Archive for August 29, 2009

Beautiful Faces of Magyars

There are many types of Hungarian (Magyar) faces.  Here are some by whom I have been blessed. –

Karoline and Arpad were my personal escorts and protectors in Budapest

Karoline and Arpad were my personal escorts and protectors in Budapest

"Maudie," Zoli and Andi - fed me.  Zoli and Andi gave me shelter.

"Maudie," Zoli and Andi - fed me. Zoli and Andi gave me shelter.

Reka fed me dinner after the signing of the papers.  (And gave me food for the next day.)

Reka fed me dinner after the signing of the papers. (And gave me food for the next day.)

August 29, 2009 at 9:18 pm 3 comments

Released from Exile!

Friday, a 13.5 hour train trip brought me back from forced exile in Hungary to Sfantu Gheorghe, Covasna County, my home in Romania.  With both of us exhausted, (Adolf from a business trip to Bucharest) Adolf rushed me from the train to the Notaris’ office for the signing of the papers for the sale of the house.  That only took 4 hours!  After paying 1/2 of the purchase price, I now own the house.  The contract stipulates very specific terms for finishing the house, paying the other half, occupying the house, etc.  Some good news – the money to pay for the kitchen cabinets has been provided.  More about that later.

“100 Little Thoughts about Man, God and Society”

— thoughts taken from conversations over 49 years between Dan and Dr. Dick van Geet – our neighbor in Utrecht, Holland.  Be blessed. — Anne

PEARL

The pearl in the field

Maybe all theology and religion could be summarized in one basic point:  is God, the Spirit, present,  or absent. Belief means it is there. Charity demonstrates it. Sin means it is absent. Egoism and hate demonstrate this; they are the result. Repentance means, you want to get  the Spirit back. Grace means, the Spirit has returned. Etcetera.

PSYCHOLOGY AND RELIGION

A river has to be both wide and clean.

What do we need most, psychology or religion ? Wrong question. Think of a river. (Good) psychology/ psychotherapy could make the stream broader and wider; the waterflow increases. (Good) religion could clarify the water, make it purer. Both are needed, both are important. They are complementary.

REAL MAN

1. Man is the only real, the only genuine temple. The only place on earth where God can really live. But it/he can also degenerate to a ‘house for money-changers.’

2. Man is the landing zone for the supreme, for the highest of all. Alas, it is often pirate planes that are landing.

(to be continued)

August 29, 2009 at 9:07 pm 1 comment


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