Saturday, February 21, 2009

celebrating 300

So this is my 300th Blog posting. What began as a place for my thoughts to be stored has morphed into a place to express frustration, share joy, offer opinions, and generally get stuff out of my system. I am also amazed at how many people have popped in for a visit. And I am blessed with the many friendships that have come via the blogosphere.

I am grateful to people like Denise for her wonderfully rich writing; to Wessel and Dion for their inquiring minds; to two student ministers: Jenny H and Jen T for their enthusiams for the Gospel of Jesus; and to David and Steve for their skill in asking the difficult questions of life.

There are many more wonderful places out there. I found the following comment on the greed embedded in our market driven economy at asbojesus. This site is worth a visit:

I believe in Greed, the Market Almighty,
the creator of Money,
and in the Profiteer,
His only Son our Lord:

Who was conceived of the Capitalist,
born of the free market economy,
suffered under His own pompous piracy,
crucified himself, died and was buried.

We descended into Recession.

The third day he rose again from the dead.

He ascended into profit
and sits at the right hand of Greed the Market Almighty,
whence he shall come to fleece the living and the dead.
I believe in the holy catholic bank, the communion
of bankers, the covering of their sins, the resurrection
of the economy, and riches everlasting
.

found at asbojesus.

8 comments:

say_v said...

hy... nice blog... "GO BLOG" in yo,r scream

Cecilia said...

It hurt my heart to read that creed... only because for so many it is true.

Congratulations on your 300. We are Sparta! Or something along those lines... Thanks for the witness you give here.

Pax, C.

digitaldion (Dion Forster) said...

Congratulations Pete! In a world where the ethereal takes on 'weight' and 'depth' - where 1's and 0's move from binary to blessedness, your blog ranks among my top 3 visits each day!

Even when my time is tight, no matter where I may be in the world, I always make the time to check in on you. Your thoughts are honest and challenging, your commitment to Christ is courageous and significant - thank you for making yourself vulnerable in this manner.

May you find more time to increase this ministry, and may your parish grow in leaps and bounds as a result!

With love,

Dion

Wessel Bentley said...

Father Pete

You are an inspiration and one of my biggest role-models. Here's to the next 300! Prost!

becky said...

Pete

Keep on writing and expressing. Your honesty always brings a smile to my face.

becky

Scout with the Cross said...

Pete

Well done for reaching 300! Still enjoy reading your blog following you and being challenged by you. Keep up the good work.

Trevor

Jenny Hillebrand said...

Thanks for the link! I am honoured.

Denise said...

So glad to be honored, friend.

Would say more, but there's work to be done and time is short.

Blessings.