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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Well, yesterday's soap does not smell anything like blueberry. It has a sweet primitive smell and the color looks a bit like antique lace. I think I will be calling it Primitive Lace. It isn't ready to cut yet so I won't be testing a piece of it until tomorrow.

Yesterday when I went to retrieve one of my pre-measured buckets of soaping oils, I noticed that one felt lighter than the others. I soon discovered why and within a few minutes I was cleaning up a puddle of oil which seeped from a hole in the bucket. Grrrrr

The candles however, smell wonderful. Oh what a tough job I have testing candle scents day after day.

The baby quilt is shaping up nicely. I am no master quilter, by any means, my squares don't match up and my piecing skills leave a lot to be desired, but I love making quilts and that's all that matters to me.

Word of the day
Feast of St. Cyril of Jerusalem
Wednesday of the Third Week in Lent
Mt 5:17-19

Jesus said to his disciples:
"Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets.
I have come not to abolish but to fulfill.
Amen, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away,
not the smallest letter or the smallest part of a letter
will pass from the law,
until all things have taken place.
Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments
and teaches others to do so
will be called least in the Kingdom of heaven.
But whoever obeys and teaches these commandments
will be called greatest in the Kingdom of heaven."

Thoughts from the cornfield:
When I listen to some of our "enlightened" leaders in the Church, I am often left scratching my head. The new enlightened thinking is that Jesus said none of what was attributed to him in the New Testament - red ink or not. We are not smart enough, lettered enough, or learned enough to know what the Scriptures are saying. I am growing weary of the new intellectual Theology that scoffs at ordinary people. Those who try to follow Church teachings are labeled Pharisees, and woe to them if they should stumble in their virtue for they are held to a higher standard, while those who are openly irreverent, flip, and sometimes downright mean are hailed as honest, open, and transparent oh, and human - let's not forget human.

We are Pharisees if we hold our priests, deacons, and bishops to a higher standard than the lay people. They SHOULD be held to a higher standard. They have been called to and ordained to an office and a responsibility that requires it. Yes, they are human beings and they will stumble, but there is a difference between stumbling and rationalization.

I have listened to lofty Biblical scholars discuss the folly of God placing a tree in the middle of the Garden of Eden. We don't need a 2 hours special on PBS to tell us why God placed that tree where HE did. And yes, I said HE. If it's good enough for Jesus, it is certainly good enough for me. Ooooops, I forgot. Jesus didn't really say it - according to the enlightened.

I guess Jesus didn't say the following either. How convenient that, like God, we can make Jesus over into our image and likeness.

In that hour Jesus rejoiced in the Spirit and said, "I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and revealed them to babes. Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in Your sight.

Luke 10:21

I guess I would rather be an unenlightened babe. Rant over.

God bless our troops!



Jennifer said...

Wow, Sugar Bush! I didn't realize it was this bad. How sad! Your post left me feeling unsettled - what has this world come to? Keep up the good work. Love and admire your faith and I enjoy your musings. :-)

Sugar Bush Primitives said...

I don't usually get off on rants like that, but I was reacting to a meeting the previous night. I think this is the reason so many have left the Catholic church - at least in our area.

Thanks for stopping by, Jennifer!