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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


Out of Sight, Out of Mind (continued) – 11 February 2007
By Mary T. Hoffman

Yesterday I wrote about those who choose to look the other way when confronted with the truth that they don’t want to face up to. I wrote about the folks who donate to animal welfare organizations that cater to their limited compassion.

Many of these people consider themselves to be “good” or “religious” or “people of faith.” I know; I’ve met many of them. Yet, aren’t they living a lie when they pretend that cruelty either doesn’t exist, or that it exists only when the victims are from among those with whom they empathize?

The word “truth” is mentioned 202 times in the Bible (Hebrew Bible and New Testament).

John 8:31-32 says:

31 Jesus therefore was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, "If you abide in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine;

32 and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." ~ New American Standard Bible

In John 8:42-47 Jesus, speaking to those who are seeking to kill Him, makes it very clear that “the devil” is “the father of lies.” He asks those religious leaders, “If I speak truth, why do you not believe Me?”

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