Halfway done. Just keep telling yourself that. Halfway done.
Merit showed up in the early thirteenth century meaning, and I’m totally serious, spiritual credit, then, a century later, spiritual award. It comes from the Old French merite, which had meanings from wages to thanks to divine pity (I could not make this up). Before that itwas the classical Latin meritum, which is just a merit, a service or kindness. It can be traced even further back to the Proto Indo European, (s)mer, assign.
So basically, a merit is afterlife points. I assume when you get enough, you can trade them in for a pencil case or something.
I only want the pencil case if it has the Avengers on it - I have a stationary theme ;) So merit points are like karma then?ReplyDelete
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Spiritual credits - I like that!ReplyDelete
I like that too.ReplyDelete
Will there be all kinds of pencil cases? Can we choose which one we want? ;P
They have pencil cases in heaven? Sweet! :)ReplyDelete
Happy halfway day! I'm saving my merit points for a Trapper Keeper instead.ReplyDelete
That's still how it's used in things like the Boy Scouts. That's really what a merit badge is. So, you know, if you want to go to heaven, you have to earn your badges.ReplyDelete
Of course, then, there's the military, which works more in de-merits.
I'll take the afterlife credits. I need a few more checks on the good side.ReplyDelete
Divine pity is a new one to me!ReplyDelete
We used to get Merit Marks in school. Who knew they could be useful in the hereafter.ReplyDelete
Maybe an upgrade in a future life?ReplyDelete
LOL, wouldn't that be neat to safe up merit points like this :) And you are awareded merit points for making it midway through the A/Z Challenge!ReplyDelete
Ooh, a pencil case awaits me in the afterlife! And here I was all worried that death would have no meaning. :)ReplyDelete
Interesting about the afterlife points. :) Yay for being halfway through.ReplyDelete