Please craftsman

monastic prayer of the twelfth century
Teach me, Lord, to make good use of the time that you give me to work…
Teach me to unite in haste and slow, serenity and fervor, zeal and peace. Help me from the book. Help me in the heart of toil… And especially yourself corrects gaps of my work : Lord, throughout labor of my hands leaves Thee grace to tell others and a failure to me to talk myself.

Guard me hope for perfection, otherwise I would lose heart. Keep me in the impotence of perfection, otherwise I would lose pride…

Lord, never let me forget that all work is empty except where there is love…

Lord, Teach me to pray with my hands, my arms and all my strength. Remind me that the work of my hands belongs to you and it is up to me to make you in the giving… What if I am to please others, as the flower of grass I fanerai evening. But if I do it for the love of good, I will dwell in the well. And the time to do good and your glory, is immediately.

Amen

Antigone, rebellious and intimate (7/7. love)

7th and final part: love

The desire of Antigone's family, she will not let her brother unburied; Créon, his, wants to assert itself as king and shows its power. Antigone favors family ties who embody love and reveal a be. Creon sits his power by signing an act of law must establish its authority. The same word characterizes their action: desire. But desire does not recognize the desire in the other, we could believe, especially if one is trying to flatter the desire for himself, that desire any desire he meets knights. Between Creon and Antigone, it is the measure of desires that counts. Face to face, Antigone and Creon will increase the extent of their desires adversity they encounter. But the source of the desire of Antigone is it still understandable today? Indeed, the desire of Antigone, this desire that is based on justice, justice done and visited the remains of his brother and the gods, This desire makes sense, because it is community, it is part of a city and a family, reduced vision of the city, and a belief, Antigone leans to the gods to challenge Creon. Antigone does not express a personal desire, defends an eternal law, she defends her duty to tell, to proclaim the front of any power that would think over it. Since when do we hear most anyone themselves up in public places to proclaim his duty cost him his life? The worst? We got used to the silence, this resignation, transcendental laws do not tell us much left, So nothing comes overhang and thus correct the laws that pass before us and surround us like rubbish in a stream of water. Communities that strengthened the individual within a space that protected him and allowed him to grow were shattered. The individual now looks like a crazy electron that can be built as wind gusts that exhaust and catch you off guard and the ever fade to taste the meaning of his life. Social life is based on the law and the only right, but in a place without geography composed of people above ground all rights are equal and crush in a heinous mess. Creon has the power. Antigone is the daughter of Oedipus. At a time when it is no more than having, to own, to acquire, Antigone weighs - since we must assess - little. The methodical destruction of all metaphysics amounts to a crime against humanity. Perhaps the greatest the world has known. Since a click, I can acquire all I have no need to know my desire to satiate. It is also understood that this individual desire that nothing protects his appetite accepts no limits, especially not the one posed by others; then comes in envy, misguided desire, defile.

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What does being above ground ?

The most illuminating example about human nature is in the New Testament when Peter and Jesus Christ speak together and Peter urges his master he believes his devotion quite sincere. So, Jesus told him that the rooster will not sung he will deny three times. The first place where every man is talking about it : weakness. Consideration of the limits of each, not always to solve it, but also to overcome, forced to reason from what one is and not from what is believed to be. Any man who does not know his weaknesses, who forget, that does not take into account is above ground as we got used to say today. Aboveground meaning that one is nourished by a pasture that is not ours, we deny his pasture grazing to find any other than his best, because other. Aboveground also means that the comments received could be obtained anywhere else in the world without this problem, About these rootless, translatable into any language and exportable as a "framework" computer. The phrase "above ground" forbidden to answer the question "where do you speak ? "And the first formula loves to ridicule the second as an identity or" extreme right ". By dint of trying to dodge the issue, it was destroyed. In the future it will not be possible to ask where it comes, because we have reached such a level of abstraction and uprooting that this issue will be even more sense.

Antigone, rebellious and intimate (6/7. The vocation)

 

That stories about identity! The word does not appear in either the Greek epic nor in tragedy. The identity at the time of Antigone leans on the line and belonging to a city. Identity is permeated rooting. The family and the city gathered in a virtual standard in full what the other had to know of itself during a first meeting. During antiquity, nobody protested his identity nor promulgated the, and no one decided his identity. He was not putting on a costume. The men were within their identity. The identity was akin to a load, we had to be worthy. She ruled the being and becoming. The modern age has made it a challenge, because it transformed the identity have, a sort of accomplishment that you can dress up or divest. In its modern fantasy to believe that we can choose everything all the time, modern times replaced with implacable method being by having. Yet this logic, this ideology has its limits: some things can be acquired, among them: otherness. Live his identity, be what one is, place his name, allow privacy and therefore the knowledge and deepening of his being, these are the prerequisites for a meeting with the other. The first difference between Creon and Antigone is located at that location, the land on which is built the fight, Antigone preserves embedded in it that gift of old, gods, these roots that defines the authority to which it leans to stand up to this man, son parent, the king, who marries the power of will and is blinded by it to not hear his own voice, its echo. Continue reading “Antigone, rebellious and intimate (6/7. The vocation)”

Antigone, rebellious and intimate (3/7. Destiny)

