Saturday, February 17, 2007

LESSON IN HUMILITY FROM A SAINT

The talented Saint Kansas sent this little reality check:
What is this pie chart supposed to represent:

A) Those who are most likely to be taken seriously by the media.
B) Person most likely to be allowed to speak at your local public school.
C) Person most likely to be missed at a 10 year old's birthday party.
D) All of the above.

Humility, humility, and ever more humility.

10 comments:

Jeff Miller said...

Ah but Magicians and Clowns can't confect the Eucharist.

Barb the Evil Genius said...

But do people value the Eucharist?

sattvicwarrior said...

you say!!!!!!
What is this pie chart supposed to represent:
WELL ITS KIND OF OBVIOUS. NEVER BUT NEVER BUT NEVER TRUST A PRIEST!!!!!!!!!!
I learned that LONG ago when i went to catholic school.

Westlake Mom said...

In the Cleveland Diocese, this chart is probably accurate. Two weeks ago at my daughter's First Communion prep meeting for parents, we were lectured for an hour about Global Warming by a clown/mime. The clown/mine was recently listed as a member of the Futurechurch Leadership council.

He runs a clown ministry that does parish retreats, missions and sacramental preparation days for the Cleveland Diocese:

http://www.beacon-street.org/

Fr. V said...

Achk! What a way to ruin my Sunday morning. But let's be clear (just to make me feel a little better) Beacon Street isn't for the Diocese of Cleveland, but for some pastors or pastoral ministers within the Diocese of Cleveland.

And a note to sattvicwarrior. Remembered you at mass today. Hope life gets better for you.

sattvicwarrior said...

Dear Fr.V
thanks for that . but REALLY . my life COULDNT get any better. I KNOW thats hard for you to believe. but its TRUE!!!!! ! and GOD has blessed me many times over. . sorry to blow your "bubble" of guilt association [ thats soooooooooo dark ages] . PLEASE dont remember me at MASS!!!!!! send prayers to those who need it!!!!!!!. like the POOR the CONFUSED and those who the church has STOLEN from over the centuries to build its present day empire. . hope you dont mind me reviewing your blog. . if TRUTH is offensive to you just tell me. i wont bother you anymore. . but i DO enjoy reading other perspecitve. . and i DO enjoy looking at your posts.
thanks:)

Fr. V said...

Sorry Sattvicwarrior,

Rule number one: If you post on my site, I will pray for you.

sattvicwarrior said...

Sorry Sattvicwarrior,

Rule number one: If you post on my site, I will pray for you.

WELL THATS OK BY ME. BUT PLEASE DO IT AT A HIGH MASS. AND I WOULD PREFER LOTS OF CANDLES.[ DRIPLESS] WEAR SOMETHING COLOUR CORDINATED AND BY ALL MEANS FRESH FLOWERS EVERYWHERE., PAID BY THE CHURCH OUT OF THEIR OWN POCKET!]].
AND WHEN YOU TOAST THE CHRIST ON A CRACKER THING. PLEASE THINK OF ME PERSONALLY. I DONT WANT TO BE LUMPED INTO A BUNCH OF OTHERS. IN THE EYES OF GOD IM SPECIAL [ HE TOLD ME SO] . SO I EXPECT SPECIAL TREATMENT. . OH. SORRY. ONE OTHER THING . LOTSA INSENCE. . BUT NOT TO MUCH.
IT WOULD BE NICE IF YOU WERE BARFOOT OF COURSE. THEN I WOULD KNOW IT WAS AN ACT OF HUMILTY THAT YOU PRESENT YOURSELF BEFORE YOUR CREATOR AND I WASENT JUST ANOTHER ADDENDUM TO YOUR RITUAL THAT YOU DO DAY IN AND DAY OUT OVER AND OVER AGAIN WHER IT BECOMES MEANINGLESS.
NOW THAT WOULD BE THE POWER OF PRAYER AT ITS BEST.
THANKS..
SV

Fr. V said...

Hey Sattvicwarrior,

No. I'll pray for you the way I pray for everyone. Yes, at the holy sacrafice of the mass. In fact, I mentioned you last Sunday in the homily.

I do like incense however. Lots of it.

Interesting last point I don't understand. Of course the Church would pay for it out of its own pocket. The Church is people, not an institution. If the the Church wouldn't pay for it, (us) who would? The government? - which, ironically, would be us again.

Have a day of peace friend.

sattvicwarrior said...

YOU SAY.
No. I'll pray for you the way I pray for everyone. Yes, at the holy sacrafice of the mass. In fact, I mentioned you last Sunday in the homily.
WELL OK . HAVE IT YOUR WAY IT WAS JSUT A THOUGHT ON MY PART. ... ITS YOUR NECK OF THE WOODS NOT MINE.UNLIKE RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS I BELIVE IN LIVE AND LET LIVE. AND I NEVER TRY AND FORCE MY WAY ONTO OTHERS, AS LONG AS IT DOSENT AFFECT ME.

I do like incense however. Lots of it.
THEN DO IT. !!!!THAT WORKS TO . . SOUNDS LIKE A WONDERFUL IDEA.
Interesting last point I don't understand.
THE BAREFOOT PART??. JUST A VISION OF APPROACHING GOD WITH HUMILITY. . IF THATS WHAT YOU MEANT... ITS SOMETHIGN THAT I HAVE REASLY SEEN IN A CHURCH FOR MANY DECADES
Of course the Church would pay for it out of its own pocket. The Church is people, not an institution. If the the Church wouldn't pay for it, (us) who would?
ITS THE PEOPLES DONATIONS THAT PAYS FOR IT. I WAS THINKING MAYBE YOUR HEAD HONCHO IN THE DECADANT CITY OF ROME MIGHT SELL OFF SOME OF THE GOLD AND JEWELS AND TREASURES THAT IT PLUNDERED FROM NATIONS OVER THE CENTURIES. .NOW THAT WOULD BE A START. [ BUT WE KNOW THAT AINT GONNA HAPPEN]
The government? - which, ironically, would be us again.
NOW THATS A SCARY THOUGHT . TO BE GOVEREND BY THE CHURCH AGAIN . ALTHOUGH FROM THE LOOKS OF THAT EVANGELICAL PINHEAD OF A PRESDIDENT LOOPHOLES HAVE BEEN OPENED FOR CHURCHS OF OTHER DENOMINATIONS TO USE PUBLIC TAXS TO PAY FOR THIER HIDIOUS INFILTRATION ONTO THE PUBLIC. . WELL THANK GOD FOR SEPERATION BETWEEN CHURCH AND STATE IN THIS WONDERFUL COUNTRY.
Have a day of peace friend.
THANK YOU . I USUALLY DO . AND THE SAME TO YOU :)