Jennies, bumper stickers, heraldry…

donkey jenny card.jpg

This card came in from Father Gordon J Macrae (About). He can’t receive cards, but he can send them. These two mama donkeys (jennies to be exact) sport some great bumper stickers. Which reminds me. I need to come up with a motto for the coat of arms wrought by elizdelphi. I have been told by the priest who first reprimanded me about the heraldic sin of my having arms (sword and quill) behind the blazon is perhaps not forbidden after all. “Actually, I just don’t know,” he said. At any rate, I’m falling back on my original motto of many years, decades really, which comes from Luke 15:20, wherein the father of the prodigal son has pity, mercy, compassion…. on the prodigal. Actually, the word in Greek, a verb, is a passive aorist, whereby we see that what the inspired Scripture actually says is that the father’s heart was sacrificed. We’ll keep it in Greek (ἐσπλαγχνίσθη), but in all capital letters with no breathing or accent marks). The banner will have to be without the ripple in the middle…. You’ll remember what we have so far:

GEORGE DAVID BYERS - COAT OF ARMS - revision

The sword, as I’ve pointed out in other posts on my coat of arms, refers also the flaming fiery sword of Elijah, which sword, mind you, was hardly a CCW! ;-) Anyway, I’ve been thinking quite a bit about CCW stuff as you know, and haven’t yet concluded that series, as I would still like to comment more about CCW priests and whether that’s a good idea or not. Just sayin’…

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2 responses to “Jennies, bumper stickers, heraldry…

  1. SognPlaci

    You mean your original motto of many years? Here it is:

    After reading Luke 15:11-32, pray now and again that George Byers may always give of the gift he has received, for , because God was MOVED WITH MERCY (Luke 15:20) he was ordained to the priesthood on January 4, 1992.

    I have this card in my breviary.

  2. Father George David Byers

    @Sognplaci – thank you!

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