#FOWC, Word Prompts

Quotes: Our INSTRUMENT of Wisdom

#FOWC and his famous word prompt today is: …  ta da ♫ …

INSTRUMENTAL

I choose to post quotes from sources you may or may not be familiar with who have used the word “instrument or instrumental” within their speech.  Some you may or may not agree with but that is what makes the world go around.

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Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Francis of Assisi

 

You not only have to know your own instrument, you must know the others and how to back them up at all times. That’s jazz. Oscar Peterson

 

What we call Man’s power over Nature turns out to be a power exercised by some men over other men with Nature as its instrument. C. S. Lewis

 

Prayer is not an old woman’s idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action. Mahatma Gandhi

 

You have to have a certain realism that government is a pretty blunt instrument, and without the constant attention of highly qualified people with the right metrics, it will fall into not doing things very well. Bill Gates

 

We really were a very musical family. Father managed to buy us a small pump organ, and I just loved this instrument. Lawrence Welk

 

Power is an instrument of fatal consequence. It is confined no more readily than Quicksilver and escapes good intentions as easily as air flows through the mesh.

Mike Pence

 

While most of the music I write is instrumental, I love to use the human voice as another instrument. Yanni

 

“The sun when he appeareth shewing forth at his rising, an admirable instrument, the work of the most High.”
[Ecclesiasticus 43:2]

 

My quote:  The Blessed Virgin Mary was the most important instrument to mankind in that it was through her that God chooses to bring His Son into the world to redeem us.

#FOWC, Word Prompts

TEAR DOWN THAT WALL …

Of ENMITY!

“Enmity” the word prompt today from “#FOWC and what a strong word that is.
How can we conquer this emotion of “hate?”
Rancor is prominent today among the Democrats and Republicans as we see on the news today. Not much love there; is it any wonder our youth seems disjointed. Where are their role models? Certainly not in politics!
This wall they speak of is not a matter of dollars; it is evident to those who can see — a matter of ENMITY, hatred for each other.

They have succeeded in building A WALL between them, their ego, self-worship, and wrongful agendas reach heaven, calling for vengeance. Soon it will come, like a thief in the night, it will come to them who love hatred.

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Secrecy of Symbolism — Prefigurement

This post today encouraged by Weekly Writing Challenge composed by me, below.

My inspiration wrote in Haibun poetry with Haiku at the end.  The rich symbolism of words, especially when one looks deeply into Biblical teachings and the teachings of the Catholic Church.  The challenge this week by “Weekly Writing” calls for 5 prompt words to be used, prompt words below are underlined.

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Tabern

 

Consider when the Divine King, Jesus was born, and placed in a manger. A spot where food is set to feed animals. This rough trough became His first bed. “And this shall be a sign unto you. You shall find the infant wrapped in swaddling clothes, and laid in a manger.” [Luke 2:12] “SEEK AND YOU SHALL FIND.”
Now recognize this and grow in grace; the symbolism of this is profound!
Many time the faithful being described as His sheep. Continue to read …
“He said to him the third time: Simon, son of John, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he had said to him the third time: Lovest thou me? And he said to him: Lord, thou knowest all things: thou knowest that I love thee. He said to him: Feed my sheep.” [John 21:17]

As it has always been stated in the glowing Catechism of the Catholic church, whenever a priest has appropriately been ordained a priest in the old rite of ordination without changes, it has been given to him from God above the power to consecrate the bread and wine into the True Body and True Blood of Jesus Christ. “If any man eats of this bread, he shall live forever; and the bread that I will give, is my flesh, for the life of the world.”[John 6:52] Not dead flesh but the Living Flesh of Jesus Christ, also known as the Eucharist.

Laid in a manger
Food for our souls — as promised
God can do all things

Rich symbolism becomes this manger where the newborn Baby Jesus laid on that first Christmas. “And they came with haste, and they found Mary and Joseph, and the infant lying in the manger.” [Luke 2:16] That first Christmas so long ago, meaning Christ Mass. The word for Christmas in late Old English is Cristes Maesse, the Mass of Christ, first found in 1038, and Cristes-messe, in 1131.

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Eyes to See, can you see this

What could be more ordinary than waking up and opening our eyes? 

Eyes; complicated are its workings.

Could it be magic?

To simplify the magic; light enters; the light bends directly to the retina and triggers it by a message to our brain through the optic nerve. The signals enter the brain via the thalamus, which separates the incoming information into two parts, one containing color and detail, and the other movement and contrast. The messages then move to the back of the brain, and into the visual cortex. The cortex is laid out so that it mirrors the end of the retina, allowing a detailed image to be reconstructed.

This type of magic must be the supernatural kind, and some still say there is no God.

 

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