|Josh and Scott "fishing for men" on 82nd Avenue in Portland|
On our walk we chatted with some of the "little souls", the working poor and those who at one time or another have been down-and-out. Many of them are easy to love because they are not puffed up. Even when they have pretensions, they readily let go of them when they meet an honest soul. It's easy to see why our Lord favored them, the "poor in spirit". It's harder to love the proud, those who think they've got it all figured out--when in reality they are a product of the zeitgeist and deceptions that come from sin (both demonic and personal). It's especially hard to love those who have ascended to positions of authority--especially religious authority--and are either hirelings or wolves. If I had more love, I would pray and sacrifice for them. But alas, my middle name is 'Nickolas' after St. Nicholas, and my first urge is to punch the heretics among us. Ha ha!
|I love these memes. A good Catholic use of the internet!|
|St. Nick punching Arius the heresiarch at the Council of Nicaea|
|Some of the Fraternity and friends.|