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Matthew 6:19-21: Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
John Paul II left the following instructions concerning his worldly possessions: "I leave no property behind me of which it is necessary to dispose. As for the everyday objects that were of use to me, I ask they be distributed as seems appropriate. My personal notes are to be burned."
Senator Cornyn might want to go back and read his Constitution. My copy says that the judiciary is a separate and equal branch of government. Rather than being an "enforcer of political decisions made by elected representatives," its role is to take the long view, defending our most treasured principles against the political whims of the moment.
The Wall Street Journal (who else?) discusses the papacy as a management position, and considers the challenges facing the next pope. (Paid subscribers only.)
"Why do you write?" a reader asked Holly Lisle. Her answer is worth reading for anyone who hopes to understand what makes creative people tick.
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