Is eternal damnation just? Karlo Broussard (Catholic Answers apologist) writes:

Rather than hell undermining God’s justice, it’s actually a manifestation of it. God allows the soul to function in accord with its nature, which includes the irrevocability of choices without the body. So, if a person dies choosing something other than God as his final end, that choice is irrevocable. It’s “locked on,” so to speak, to something other than God. And it’s locked on forever.

See his full piece here:

(Mk 8:11-13)
The Pharisees came forward and began to argue with him, seeking from him a sign from heaven to test him. He sighed from the depth of his spirit and said, "Why does this generation seek a sign? Amen, I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation." Then he left them, got into the boat again, and went off to the other shore.

( Lk 6:17, 22)
Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude and insult you, and denounce your name as evil on account of the Son of Man.

(Mk 8:6,8)
He ordered the crowd to sit down on the ground. Then, taking the seven loaves he gave thanks, broke them, and gave them to his disciples to distribute, and they distributed them to the crowd.

They ate and were satisfied. They picked up the fragments left over--seven baskets.

I believe that literally everyone has a religion. It is whatever they idolize most. They may treasure multiple things, but there is 1 thing they place above all else. For the faithful it is God alone but for others their politics is foremost.

(Mk 7:37(
They were exceedingly astonished and they said, "He has done all things well. He makes the deaf hear and [the] mute speak."

Happy Valentine's Day. St. Valentine was a real person (a priest), martyred in 269 for his faith:

All columns (including the rightmost) do scroll when they contain anything that doesn't fit.

The notification column can be unpinned. Click the controls on its top right "Show settings" icon, scroll to bottom, click unpin (it can be pinned too - as can other columns e.g. timelines).

Column controls on all columns are fairly flexible (including columns not pinned by default). It already does more than you probably know 😉.

This default interface functionality is somewhat expected in the Mastodon world so changing it could pose acceptance risk. Also, its implementation as a substantial JavaScript React app makes any design changes quite involved. The interface is fully mobile responsive, out-of-the-box (also worth noting).

(Mk 7:28-30)
She replied and said to him, "Lord, even the dogs under the table eat the children's scraps."

Then he said to her, "For saying this, you may go. The demon has gone out of your daughter." When the woman went home, she found the child lying in bed and the demon gone.

Maybe down the road. BTW, I chose these colors in homage to the Kingship of Christ and in remembrance of His passion.

For the techies...

This has been on my to-do list for a while. To complete it, my build pipeline had to change. is composed of 14 docker containers. Previously I derived a modified application image using the released one as the base. This change was just a bridge too far for that approach. The new process builds the image from scratch. It takes longer, but is a cleaner approach.

Announcing: light theme now offers a "light" theme for those who prefer that style. To change from the dark default, go to "Preferences" (the gear icon on the top left), then scroll down to "Site theme". Make your selection then click the "SAVE CHANGES" button at the bottom.

(Mk 7:14-15)
He summoned the crowd again and said to them, "Hear me, all of you, and understand. Nothing that enters one from outside can defile that person; but the things that come out from within are what defile."

(Mk 7:8)
You disregard God's commandment but cling to human tradition.

(Mk 6:56)
Whatever villages or towns or countryside he entered, they laid the sick in the marketplaces and begged him that they might touch only the tassel on his cloak; and as many as touched it were healed.

Deacon Patrick, OK I have checked it out. only works as a peer in the federation (as far as I can tell), not through an existing account. That means that people could follow you on and/or on your blog. by itself is not a replacement for, but complementary. Be sure to add your link to your profile (Edit profile -> Profile metadata).

To make your account something that can be followed in the federverse (separate from your normal account), you will need to enable that function in your profile. This page has more info:

( Lk 5:8-11)
When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at the knees of Jesus and said, "Depart from me, Lord, for I am a sinful man."

For astonishment at the catch of fish they had made seized him and all those with him, and likewise James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners of Simon. Jesus said to Simon, "Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men."

When they brought their boats to the shore, they left everything and followed him.

Welcome to! Your blog looks to be off to a great start.

I am unfamiliar with but my first impressions are very positive. It looks to be from a group called "A Bunch Tell" and they have several federverse friendly services and open source apps.

I will take a look at how their integration works and get back to you. Probably, their setup/profile will just need an API key to your account. To get that, click the "gear" (upper left) then </>Development, then "New Application". At that point it will probably be confusing. I'll see if I can make a "do this then that" specific outline for you.

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