The wounds of friendship

 

On a sunny day a rabbit was enjoying his day. Thinking to himself what a day! Warm and sunny under a clear blue sky. Now, only to find some food and my day will be complete thought the rabbit.

Suddenly, he heard voices. Knowing immediately that the voices were those of his arch enemies. He had heard them talk before. “Saying nothing like a fresh rabbit to mix in with those vegetables for a good stew.” Intuitively knowing that he was the rabbit meant for that stew. Wasting no time he hit the trail at full speed.

He came upon a farmer and begged for help. Explaining his dilemma. The farmer pointed to a shed, and said. “Go inside and you’ll be safe.” Soon the hunters arrived, “And asked if he had seen a rabbit in the area?” No! But as he spoke he used gestures to point to were the rabbit was hiding.

For some reason, the hunters did not get the message. But, the rabbit observing clearly got the message.

Once the hunters were out of sight the rabbit emerged from hiding. He made his way past the farmer never saying a word. The farmer scolded the rabbit for being ungrateful for his deliverance from the hunters. Oh said, the rabbit! “Indeed I would have thanked you. If your actions, had matched your words.” (source unknown)

Unlike the rabbit, most avoid correcting our farmers for their betrayals. O! the stories that wounds could tell, if they could speak for themselves. One of the wounded did rise to speak upon an inquiry. “What are those wounds in your hands asked the questioner?” With the wounded replying, “They are the wounds received in the house of my friends,” Zechariah 13:6. How many could tell similar stories? And often do silently to themselves because those wounds are to painful to discuss.

Then came Jesus saying, “Come unto me, all you that labor and are under heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Accept my way and learn from me; for I am meek, and gentle at heart, and you shall find rest,” Matthew 11:28-29.

What did the rabbit gain by his chastisement of the farmer for not matching his actions with his words? We do not know, do we? Perhaps at least, some personal satisfaction. But did the inner frustration plague the rabbit, allowing for no peace of consciences? Most likely, because that is the way most respond to betrayals, especially from those close to us whom we have trusted. And this padre thinks such inner responses of fenced in emotions are a contributing factor to many illnesses. Jesus offers a better way by offering to bear our burdens. But the key to experiencing His rest is to accept the Christ way which can only be done by learning of His expectations. They start with Romans 10:9-10, “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raise Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

The intricacies of the Christ way are as simple as they are complex. Therefore, take upon yourself an expanded study of those complexities and there intricacies. Perhaps such an endeavor may make them easier to understand.

Patience is required because it is not an over night journey. Instant gratification is not part of the Christ way for finding comfort for our labors and burdens. Suggestion, Start by carefully reading, Romans through Philemon. Grow by paying close attention to Romans chapter 8 and Hebrews 11:1; 3 and six.

trouble

Serious trouble on the home front, when bad guys like trump and kavenaugh are office holders.

And the way republican senators snuggle up 2 trump even though trump has trashed some of them.

Solution! Make the U.S. Blue in November. Support impeachment of trump and kavenaugh. Trump wants to remake America in the likeness of Putin’s Russia. Count on this, kavenaugh will stand with trump. He’ll have 2 cas it’ll create a constitutional crisis. And if anything is certain, kavenaugh is a trump flunky.

a city of lies

Traveling through a desert a man saw a women standing alone with eyes bent on the ground.

Who are you? he asked. ‘I am Truth,’ she answered. And why have you left the town to live in the desert? Because times have changed, she said. In days gone by, lying was confined to a few. But now days whenever you converse with people you find they are all liars.

Human life is a vile and wretched thing, when falsehood is honored above truth. (source: Penguin Classics-Fables of Aesop-A City of lies)

What represents truth in our world? Truth is difficult to define because truth is capsuled by the perspective of the observers. One persons truth is another persons lie. Take yourself on a journey. In examination of life that is vile and indeed wretched. Perhaps you’ll discover that falsehoods are honored above truths. And perhaps a journey well designed will sort out the truths from the lies. Perhaps ending some applicable handles for distinguishing truths from lies.

