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What Coworkers and I Laugh About #1

Having come off the blocks into the stretch of white collar work, I find myself struggling in one particular area of communication: being politically correct. Far too much time twining with a like-minded collective at Penn and not enough spent with people of other backgrounds. That said, it’s been a fun learning process in learning to communicate “professionally.”

When asked about one associate, I responded to what I thought was unoffensive: “He is a river that flows the other way.” The coworkers laughed at the poetry and roundaboutness. Now to think of other pseudo-Native American names for each of them as well.

Filed under banal lycée anecdotique

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He humbled Himself, to exalt us; He made Himself a servant, to set us free; He became poor, to enrich us; He was sold, to buy us back; a Captive, to deliver us; Condemned, to procure our pardon; He was made a curse, that we might be blessed; the Oblation for sins, for our justification; His face was marred, to re-beautify ours; He Died, that we may have life. In such sort, that by Him, hardness is softened; wrath appeased; darkness made light; iniquity turned into righteousness; weakness is made strength; despair is consoled; sin is resisted; shame is despised; fear is emboldened; debt is paid; labor is lightened; Sorrow is turned into joy; Misfortune into blessing; Difficulties are made easy; Disorder made order; Division into union; Ignominy is ennobled; Rebellion subjected; Threat is threatened; Ambush is ambushed; Assault assailed; Striving is overpowered; War is warred against; Vengeance is avenged on; Torment tormented; Damnation damned; Destruction destroyed; Hell burned up; Death is killed; Mortality changed to immortality; In short, pity has swallowed up all misery; and Goodness all wretchedness; For all those things, which used to be the arms with which the Devil combated us, and the sting of death, are, to draw us forward, turned into instruments from which we can derive profit.
John Calvin in Christ the End of the Law

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Week $40 - 44

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Week #36 - 39

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Photography subjects who are strangers - really sweet. The Pharisees/Satan would like nothing better than to put barriers between people.

(Source: youtube.com)

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Popish monastical vows of perpetual single life, professed poverty, and regular obedience, are so far from being degrees of higher perfection, that they are superstitious and sinful snares, in which no Christian may entangle himself.
Westminster Confession of Faith, Chapter 22
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