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cbertsch
cbertsch
Happy Mother's Day!
Remember my Promise Keeper neighbor, the one who kindly helps out everyone in the neighborhood, brings the people on his street an annual Christmas present, and has a habit of forwarding incendiary right-wing propaganda to his entire address book? Well, he just sent out a Mother's Day message:
In his book Lost in Wonder, Love, and Praise: Prayers for Christian Worship
(Abingedon, 2001) John Killinger includes these words about mothers:
I believe in the love of all mothers, and its importance in the lives of the
children they bear.

It is stronger than steel, softer than down and more resilient than a green
sapling on the hillside.

It closes wounds, melts disappointments and enables the weakest chjild to
stand tall and straight in the fields of adversity…..

And I believe that one fo the most beautiful sights in the world is a mother
who lets this great love flow through her to her child, blessing the world with the tenderness of her touch and the tears of her joy.
Mothers who want to express God’s kind of love to their children must begin
by receiving and experiencing HIS love themselves ~ because God is love
(1 John 4:16) In every area of life, we can give nothing away that we have not first \received. If you have received God’s love in salvation through Christ , recommit yourself daily to manifesting HIS love to your children.

Being a channel of God’s love means first receiving then giving with not obstacles in between.

Turning Point


All I am my mother made me.

-- John Qunicy Adams
All I can say is, "Amen to that." Backwards, naturally, while watching the DVD of Brokeback Mountain.

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mhkrabat From: mhkrabat Date: May 12th, 2006 10:24 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
and enables the weakest chjild to
stand tall and straight in the fields of adversity…..

...so they can grow up big and strong and support the sanctity of life by fighting a rich dumbass's war in a land that posed no threat to us but has something we covet.

I believe that one fo the most beautiful sights in the world is a mother who lets this great love flow through her to her child, blessing the world with the tenderness of her touch and the tears of her joy.

..while feeding the brat Krispy Kremes and plocking him down in front of the tube...

All I am my mother made me....which would explain the bra, panties and garters.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: May 13th, 2006 06:08 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Yeah, it makes me sick. I don't think it's true that Hitler invented Mother's Day, but it's a fable that makes sense. No offense to actually existing mothers, naturally, but the ideological function of the holiday for conservatives, radical and otherwise, is pretty clear.
frostedfuckhead From: frostedfuckhead Date: May 15th, 2006 02:42 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
oh, come on now. after trimming the dogma a bit and ignoring the assumptions, the words ain't all that bad. certainly they're not nearly as loaded as most christian rhetoric.

i can approve, in a half-assed way. a mother's love really *is* quite amazing and beautiful. and if you go so far as to understand Jesus/God as the fish that swims within, rather than as some dood in the sky, it works pretty well.

cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: May 15th, 2006 05:14 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
You're not living across the street from him, nor in a neighborhood full of like-minded Fundamentalists. I'd feel more charitable toward Christian messages living in another country.
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