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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Morning Coffee Musings


On this day in history, June 20,...Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II) was baptized. I learned this from George Weigel's book, "Witness to Hope."

Other random information....

Tradition holds that Jesus was crucified at the age of 33. That was a bad year for Jesus.

A theological definition of Justice indicates to us that Justice is paying what is owed, or giving someone what they are due.

If there was Justice, I would be at home hiding under the covers, not at work. I couldn't get the day off. So not only must I suffer the injustice of the inability to escape the Evil Empire of my employment in general, but I actually have to go TODAY of all days. There is no justice. But on the flip side, I'm taking Monday and Tuesday off, and I will be enjoying my freedom with much relish and much praise to God.

On to more important things...

This week's Catholic Carnival is up over at Just Another Day of Catholic Pondering. Our hostess this week did a great job, as always! Go on over and read this week's offerings.


Father Schnippel said...

Bad year for Jesus, good year for us ;)

Adoro said...

LOL - Yup! Good year for us! :-)

Cathy_of_Alex said...

Happy BIRTHDAY, my friend! You are still a young chickie.

Just think Jesus redeemed us in his 33 year. Not that I'm saying you need to be literally crucified but good things can come from suffering. You could save the world.

I started the OLPH Novena last night per your command. j/k

Cathy said...

Happy birthday, ya spring chicken!
May this year be your best ever.

(P.S. According to wikipedia, this is also the day on which Lizzie Borden was acquitted of murder.)

Odysseus said...

Witness to Hope is a great book.

Why is Ma Beck so knowledgeable about Lizzie Borden? Is anyone else concerned about this?

Adoro said...

Cathy ~ When compared to going to my current employment, crucifixion sounds downright posh! (I'm certain God's going to hit me with lightning for that one....)

Don't look to me to save the world...I can't even find another job. Not very promising.

Ma Beck ~ Who told you I was a chicken! Lemme at'im! Lemme at 'im! :-)

Rob ~ I am a little disturbed that she picked that out of the day. Ma, is there something you'd like to talk about? Mmmmm?

Apparently there was a solar eclipse on this day in 1974. My Manager just confirmed it because he remembers it. He was 7.

Cathy said...

I just thought it was an interesting wikipedia entry for June 20th.

Why the concern? The woman was found NOT guilty.
And I looooove my parents.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info!

God bless

Beth said...

Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...



Hope you find a new job tomorrooooow.

(feeling a tad goofy today!)

paramedicgirl said...

Happy birthday Adoro! Angela Messenger let the cat out of the bag!

swissmiss said...

Wishing you a very blessed birthday. Goodness, you are a spring chicken!

Adoro said...

Thanks, everyone. :}

Terry Nelson said...

Happy Birthday Adoro! Only 33! This is the prime of your life! In a very short time you will not even remember your horrible job!

Have a wonderful day/evening, and a better year.

Mairin :o) said...

hippo birdie two ewes!

Melody K said...

Happy birthday, Adoro! 1974 was a very good year. You are five days older than my oldest child. I am praying for your 33rd year to be your best yet!

owenswain said...

Happy B'day.
O ::thrive luminousmiseries ||

Adoro said...

:O) ~ ROTFL!

Thanks, y'all. I have a feeling I'm going to have to be "crucified" before I'm resurrected, though...but I'm ready. If that's what it takes, let's get on with it.

Just let me wipe this blood-sweat off my face first....

Fr. V said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! (In capitals - wonder if Sattvicwarrior will see this and wonder why I don't get yelled at for useing them.)

You line on justice made me think of this quote from Walter Mosely's, "The Man In My Basement," "There is no justice unless the judged agree. Without understanding and repentance there can only be revenge."


God bless!!!!

Adoro said...

Fr. V. ~ Are you telling me to repent?

Or alluding to my sense of revenge? Unfortunately, unlike in "the Princess Bride", I don't have an overdeveloped sense of vengeance, unless, of course, I happen to run into the 6 fingered man. And then I will tell him,

"My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my Father. Prepare to die."

And then, that would be justice.