Mar 5

Living in the present world that appears to be in chaos, we are reminded of the need of human greatness and clear leadership….

In an excerpt from the Vatican Council II: Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World N.15 it states

…. “Man judges rightly that by his intellect he surpasses the material universe, for he shares in the light of the divine mind….

The intellectual nature of the human person is perfected by wisdom and needs to be. For wisdom gently attracts the mind of man to a quest and a love for what is true and good. Steeped in wisdom, man passes through visible realities to those which are unseen.

Our era needs such wisdom more than bygone ages if the discoveries made by man are to be further humanised.  For the future of the world stands in peril unless wiser men are forthcoming.”

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Mar 9

Excerpts from The Fields of Life – our link with the Universe by Harold S. Burr
pub. Neville Spearman

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To ignore or to ridicule something is not to disprove it.
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We have a bumper crop of muddleheads who confuse democracy with indiscipline – Liberty with Licence.
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Blinkers of prejudice are a handicap in blazing new tracks.
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There are two sides to the coin of freedom. We have the freedom to profit by doing right – but also the obligation to take the consequences of doing wrong.
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Strange to say but Nature designed the Universe without consulting our chemists and physicists.
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We have flocks of twittering sentimentalists who feel that the criminal is more important than his victims.
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Dec 1

Life is precious.
Life lived in refinement is progress.
Man’s cultural life must be inspired by Beauty, his intellectual life by Truth, his spiritual life by Selflessness
Man’s technological progress is legitimate only when used in the service of a goal for a simpler, healthier, happier natural life for all to live in freedom within the Law.
We have inherited the freedom to work for and achieve human ideals.
We must honour those who have made this good fortune possible and choose well our actions.
We must remain true to the classic values that we know are right – from cleanliness, purity and goodness to the greatest and noblest qualities a human being can express and that we recognize as capabilities that may be emulated within ourselves.
It will encourage our confidence in seeking the survival of spiritual values in human culture and withstand negative trends and influences if we remember that the light of a single candle flame can reduce darkness and can in fact be the source of a proliferation of a thousand candle flames more to bring Light to the world.

Happy Christmas!

Apr 17

Re-cycled man must regain true form and health

He must, re-moulded, trust again the spirit’s wealth

Find beauty, line and grace once more enshrined

Not only in his art but in the fabric of his mind

If he will not return as prodigal to what is right

Resist and continue in his material ways of might

Then doom is forecast! as the gods, we understand,

Can no longer tolerate man’s devious turn from what is planned.

Sally Janssen