Thursday, September 07, 2006

Pray for Land or God Will Smite You!

This was circulating on the email yesterday among some alumni of Cor Jesu. By way of disclaimer, this was NOT sent out by the school:

I am sending this to any person that I think has a connection to Cor Jesu and might be interested in the recent developments with the property at Grant's Farm.
I spoke with Sr. Sheila today and she says that the contract that existed between Andrew Busch and the developers has now expired. In other words, we are back to Square One with the property. There are no binding anythings on anyone. At this point, Cor Jesu again has the possibility of persuading Andrew Busch to sell them up to 15 acres of land directly. Previously, the school was going to have to pay $500,000 an acre for the 3+ acres the developers were going to sell them. The developers would have paid "only" $250,000 per acre and would thus make a handy profit. All that is gone now. Sister is trying to reach Mr. Busch to see if he is now willing to sell directly to Cor Jesu.
Sister asks that everyone pray for success in this area. I think Sister did an outstanding job of acting in a Christian manner with all the commotion that happened earlier. As a result, no bridges were burned. She is also very happy that they did not enter into any of the lawsuits that were brought forward. In other words, Cor Jesu is still free of binding agreements with other groups and can act freely. Please pass this message on to any and all CJ supporters so that we all pray for success for the school, its students and families. It's urgent that we pray NOW, so please put the word out. Thanks!

Now I find it truly ridiculous that, even if there is actually power in prayer, that people would think PRAYING FOR LAND was OK in God's eyes. It's been a while since I called myself Catholic, but I think there was something in the teachings about rejection of material goods and worldly posessions. While I think "Acting in a Christian manner" looks good on paper, let's not forget that acting this way also brought us things like The Inquisition and the Crusades.

God just may not see the need for parking cars and girls running on a track next to Cor Jesu as a prayer worth answering.


At 5:18 PM, Blogger Not Jennifer Gibbs said...

Believe it or not, I do not see anything inherently wrong with praying for the land.

At 1:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neither do I. If it makes them feel better, let them pray. Will it actually help them acquire it? You be the judge.

Have we heard anything more about whether Andy Busch is going to help the county defend the lawsuit from Grantwood Village? I read that in the Suncrest Call yesterday, but there was no mention of it in today's story in the Post Dispatch.

At 8:34 AM, Blogger Mayor of Affton said...

I have not read the Suncrest Call. Where can I find a copy?

At 10:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Their racks are around town. They have a web site, too. The link is


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