Saturday, October 18, 2008

The end of an era

Mom and Dad
Originally uploaded by ravenslove
My parents were married 57 years. They raised three kids. My older brother, me and my younger brother. We had a lot of good times and some not so good times. One of those times occurred 10/11/2008. My mom passed away that day after a long illness. She is in a better place. Some how I think the world is a little less loving with her being gone

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Jesus, the Felon and our Christian Society

Billy on the wall.jpg
Originally uploaded by ravenslove
Just a few thoughts. I've noticed that many people on these boards are very spiritual and filled with faith. On behalf of the marginalized, the people that Jesus spent most of his time with, I'd like to point out that on the cross, he turned to the criminal on his right and said "Well done good and faithful servant for today you will be with me in paradise." Jesus on that day did not take an honest man with him to "heaven." He took a criminal.

C. S. Lewis wrote that his opinion of the final judgment is that "bad" people will be stripped of everything that made them bad, such as upbringing, genetics, drugs, society, etcetera and he will be judged on the goodness that remains. "Good" people will be stripped of everything good and what will be left is judgment, persecution, hate, fear, apathy, etcetera. They will be judged on that. Lewis wrote, "We will be very surprised to see who makes it into heaven and who doesn't."

Oscar Wilde wrote his "De Profundis" while he was in prison wherein he noted that society holds the saint as the closest possible approach to the perfection of God. Jesus, in forgiving the criminal, taught us that the sinner is the closest possible approach to the perfection of man.

Blessed are those who love felons.
Blessed more are those who grant them acceptance, employment and a second chance. 7 times 70 times.

Heres the most beautiful American Indian man I know. I love my felon.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Cultural Beauty in motion

Anybody who knows me know I love the American Indian Male. I think there is no more beautiful men in the world. This picture captured my attention. I don't know the man in this picture. The fact that he is dancing at a pow wow is obvious. The fact that he is one of the most gorgeous men ever is also abvious. I wonder what he is thinking at the time this picture was takin.