Daily Archives: January 17, 2011

Received via email

from a client who I helped way back in 1991-1994.  She’s kept in touch all these years.  Brought a tear to my eyes…

 “Tomorrow morning,” the  surgeon began,
 “I’ll open up your  heart…”
 “You’ll find Jesus there,”  the boy interrupted… The surgeon 
looked up, annoyed “I’ll cut your heart  open,” he continued,
 to see how much damage  has been done…” 

“But when you open up my heart, you’ll find Jesus in  there,” said the boy.
The surgeon  looked to the parents, who sat quietly. “When 
I see how much damage has been done, I’ll sew  your
 heart and chest back up, and I’ll  plan what to do next.”
“But you’ll  find Jesus in my heart. The Bible says He  lives there. The
 hymns all say He lives  there. You’ll find Him in my  heart.”
The surgeon had had enough. “I’ll  tell you what I’ll find in your 
heart. I’ll find damaged muscle, low  blood supply, and weakened vessels.
 And  I’ll find out if I can make you  well.”
  “You’ll find Jesus there too. He  lives there.”

 The surgeon  left. The surgeon sat in his office,  recording his notes from the 
surgery, “….damaged aorta, damaged pulmonary vein, widespread muscle
 degeneration. No  hope for transplant, no hope for cure. 
Therapy: painkillers and bed rest.  Prognosis: here he paused, “death within one  year.”

 He stopped the recorder, but  there was more to be said. “Why?” he asked  aloud. “Why did You do this? You’ve  put him here; You’ve put him in this pain;  and You’ve cursed him to an early death. 
  The Lord answered and said, “The  boy, my lamb, was not meant for your flock 
for long, for he is a part of My flock, and  will forever be.Here, in My flock, he will 
feel no pain, and will be comforted as  you cannot imagine.
 His parents will  one day join him here, and they will know  peace, and My flock will continue to 
The surgeon’s tears were hot, but  hisanger was hotter. “You created  that boy, and You created that heart. 
He’ll be dead in months. Why?”
The  Lord answered, “The boy, My lamb, shall return to My flock, for He has done his duty: I did not put My lamb with your flock to lose  him, but to retrieve another lost lamb.”
 The  surgeon wept…  The  surgeon sat beside the boy’s bed; the  boy’s parents sat across from him. The boy 
awoke and whispered, “Did you cut
 open my  heart?” “Yes,” said the surgeon.
 “What  did you find?” asked the boy.
 “I found  Jesus there,” said thesurgeon.
 Author  Unknown – 

Rule Five Monday

By Anonymous

Back, by popular demand, It’s time for Rule Five Monday!  Because we can

QOTD: …”if the state leaves you any money to spend over and above taxes, should you be permitted to spend it on riotous living, but not permiuted to leave it to your children?”  Milton Freidman, via Bread Upon the Waters

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In support of conservatism

By John Doe

Part of what galls me about liberals is that they always are trying to fix what ain’t broke.  They are self-appointed know-it-alls riding around on their imaginary white steeds, convinced that they know better than the millions of people who lived before them and that they alone can solve problems that have existed since the beginning of civilization.  Alas, all too often they lack common sense and even have evil, ulterior motives.

This quote came from a John Hawkins compilation of quotes, but it sets forth in a nutshell why I tend to be conservative on most issues:

A succinct summary of the tragic vision was given by historians Will and Ariel Durant: Out of every hundred new ideas ninety-nine or more will probably be inferior to the traditional responses which they propose to replace. No one man, however brilliant or well-informed, can come in one lifetime to such fullness of understanding as to safely judge and dismiss the customs or institutions of his society, for those are the wisdom of generations after centuries of experiment in the laboratory of history. — Thomas Sowell