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3nd part : destiny

The man down from the tree. The man, like the tree, is also defined well by its roots or fruit. The man, like the tree, depends on external and internal elements to reach maturity. The man looks like trunk carved by the tests based on its roots and wearing more or less fine fruit, better or worse… The similarities between plants and man are endless. Water that nourishes the roots to sunlight watering fruit, oxygen exuded by the leaves, all this life which rushes and flows reminds us of the human condition so unpardonable. The tree is a family metaphor. Seedling fruit and leaves, a metaphor for the history of man and the family grows. What evil fairies presided at the birth of the family whose Labdacides Antigone descends? Any good conscience today would see a calamity and a pathological explanation of Antigone decisions. How is this little Antigone this heroic fruit growing on a tree trunk so full of scars and bruises? The breath and uninterrupted guide destiny and obtuse that family and, suddenly, Antigone is released from this straitjacket, frees his family this straitjacket, she defeated camisole, and completes dismiss destiny. what miracle! From afar, clinging to their branch, two sheets still look identical, Yet simply to approach to see how they differ. Continue reading “Antigone, rebellious and intimate (3/7. Destiny)”

Antigone, rebellious and intimate (2/7. Funerals)

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2nd part : Funerals

— «My dearest Ismene. I have this morning to tell you that I took care of everything. I took the same funeral for our brothers. I could not choose and as our brothers do not leave last wishes, I took things in hand for this fixed as soon as possible. I still ordered a embalmer so that they are presentable. If you want to go see, they will be ready to 15 hours. You're not obliged. Finally, if you can take ten minutes, it can be good. Perhaps it is better to keep a picture of them happy, eg children. I took the same model urn for two. A priest will come to the funeral and make a little speech before cremation. I ordered his coming to the funeral. You see, I handled everything. Eteocles be buried in the cemetery which is located about thirty minutes of Thebes taking national. to Polynices, it's more complicated with the law of our uncle, Créon. I decided to spread his ashes on the battlefield as the king does not want him to be buried. It makes sense, non? Tell me what you think about it, I'm not stopped on this point. "This portrait of Antigone living in the twenty-first century delivering the spoils of his brothers in charge of funeral summarizes funeral rites today. The family has been made since the Industrial Revolution unproductive. Funeral little more fall within the family tradition. The modern world calms using the formulamake sense, as the translation of the English expression is heard today, and as it is so comforting to repeat without having really feel ..., because what these mini-found sense on the ground almost by accident, what these senses Skin grief who shall without that there is little or nothing, otherwise the residues of a past direction, a common sense, a good sense carved by centuries? Through the destruction of the family, transmission between generations is lacking, the meaning of our actions is lost, must therefore invent sense, it is necessary make sense, you have to give the illusion of living again, not to have totally abdicated. Trickery leans against ignorance, and here too, the swindle does not date one day. The meaning given by the death in the family, this sense almost completely forgotten today, is recalled by Antigone in Sophocles' play, where it stands as a guardian of values ​​that release, as they protect humans from animals. Antigone reaffirms what man can and can not; she grabs d & rsquo; a force to protect us from our will to power and to teach us time to be responsible; a time nowadays entrusted to specialists Certified substitute family, individuals who compose it and tenuous ties between them by the time.

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Antigone, rebellious and intimate (1/7. The family)

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1party era : the family

From the first reading of Antigone, an ambiguity in the minds of the reader. Antigone she embodies the action or reaction? What moves Antigone? The reaction never exists by itself while the action does not need anyone, it is legitimate in the act. Action always inaugurates something. Unlike what is often said, or thought, Antigone does not expect to be Creon Antigone. Like Electra for revenge, Nausicaa for the reception, Penelope for loyalty, Antigone embodies duty. Is the action, as it serves: it is fulfilled in the duty. It is accomplished in bondage (we pretend to forget that servitude means to be "slave"?). Unlike what is often said, or thought, Antigone is never an individual. It never stands alone is. If the law Creon pushes for action, and if it may seem a reaction, it is only on the surface, by mere chronology.

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A history of French Action

Maurras-et-comte-de-Parisreplicas is a unique program in the French intellectual landscape. Alain Finkielkraut will refuse almost any theme and it is only in this way. In the emission of 7 February 2015, Alain Finkielkraut proposed theme "Charles Maurras and his heirs". I expected this show forward, first because Maurras has no place in the French intellectual landscape since the war, then because I must admit : Maurras and I related party. I had the chance to read before Maurras 20 years in the mid 80. A carefree time. The Natural policy1 became a favorite book. Royalism word was whispered by my mother always, but with modesty at all times, with a protective modesty : we were living in public housing, petitement, and balance my mother had wrought was to remain the cement of our family. This balance Caulking under modesty that kept overflowing cover up what we were intimately. At least no disposals us be… intimately. With the discovery of Maurras, political word became something other than nostalgia. with Mauras, this word was taking shape, gave meaning to life. I discovered Maurras with Boutang with Bernanos. The three will change my life. Everything seems linked with time. As I met with Jean Pierre Pujo Sévillia with Patrice de Plunkett. The order does not matter. The order and grace are linked, and Maurras had understood.

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L & rsquo; humanity of Cheyenne Carron - Reflections on the film The Apostle

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The film The Apostle Cheyenne-Marie Carron

What amazed me invaded a recent morning listening to the voice of a young woman auscultated by Louis Daufresne his show, The Great Witness, Radio Notre Dame. I would learn that this young woman named Cheyenne Carron. Christian, She made a film, The Apostle1, the story of a Muslim touched by grace who decides to convert to Catholicism and must suffer the indignities of his relatives.

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