Steve Gershom

Catholic, Gay, and Feeling Fine, Thanks

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"Climbing up the mountain with Mercer; moving slowly up the mountain of the Lord; and, finally, suffering the stupid, mundane slings and arrows of an ordinary Tuesday afternoon. The secret of the mystic is that these things are not other than the stuff of daily life. Body and soul, we are creatures of two worlds, and we exist in both of them at once."— From my friday post, Flesh to Fire

"Climbing up the mountain with Mercer; moving slowly up the mountain of the Lord; and, finally, suffering the stupid, mundane slings and arrows of an ordinary Tuesday afternoon. The secret of the mystic is that these things are not other than the stuff of daily life. Body and soul, we are creatures of two worlds, and we exist in both of them at once."

— From my friday post, Flesh to Fire

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His fire is over you. You are moving slowly up his mountain, the mountain of the Lord. To get to the top you must pass through the heart of God. As you pass through his heart, you become a bonfire, and, together with him, a huge bonfire. You become a bonfire on the top of the mountain.

Many people see it and come to find out what it is. So they climb the mountain too…They see that you are very strange bonfires; transparent ones. You are a bonfire through which they can pass. On the other side the heart of Christ is waiting for them. Having been yourselves scooped up by the hand of God, and having agreed to it by your yes, you have now become a transparent bonfire that leads other men to Christ.

Catherine Doherty, Poustinia, Chapter IX: Confrontation with Evil and Martyrdom

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The catcher hits for .318 and catches every day
The pitcher puts religion first and rests on holidays
He goes into cathedrals and lies prostrate on the floor
He knows the drink affects his speed
He’s praying for a doorway
Back into the life he wants and the confession of the bench
Life outside the diamond is a wrench
Piazza, New York Catcher — Belle & Sebastian — Dear Catastrophe Waitress

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Men are not being taught to want their job to value them, in fact, men want as little to do with their jobs as possible. Randi and the globalism party bus are teaching women to want “careers”— more precisely, to want to draw more of their identity from their careers. The perk of taking your work home with you isn’t more money, it’s acceptance of your individuality. Also you get to have to shop at Ann Taylor. Before you seize on this as a biological flaw in women’s character, let me remind you that they want work to accept their individuality because their family and relationships have failed them in this regard. The only place they feel… happy?— is when they are at work or plugged in. “I know The Bachelor is mindless TV, but I just like it.” Keeps your husband out of the room, anyway. How great is it to be alone?
http://thelastpsychiatrist.com/2014/03/who_can_know_how_much_randi_zu.html

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…This is the nature of the trade off: you spend your life trying to be seen as something, then if you happen to succeed then you will not want to be only that anymore, you are really something else. But the world and/or your girlfriend won’t listen. This is especially hard if you simply age out of it, you want to move on with new ideas but the jerk in the supermarket wants you to be the person from ‘99, which means that the jerk in the supermarket still is the person from ‘99 and can’t understand how calendars work. “You changed!” he hisses with disgust because you fail to normalize his cortical sclerosis. Sigh. You can’t punch him, there are witnesses. There are always witnesses, and they will all be from ‘99.
http://thelastpsychiatrist.com/2014/03/who_can_know_how_much_randi_zu.html

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Why, after a decade of marriage, should dinner be a regular review of the somewhat boring goings-ons of “the day”? Because that formality is freeing, it allows self-conscious physical bodies to get used to standing next to each other without having to be acting, this includes husbands and wives. When dinner is a controlled process with “manners” and expected topics of shared conversation and start and end times, as boring as it may get, it is boring, not you.
http://thelastpsychiatrist.com/2014/01/randi_zuckerberg.html