Jack’s Winning Words 1/9/17
“People of deep faith are focused on wearing down hate-filled souls through beautiful acts of love.” (Peter Marty) Once, when Tiger Woods won a tournament, a fellow golfer made a racist comment and was widely criticized for it. Tiger responded: “Everybody makes mistakes. Let’s move on.” I’ve told of my sister who, when she has been wronged, will give a plate of home-made cookies to that person at their next meeting.,,with a smile, too. Ouch! ;-) Jack
FROM HONEST JOHN: Right now the hate filled souls appear to be winning!====JOHN: As General McAuliffe told the Germans when they demanded surrender at Bastogne..."Nuts!"
FROM TARMART REV: My kind of sister!! I've told folks over the years that "holy rollers" were those who wake up on Sunday mornings and roll over to the other side of the bed!!====JACK: I suppose you know that The Shakers were a religious group known for violent shaking during their prayers. People also handle poisonous snakes as part of a religious ritual. I've not seen either of those, but I have seen people roll in the aisles and heard them speak in tongues. As Pope Francis has said in another context, "Who am I to judge?"
FROM OUTHOUSE JUDY: I only wish I could do the same as Tiger and your sister.====JACK: Is something holding you back?