It seems to be time to make a little "public service announcement" regarding The Rosemary Tree, what it is and what the ground rules are. If you have looked over the site much at all,you will have found the little "mission statement" paragraph at the very bottom of the page, the one entitled "Welcome to the Rosemary Tree". Here it is for those who are lazy about scrolling to the bottom of the page:
Welcome to The Rosemary Tree
I am hopeful of providing a little respite from the junk-food of politics, finance, doom & gloom, peak oil/climate change and celebrity hoohah. Here we strive for a rest in the shade, some cool water and a little civility, if not chivalry. This blog is dedicated to Our Lord Jesus Christ, Mother Mary, Saint Joseph, Saint Patrick, Saint Deborah and the glorious Bridget of Kildare.
I very much like the line about the ancient knight - "His helmet now shall make a hive for bees;"probably because my name Deborah means "the bee" in Hebrew, so I have always enjoyed references to them. It's also reminiscent of " beating swords into plough shares" a sentiment I also approve of.Thank you for visiting the site, hope you return!
~ Pax Christi, Deborah
You will note that nowhere is mentioned anything about guns, or hatred, or violence, or racism or anything that I have recently had to reject some comments for promoting. This site is about love, and peace, and a truly Catholic worldview which understands that the incarnate God and Saviour, Jesus Christ, loves humanity, that He is a kind and merciful God whose very breath is love.
God Almighty, the Creator of Heaven and Earth and of all that is visible and invisible, isn't concerned with "ethnic groups" and doesn't condone genocide, the stealing of lands from the innocent, and re-instituting human sacrifices (wars)after His Son gave us the ultimate Sacrifice. All are welcome to the Father through the Son -- "red and yellow, black and white" as the song goes, Hebrews or Italians, Arabs or Koreans, Africans or Native Americans.
God loves us all. If you are here to promote something different than this, kindly please leave.
Note: Serious discussion, if conducted in a civil and respectful manner, is always welcome.