To God, this is how we all appear. Sobering, isn’t it, that He loves us in spite of our ugliness, filth and unhappiness.

Being a Catholic ultimately means being homeless, at least in this Creation.

We are only really at home in God. During our exile here on Earth, it pays to be kind to the sick and strangers, to be fair in our dealings, to value human life above all things, and to remember where our true home lies.

In God.

About Brother Burrito

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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28 Responses to Homelessness

  1. toadspittle says:

    But, as God made us in His image, it must also strongly resemble Him.
    I agree, however, that this is far more beautiful:
    But he (or she) has no chance of going to Heaven.


  2. toadspittle says:

    Yes, Burro, my picture is a “selfie.”
    …Is yours?


  3. Frere Rabit says:

    This is a pretty cheap article with an ambiguous picture without any context. I am getting a little tired of Catholic scattergun blogging. There needs to be a little more focus.


  4. toadspittle says:

    …and a lot more lettuce.


  5. GC says:

    Brother Lapin, as much as we admire you, I do think that Brother Burro is being, as usual, a clever thing here.

    Apart from economically and wittily expressing a truth that all Catholics know and accept more or less (mostly less), he gives hope to us tediously ordinary sinners that God will still like us.


  6. Brother Burrito says:


    [Blush] Spot on!

    The picture is of somebody labelled “the world’s dirtiest man” by that paragon of journalism, the UK Daily Mail. 80-year-old Haji believes that “cleanliness brings him sickness.” As someone who developed eczema in response to surgical scrub solution, I can kinda see his situation.

    That God loves us, even in the depths of our gravest sins, IS the Good News that we Christians all prattle on about, all the time.



  7. Frere Rabit says:

    Myoriginal point was simply objecting to a picture with no context. Now you finally provided a context, and thanks to the idiots who gave me the thumbs down. Tossers. You missed the point.

    Catholicism Pure: your sources and your point needs to be “purer”. And don’t give me the thumbs down when I point it out. Real Christians are now dying in their thousands, so I have little patience with the crap on Catholic blogs. @vicarofbaghdad does more than you will ever do for the Kingdom of God.


  8. Frere Rabit says:

    Just wake up to the horror and the need for action. Talking shop Catholics Pure is all over folks.

    “Overjoyed by our generosity @trentvineyard: £90,000 raised in offering for @vicarofbaghdad’s org in Iraq. May it be eternally fruitful.x “


  9. toadspittle says:

    If you mean gravely debating the advisability of altar rails or not – while we patiently wait to be beheaded by raving religious lunatics, Rabit… I agree.
    …Others may not.
    As for the need for action – I’d advise against doing anything rash.


  10. johnhenrycn says:

    “My original point was simply objecting to a picture with no context…thanks to the idiots who gave me the thumbs down. Tossers”

    T’wern’t me. Maybe it was four of the other 10 idiot tossers who *liked* this post, so sadly lacking in context such as it is.


  11. toadspittle says:

    Well I was one of the tossers who liked the post. (didn’t flag it, though)
    Until I found out it wasn’t a picture of Burro himself.
    …That was disappointing.


  12. kathleen says:

    Frere Rabit @ 23:57 yesterday

    Whatever criticism or insults you may hurl at us, I honestly doubt there are many Catholic blogs that have done as much as we have here on CP&S in bringing the horrors and tragedies of the situation of Iraqi Christians to the forefront.


  13. johnhenrycn says:

    CP&S has certainly done well on the Iraq front, Kathleen, and I applaud all of you; but Frere Rabit is more of an “Ice Bucket Challenge” type of commenter. I see that someone with his birth name, Gareth Thomas (not the homosexual rugby player – the other Gareth Thomas, PBUH) commented recently on “Dr” Tim Stanley’s Daily Telegraph blog, and boasted about raising a shedload of money for Iraqi Christians – or more specifically – for fighting the influence of ISIS in Great Britain. His braggadocio was deleted because he, like me, is banned from the Telegraph, so I can’t share his brilliant invective from that blogpost with you. Suffice it to say that Gareth is a legend in his own lunchtime.


