I love the beautiful profile pic you chose. I just read a commentary on Luke 7: 36-50 in Michael Card's "Luke: Gospel of Amazement". It recounts her as a broken sinner who recognizes Jesus as the only one who sees her as she is and loves her any way. She does not simply feel love for Him for His forgiveness of her, she demonstrates it through her extravagant actions. I am blessed by your choice of avatars and challenged to live a life of extravagant love to Jesus and those He loves.
thank you for accepting my friendship invite, Adelphe...I am blessed..
have a terrific day!
Baggie, for some reason your (6, LOL) comments won't post to my guestbook--something with some funky characters, I think, but here it is characters removed:
Baggie says: "Saint Paul's Girl the name, is a surreptitious reference to any of the feminine delights of the Hamburg-Germany district known as Sanct Pauli, German for same, where supposedly the lights of night are red. It's a place for the adventurous and the marginalized, where, if they dare, they can party and hang out with the likes of Bacchus, Dionysus, Eros, and Morpheus. Or they can simply eat pretzels and drink."
Adelphe says: "Or they can simply eat pretzels and drink", LOL! Ubi spiritus est cantus est. Quid novi, Abambagibus? Vah! Denuone latine loquebar? Oops! Missis ambagibus, Prost! "I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." (John 10)
and "The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ Yet wisdom is justified by her deeds.” (Matt 19) And I didn't know any of that, so thank you! Actually, I at one time was the bar maid in a cafe thread on Science & Religion, serving up the patrons St. Pauli Girl in St. Pauli (and St. Paul) Girl style thus the ref.
I hoist a mug in celebration of our shared inspiration by Saint Paul! So, ab ambagibus, how 'bout you missis ambagibus dicere (did I get that right?) and tell me about your Jungian introversion? Mmmm...so far I'm thinking ISTP? Or INTP? I give you mine: INTJ/borderline INTP--the Mastermind or the Architect ;-). Do you find that odd for a person of great faith?
Blah blah blah Bag! We have exchanged emails on this before, have you forgotten??? Remember I laughed (so why are you pretending to be "injured"?) and told you that you were not the ONLY one to have pointed this out as there are a couple of language experts here on bnet? And remember I pasted the Strong's into my email? Where it said adelphe was "(Christian)sister"? And remember I told you that the last guy I went back and forth with this on was graciously helping me try to find out the truth on the matter as he had discovered a St. Adelphe in Quebec? And it was St. not Ste. so masculine? And yet Strong's says female? Anyway, Bag, check your mail for crying out loud! I've reminded you of all of this again...and have made you an offer... ;-)
In my practice of a Faith that teaches me that understanding and forgiveness are essential to spiritual growth, I would like to explain my apparent stupidity. You see, in the light of my knowledge of certain ancient languages, I had noticed that Adelphe, your beliefnet moniker, coming by way of French, is of Greek origin. It reminded me both of the nominative and vocative forms of the word for sister, transliterated as Adelphē, with ē like ay in day, and of the word for brother, whose vocative form is transliterated as Adelphĕ, with ĕ like e in pet. I was making an observation with a modicum of levity and, seeming to misunderstand me, you responded with a measure of gravity. My casual analysis of the name you had chosen annoyed you. So I thought that you might have been thinking, “Oh brother (Adelphĕ!), who is this idiot?’ You had judged me, I thought, to be beneath you, and so you responded accordingly. Whereupon I too responded in kind. But I had failed to remember that the workings of the intellect, appreciable by only a few, can often seem cold and dispassionate to the many who would rather appreciate something else. And so I too seemed cold and dispassionate, at least on the page. Still, that you follow the Christ is a wonderful thing. I applaud you. If the name you have called me is an example of the workings of your faith, then you have taught me much. I thank you.
Is that just your little way of calling me annoying? :p
Maybe you can't change it because of your
ferocious impassioned responses,
where you exasperate and provoke
the person. Resulting in an equally
heated response. Causing you to
needle and nudge the person with
your irate and tumultuous badgering
until they succumb to your chaff.
If transliterated from the Greek, Adelphe, with final epsilon, would vocatively translate as O! Brother. With final eta, however, we acquire its evocative counterpart, nominative to be sure. Just a passing thought.
Hi John and costrel!
Can't change it--truly. It's a drop down and there isn't a place for a blank. Once you fill it in, you are forever stuck with something there...
I think you probably can't change "annoyed" because it seems to take about 10 minutes for the changes to be made (at least that's what I'm being told when I make changes to my profile). Now, let's see if I can add a comment....