“While Elizabeth Warren attempted to deliver her keynote speech at the Democratic Convention in July, which included an unabashed endorsement of Hillary Clinton after Warren had failed to endorse Senator Bernie Sanders during the critical primary campaign, chants of ‘we trusted you’ could be heard reverberating through the cavernous hall in Philadelphia…
It’s long past the time for the U. S. Senate to stop conducting isolated, piecemeal investigations and undertake the type of in-depth hearings that the Senate held from 1929 to 1932 that led to the public’s understanding of the serial criminal activities on Wall Street that had produced the Great Depression and which led to the passage of the Glass-Steagall Act – legislation which protected this nation for 66 years until its repeal in 1999 during the Bill Clinton administration.”
Pam and Russ Martens, Elizabeth Warren Opens Up Pandora’s Box
‘You must picture me alone in that room in Magdalen, night after night, feeling, whenever my mind lifted even for a second from my work, the steady, unrelenting approach of Him whom I so earnestly desired not to meet. That which I greatly feared had at last come upon me. In the Trinity Term of 1929 I gave in, and admitted that God was God, and knelt and prayed: perhaps, that night, the most dejected and reluctant convert in all England.
I did not then see what is now the most shining and obvious thing; the Divine humility which will accept a convert even on such terms. The Prodigal Son at least walked home on his own feet. But who can duly adore that Love which will open the high gates to a prodigal who is brought in kicking, struggling, resentful, and darting his eyes in every direction for a chance of escape? The words compelle intrare, compel them to come in, have been so abused be wicked men that we shudder at them; but, properly understood, they plumb the depth of the Divine mercy.
The hardness of God is kinder than the softness of men, and His compulsion is our liberation.’
C. S. Lewis, Surprised By Joy
For those of you who have asked, the queen’s MRI was good, as good as it gets for someone with an incurable but ‘manageable’ illness, and I thank you for your thoughts and prayers.
This post was published at Jesses Crossroads Cafe on 15 SEPTEMBER 2016.