Sunday, March 29, 2015

Checking In

In its conception this blog was begun to capture the author’s ruminations on how sense-perception penetrated by reflection can lead to intellectual insight; it was to be various essays that describe movement from the mutable to the immutable. The medium is germane to the age in which it is written; the mode of expression not infrequently reflected the idiom of the day in the service of truth.

Other pursuits and interests have cropped up over the years to occupy this writer’s attention and account for his time, but the original objective remains his north star.

Mu canit, Ar numerat, Geo ponderat, Ast colit astra.
Celebrate life, Consider the stars, Ponder the earth, but Cherish the heavens.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

One Year

Today is the first anniversary of the death of my father, Robert. In your charity, kindly say a prayer for the repose of his soul. It is a good and beneficial thing to pray for the dead, that they might be loosed from their sins and come at last to their eternal happiness with our Father in Heaven.

“Then he would have contribution made; a sum of twelve thousand silver pieces he levied, and sent it to Jerusalem, to have sacrifice made there for the guilt of their dead companions. Was not this well done and piously? Here was a man kept the resurrection ever in mind; he had done fondly and foolishly indeed, to pray for the dead, if these might rise no more, that once were fallen! And these had made a godly end; could he doubt, a rich recompense awaited them? A holy and wholesome thought it is to pray for the dead, for their guilt’s undoing.”

- 2 Maccabees 12:43-46