  14. toadspittle says:

    What on earth could anyone say that would get them banned from The Telegraph?
    “What a nice man Richard Dawkins is,” possibly?


  15. Tom Fisher says:

    Oh come on! BB’s post about Catholics having their true home in God expressed a simple truth with good humored warmth.

    Frere Rabit likes to sneer at those he thinks are not sufficiently righteous in their ‘pure’ focus. Well leave him to it.


  16. johnhenrycn says:

    Tom Fisher:
    “Well leave him to it.”

    Either a possessive apostrophe or a comma would have been welcome 😉


    I’m just having a bit of fun, friend 🙂


  17. johnhenrycn says:

    Show’s how much I know, dunnit, since the apostrophe in we’ll is not a possessive 😦


  18. johnhenrycn says:

    Toady, do you mean that Richard Dawkins guy who recently advised a woman wondering what to do if pregnant with a Down’s syndrome baby, tweeted back: “abort it, and try again?
    A spouse of Modernity, he is. Men like him, married to the Spirit of the Age, end up as widowers.


  19. Tom Fisher says:

    Well, someones just learnt a lesson 🙂


  20. johnhenrycn says:

    “Show’s how much I know, dunnit…”

    Yes, a grocer’s apostrophe, but I only used it for everyone’s elucidation, as you well know.


  21. Frere Rabit says:

    “If you mean gravely debating the advisability of altar rails or not – while we patiently wait to be beheaded by raving religious lunatics, Rabit… I agree,” says Toad.

    Yes, that was indeed the point. And I don’t come here seeking popularity, so even if it’s just Toad who gets the point, that’s fine by me. The stuff about the Telegraph from John Henry is a bit confusing, but if the suggestion is that I have commented on Telegraph blogs, no I have not – and probably not for about 18 months at least.

    Kathleen I did not mean to be insulting but prophetic. On most Catholic blogs there is simply too much rabbit, and one damp squib thrown in by a rood norty rabit will not make any difference to that fact, so who care’s anyway? (Apostrophe thrown in for the enjoyment of the aficionado’s.)


  22. johnhenrycn says:

    “…if the suggestion is that I have commented on Telegraph blogs, no I have not – and probably not for about 18 months…”

    Oh, Frere Rabit, you’re such a funny bunny. One Gareth Thomas left a distinct pawfootprint on “Dr” Stanley’s blog post about Philip Larkin, which I’ve linked above; and our late friend, Jadissock, (“late” in the sense that she doesn’t hang around here much anymore) can so verify if she would be so kind. Maybe it was Gareth “Faerie Queene” Thomas, the rugby star, who was telling everyone there that he’d raised £50,000 (or £60,000) to combat Muslim fanaticim in the UK. Or maybe it was a sockpuppet pretending to be you, knowing of your laudable hostility to that Abrahamic offshoot. Can’t abide sockpuppetry myself.
    Happy Labour Day, FR. Back to helping the swots learn their ABCs tomorrow?


  23. Frere Rabit says:

    I will leave you to glory in the nonsense in comment boxes on the Daily Telegraph, JH, and interpret whatever you read there in your own inimitable way. I have had no interest in such matters for a very long time, as Jadis herself will confirm. Your continuing gay references are both cheap and irrelevant. End of.


  24. toadspittle says:

    Fie, naughty girls!
    It’s nearly Christmas.


  25. Frere Rabit says:

    If it’s Spanish you’re trying to use here, the word is “tranquilo”; which you are mostly not. 🙂


  26. toadspittle says:

    True, Rabit.
    Not a word that features much in my lexicon, in either tongue.


  27. GC says:

    Brother B’s “extended aphorism”, if we may call it that, made me think of this scene straightaway. Quite an unwashed Robert De Niro realises that the “home” he had previously set up for himself fell ruinously short of his real home. (I averted mine eyes from the sight of all those cheeky boys.)


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