Tired, But Putting Others Needs’ First

Tired, but putting others needs’ first

“Jesus, tired from His journey, sat down there at the well… A woman of Samaria came to draw water.”

In 1923, the Jewish theologian Martin Buber wrote an immensely influential little book entitled I and Thou. Buber’s main point is that there are two ways of relating to other people in our lives: We can see them as objects to be used — what Buber calls an “I-it” relationship; or we can see others as having feelings, dreams and needs as real and as important as our own that can be the basis for dialogue and relationship — an “I-Thou” relationship.

In his memoirs, Buber tells the story of how he came to his theory of I-Thou and I-It. When he was a professor of philosophy at a university in Germany, a young student came to see him. The student had received his draft notice to serve in the German army in World War I. He was a pacifist by nature and afraid of being killed in battle, but, at the same time, he was a loyal and fiercely patriotic German. He asked Buber what he should do: serve his country and risk being killed or claim conscientious objector status and perhaps leave another young man to be killed in his place. Continue reading

Corpus Christi Sunday 2015

Corpus Christi Sunday 2015

 ProLifeCorner-  I received this from a friend this morning thought it would be of interest to many of you. ED

 Sunday, June 7th, 2015  Exodus 24:3-8   Hebrews 9:11-15   Mark 14:12-16, 22-26
“This is my body…this is my blood.”

Eating and drinking are among the most important things human beings do. From the time we are fed by our mothers as infants and onwards, there is no more basic need. Eating and drinking are also a fundamental part of how we build our society. Families eat together, friends and colleagues meet to eat and drink, whether it be in a nice restaurant or a fast-food outlet at a local shopping center. Birthdays, graduations, weddings and funerals are usually marked by some sort of eating and drinking. Continue reading

Catholic priests in military face arrest for celebrating Mass

ProLifeCorner.com – 10-7-2013 – by Staff –  Following is an article on FoxNews.com that should chill the blood of all Christians because it is a blatant attack on our religious freedom.  First we have had to fight the government controlled health care program, (Obamacare) because of our being forced to pay for abortions.  Now we are seeing how one freedom threatened is leading to other freedoms being threatened.  If Catholic priests are facing arrest for celebrating Mass or Baptisms, when will Protestant pastors be forced to endure the same treatment?  Are other faiths, Judaism or Islam, being subjected to this attack on religious freedoms?  Please read this article and share it with as many as you can. Continue reading

Pope Francis at Six Months

September 11, 2013-  Bill Donohue analyzes the way the print media reacted to Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis after their first six months as pontiff:  We looked at the editorials in 15 of the nation’s largest newspapers to see what they said about the current pope, and his predecessor, after their first six months in office (Pope Francis will celebrate his first six months on September 13). Continue reading

Devil’s Plan For America

ProLifeCorner.com-    By Robert Knight- Townhall.com-  Given the sheer volume of bizarre cultural shifts recently, it’s time for another “if I were the devil” column. If I were Beelzebub, I’d work to destroy Western civilization because its chief religions, Christianity and Judaism, have a timeless book that reminds people of my existence. I’m most effective when working in the dark. Continue reading