The View From Here

musings by John The Irishman

There, But For The Grace Of God, Go I…

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6 Billion + : different lives, hopes, dreams, beliefs, souls. It is mind boggling to think of all those people doing all their different daily activities, all their thoughts, the opportunities to serve good or evil. Many don’t care about spiritual issues, many are pagan, many just don’t believe. People are sleeping, eating, drinking, driving, flying, screwing, cheating, hating, killing, stealing, fleeing, working, dying, praying, worrying. Some are in severe pain, some have mental or physical issues, some are just sitting alone awaiting death. Some have lives torn apart by tragedy – murder, death, natural disasters, crippling accidents, betrayal, war, man’s inhumanity to man. Some are being held against their will or drugged, forced to be sex slaves, drug mules, servants, workers, commit crimes, kill. Some are addicted to drugs, alcohol, food, sex, hate, murder. Some are obsessed with appearance, aging, wealth, success, possessions. Some are fundamentalists, extremists, terrorists. Some die old, die young, by their own hand, by someone else’s, by accident, some never get a chance. Some are poor, hungry, thirsty, cold, diseased, lonely, hurting. Fathers, mothers, sons, daughters – all are one of these. All need Christ.


Written by johntheirishman

Monday, 16 April, 2007 @ 19:30 at 19:30

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  1. ???


    Monday, 16 April, 2007 @ 19:47 at 19:47

  2. By the way, welcome back!


    Monday, 16 April, 2007 @ 19:47 at 19:47

  3. Maybe just passing through, but thanks. My friend, watch yourself over there and be home soon…


    Monday, 16 April, 2007 @ 20:06 at 20:06

  4. John…thanks, now I’ll be depressed all night. Bring chicken.


    Monday, 16 April, 2007 @ 20:08 at 20:08

  5. KIm : Glad I could help…


    Monday, 16 April, 2007 @ 20:25 at 20:25

  6. I thought your post was thought-provoking (at least I had to provoke some thoughts by explaining it to Trav). Oy-kay!


    Wednesday, 18 April, 2007 @ 11:25 at 11:25

  7. I actually wrote that months ago – not as a post, just a random jotting of my thoughts – bad day to decide to post it though. Not that it matters, but VaTech is Uncle Mike’s Alma Mater…


    Wednesday, 18 April, 2007 @ 18:59 at 18:59

  8. I was wondering how Uncle Mike was handling it. Do you know?


    Thursday, 19 April, 2007 @ 16:23 at 16:23

  9. Yup, god bless those trout, our friends and families and the HUSKIES…

    Good to have you back you flippin’ crazy irishman…What’s cookin’?


    Friday, 20 April, 2007 @ 5:01 at 5:01

  10. E-Cakes : No idea how Uncle Mike is – but I think we’re all supposed to visit Balty in June ?


    Friday, 20 April, 2007 @ 14:21 at 14:21

  11. JohnnyJ you old SOB – what is up ? Long time, no type ! Did you ever find that ring you lost in the snow bank ? And what did you ever do with those Puget Sound Razor Clams ? Orientals are still overcharging us for ’em back hear in CLE…


    Friday, 20 April, 2007 @ 14:28 at 14:28

  12. YES! The snow finally melted in Idaho and my dad found it!

    The razor clams aren’t dug in Puget Sound, we dig them on the coast (about 2 hours away). I made up a big pot of chowdah and the rest were appetizers. GOOD STUFF!

    Surprisingly, fish and game opened digging up again for this weekend. I would go but I have to play fly-fishing guide tomorrow…Should be fun.


    Friday, 20 April, 2007 @ 20:59 at 20:59

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