Monday, February 04, 2008

I got a Job!

I finally got a job that is permanent with good benefits and is doing something I feel I'll be able to do and will enjoy. I start Wednesday!

What's really neat is that in this job the Lord has brought together seemingly unrelated talents and qualifications in my past and made a job that fits me perfectly. And to think I questioned his plan for me - foolish child that I am.


I thus far managed to excuse myself from doing this meme, but since was tagged by Che over at SOV2 I figured I'd comply.

  1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages)
    There are two of equal distance from me; The Liturgy of the Hours Volume III {hereafter LOTH) and The Faith of the Early Fathers Volume 1 (FOTEF).

  2. Open the book to page 123.
    LOTH: From Wednesday office of Readings; First Reading (Deut 29: 1-5, 9-28)
    FOTEF: From The Demurrer Against the Heretics; by Tertullian

  3. Find the fifth sentence.
    LOTH: [Moses Speaking]"You are all now standing before the Lord, your God-your chiefs and judges, your elders and officials, and all of the men of Israel, together with your wives and children and the aliens who live in your camp, down to those who hew wood and draw water for you-that you may enter into the covenant of the Lord, your God, which he concluded with you today under this sanction of a curse; so that he may now establish you as his people and he may be your God, as he promised you and as he swore to your fathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob." [whew - that's one long fifth sentence]
    FOTEF: "But it will be asked, by whom is the sense of those passages interpreted so that they make for heresies?"

  4. Post the next three sentences.
    LOTH: [Moses Still Speaking]"But it is not with you alone that I am making this covenant, under this sanction of a curse; it is just as much with those who are not here among us today as it is with those of us who are now here present before the Lord, our God. You know in what surroundings we lived in the land of Egypt and what we passed by in the nations we traversed, and you saw the loathsome idols of wood and stone, of gold and silver, that they possess. Let there be, then, no man or woman, no clan or tribe among you, who would now turn away their hearts from the Lord, our God, to go and serve these pagan gods!"
    FOTEF: "By the devil, of course, who wiles pervert the truth and who, by the mystic rites of idols, imitates even the essential parts of the divine sacraments. He too baptizes some, his own believers and faithful followers; he too promises the remission of sins by a washing. And if memory serves me, Mithra signs his soldiers there on the forehead."

  5. Tag five people.
    I honestly can't think of anyone who hasn't already been tagged. So, if you read this and haven't been tagged...YOU'RE IT!

As an aside, it's neat that both readings deal with false religions and idol worship. I wonder if that has any special meaning.