the digressional record

i work in tech, but i try not to nerd out. i like to talk about guam, theology, science, stupid ideas, useless info,
sports during the playoffs, food, beer, and cats. and i will digress.

One thing have I asked of the Lord,
that will I seek after;
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to behold the beauty of the Lord,
and to inquire in his temple.  --ps. 27:4

Aug 31

Aug 26

invited to converse


"The root reason for human dignity lies in man’s call to communion with God. From the very circumstance of his origin man is already invited to converse with God. For man would not exist were he not created by God’s love and constantly preserved by it; and he cannot live fully according to truth unless he freely acknowledges that love and devotes himself to His Creator."

gaudium et spes 19

Aug 25

why does the sentence-starter “to be honest…” even exist? who means to say “to be dishonest”?

Aug 23

watching “the bible” miniseries for the first time. i don’t recall genesis describing one of abraham’s mysterious visitors as a lethal east asian martial arts assassin. wha?? :)

Aug 22

… no quick answer will suffice …

"If God the Father almighty, the Creator of the ordered and good world, cares for all his creatures, why does evil exist? To this question, as pressing as it is unavoidable and as painful as it is mysterious, no quick answer will suffice. Only Christian faith as a whole constitutes the answer to this question: the goodness of creation, the drama of sin and the patient love of God who comes to meet man by his covenants, the redemptive Incarnation of his Son, his gift of the Spirit, his gathering of the Church, the power of the sacraments and his call to a blessed life to which free creatures are invited to consent in advance, but from which, by a terrible mystery, they can also turn away in advance. There is not a single aspect of the Christian message that is not in part an answer to the question of evil."

—catechism of the Catholic Church, 309

Aug 21

if online personality tests are to be believed, i’m either an isfj or an infj, depending on which online test i take.

… i wonder how that meshes with my zodiac sign being cancer.

Aug 19

I sing to you, O Lord.
I will walk in the way of perfection.

—psalm 101

Aug 18

"the goal of a virtuous life is to become like God."

—st gregory of nyssa

it’s hard to concentrate on work when i had such a fabulous sunday. maybe i’ll start it off with bruce springsteen’s “born to run.”

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