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Another Reason To Get Out of Bed

Why do you get out of bed?

I really resonate with the second point from the FuneralOne blog.  F. Todd Winninger has a list of 6 things that get the Funeral Director out of bed every morning.

#2: The “Corporal Works of Mercy”

Works of mercy are expressed in the teachings of St. Thomas of Aquinas and The Bible, and are adhered to in the Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, Lutheran and Methodist denominations. But, they are widely practiced by all Christians. Specifically, they are:

1. To feed the hungry. 2. To give drink to the thirsty. 3. To clothe the naked. 4. To harbour the harbourless. 5. To visit the sick. 6. To visit the imprisoned. 7. To bury the dead.

Essentially, what goes around, comes around – “blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy” (Matthew 5:7; the Beatitudes). Burial of the dead recognizes the misfortune of others, and your work is to alleviate or minimize the family’s suffering. Funeral service is one of the few professions or vocations where doing your job equates to “dispensing mercy”.

The full article….

What gets you out of bed every morning?

How to become good at something

I love this quote from an email I received today.

Learning shouldn’t be relegated to your leftover time and attention. The
best way to give learning and improvement the best chance of sticking
is to treat them like any other obgliation or responsibility you have. Put
them on the calendar if you have to, but trying to excise any sort of
value out of the crumbs of your day is going to make learning far more
challenging than it already is on its own.

Learning takes time, and we all have the same amount. How are you spending yours?

Take a look at this.

It could be you..

From “Go Against The Flow” 2007.

A thought for the day…
“The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they’re ok, then it’s you.”

Seven flies “walk into a bar”…

Do flies walk?
This really has nothing to do with flies, walking, or a bar tale.

Great reminder about how we preachers butcher the bible sometimes…

Consider this sentence: “I know a pilot who likes to fly, who went camping and put a fly over his tent, went fly fishing, then realized he was late for a plane and had to fly to an airport, where he realized he didn’t look very fly because his fly was undone, and just at that moment a fly landed on his nose (Thank you, Dr. Jennings!).”

There’s one word used seven times in seven different ways, and my guess is you had no question what I meant each time I used it. Words have meaning only in relationship to other words; for this reason, a lexicon can only tell you potential meaning, not actual meaning.

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