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Manuscript- Devotions With Your Cat

Manuscript- Devotions With Your Cat

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This is a Christian devotional book for every day of the year.
In it you encounter cats, sages, hymn writers, martyrs, poets, and historical figures who offer inspiration.
This is a Christian devotional book for every day of the year.
In it you encounter cats, sages, hymn writers, martyrs, poets, and historical figures who offer inspiration.

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Eccelsiastes:2-7 “ Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.
What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun? One generation passeth
away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever. The sun also ariseth, and
the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose. The wind goeth toward the south,
and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again
according to his circuits. All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place
from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.”

It seems that King Solomon has a sense of futility when he considers the human condition.
He keeps saying that every pursuit in life is like chasing the wind. Jean Paul Sartre writes about
the futility of life in his book, Nausea: “I live alone, entirely alone. I never speak to anyone,
never; I receive nothing, I give nothing… When you live alone you no longer know what it is to
tell something: the plausible disappears at the same time as the fiends. You let events flow past;
suddenly you see people pop up who speak and who go away, you plunge into stories without
beginning or end: you make a terrible witness. But in compensation, one misses nothing, no
improbability or, story too tall to be believed in cafes. [14-5] People who live in society have
learned to see themselves in mirrors as they appear to their friends. Is that why my flesh is
naked? You might say - yes you might say, nature without humanity… Things are bad! Things
are very bad: I have it, the filth, the Nausea. [29] The Nausea is not inside me: I feel it out there
in the wall, in the suspenders, everywhere around me. It makes itself one with the café, I am the

one who is within it. [31] I grow warm, I begin to feel happy. There is nothing extraordinary in
this, it is a small happiness of Nausea: it spreads at the bottom of the viscous puddle, at the
bottom of out time - the time of purple suspenders, and broken chair seats; it is made of white,
soft instants, spreading at the edge, like an oil stain. No sooner than born, it is already old, it
seems as though I have known it for twenty years. [33] I can't say I feel relieved or satisfied, just
the opposite, I am crushed. Only my goal is reached: I know what

I have to know; I have understood all that has happened to me since January. The Nausea has not
left me and I don't believe it will leave me so soon; but I no longer have to bear it, it is no longer
an illness or a passing fit: it is I”. [170]
Jean-Paul Sartre. Nausea. Trans. Lloyd Alexander. New York: New Directions Publishing, 1964.
However, unlike the “existential nausea” that Sartre is stuck with King Solomon
says in Ecclesiastes 12: 13-14 “ Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God,
and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work
into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.” Existentialism
is atheistic , however, Christianity sees us as loved and watched by God. Do you feel a futility in
your life? If so remember that in Hebrews 12:1 Paul encourages, “Wherefore seeing we also are
compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin
which doth so easily beset us, an let us run with patience the race that is set before us,”

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