The right kind of primates

Had to share this post from My Manner of Life – especially the video. Try and look at it if you can. It’s well worth it on what may have been a hard Sunday for some.

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8 Responses to The right kind of primates

  1. Lisa Fox says:

    I’m glad you enjoyed it. The eyes of that gorilla are hauntingly expressive in their tenderness and longing.

    Thanks for visiting my wee blog. Yours is lovely!

  2. cloudia says:

    Aloha & Blessings from Waikiki

    Comfort Spiral

  3. freda says:

    I would have put a comment on your blog, Lisa, but it doesn’t seem to accept my details and web address as being valid.

  4. Jimmy says:

    This is where my cynicism kicks in.
    Because there is a bonding of human and ape
    should this make us all go ahh – make a bonfire of perceived iliberal Bible verses
    and hold hands in a circle around it while chanting “Mother God”
    I feel it is incumbent upon me to to show a greater sense of respect
    to the Archbishop of Caterbury than to an ape.
    I find Episcopalians who bad mouth the A.B.C. to be reprehensible.

  5. freda says:

    Interesting thought! There is always another way to look at things. And that just goes to show how important it is for us to listen to one another.

  6. Jimmy says:

    Thank you for your patience Freda. I am prone to the odd outburst.
    Time will tell if they are John 2:15. or Luke 9:54-55.

  7. freda says:

    Think I get your drift, Jimmy. I prefer the image of an all-accepting God! I need all the patience God can give.

  8. Jimmy says:

    I’ve been reading this passage of scripture tonight:
    Luke 23.
    39One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Christ? Save yourself and us!” 40But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? 41We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.”
    42Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”
    43Jesus answered him, “I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise.”

    The “Three Crosses” have been on my mind today how it appears that one man was given a promise of heaven and the other man was not.
    One man wanted to be saved from the cross and to go on living his life in this world.
    The other man responded to a salvation from this self, this life and this world and Christ told him that he would be with him in paradise.

    Untutored on my condition in the sight of God I prayed one day that I was a sinner and asked God to forgive me – I was seven.
    I’ve been aware all my life that I’m a sinner in the sight of God.
    But I would definitely not want to stand before God in judgement having never responded to the promptings of his grace.
    I’ve read Episcopal blogs where it is taught that responding to God doesn’t matter, God is so loving and good that everyone is saved and also there is no hell.
    To me this is not only an error but it is also denying the clarion call of the gospel to those whom God is calling to himself.
    God is light but the greater the light the greater the shadow if God’s light shines on us only to produce shadow well you wouldn’t want to be there would you.
    I believe there is a malaise of wanting to be saved from the cross
    infecting the Christian Church.

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