[SCA-AE] OT--Streets paved with gold & freedoms we should be Thankfull for WAS-Tryptophan Coma
amerwin at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 27 18:26:26 EST 2008
While I can not argue that many in modern America are guilty of the 7 sins and actually revel in them. There are those that celebrate the virtues you extol- Nor are all that celebrate said virtues in the SCA although I confess that I have found more "while living the dream" than in most places in the states. The question my lord is will you look at the glass as half full or half empty? And then the next question is - If you wish to fill the glass what are you doing to help bring about change? If you are already working on bringing about change then know that the world does not change quickly but you have others that are also working toward a better world. Give thanks today for what we have- As someone that works with Refugees from Sudan, Somalia, and other war torn parts of the world- Our country is by no means perfect but we are blessed to live here! Listening and watching my students is a daily reminder of how - for as bad as the economy
is here and for as many problems as we face - we live with more freedoms and more opportunities than many from other parts of the world can even imagine!
May all that read this list be blessed with good health for themselves and their loved ones & may we all be thankful today for what we do have. There are many with much less. Know that I value my friendships here and I am glad to be so lucky!
THL Bryn Ni MacRose - will get off her soap box & go back to lurking now.
--- On Thu, 11/27/08, Dug <eburhard65 at yahoo.com> wrote:
From: Dug <eburhard65 at yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [SCA-AE] OT---Tryptophan Coma
To: discussion at aethelmearc.org
Date: Thursday, November 27, 2008, 6:04 PM
To me it seems that modern america has a holiday for each of the Seven deadly
luxuria (extravagance, later lust): ST Valentine's Day;
gula (gluttony): Thanksgiving;
avaritia (greed): Christmas;
acedia (sloth): Labor Day;
ira (wrath): Memorial Day;
invidia (envy): New Year's Day;
and superbia (pride): Fourth of July.
I would hope that we could find ways to celebrate chastity, temperance,
charity, diligence, patience, kindness, and humility in the modern world, as
well as while sharing the dream we call the Society.
True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it is not haphazard
and superficial. It comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs
Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence
By Rev. Martin Luther King
4 April 1967
--- On Thu, 11/27/08, Heather Holmes <hjholmes at gmail.com> wrote:
> From: Heather Holmes <hjholmes at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [SCA-AE] OT---Tryptophan Coma
> To: discussion at aethelmearc.org, eburhard65 at yahoo.com
> Date: Thursday, November 27, 2008, 7:28 AM
> We've got that one and six more like it covered in
> February. Come see how
> Delftwood sins..
> In the meantime, bring on the Big Dead Bird!
> On Thu, Nov 27, 2008 at 1:23 AM, Dug
> <eburhard65 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Happy Ritualized Slaughter and Tryptophan Coma Day!
> > Also known as The Festival of Gluttony!
> > _____________________________________
> > True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a
> beggar; it is not
> > haphazard and superficial. It comes to see that an
> edifice which produces
> > beggars needs restructuring.
> > Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence
> > By Rev. Martin Luther King
> > 4 April 1967
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