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Jesus' Farewell Prayer

In Gethsemane,
. . . he assembled us all, and  [Jesus] said, “Before I am delivered to them, let us sing a hymn to the Father, and so go to meet what lies before (us).” So he told us to form a circle, holding one anothers' hands, and himself stood in the middle . . .
“Answer Amen to me,” [he said] and began to intone a mystical chant:
“To the Universe belongs the dancer.”
Amen
“He who does not dance does not know what happens.”
Amen
“Now if you follow my dance, see yourself in Me who am speaking . . .
You who dance, consider what I do, for yours is this passion of Man which I am to suffer. For you could by no means have understood what you suffer unless to you as Logos I had been sent by the Father . . .
Learn how to suffer and you shall be able not to suffer.”
—The Acts of John (a Gnostic document)

Why Romney Realy Lost

Here is an article by a Jewish Rabbi from Teaneck, N.J. It is far and away the most succinct and thoughtful explanation of how our nation is changing. The article appeared in The Israel National News, and is directed to Jewish readership. 70% of American Jews vote as Democrats. The Rabbi has some interesting comments in that regard. Rabbi Steven Pruzansky is the spiritual leader of Congregation Bnai Yeshurun in Teaneck, New Jersey.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "The most charitable way of explaining the election results of 2012 is that Americans voted for the status quo - for the incumbent President and for a divided Congress. They must enjoy gridlock, partisanship, incompetence, economic stagnation and avoidance of responsibility.

And fewer people voted.

But as we awake from the nightmare, it is important to eschew the facile explanations for the Romney defeat that will prevail among the chattering classes. Romney did not lose because of the effects of Hurric…

Irish Toast

St. Patrick’s Day (the patron saint of Ireland) is fast approaching, so I thought Irish humor would be appropriate for this post.  Erin Go Bragh

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John O'Reilly hoisted his beer and said...
 "Here's to spending the rest of me life, between the legs of me wife!"

That won him the top prize at the pub for the best toast of the night! 

He went home and told his wife, Mary, "I won the prize for the Best toast of the night." 

She said, "Aye, did ye now. And what was your toast?" 

John said, "Here's to spending the rest of me life, sitting in church beside me wife."

"Oh, that is very nice indeed, John!" Mary said. 

The next day, Mary ran into one of John's drinking buddies on the street corner. The man chuckled leeringly and said, "John won the prize the other night at the pub with a toast about you, Mary." 

She said, "Aye, he told me, and I was a bit surprised myself. You know, he…

32 Traits Happy People Possess

Everybody wants to "be" happy, but do you know what it takes to be happy?  Really, happiness is not found, but discovered through a little be of effort and work.  Most of that work is on ourselves and sadly we often do not know where or how to start on getting happy.  Lucky for you I love short lists, and lifted many of these from 30 Traits Happy People Have in Common (if you want more info)...  Here they are..Happy People...

1. Find Good in EVERY Situation
2. Create Their Own Happiness
3. Are Ambitious
4. Have Clarity in Their Wants
5. Ask the Right Questions
6. Rarely Complain
7. Do Not Procrastinate
8. Face their Fears
9. Do Not Blame Others
10. Maximize their Potential
11. Avoid Toxic People
12. Take Calculated Risks (lots of them)
13. Deal with Problems Quickly
14. Are Solution Focused
15. Take Action When Needed
16. Are Life-Long Learners
17. Have a Sense of Humility
18. Manage Their Emotions
19. Work Through Pain
20. Work and Look Long-Term
21. Find Balance
22. Are Multidimensional
23. Do …