Another Thought For The Day 01/04/13

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This wonderful sermon is by my dear friend Friar Jeff. If you like it, please subscribe to his blog postings!

Friar Jeff's Quiet Spot

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As a Cleric, I have a unique perspective on the world…I get to see EVERY aspect of the human condition. I see tears, love, hatred, anger, jealousy, regret, sorrow, joy….the list is a veritable STEW of every emotion on the planet.

The hardest part of this perspective is knowing how to separate myself from these emotions….well, sorry…I CANNOT.

I know that in the infamous book “City of God” written by St Augustine in the 700’s was the basis for how most clergy are SUPPOSED to act towards those in their parish…but as I have said on MANY occasions: I AM NOT A ROMAN CATHOLIC. So this little pamphlet does not apply to me. 🙂

How can WE (clerics, priests, ministers, etc) “remove” ourselves from the human condition and expect to HELP them as we are supposed to do??

In my ‘parish’ I suffer with each and every loss…each joy, sorrow…

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About Mandy Bruscella

Mandy's Story: As a Registered Professional Nurse with Certification in a number of specialties including home care, I was afforded the opportunity of working closely with various Social Service Agencies in NY and NJ. ~ A lifelong Christian, I was ordained as a Presbyterian deacon in 1993 and, after relocating to SC in 2000, elected to become ordained as a non-denominational minister. ~ I established "MandysPath" Ministry in 2011. "MandysPath" Ministry is a member of Pacific Life Church, El Sobrante, CA, network of ministries. ~ I direct an outreach ministry in an alternative setting, providing spiritual care to a congregation of more than 500 people from around the world via the Internet. ~ As part of this outreach, I write a daily faith based blog. In March, 2012 I was asked to become a board member of Heroes For Children which is a non-profit foundation, established to assists the Guardian ad Litem program of Horry County, SC. Guardians ad Litem are a group of court appointed advocates who represent the best interests of children in Family Court proceedings involving allegations of abuse or neglect. Working closely with these men and women who make a difference in the lives of children, I completed training and have been sworn in to serve as a Guardian ad Litem for the state of South Carolina . ~ I have been married since 1975 to a wonderful man, Daniel. I have a son Daniel and his wife Melissa who live in NYC. My daughter Sabrina and my grandson Landon live here in SC. ~ My father Harold continues to share his wisdom with me and is responsible for many of the ideas I write about!

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