God Spoke To Me Today, Mea Culpa DP!Submitted by The Granger on Sun, 01/27/2013 - 18:34
I extend an apology to those on the DP who I have offended with my argument that, grassroots is now worthless to me because the GOP has all the tools, and more, to accomplish everything I did when I was grassroots as they make it so easy by comparison.
I did not expect today's scripture and homily to touch my heart concerning the Daily Paul community, but it did, and God opened my eyes, ears, and heart, and gave me a new perspective.
Here's was the scripture from the New Testement (our second reading in the Catholic Church):
1 Corinthians 12: 12 - 30
12 For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.
13 For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body -- Jews or Greeks, slaves or free -- and all were made to drink of one Spirit.
14 For the body does not consist of one member but of many.
15 If the foot should say, "Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body," that would not make it any less a part of the body.
16 And if the ear should say, "Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body," that would not make it any less a part of the body.
17 If the whole body were an eye, where would be the hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where would be the sense of smell?
18 But as it is, God arranged the organs in the body, each one of them, as he chose.
19 If all were a single organ, where would the body be?
20 As it is, there are many parts, yet one body.
21 The eye cannot say to the hand, "I have no need of you," nor again the head to the feet, "I have no need of you."
22 On the contrary, the parts of the body which seem to be weaker are indispensable,
23 and those parts of the body which we think less honorable we invest with the greater honor, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty,
24 which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so composed the body, giving the greater honor to the inferior part,
25 that there may be no discord in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another.
26 If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.
27 Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.
28 And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then workers of miracles, then healers, helpers, administrators, speakers in various kinds of tongues.
29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles?
30 Do all possess gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret?
It crossed my mind that the mistake I was making on Daily Paul was that I had dismissed grassroots.. "Been there, done that", was like a mantra for me.. and it's true.. after 33 years of being grassroots, I was burnt out, happy to be on a committee.
God has shown me how to make my committee work even better, and this is by taking the luxury the GOP offers me in my membership and giving it to the grassroots, so it's not so hard on them, so they can do what I did for all those years, easier, and better. I can get permits, I have resources I did not have before, and rather than keeping this in the GOP as some exclusive.. God has shown me that it is my duty as a Catholic and a RepubliCAN, to share these blessings FREELY.. Of course I am bound somewhat.. I will not be able to share them with the Democrats.. they have their own after all.. but for Independents.. I can share, and I will.
Please accept my apology in dissing the grassroots. I WAS WRONG AND I AM VERY VERY SORRY.. Mea Culpa, Mea Culpa, MAXIMAS MEA CULPA.
May God have mercy and forgive me, and may you, my brothers and sisters in LIBERTY and FREEDOM, forgive me.
I LOVE YOU.