Tag Archives: Discernment

Path of Opportunity

John 12:12-16 Path of Opportunity by Michael Romani Meandering on down the narrow road Doing things now as I’ve been told All of this, my path of opportunity Taken as it is revealed to me Riding in on a triumphant … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: To Understand Is Not To Condone

“Understanding a person does not mean condoning; it only means that one does not accuse him as if one were God or a judge placed above him.” – Erich Fromm, psychoanalyst and author (23 Mar 1900-1980)    

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First Principles: The Aim of Constitutions Is To Obtain Leaders Who Pursue the Common Good of Society

“The aim of every political constitution is, or ought to be, first to obtain for rulers men who possess most wisdom to discern, and most virtue to pursue, the common good of the society.” – James Madison (1788)     … Continue reading

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First Principles: Man Without Reason Is Like A Ship Without A Rudder

“Man, once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the sport of every wind.” — Thomas Jefferson (1822)        

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First Principles: An Honest Man Is Worth More To Society Than Crowned Criminals

“Of more worth is one honest man to society and in the sight of God, than all the crowned ruffians that ever lived.” – Thomas Paine, in Common Sense (1776)        

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: The Misery Of Man Without God – Pascal

Pascal began writing Thoughts on November 23, 1654   We have previously discussed Pascal and his Pensee or Thoughts in defense of Christianity on prior posts.    This particular portion of his writing has been characterized as the misery of man without God.  … Continue reading

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First Principles: Too Much Discretionary Power Is Unwise

“We repose an unwise confidence in any government, or in any men, when we invest them officially with too much, or an unnecessary quantity of, discretionary power.” –Thomas Paine, Serious Address to the People of Philadelphia, 1778 The complete text … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Enlighten

I am not a huge advocate for living life by discontentment But, I think we need to pause and reconsider the Enlightenment Certainly, there is good cause to keep toward the rational It is often wiser and results in better … Continue reading

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The Reach of Heaven

The Reach of Heaven by Michael Romani Of all these shapes That form our hopes and fancy There is the Kingdom of Heaven Waiting on us lastly An assessable empire of benevolence Where love reigns supreme And mankind puts aside … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Natural Law Is Source of All Value Judgments

“The Tao, which others may call Natural Law or Traditional Morality or the First Principles of Practical Reason or the First Platitudes, is not one among a series of possible systems of value. It is the sole source of all … Continue reading

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