Sometimes, The Finest Language Is Silence

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A sinner who hopes in God's Mercy, and who cannot stop smiling since realizing that Christ IS the Way , the Truth and the Life. Alleluia!
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6 Responses to Sometimes, The Finest Language Is Silence

  1. johnhenrycn says:

    Silence is golden, but my eyes still see.

    Of course, the Tremeloes version was just a knock-off of the 1964 Four Seasons/FrankieValli original, but yourTremeloes – what sharp dressers they were.

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  2. Roger says:

    Beware the Silence of Christ? All the while we are chastened and corrected then we are His Children. But what if the Father is nolonger listened to? His Words nolonger believed? Familiarity breeding contempt? The Silence of Christ is the Calm before the Storm. I listened in incredulity to a so called expert denying the Brith of Our Lord on Christmas Day? Lets consider this insanity because it throws the whole liturgical calendar out of the window? The expert prattled on about the Shepherds watching their flocks saying this would have been in the Autumn.
    Now consider spiritual Night? Which is the Eternal Death of the Soul. Sic Judas in St John leaving the Last Supper fully possed by Satan “and it was Night!”.
    The Shepherds who WATCHED THEIR FLOCKS BY NIGHT? Because Our Lord came during a time of Darkness!
    We armd with Our Rosary and with Our Lady WATCH and WAIT during the present Darkness.

    Fatima is about the Silence of Christ because nobody listened.

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  3. Toadspitttle says:

    Doh!
    Must comment yet again! I agree with Roger (!!! Apocalypse Now!) – of all the reasons for doubting Christ was born on Christmas Day, the idea the shepherds would not be “watching their flocks,” at that time of year is the most infantile.
    Shepherding is obviously a 365-day-a-year job. Which is why nobody in their right mind wants to do it nowadays, if they can possibly avoid it.
    However, none of the shepherds I’ve met have ever “…watched their flocks,” at night. They penned them up, and went home to bed.
    Make of that what you will.
    But maybe in Israel, 2,000 years ago, they did things differently.

    It reminds me of a friend’s wife asking him, “Why was there no room in the inn?”
    “Because it was Christmas, of course. Everywhere’s always fully booked at Christmas,” he explained.

    On a more frivolous note, the idea of the Romans demanding all their citizens return to the place of their birth for a census is just as silly as the Autumn-only shepherds, if you think about it.
    Nor is there any historical evidence to support its happening.

    …Or so I have read. But I may be wrong on this.
    I will be put right, if that is so.

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  4. johnhenrycn says:

    Like your atheist allies, Toad, you seem to think Christian faith is destroyed by myth. Don’t bother offering your thoughts on myth. Been there. Done that. Long before I’d ever heard of you.

    What you can’t seem get your head around is that humans try to understand historical truth by means of myth without believing every part of every myth to be historically true (Roger excepted). Your sophomoric historical ‘analysis’ is something trotted out this time every year by clever people who think Christians are stupid.

    I’ve spent the better part of today setting up our Christmas tree. Even after two bottles of wine, I don’t believe Santa Claus will come down our chimney this year, or any year. But I believe in the idea of Santa Claus, which is what a lot of loving parents believe as well.

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  5. GC says:

    Dear Toad, a little prayer for you that you’ll be good on your pins any time soon. The furries must miss your early morning conversation.

    As for watching their flocks by night (not “washing their socks”, as Toad would have them doing), I believe shepherds still do that in places like India when sheep are driven far from any penning areas to graze free-range on more distant grassy land. They herd them together at night at an agreed location and get down to some serious watching.

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  6. Toadspitttle says:

    “Toad, you seem to think Christian faith is destroyed by myth.”

    If I thought that, JH, I’d be an even bigger idiot than I actually am.
    Because it clearly isn’t destroyed – for many people.
    But what I’m asking here has nothing to do with myth, but historical fact.
    Not that it matters.

    I’m getting the dogs out as usual, GC, I used a crutch yesterday, instead of my baston.
    But I’m doing better this very foggy morning.
    We think out there, rather than talk.
    Howl a bit when we see a rabbit, though.

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