Saturday, January 26, 2008

The Saturday Meme

Tagged by the dastardly bunch at Korrektiv.

Rules: Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people.

Book: Fighting with Gandhi, by Mark Juergensmeyer.
(...in a chapter where Gandhi fictionally speaks with Freud, the conversation is about if Gandhi represses anger, like all those other saints and penitants.)

Gandhi (pleased at the comparison): Such company! But surely I don't belong.
Freud: You belong.

OK! Well, if you want to have fun with it: I tag Adoro te Devote, Stella Borealis, Julie the Happy Catholic, Chased by Children, and Sr. Susan at Musings.

6 comments:

Maddy said...

That looks like fun!
Cheers

Alli said...

Obviously I wasn't tagged, but the closest book to me was a borrowed Latin Missal (actually printed as the "Motu Proprio Edition," and given its Imprimatur and Nihil Obstat on 9/14/07) ... so I figured I'd have a bit of fun.

From "Exposition and Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament":
Every Christian ought to assist often at the Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. During This ceremony, typically occurring in the evening, the Host is exposed for a short time for the veneration of the faithful, who then receive a solemn blessing from the Priest with the Monstrance. Adore Christ, truly present, as God and Man, under the appearance of bread.

Susan Rose, CSJP said...

I played. Thanks for the tag!

Kevin said...

It is odd how one feels compelled to do this arbitrary exercise. But mine was pretty good.

Book of Common Prayer (1928)
"And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity." [then it goes into the gospel for the service, St. Luke xviii. 31.]

Angela said...
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Angela said...

From "Cassell's Latin and English Dictionary":

"interduo = interdo; q.v.
interea, meanwhile; sometimes nevertheless, notwithstanding.
interemptor -oris, m. a murderer."

Well, this exercise isn't as interesting with a book that doesn't have real sentences. :)

This next nearest book has sentences but is also not very helpful. From Crosby and Schaffer's "Introduction to Greek":

"1. entautha de oi Ellenes to theo agona deuteron epoioun. 2. outos oun eu-daimone egeneto e patris. 3. ekeino to meni oi retores tois politais sun-eboulesan tade prattein."