Thursday, August 13, 2009

Prideful Pride

I have two related "55"s, not necessarily fiction. If these are not satisfactory just mark "FAIL" on my paper, and I'll retake the course next semester. Also, I'm including the titles in my word count--is that permissible? Mr G-Man, please answer , inquiring minds want to know.

Number ONE:
About Pride:
Rabbi, is there nothing that I do about which I may be proud?
The Rabbi spoke: There was a man who sang so well, people remarked, "What a voice he has. He sings divinely." Just then a fellow happened by who said, "Well, if I had his voice, I'd sing that well, too".

Number TWO:
A reflective thought about SIN: Rabbi, you have been teaching us about sin. Here is my question: "What, in your judgment is the greatest sin in the world?" The Rabbi thinks, then speaks: "The greatest sin in the world is that of the person who sees other human beings as sinners." (In other words...Pride!)

Thoughts expressd in these two 55s are taken from somewhere in the writings of Antony De Mello S.J. I can't find which book. I am grateful to have recently "discovered" his powerful messages on peace, prayer, meditation, living and dying.

Flash Fiction Friday 55

is a story written in exactly 55 words.
Let the G-Man know if you write one
and read the ones of your fellow writers.


anthonynorth said...

Some great thoughts in your 110 :-)
Enjoyed them both.

Lou said...

Those rabbis make it short (55 words) and sweet (be kind).

Good messages, Steve-0-Succinct.

Gin said...

I say A+ Steve.

Eaton Bennett said...

I like your 55's. The second one the most. :)

G-Man said...

Of course it's permissable!!
Thank you so much for asking, and thank you for the sermon/stories!
Excellent 55's..
Have a Wonderful Week-End...G

Steve E. said...

LOU those are "famous family" words:

"Speeaches are similar to visits with relatives...

'short and sweet
is hard to beat.'"

--Steveroni Sr (1905-1978)

Hootin' Anni said...

Excellent Steve!!! The 2nd one is best for me, personally.

Mine once again is shared. You need,as always, to click on the link at top or scroll down my entire Friday blog.

Have a great weekend.

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

very good!!! I'd give 'em an A, but I'm not the Judge. And I think He grades on a Loving scale!

Hootin' Anni said...

Wow...you make me blush!! Thank you for your kind words you left in my comments this morning!! You certainly made my day.

Dulce Rosales said...

Just: Thank you
Yours are two really good 55

Syd said...

Thanks Steve. I think that is a wise Rabbi.

Dulce Rosales said...

Thank you so much again Steve.
I'm really glad we've met!
Become my follower> please.

Cat said...

Oh I liked both of these - they read like parabelles! (Spelling?!)

Tall Karen said...

Wonderful inspirations...and so true! You have left me wanting more from Antony. Happy Friday!

Fandango said...

You humans are always saying wise things but you don't live by them.
These are very good words for dragons and humans.
Thank you.
We have posted

Dulce Rosales said...

Thanks for your comments again. About what you said on my post "Empty Advantage" and our friend Shadow ... My answer is:
Maybe it's the fact we are both snakes?
I've crawled and grovelled a great deal for love > no good... :(

Ed G. said...


diane d said...

Nice reminders about the pride in our lives. It sneaks in before you even know it.

clean and crazy said...

remarkable 55's!! and you thought you couldn't do it, i read your blog and look at you now trying new things in life and enjoying it!! are you ready for your whirlwind adventure!!

Mama Zen said...

Fantastic 55s!

Dr.John said...

As a retired Pastor let me say Amen to your two 55s.

Patrick said...

I liked the messages brought forth in your 55x2. Very nicely done.