He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.
And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister. (ESV)
v 46 hinge-fulcrum of passage: "No one ever spoke like this man...". Arresting officers could have said something else -- but they pointed to Christ.
2nd division: v 47 "...Have you also been deceived? Have any of the authorities or the Pharisees believed in him? But this crowd that does not know the law is accursed."
3rd division: Nicodemus v 51 "Does our law judge a man without first giving him a hearing?" - 52 "...are you also from Gaililee?"
Pastor John -- "it's his claims" -- eight outrageous claims:
#1 Jesus claims to be God -Joh 13.19 ('I am' Exo 3.14)
#2 .. .. .. exist before he was born -Joh 8.58
#3 .. gives life for ours - Joh 10.26
#4 .. claims to be only way - Joh 8.28?, 14.26?, 12.46
#5 .. claims to be sustenance ~ savior - Joh 4.14, 10.27
#6 .. .. we can do nothing without him - Joh 15.1,5
#7 .. .. to be the one who raises from the dead - John 11.25, 6.40
#8 .. .. to supreme glory (and enjoying that and marveling at that is for us) -joh 17.24
C.S. Lewis: "Mere Christianity" - Liar, Lord, Lunatic...
Bono: Grace over Karma
Reflections from yesterday:
As a result -- I've started working on a .SRT player:
...not fully functional yet -- but, it is a start.
If you drag the .srt file atop the .vbs script -- it will open Internet Explorer and begin playing back the dialog. Right now it reads the start~top range -- finds the difference in the range in seconds, pauses that many seconds displaying the dialog~caption.
I'll probably wrap it as an .hta type file -- so that you can have more
control over how it starts and plays.
..he talked to all the boys very seriously about cruelty, and said how hard-hearted and cowardly it was to hurt the weak and the helpless; but what stuck in my mind was this, he said that cruelty was the devil's own trade-mark, and if we saw any one who took pleasure in cruelty we might know who he belonged to, for the devil was a murderer from the beginning, and a tormentor to the end. On the other hand, where we saw people who loved their neighbors, and were kind to man and beast, we might know that was God's mark."
Other Links: Netflicks, Project Gutenberg
Interesting ~ as plot Dorian Gray appears to be antithesis of 'Tithonus' (Victorian poem by Alfred Lord Tenneyson). While Dorian remained forever young and his painting aged -- Tithonus lived forever -- but, continually aged: Tithonus
Dorian Gray appears relatively early in his list of Wilde's work--between his stint as a journalist and before his plays. The work seems to be his showpiece for his ideas of "art-for-art's sake." ~ "Books are well written, or badly written. That is all."
I found these quotes from subtitle download file at allsubs.org:
"The fruit of experience is beauty."
"The value of both people and
things, change by the location."
"You are a dead man if you continue to run
around like this. Hurry up and get home!"
"You will wake up from the dream when
you realize how horrible the ghost is."
Google ~ Ugetsu ~ Books
Google ~ Ugetsu ~ Video
Got 'Tales of Moonlight and Rain' from the library. It was the basis for the movie 'Ugetsu' ... very good. The author reminds me of Isak Dinesen short stories : Winter's Tales
Notes ~ Other references:
Quotes ~ images ~ other:
Ch.1 "She survived despite her troubles, with the help of an unprecedented bounty of love" Paulownia, Poet of "The Song of Everlasting Sorrow"
Ch. 2 ...why does the conversation here make me think of 'How I met your Mother'? The review of the amorous notes(waka?), the metaphors of women to "things", "locker room" stories... coryza,propinquity
Read this again in the Royall Tyler translation. Very good. obdurate, obduracy
THE TALE OF GENJI
01. The Paulownia Court
02. The Broom Tree
03. The Shell of the Locust
04. Evening Faces
06. The Safflower
07. An Autumn Exersion
08. The Festival of the Cherry Blossoms
10. The Sacred Tree
11. The Orange Blossoms
14. Channel Buoys
15. The Wormwood Patch
16. The Gatehouse
17. A Picture Contest
18. The Wind in the Pines
19. A Rack of Cloud
20. The Morning Glory
21. The Maiden
22. The Jeweled Chaplet
23. The First Warbler
26. Wild Carnations
28. The Typhoon
29. The Royal Outing
30. Purple Trousers
31. The Cypress Pillar
32. A Branch of Plum
33. Wisteria Leaves
34. New Herbs
35. New Herbs
36. The Oak Tree
37. The Flute
38. The Bell Cricket
39. Evening Mist
40. The Rites
41. The Wizard
42. His Perfumed Highness
43. The Rose Plum
44. Bamboo River
45. The Lady at the Bridge
46. Beneath the Oak
47. Trefoil Knots
48. Early Ferns
49. The Ivy
50. The Eastern Cottage
51. A Boat upon the Waters
52. The Drake Fly
53. The Writing Practice
54. The Floating Bridge of Dreams
"The Song of Unending Sorrow"
1) Download this file (http://www.box.net/shared/2jp8f7iqhh) to your desktop
1) Run FighterVerses2011.exe (self-extracting file)
2) Open folder just creatd called 'MyItzyBits'
3) Double-click FighterVerses.vbs file to play verse for week.
It plays the verse display it's text(after 30 seconds it disappears).
Good book. I started it years ago -- when I'd taught my daughter to play. When she found I was reading it she hid it. SO! Since she's now lost interest it's time for me to grow in knowledge of the game.
The Complete Chess Player
Anyone know of free play on Internet without ads?
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