On Thursday, January 16,[masked]:15:53 Susan W Brooks wrote:
> What a good idea to field this quandry with your friends in Charlotte. And
> how wonderful that you have found some good folk with whom to study the
> bible and worship. Life will always be challenging in one way or another.
> Some people do not understand what it means to follow the GOSPEL when that
> means they must change their own point of view. Suggest that the clergy
> read Acts 10, the telling of thew story of Peter, Cornelius and the
> Gentiles, and see how (Simon) Peter, a devout apostle, had visions which
> required that he alter his view of the world as he continued with his
> ministry. These people you mention can learn a great deal from you and
> other aspires just as Peter did from the Gentiles. God commands us to love
> our neighbors as ourselves. It is a basic tenet of faith.
Peter (and btw the guy in the Asheville church called me Kifa, which is
Aramaic for Peter) knew that Cornelius was a Roman. Being a Jew, he had a
prejudice against Romans. (This Roman was God-fearing and knew not to serve
pig-stuffed lobster. The animals in Peter's vision were not to be taken
literally.) The woman at church doesn't know I'm an aspie, probably doesn't
know what an aspie is; and hennaed nails and hair aren't typical of aspies.
How do I explain what an aspie is, and what my appearance has to do with
aspieness, to someone who doesn't know the first thing about aspies?
> We are all still rocked by the news that Kenji had a (mild) stroke and is
> now in rehab. Apparently his speech is affected but he is working in
> therapy to get back to his healthy self. He's at Mecklenburg Health Care
> Center 2415 Sandy Porter Road room 213,[masked]-0430.
Sorry to hear that. When did it happen?
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