Fire in the Belly

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Speak Out on Social Issues!

Anybody with No Fire in the Belly is an Absolutely Mediocre person.

Fire in Belly

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A word came to my Mind: “NO-Christian.”

C. S. Lewis had used the word ‘Mere Christianity,’ to Great Effect. Thus We can say that there are Mere Christians.

Just recently, pope francis had come out saying that ‘Weapons manufacturers are Not Christians.’ That was Really Great. But, I still use small case for even this pope, because he has not exhibited ‘Fire in the Belly.’ He speaks a few Effective words here and there, and then goes to Sleep.

Any way, that was what made me think of the words NO-Christian.

St. Paul had Plenty of Fire in the Belly. Once he even said, ‘May you fellows become Eunuchs.’ (Galatians 5:12). He did not put it like that, of course. What he wrote exactly was: “I would they were even cut off which trouble you,” (KJV), and meant: ‘May the Knife Slip.’ And that happening, when a Circumcision is taking place, leads to Castration.

John the Baptist had that. Fire in the Belly, I mean.

John the Baptist

John spoke like this Not Just with the People. He thundered in front of kings too. The king in question was Living with his Own Sister. Nobody seemed to be bothered about it. Or more properly, Nobody had Enough Fire in the Belly to Speak Up. John did. And Lost his head. Literally. …He was Beheaded for it.

Particularly in light of the Vyaapam Scam and the Many Deaths that has led to, and on reading that John the Baptist lost his head, We might decide to play it safe.

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There was a man called Dale Carnegie, famous for his Wonderful books: Art of Public Speaking, How to Win Friends and Influence People, How to Stop The Worrying and Start Living, etc.

Dale Carnegie

He had once written something like: “Knock a man Down, and then listen to his Speak.” Even the Shyest would Most probably speak up.

Frequently, We Speak up Only when We have been knocked down, or When Something has happened to Members of Our Own Family. But Since it is Our habit Not to Speak out, We find that Nobody speaks up for Us.

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Here are a few Beautiful Quotes on the Matter of Fire in the Belly:

Fire in Belly Robin Sharma

Passion

Super Human Strength

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me·di·o·cre

[mee-dee-oh-ker], adjective.
1of only ordinary or moderate quality; neither good nor bad; barely adequate: The car gets only mediocre mileage, but it’s fun to drive.
2not satisfactory; poor; inferior: Mediocre construction makes that building dangerous.
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Speak Out on Social Issues!

And if you are the Pope, ROAR!

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8 comments

  1. Dear Father,
    Thanks for giving all these quotes to enrich our knowledge.
    Now, I would like to say something:
    Fire in the Belly.
    Makes the Water and Blood Flow in the Body.
    Ultimately to accomplish the desires in the mind.
    That makes essence of Character and Sense of Life.
    Shiva

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    • That is very good, Shiva! It reads like Poetry! Kudos.

      Yet, Fire in the Belly in needed not just to fulfil the ‘desires,’ a very unworthy cause, but also to Fulfil one’s DUTIES. That is what Krishna had to say in his LONG discourse through the Gita.

      Regards.

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  2. What a beautiful and passionate post! It takes great bravery to speak out sometimes and I admire you for it. I agree with you about the Pope (and other people of influence) – they should do more to decry the wrongs in the world. Thank you once again for such inspiration and enlightenment. Very much love to you x

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