When Jesus asks himself, What part of Love One Another don’t we all understand?
Dear Elevation Church,
Can we have a quick word about breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding is ok. Please also bear in mind, that its a useful way to feed a child. I’m sure you’re not a fan of your lunch being interrupted.
It can also be hard work for some mums.
Please learn from this.
Its not cool.
(You can find out abit more about the above here)
It sounds like the start of a joke…
Admittingly the punchline needs some work…
Check this out from the bbc.co.uk website:
Pub bosses have apologised after asking a group of trainee priests to leave their Cardiff venue, mistaking them for a stag party in fancy dress.
The seven Roman Catholic seminarians had gone to The City Arms to toast Father Peter McClaren’s ordination when they were asked to move on.
But assistant manager Matt Morgan said they received a free round of drinks when the situation was explained.
“They were all dressed in their black and white clothes,” he said.
“The staff thought they were a stag. We do have quite a few issues on the weekends with parties wearing fancy dress so it is our policy to turn them away.”
There is a happy ending…
“The doorman basically said something along the lines of, ‘sorry gents, we have a policy of no fancy dress and no stag dos’.”
The students had started to leave when they were approached by the bar manager.
“He basically said, ‘you’re real, aren’t you?’,” said Fr Doyle.
“He invited them back in and when they walked back in the entire pub burst into a round of applause, and they had a free round off The City Arms.”
Read more on the BBC website.
I guess I have a few questions
Are groups of drunken priests wondering the local pubs an issue in your area?
Would you worry, if you saw a group of priests in your local pub?
Is there a difference between student priests and a stag party?
This is what happened when Donald Trump was interviewed by Pat Robertson. (Pat Robertson being the guy that said that opposition to Trump was “Satanic”)
When Jim Carrey gave the Thought for the Day for Homeboy Industries. (An organisation that supports former gang members)
After the sad news that Chester Bennington, lead singer of Linkin Park had committed suicide, I wanted to reshare a part of a Guardian article written after Robin Williams had taken his life:
Depression IS an illness
Depression, the clinical condition, could really use a different name. At present, the word “depressed” can be applied to both people who are a bit miserable and those with a genuine debilitating mood disorder. Ergo, it seems people are often very quick to dismiss depression as a minor, trivial concern. After all, everyone gets depressed now and again, don’t they? Don’t know why these people are complaining so much.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again; dismissing the concerns of a genuine depression sufferer on the grounds that you’ve been miserable and got over it is like dismissing the issues faced by someone who’s had to have their arm amputated because you once had a paper cut and it didn’t bother you. Depression is a genuine debilitating condition, and being in “a bit of a funk” isn’t. The fact that mental illness doesn’t receive the same sympathy/acknowledgement as physical illness is oftenreferenced, and it’s a valid point. If you haven’t had it, you don’t have the right to dismiss those who have/do. You may disagree, and that’s your prerogative, but there are decades’ worth of evidence saying you’re wrong.
Depression doesn’t discriminate
How, many seem to wonder, could someone with so much going for them, possibly feel depressed to the point of suicide? With all the money/fame/family/success they have, to be depressed makes no sense?
Admittedly, there’s a certain amount of logic to this. But, and this is important, depression (like all mental illnesses) typically doesn’t take personal factors into account. Mental illness can affect anyone. We’ve all heard of the “madness” of King George III; if mental illness won’t spare someone who, at the time, was one of the most powerful well-bred humans alive, why would it spare someone just because they have a film career?
Granted, those with worse lives are probably going to be exposed to the greater number of risk factors for depression, but that doesn’t mean those with reduced likelihood of exposure to hardships or tragic events are immune. Smoking may be a major cause of lung cancer, but non-smokers can end up with it. And a person’s lifestyle doesn’t automatically reduce their suffering. Depression doesn’t work like that. And even if it did, where’s the cut-off point? Who would we consider “too successful” to be ill?
Read the rest over at The Guardian website.
Has this whole matter hit home a little hard. Contact The Samaritans, or find someone else to talk to. Please.
I never thought I would post anything Black Eyed Peas related on here.
But then this moment happened from the One Love Manchester event.
If you saw it, what were your favourite moments of the event?
Here’s a little news item from Devon.
A man has appeared in court for racially aggravated assault and criminal damage – the criminal damage in question was burning his wife’s Bible.
The guy in question has been given a fine by the court of £666.
What are the odds?
Check out devonlive.com for more information.