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Subject:The weekly Sermon returns...
Time:02:49 pm
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Good afternoon my fellow Peejists.
Once again I apologise for the quietness of the reverends, but I think that father_serkis has covered the reasons, so I would like to welcome Saint Andy to the Church.



Saint Andy has reached a new benchmark in his life this month, that very much talked about age of 40. Indeed, it seems a month for benchmarks as I myself have reached one too (not as old, but not exactly a spring chicken either!). And it got me to thinking, which of those famous old adagios is true, since they seem to contradict themselves - am I really 'Over the hill' and 'old', when Saint Andy is being told 'life begins at 40'? Which of these is most accurate?

Well, I came to the conclusion that neither is the case. You see, if you believe either, you limit your own expectations in life. You'd be forever waiting to reach that elusive age, believing only then you would achieve something great. A conundrum already for Peej and others, since they have already achieved something great. How should Saint Lijah proceed, knowing he has reached his pinnacle 20 years early?

The answer is simple: you don't stop. If you stopped after one great thing, life would have no meaning. The great Peej continues on, looking for the next great achievement instead of letting it come to him. He strives ever onwards, not stopping for those foolish ones who believe he cannot do anything else now.

And, because of this non-sensical rambling, I feel that I should propose a new motto for us all to live by, one which would be more beneficial to all concerned.

Things, it seems, can only get better for Saint Andy. He has the best basis to build on, yet he is still looking to acheive great things. This outlook leads me to believe that he may, perhaps follow my own school of thought:
The best is yet to come.
And if we truly believe this, then no whimsical comments should set us off the road to greatness and happiness; the right road to travel.


In the name of the Philippa, the Fran and the Holy Peej.
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genevieveangell
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Time:2004-04-21 02:59 pm (UTC)
I would like to say again that I am filled with joy at the return of our sermons, and at the addition of our new saint. Thank you, Father, for another great sermon.

I find it interesting that this school of thought "the best is yet to come" conflicts so completely with the Great Professor's view of the world -- at least the world of Middle Earth, and likely our current one as well -- as a world descending, populated with fallen peoples. In The Silmarillion, it is made quite clear that the best time was near the beginning, in the light of the trees, and shall never again be equaled.

However, I agree that we should approach our own lives believing that the best is yet to come, and that this is really the only way to accomplish great things. Perhaps this larger view of the world takes on a different meaning when applied to our individual lives. Something to ponder....

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