Archives For February 2015
1. Front of the Class (2008)
2. Homeless to Harvard
3. Anything Is Possible
4. A Better Life
5. Courage to Love
6. Shine Like A Star
7. A Song From The Heart
8. When Andrew Came Home
9. Their Eyes Were Watching God
10. Teen Spirit
Will You Save Me?©
Felina Silver Robinson
My Poem of the Day
There are steps that I must take through this dark and empty place.
I wish you wouldn’t follow.
For I’m not sure if I’ll see tomorrow.
But maybe if you can reach me before it’s too late,
I won’t have to take the journey that might call for my end.
Would you take the time to save a friend?
Would you let them go so you’re off the hook and would no longer have to bother?
This all feels so wrong.
But no one has given me any other choice.
The walls are crumbling down around me.
The pressure is overwhelming.
I turned to you, but you’re not really there.
I’m hoping and praying, you’ll make the time, this time
This poem is offered in light of a recent story about a young man taking his life
when he felt he had no one to turn to, and when he did turn to someone, they didn’t try to stop him.
I beg of anyone out there, please help that is crying out for help.
Don’t urge them to take their own life. They are crying out because they want to be saved.
No matter how bad things are, there is always something better ahead even if you can’t see it at the time.
Taken from the Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of World Religions
Here is a dose of daily religion from A to Z.
Today’s religious topic is as follows:
“Athanasian Creed”, also called Quicumque Vult (from the opening words in Latin), a Christian profession of faith in about 40 verses. It is regarded as authoritative in ROMAN CATHOLICISM and in some Protestant churches. It has two sections, one dealing with the TRINITY and the other with the INCARNATION, and it begins and ends with warnings that unswerving adherence to such truths is indispensable to salvation. The virulence of these damnatory clauses has let some critics, especially in the Anglican churches, to secure restriction or abandonment of the use of the creed.
A Latin document composed in the Western church, the creed was unknown to the Eastern church until the 12th century. Since the 17th century, scholars have generally agreed that it was not written by ATHANASIUS (died 33) but was probably composed in southern France during the 5th century. In 1940 the lost Excerpta of Vincent of Lérins (flourished 440) was discovered to contain much of the language of the creed. Thus, either Vincent or an admirer of his has been considered the possible author. The earliest known copy of the creed was included as a prefix to a collection of homilies by Caesarius of Arles (died 542).
(Comeback on 3/01/15 and continue to learn about religion. Tomorrow you’ll read and learn more about “Saint Athanasius”.
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Coistrel means “groom, low fellow, knave“. Coistrel is cited in William Shakespeare’s play Twelfth Night (TN I.iii.37) Sir Toby says to Maria: “He’s a coward and a coistrel that will not drink to my niece[F. Coistrel].”
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