Sunday, February 7, 2010

Brother Tim

From Brother Tim's Blog of Revelation:

Saturday, February 06, 2010

O'Donnell, Timothy J.60, son of the
late Edward and Laleeta O'Donnell
died on February 1, 2010
at his home in St. Louis, MO.
Best friend and loving husband of
Hallie O'Donnell; loving father of
Michelle (Frank) Mancuso, Bridget
(Tim) Olson, Maghen (Greg) Ellingson
and Amy O'Donnell; dear grandfather
of Sean, Brooklyn, Justin and Keaghen;
brother of Kevin O'Donnell; best friend of
Pushkin and Sadie (dogs), Moose and
Jose (ferrets), Big Daddy and Jippy (turtles)
and Jake the bird.

My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to our Brother Tim's family. Although our world is a colder and darker place without him, our hearts will be warmed by our memories of his kindness and compassion, and our minds will always be illuminated by his brilliant ideas and observations. God bless you Brother Tim. We take comfort in knowing you are with Jesus.


Lisa Nanette Allender said...

Hi Dave Dubya...Thank you so much for this...and to Brother Tim's family:
Thank you for letting us get to share in some of Bro Tim's life.
I'll miss his witty observations, and his Christ-centered giving, sense of peace, and love.
God Bless You and Brother Tim.
We will all, one day, see one another again.

TomCat said...

a dear friend, an authentic Christian, a true brother, a fine man

Thanks for this Dave. At PP I have placed his picture in the sidebar to help us honor his memory and remember his example.

Tom Harper said...

RIP Brother Tim. I never made it over to his site. I kept meaning to; I've seen his comments at a lot of blogs.

Dave Dubya said...

The light and love at the core of the Word of Jesus emanated from Tim. He was a beacon of true Christianity who readily called out the hypocrites who cloaked their ignorance and hatred behind religion.

The liberal/progressive community should see Brother Tim's life as an example as to why they should reach out to Christians. Tim understood the liberal and even socialist values in the teachings of Jesus.

I hope everyone will urge others to read what Tim has left for us while his Blog of Revelation is still up.

jmsjoin said...

I can not and well not get him off my mind and neither will you and Tom!

TomCat said...

Amen, Jim.

Unknown said...

So… here it is a rant:
I wish I could sum it all up but I can’t, however if there’s a chance To progress positively or enhance our lives and regain the romance of free thinking, tolerance and honesty, I’ll put myself out there modestly; because tolerance means I will respect your philosophy. Nevertheless, I feel we’ve accepted slavery nonchalantly, unable to exist freely unless we join the hypocrisy. I remember being taught to be myself and you can do what you please unless you’re affecting someone else. But it seems to me that the powers that be put your liberty on the shelf, convincing us that we need to obey or else our country’s wealth, our freedom, and our health will evaporate forever and we’ll all melt into Chaos, sickness and mass poverty. Freedom is only achieved through individual sovereignty. Unfortunately the old trick of controlling the money created the current monopoly, using the TV to constantly program you with sanctioned news, when only five Bilderberg media giants choose all the information broadcasted into your living room. We’ve been on a steady diet of propaganda since exiting the womb. Can we possibly get The Constitution out of its tomb and force our corrupt system to follow the rules that the Bill of Rights guarantees you. It’s laughable that we don’t demand or even understand that this is our land and not the private bankers that have either forced or bought the hands writing the laws and creating the crippling conditions that won’t let the people stand… united. You know if you want to control a population you must keep them divided and the founders philosophy provided us all a right to “life, liberty and the pursuit” but through fear and unlawful abuse of power our personal privacy and independence hangs from a noose; strangled by taxes, revenue driven laws and crafted continuous war keeping the military industrial complex hiding the key to the door of peace. All the countries we’ve invaded are so weak they could never reach our streets and history has tried to teach that all empires fail trying to conquer the Middle East. Can’t the people we elect practice what they preach or will we continue being sheep fed by the deceit that the Federal Reserve puppet masters give us to eat via the two party political system lying at their feet?
Please remember the one and only golden rule; he who has the gold rules! This country was designed to not be fooled but the principles of individual liberty are ignored in school; instead they ingrain us to support this corporate controlled cesspool; that spends billions and sends millions of non-violent men to the pen instead of using all those resources to provide rides to end DWI. But there’s no money in stopping homicides and all the cash they rape from the people gives the rich man’s dogs new cars to drive. What the F these people are on our payroll how come they have all the control and it’s no secret that there’s a lot of alcoholics on patrol but a flash of a badge keeps them out of the hole. Not that the cops mean us any harm, if they don’t write those tickets they’ll answer to the Sarge who will do anything just to be in charge; our police are a microcosm of this “Animal Farm” where the free heart gets thrown in the barn and the swine remain at large.

Dave Dubya said...

I hear ya brother. As our man George Clinton so aptly put it: "Free your mind and your ass will follow."