THURSDAY, MARCH 2nd, 2023 - “The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch someone else do it wrong, without comment!” T. H. White
SATURDAY, MARCH 4th, 2023 - Jazz & Reflection at Beach United Church – 4:30 – Summertime at the Beach - join Paul Novotny and Robi Botos for jazz originals and favourites.
SUNDAY, MARCH 5th, 2023 - Second Sunday in Lent - Join us for morning worship at 10:00 – Rev. Katherine McCloskey leading.
MISSION CAPSULE: In Pakistan, Gauri learned how to cut and sew at an early age. As an adult, this knowledge allowed Gauri to contribute to her family’s income by working as a seamstress. After her husband was killed in an accident, Gauri’s income was not enough to provide for her family on her own. Gauri was selected for a PWS&D project that provides emergency food assistance to families in need, as well as longer term support through small business training and development. The food aid the family received made it possible for Gauri to save a portion of her monthly income that would have otherwise been spent on food. With the money she saved, Gauri was able to further her child’s education and stock her tailoring shop with more materials.
MARCH BIRTHDAYS - Michael Brett, Tineke Jorritsma, Maureen Monk, Gary Lyon, Marlene Barnett
MONDAY, MARCH 6th, 2023 - Theology on Tap will gather via Zoom and/or at the Beacher Café at 7:00
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8th 2023 - Beaches Prayer Group will meet at 9:30 in the prayer room.
WHEN IGNORANCE SCREAMS, INTELLIGENCE MOVES ON …..
The donkey told the tiger, “The grass is blue”
The tiger replied, “no, the grass is green”
The discussion became heated and the two decided to submit the issue to arbitration, so they approached the lion.
As they approached the lion on his throne, the donkey started screaming: “Your Highness, isn’t it true that the grass is blue?”
The lion replied: “If you believe it is true, then the grass is blue”
The donkey rushed forward and continued: “This tiger disagrees with me, contradicts me and annoys me. Please punish him”
The king then declared, “the tiger will be punished with three days of silence”
The donkey jumped with joy and went on his way, content and repeating, “The grass is blue, the grass is blue”
The tiger asked the lion “your Majesty, why have you punished me? After all, the grass is green”
The lion replied “You’ve known and seen the grass is green.”
The tiger asked, “so why do you punish me?”
The lion replied “that has nothing to do with the question of whether the grass is blue or green. The punishment is because it is degrading tor a brave, intelligent creature like you to waste time arguing with a donkey - and on top of that, you came and bothered me with that question just to validate something you already knew was true.”
The biggest waste of time is arguing with the fool and fanatic who doesn’t care about truth or reality, but only the victory of his beliefs and illusions. Never waste time on discussions that make no sense. There are people who, for all the evidence presented to them, do not have the ability to understand. Others are blinded by ego, hatred and resentment and the only thing that they want is to be right even if they aren’t.
When ignorance screams, intelligence moves on.
HAVE A GOOD WEEK - MB