Envy!??Took a while to get out of his red and lace dress and into his wedding dress.
Heard he was #2 on ALL of the ballots - boy, that shows *inspiration*! Ha!
Its all a SHOW folks. They've hijacked the church God intended and Jesus died for. The real church of Christ still exists though.
ATTACK, ATTACK, ATTACK: HARSH LANGUAGE NEGATES THE ESSENCE OF GOODNESS AND CHRISTIANITY
If you see a Christian with a hardened heart, you are not really seeing a Christian. Astonishing it is that a person can carry forth beautiful devotions, show great allegiance to a certain manner of worship, demonstrate unerring diligence in church attendance, and then cast aspersion and harsh assessments on everyone else (especially anyone who doesn't practice the faith exactly as he or she does). Tragically, this negates everything else, as Scripture tells us. Take (3/8/13) Mass reading: "One of the scribes came to Jesus and asked Him,'Which is the first of all the commandments?' Jesus replied,'The first is this: Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is Lord alone! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these'(Mark 12:28-34). A shame it is, those who are diligent and traditional but speak with that harshness. So full of pride are we all that we believe anyone who disagrees with us is worthy of insult. Behind this is the devil. Scripture calls it the "viper's tongue" (Job 20:16). It is especially pervasive in politics. Everyone has declared war on everyone else. "Thou salt be hid from the scourge of the tongue," says Job 5:21. "Is there injustice on my tongue?" asks Job 6:30 (speaking of discernment!). "Cannot my taste discern mischievous things?" Indeed, by their tone you will know them. When we criticize others, it tells us more about ourselves than the person under our harsh magnification. "Who have whet their tongue like a sword, and have aimed their arrows, even bitter words?" asks Psalms 64:3. And Psalms 140:3: "They have sharpened their tongue like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips." How many nasty e-mails have you seen in your day? Or texts? Or blog posts? Hopefully you have not written them. Poison seems to be the vapor of the internet. The tongue of the wise is health; the tongue of the rash, a piercing sword. It is a time of noise over substance; of raw emotion. Snide snobbery is the currency of bloggers. Opinions are formulated and shouted with little information. "Fools poureth out folly," says Proverbs 15:12 -- in sort of a harsh assessment of harsh assessment. Our tongues are meant to praise God -- not denigrate others."If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am become sounding brass, or a clanging cymbal," says 1 Corinthians 13:1. Give rage up for Lent; then give it up forever. http://www.sp iritd aily.com/attack.ht m