The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of a world that it leaves to its children. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, 1906-1952.
Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles! And the tongue is a fire, a fire of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets in fire the course of nature, and it is set on fire by hell! For every kind of beast and bird, reptile and creature of the sea, is tamed, and has been tamed by mankind. But no man can tame the tongue, it is an unholy evil full of deadly poison.
With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the likeness of God. Out of the same mouth proceeds blessings and cursing. Such things ought not to be so!
Does a spring send forth fresh water and bitter from the same opening? Can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Thus no spring yields both salt water and fresh water.
Who is wise with understanding among you? Let them show by good conduct that their works are done in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual and demonic. For where envy and self-seeking exists, confusion and every evil thing are there.
But wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy, and good fruits without partiality and without hypocrisy. Now the peace of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. (cp. James 3:5-18).
And, that’s how a moral society is created for its children.
This Padre duly ordained and also having a degree in political science. Is available to address the broad spectrum of secular Americans, as organized groups within our American society. Right through to the many denominational churches doting the American landscape.
Exercise your prerogatives from the vast repertoire of interest available to be discussed. From the galaxy of the conventional to the corridors of issues usually avoided.
Scheduling can be accomplished through the Contact Us link on my Home page. Living room conversations work well, as do other forums where people can gather.
CfS is a church without walls, and therefore, without membership.