Varied appearances

An Ant nimbly running about in the sunshine in search of food. Came across a Chrysalis that was very near its time of change. The Chrysalis moved its tail, and attracted the attention of the Ant. Who saw for the first time that it was still alive. Poor, pitiable animal! cried the Ant disdainfully. What a sad fate is yours!

While I can run hither, and thither, at my pleasure. If I wish, ascend the tallest tree. You lie imprisoned here in your shell. With the power only to move a joint or two of your scaly tail.

The Chrysalis heard all of this, but did not make a reply.

A few days after, when the ant passed that way again nothing but the shell remained. Wondering what become of its contents, the Ant suddenly found itself shaded and fanned by the glorious wings of a beautiful Butterfly.

Behold is me said the Butterfly. “your much pitied friend!” Boast now of your powers to run and climb. As long as you can get me to listen. Suddenly, the Butterfly rose into the air, and bore along and aloft the summer breeze. Soon lost from the sight of the Ant forever. (Source:Penguin Classics-Fables of Aesop)

Just a little something to think about. As one journeys through the complexities of life, here in our Tampa Bay Community or miles away. May you have much success, as you sort out the many varied appearances. When all is thought, said and done, that is what determines ones reality.

But varied appearances are shaded differently, depending upon the observer. For instance, this advice was given to Samuel, But the LORD said unto Samuel, “Look not at his countenance, or on the height of his stature, because I have refused him; for the LORD sees not as a man; for men look on outward appearances, but I the LORD look at the heart,” 1 Samuel 16:7. Universally this our condition, “Even so, you outwardly appear righteous but within you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity,” Matthew 23:28. Giving us no reason whatsoever to look disparagingly upon others.

Our universal hope is with the universal family of God. Where it is written, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond or free, there is neither male of female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus,” Galatians 3:25. It is another capsule representing the essences of Christianity.

Eliminating any need for multiculturalism and political correctness. Because it represents ant like creatures of government which can only see themselves as the beautiful winged butterfly. But they are the polluters, and corrupters of what they are trying to fix. With their twin evils of multiculturalism and political correctness. Cultures can only come together and live in states of correctness. Made possible because Jesus, “Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross,” Colossians 2:14.