Friday, June 09, 2006

Gruntled are the peacemakers...

My new baby nephew Luke whom I will meet in less than two weeks:

The good prof asks the question in the M&G:

"If on a bad day I am disgruntled, then why on a good day am I not gruntled?"

I'm not sure really - but god gruntle you anyways.

The reason I like this word is this:

Because I figure if Jesus had known the word gruntled (actually I am sure he did, if his listeners had known...) then I think the sermon on the mount would have gone something more like this:

“Gruntled are those who know they are spiritually poor;
the Kingdom of heaven belongs to them!
Gruntled are those who mourn;
God will comfort them!
Gruntled are those who are humble;
they will receive what God has promised!
Gruntled are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires;
God will satisfy them fully!
Gruntled are those who are merciful to others;
God will be merciful to them!
Gruntled are the pure in heart;
they will see God!
Gruntled are those who work for peace;
God will call them his children!
Gruntled are those who are persecuted
because they do what God requires;
the Kingdom of heaven belongs to them!
“Gruntled are you when people insult you and persecute you and tell all kinds of evil
lies against you because you are my followers.

Be Gruntled and glad,
for a great reward is kept for you in heaven.
This is how the prophets who lived before you were persecuted."

- Good News Bible (Adapted for Gus)

So when I feel gruntled or disgruntled, I always try to think of these verses - (not so keen on the insults and persecution tho) - and before I get to these verses I think of a whole lot of other things like food... drink... gadgets... (such is my condition)

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