescent moon. -- "White Revelations," by Georgia Starbuck Galbraith.
In the words of C.S. Lewis, A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic on a level with a man who says he is a poached egg or else he would be the Devil of hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God; or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon; or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God. But let us not come away with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.
From freeper St_Thomas_Aquinas: I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Fathers glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Fathers commands and remain in his love..." Thanks, freeper.
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