If The Purging Lutheran has an issue with my therapy, which is what these daily posts are a part of, it’s working up the gumption to make an effort. I find that somedays are better left to the ‘professionals’, them what have already writ something I can copy, cut and paste to my advantage. This book-slash-pamphlet? It sold for $1 in Popular Mechanics magazine long, long ago. My only real concern is if the reuben sandwich was in part named after Mr. Selfridge. My opinion? The less we know the better off we are. The less we know the better a reuben sandwich tastes. The book, 1984, had it right: Ignorance is strength. Now, let us see what the ûnderwœbblenęttênßteįn has for us.
The Simpsons never fail.
“Look at all the wonderful things you have, Mr. Burns. King Arthur’s Excalibur, the only existing nude photo of Mark Twain and that rare first draft of the Constitution with the word ‘suckers’ in it.” — Smithers
“Just because I don’t care doesn’t mean I don’t understand.” * — Homer
“Go out on a Tuesday? Who am I, Charlie Sheen?” -Marge
“Ladies and gentlemen, what you are seeing is a total disregard for the things St. Patrick’s Day stand for. All this drinking, violence, destruction of property. Are these the things we think of when we think of the Irish?” – Kent Brockman
“Ironic, isn’t it, Smithers? This anonymous clan of slack-jawed troglodytes has cost me the election. And yet, if I were to have them killed, I would be the one to go to jail. That’s democracy for you.” -Mr. Burns
Steven Wright is useful, too.
“There aren’t enough days in the weekend.” — Steven Wright
“I can remember the first time I had to go to sleep. Mom said, “Steven, time to
go to sleep.” I said, “But I don’t know how.” She said, “It’s real easy.
Just go down to the end of tired and hang a left.” So I went down to the end
of tired, and just out of curiosity I hung a right. My mother was there, and
she said “I thought I told you to go to sleep.” — Steven Wright
“I watched the Indy 500, and I was thinking that if they left earlier they
wouldn’t have to go so fast.” — Steven Wright
I think this is enough.
Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.
*I find this truer than I could have imagined.