Friday, May 01, 2009

Just back

And a word about dogs and heaven.

(You may have to click on the picture to make the letters larger)


poetreader said...

Saw this one before, not sure just where. Just goes to show that (pardon the pun) DOGma for its own sake is not human - neither is it divine. Dogma serves God's purposes, not the other way around. Does anyone here know a God that likes to make little kids cry? I don't. What other purpose is served by such heartless rigidity?

What doesn't need to be defined shouldn't be defined.


Alice C. Linsley said...

In C.S. Lewis' The Last Battle, as the earth dissolves and the Kindgom dawns, the dogs race ahead of the humans, going "farther in and higher up."

Canon Tallis said...

While my favorite of the medieval religious orders will always be the Gilbertines, I have always had a fondness for the Dominicans, "the little dogs of our Lord" as they were nicknamed.

My cats have a great fondness for dogs and have adopted every stray that has wandered down our road, even when the dogs where ten times their size. I think that is because their mother's mother had a Shelty for a midwife and nanny and the kittens would go sleep in the dog's fur.

Those who want only humans to be saved forget that when the world was created God said that it was good. I think that extends to all of creation and I, for one, would not want to talk down any of His creation for fear of offending the Creator. When we choose life, do we do it only for humans? I remember the grief of my oldest son who came home from the navy to find that his dog had died. Were his tears without worth? I hope God found some value, some evidence of an appreciation of the greatness of His creation in them.

Brian G(old) said...

The Synod was excellent indeed, and it was a pleasure to meet you, Fr. Hart.

Fr. Robert Hart said...

I love the way those sign writers are so sure that their pet peeves are in the Bible. Lions and lambs may lie down together in the world to come, but I guess they figure that to lie with dogs, they would have to come up with fleas. I like another Mark Twain quotation.

The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man's.

-Letter to W.D. Howells, 2 April 1899

(Well, I think we may all hope for God's new heaven and new earth).

Brian G. said...

Those are hilarious but of course Photoshopped. (The same lighting and cars in each image.)

Veriword is Spari.

RSC+ said...

It was an excellent Synod, and I greatly enjoyed meeting and speaking with folks. I must apologize profusely for my complete illiteracy for the Daily Office on Thursday morning. Gah. Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa!