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We who carry about our very soul, our very body, exposed in this world to injury from all, and exhibit patience under that injury; shall we be hurt at the loss of less important things? Far from a servant of Christ be such a defilement as that the patience which has been prepared for greater temptations should forsake him in frivolous ones. If one attempt to provoke you by manual violence, the monition of the Lord is at hand: “To him,” He says, “who smites you on the face, turn the other cheek likewise.” [Matthew 5:39] Let outrageousness be wearied out by your patience. Whatever that blow may be, conjoined with pain and contumely, it shall receive a heavier one from the Lord. You wound that outrageous one more by enduring: for he will be beaten by Him for whose sake you endure. If the tongue's bitterness break out in malediction or reproach, look back at the saying, “When they curse you, rejoice.” The Lord Himself was “cursed” in the eye of the law; and yet is He the only Blessed One. Let us servants, therefore, follow our Lord closely; and be cursed patiently, that we may be able to be blessed. If I hear with too little equanimity some wanton or wicked word uttered against me, I must of necessity either myself retaliate the bitterness, or else I shall be racked with mute impatience. When, then, on being cursed, I smite (with my tongue,) how shall I be found to have followed the doctrine of the Lord, in which it has been delivered that “a man is defiled, not by the defilements of vessels, but of the things which are sent forth out of his mouth.” Again, it is said that “impeachment awaits us for every vain and needless word.” It follows that, from whatever the Lord keeps us, the same He admonishes us to bear patiently from another. I will add (somewhat) touching the pleasure of patience. For every injury, whether inflicted by tongue or hand, when it has lighted upon patience, will be dismissed with the same fate as, some weapon launched against and blunted on a rock of most steadfast hardness. For it will wholly fall then and there with bootless and fruitless labour; and sometimes will recoil and spend its rage on him who sent it out, with retorted impetus. No doubt the reason why any one hurts you is that you may be pained; because the hurter's enjoyment consists in the pain of the hurt. When, then, you have upset his enjoyment by not being pained, he must needs he pained by the loss of his enjoyment. Then you not only go unhurt away, which even alone is enough for you; but gratified, into the bargain, by your adversary's disappointment, and revenged by his pain. This is the utility and the pleasure of patience.
~ attribut. to Tertullian (c.160–220 AD), Of Patience
Now where were we...?
A: Did it ever even once occur to you that he was fooling and taking you in?
B: But Satan is our friend.
A: Satan is nobody's friend.
Although at last Pharaoh was forced to let them go, the Devil still continued after them.
You don't seem to understand. I own this town Masterson, and no does business here without my say so.
All the outspoken secularists and irreligious of the past two or so centuries, wearing the costume of moderns, are really and always have been Manicheans. (And, of course, the same is not infrequently the case with many professedly religious as well.)
No leader will make or keep us free who is less intelligent than the enemy.
Now if you use good judgment in place of bad judgment - why, it will make all the difference in the world!
Why he thinks it more likely to find honesty and truth up in the air, rather than down here, one is at a loss to understand; unless it is because he is just superstitious.
He's wrong, totally wrong. What then does he do? He goes on the attack.
Just as there are different kinds among a nation, race, or peoples, there are different types among criminal spirit people, and you should avoid thinking them all alike.
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Now THAT'S more like it! In full, and perfect for Christmas too! (For those short of time you can catch the show-stopper number at 16:25 )
["P.S.P. Presents "Jack & The Beanstalk"" - Prince Street Players/CBS 1965 version of Jim Eiler's "Jack and the Beanstalk"]
Later Note. Here, for download, are three of the better songs from the show transferred to .mp3:
Here is an instance, that I came across of late, of what I believe is a hoax silent film put together by criminal spirit people; indeed the players may themselves be some such. Now if my theory on this is correct, such films are made using a method related to how "dream productions" (spoken of by me elsewhere) are done. Quite what is involved I can little tell or explain to you beyond what I have myself experienced on the receiving end; other than to say or posit that ostensibly some sort of spirit person "technology" is used. With regard to this particular film, there may well have been an original Edison short titled "Teddy Bears," but if so this YT version is not it, and is rather, as stated, a hoax. Part of my reasons for thinking this is 1) based on what I know personally about dream productions, and 2) the excessive and overt spitefulness, dementia, unnaturalness, and spleen the film evinces. If this interpretation of mine is correct, it will help those attempting to understand professional criminal spirit some of what the latter are capable of; which admittedly is or can be quite astounding. As to be expected, some will dismiss my claim out of hand, but for those who already have some idea of what these people are like or who at least are open minded enough to consider the question, they will, I think, find watching this instructive.
["The 'Teddy' Bears (1907) - Edwin S. Porter | Wallace McCutcheon | Thomas Edison"]