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Ceremonies come after

Tsze-hsia asked a question to Confucius about a verse of poetry. What did the writer mean when he said the plain background that the colours were put on to make the beautiful image? Confucius said …More
Tsze-hsia asked a question to Confucius about a verse of poetry. What did the writer mean when he said the plain background that the colours were put on to make the beautiful image?
Confucius said that the plain background was what came first and the colours are added afterwards. In any beautiful picture, it must start with a plain piece of paper as its background before it can be drawn.
The poetry was interpreted to be referring to more than just about art but about human life and society. It meant that before anyone could have something beautiful, the life had to be plain and without spot on the inside.
Tsze-hsia, inferring this meaning, then asked whether that meant that ceremonies, like religious ceremonies were something that came afterwards. Confucius then said that Tsze-hisa (who is also called Bu Shang) understood his meaning correctly.
In Christianity, the mass, and the liturgy only has a benefit if the people who take part in it are living right in the world outside the …More
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The Prince of Reinmar

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A short story I wrote All Glory to GodMore
A short story I wrote
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The Butcher and the Widow

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a short story I wrote. Based on a supposedly true story I was told years ago about an army captain that witnessed something like this at a butcher shop in Luxembourg. All Glory to GodMore
a short story I wrote. Based on a supposedly true story I was told years ago about an army captain that witnessed something like this at a butcher shop in Luxembourg.
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Love Your Enemies

Confucius' words here are saying that a proper man, even if he has struggles or fights with others, remains courteous and kind towards him. Like if he is in an archery competition, he will still bow …More
Confucius' words here are saying that a proper man, even if he has struggles or fights with others, remains courteous and kind towards him. Like if he is in an archery competition, he will still bow to his competitor and drink with him afterwards. Even should he have enemies or competitors, he will not forget to treat them with love and respect.
The painting is Diego Velázquez's depiction of the surrender of Breda in the thirty years war. The Spanish Catholics besieged the Dutch Protestant city of Breda in the Netherlands and the city surrendered to the Spanish. The Italian general that led the Spanish troops, Ambrogio Spinola, forbade his troops to even jeer at the defenders after their victory. He saluted and embraced the surrendering Dutch commander, and praised the courage of the defenders. Even as people slaughtered each other in religious warfare over their mutual animosities, the miracle of reconciliation could still triumph for those who had not forgotten God.
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The Purpose of Studies

Photograph of Russian peasant women from 1909 The person who has truly learned is not the one who knows much knowledge, but it is the one who knows the right way to live. All Glory to GodMore
Photograph of Russian peasant women from 1909
The person who has truly learned is not the one who knows much knowledge, but it is the one who knows the right way to live.
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Not to trust in appearances

Illustration is Jacob Abbott's depiction of Caesar crossing the Rubicon. Christ said do not judge by appearances but judge with right judgment. All Glory to GodMore
Illustration is Jacob Abbott's depiction of Caesar crossing the Rubicon.
Christ said do not judge by appearances but judge with right judgment.
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Attention to the root

Painting is from Almeida Júnior’s depiction of Jesus’ baptism The wise man looks to his elders and forefathers to learn. The ancestor of all the ancestors of human beings is God. The wise student …More
Painting is from Almeida Júnior’s depiction of Jesus’ baptism
The wise man looks to his elders and forefathers to learn. The ancestor of all the ancestors of human beings is God.
The wise student listens to his teacher. The teacher of all human teachers is God.
The good citizen obeys the law. The authority behind all human law is God and His law.
Behind every power and wisdom, God is the source. It is to this root that the good man must direct his attention, and it is from this root that all goodness and Truth come forth.
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Obedience and Rebellion

Painting is Giotto's depiction of Francis receiving approval for his order from the Pope. Photograph is of Vladimir Lenin. Those who love peace are also those who obey and respect the true authoritie…More
Painting is Giotto's depiction of Francis receiving approval for his order from the Pope. Photograph is of Vladimir Lenin.
Those who love peace are also those who obey and respect the true authorities. The people who hate peace, cause confusion and hurt people are not those who obey and respect true authority.
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Humility

painting is Georges de la Tour's work: 'Joseph the Carpenter' All Glory to GodMore
painting is Georges de la Tour's work: 'Joseph the Carpenter'
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The Foolishness of God

1 Corinthians 1 - the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. All Glory to GodMore
1 Corinthians 1 - the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
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The Illegal Immigrant

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short story I wrote
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The Tale of the Liberal Pastor

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short story I wrote All Glory to GodMore
short story I wrote
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圣安多尼项圈

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Obedience to Bishops

Quotation is from paragraph 9 of the encyclical 'Tribus Circiter' (1906). Pius X was Pope from 1903-1914. All Glory to GodMore
Quotation is from paragraph 9 of the encyclical 'Tribus Circiter' (1906). Pius X was Pope from 1903-1914.
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Social Justice

photo from www.padrehurtado.com/03%20fotos/3_hogar.htm (Centro de Estudios y Documentacion <<Padre Hurtado >> de la Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Chile) All Glory to GodMore
photo from www.padrehurtado.com/03%20fotos/3_hogar.htm (Centro de Estudios y Documentacion <<Padre Hurtado >> de la Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Chile)
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瓜达卢佩圣母

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UN Data on Global Contraception use

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Wolgemut's 'Sermon of the Antichrist'

Michael Wolgemut(1434-1519) was a German painter who was the teacher of Albrecht Durer. This was made by him in the late 15th century; it depicts the antichrist. The Emperor on the left with the …More
Michael Wolgemut(1434-1519) was a German painter who was the teacher of Albrecht Durer. This was made by him in the late 15th century; it depicts the antichrist. The Emperor on the left with the demon speaking into his ear is the antichrist. The same Emperor is being elevated up in the air by demons in the top, in the sight of all the people, as a miracle to deceive them. The two men on the right are Enoch and Elijah.
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The Human Organism (2016)

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A novel I wrote. All Glory to GodMore
A novel I wrote.
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