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wineskins + Homer’s crayon

September 7, 2007 Leave a comment

wineskinMASS – (Fr Joseph) — homily began and ended with 2 great stories: the “Amazon Explorer” (who can’t fully explain his experience, but encourages others to experience the journey themselves) and the “outstreached arms of Alexander the Great vs Jesus” (Alex conquered all, but died with nothing — while Jesus began with nothing and died to complete everything).  Today’s gospel reading was the parable of the “Old & New Wineskins” where Jesus is the wine and we need to become “new” skins to accept him fully — experience him for ourselves “personally.”

Homer Simpson x-ray of crayon in brainMODERN PHILOSOPHY – (Fr Santos) — today surveyed the concepts of the universe from “geocentric” to “heliocentric” challenging in many ways to faith and the Church.  Included was another Simpsons illustration using the episode where Homer has a crayon removed from his brain, becomes smart and Flanders surpress Homer’s ideas because they are too challenging to his belief system.  — Ignorance is bliss.  We also have to learn the Greek alphabet for next Friday.

ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY – (Fr Santos) — more Sophists, their subjectiveness and birth of self-awareness.  Also used “Homer’s crayon” and Greek alphabet. — I never really cared for the “Simpsons,” but now I feel like I’m missing out.

ARTS & IDEAS – (Fr Vallee) — continue with the Greeks.  We need to watch the movie 300 be next Friday.  — cool … I get to post more stills from the movie in this week’s posts.

EVENING — had a “Spiritual Direction” session, watched “Pursuit of Happyness” & did some studying.