If you want to get something done, you need to enlist people with OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder). It is the only mental disorder acceptable in corporate America. It’s where work ethic ends, and fanaticism begins. I have no work ethic, yet I work almost constantly. We trade addiction for addiction, but at least there is the capacity to self dedicate, either to a worthy or unworthy cause.

I purchased the complete set of Butler’s LIVES OF THE SAINTS for a Christmas present. Paid 178 dollars for the 1952 2nd Edition. I was worried I would regret it, but am now considering buying another set to have two.

We don’t know where we come from, as Christians, and a big part of this is the willful ignorance mainline Christians have for the saints and martyrs of the early Catholic Church. The books are in four massive volumes, each book containing three months of the year. So, you look to see who was the Saint for January 12th, and read about them. Inspirational, fascinating historical snapshots, undiluted story of how Europe was Christianized, through the blood of martyrs and saints.

For instance, Saint Arcadius (a.d. 304):

During a time of great Christian persecution in Mauritania, Arcadius fled from the capitol city to the country. One of his relatives was captured and held hostage to force his return. When Arcadius came back, the pagan judge said they would release his kinsmen if Arcadius allowed himself to be sacrificed to their gods. Arcadius refused.

To punish this refusal, the judge ordered the executioners to first make Arcadius desire death without being able to obtain it. So, they chopped off all his fingers, toes, arms, and legs, leaving nothing but a trunk.

Arcadius said “Lord, teach me thy wisdom”, then ” Happy members, you are at last truly belong to God, being all made a sacrifice to Him”.  Then, “You who have been present at this bloody tragedy, learn that all torments seem as nothing to one who has an everlasting crown before his eyes. Your gods are not gods; renounce their worship. He alone for whom I suffer and die is the true God. To die for Him is to live.”

The pagans were struck with astonishment at such a miracle of patience, and the Christians gathered together the body parts to place in one tomb.

Kind of clarifies the need to be committed and resolute in our faith. The book inspires with examples, it reminds me of ZEN FLESH, ZEN BONES.

The governor just declared Pennsylvania a state of emergency for the Opioid Crisis. Spiritual solutions are best long term, but when it comes to investing in the Bioelectronics Corporation, ticker BIEL, my conscience is absolutely clear. We are doing a good thing.

The stock wants to go up–waiting on news that this will be in stores soon, and am seeing signs this is afoot, slowly. Buy now, take a 100% gain when the news hits, get out, and thank Saint Arcadius if that is as far as you want to go with it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bioelectronics is due for some

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