Sunday, January 09, 2005

From De Sermon

What De Piggy took from today's sermon is along de lines ov our New Year's sentiments--holding true, irrespective ov fame or fortune:
Compromise lives within boundaries; it is not boundless exchange. Esau sold his birthright for a mess of pottage, never thinking that he was giving away his life. Give and take only within the perimeters of your good values, never invalidating yourself. People who truly mean you well will respect your refusals as readily as they accept your agreement. "For what doth it profit a man to gain the world and lose his soul?"

8 comments:

Abeni said...

True words.But when you not doing what people want you to do they have a way of making you feel guilty.I still trying to get out the mould of pleasing everyone.

Melody said...

Guilt trips awful, Kami, but ah find that guilt-trippers weaken when yu guilt them right back! That really helps out mi marshmallow side.

Sunshine said...

Hi Melody-Excellent topic. Never invalidate yourself. Powerful. Totally agree with the scriptures.

Sunshine said...

Hi Melody-Excellent topic. Never invalidate yourself. Powerful. Totally agree with the scriptures.

Jdid said...

nice post. dont sell out

by the way is it just me or have any of you other people wondered exactly what pottage was?

yes I know it was some sort of cook up thing that Jacob mek but what exactly was in this pottage? is like ox tail or stew beef or wha? and if esau was from yard would he have sold his birthright fa two festival and a bowl a red pea soup? is juss me dat duz wonder bout dem sorta things

Anonymous said...

Interesting post still, Mel Mel... and Jdid, you mad too, you know... mad funny though.

Mad Bull

Melody said...

Big up, Sunshine, you and mi-self always tend to be 'pon de same wavelength.
(lol) Jdid, ah don't know what inna de pottage either; but whatever it was, it nevva look good, 'cause dem say it was a MESS!!
Respect, Mad Bull! I appreciate de nice vibes.

Jdid said...

well me wife say pottage was some sort of cereal. dont know where she get that from but i will have to research it because i would hate to think that esau sellhe birthright for a bowl a corn flakes