“You are always on the lookout for fates worse than death, and it turns out that there are a slew of them.” (Gregory Boyle) Fr Boyle is a priest who ministers in L.A.’s gang territory. He sees death practically every day and has written about his experience in a book, “Tattoos on the Heart.” For the young people he works with, it’s one-day-at-a-time. A gun, a shot, and it’s over. In L.A., in Paris, in Beirut, or wherever we live, “Tomorrow is promised to no one.” ;-) Jack
FROM TARMART REV: ...earth is found very temporal and in constant change indeed!! ====JACK: As the hymn writer put it..."Change and decay in all around I see; O Thou, who changest not, abide with me."====REV: One of those hymns sung more in your circle than mine-- Abide with Me! Amen to that!!====JACK: Not jazzy enuf for the AGs, I guess.
FROM FACEBOOK LIZ: ironic all the talk about gun control... gang control?====JACK: You should read the book. People, like G, help keep the lid on. He's working in the Watts area.
FROM OUTHOUSE JUDY: Our today's are enough to worry about. As our tomorrow's become scarier it's even more important to do what we can do to make this world better today.====JACK: Have you heard of the song, "One day at a time, sweet Jesus"?
FROM TAMPA SHIRL: Some things never change. My friend who was a nurse in Watts in the 60's carried her gun to work at the hospital. Her father had taught her to shoot when she was ten in Ohio. That was the first time I ever thought of having to protect myself from such evil. The world needs a lot of work to be perfect.====JACK: Recently, a pastor (who was licensed to carry a gun) shot a parishioner who was attacking him during a service.