Think of the following in terms of yourself. Especially in terms of denied equity. Equity when the government bailed out Wall Street, but failed to bailout homeowners with lost homes through foreclosures. Who should have been seen as being to big by the government to be allowed to fail, as they did with Wall Street.

And the list of denied equity could go on, but the reader can add their own tails of lost equity. But with the addition of those, lots of money for war, no money for education. Inequitable pay in the work place. The millions without health insurance because red state governors refused to expand medicare in their states. With the republican congress being determined to destroy what remains of Obamacare.

Solution! Single payer health insurance provided by the federal government. Livable wages indexed by continued wage increases based upon inflation. Exasperated by wage inequity between the sexes when doing the same job. And a horrible inequitable system of taxation in favor of corporate conglomerates and the rich. Time for an extreme change. Up for the challenge and work?

Then determine how badly you want to make the liars, pay for their lies. “Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off; for truth is fallen in the street and equity cannot enter,” Isaiah 59:14. Right does not have to stand afar off because truth can be made to stand tall in the streets so that the people can enter. But of course, it takes people called Christians, who have experienced 2 Corinthians 5:17. Here’s how, Romans 10:9-10. That’s all there is to it!

gone in a flash usa

 

Biblical theorist of gloom and doom, have long seen four kingdoms and a federation European nations, as power houses for ending the world as we know it. Who are magically influenced by a sleazy trio of characters, who they say are destined for a place called the bottomless pit.

Standing in their way is a mighty kingdom called the United States. On no ones radar screen is an emerging power house called North Korea. Who just might have the capability to obliterate, Donald Trumps, United States. Few ever suspect that North Korea has the capability to do that.

Now that the war of insults between the United States and North Korea has turned into hand shakes and hugs. The worlds atmosphere is suspected to remain free from nuclear radiation. And as we all know, Donald Trump is busy gloating that the Korean peninsula will be denuclearized because of his ability, as a deal maker. Wrong because evil never surrenders to light!

But if, North Korea gives up it nukes, it’ll be because they have a superior and thus a more powerful weapon. Nations suspect that nuclear warfare today is a sure way to experience the nuclear death of their own nation.

North Korea just might EMP old glory with nuclear pulsations. Who perhaps has outlived its usefulness on the world scene.

Here’s what the experts warn us about a nuclear electromagnetic pulse detonation. If detonated 19 miles above a certain body of states, a number of them would experience consequences greater than the nuclear bombs the United States dropped on Japan.

Higher atmospheric detonation guarantees greater destruction. And if detonated 294 miles above the earth that would cripple most, if not all of the United States.

North Korea has a formidable military apparatus such as submarines. Which could easily penetrate U.S. territorial waters because its electrical grid had been wiped out. And from those waters, launch nuclear missiles coast to coast. Making the United States a fading memory.

warmongering fruition

North Korea has a significant amount of chemical and biological weapons. Their identified stockpile is between 2, 500 and 5,000 metric tons (1 metric ton=1,102 U.S. tons) of chemical weapons. North Korea is one the world’s largest possessors of chemical weapons, ranking behind  the United States and Russia. Source:Wikipedia.org

Wonder, if the world might be in for shocker. Suppose North Korean mad man, Kim Jong Un launches an unidentified biological chemical weapon on his continental ballistic missiles instead of nuclear war heads? After all, North Korea has been preparing for war with the United States for at least three generations

What you are about to read is an allegorical expose of what the inhabitants of earth are sure to experience. It’s picturesque of hardships and sufferings. So don’t feel safe in a world were safety is nonexistent. Where unsuspected evils have evolutionary faces.

Then the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fallen from heaven to the earth. To him was given the key to the bottomless pit.

And he opened the bottomless pit, and smoke arose out of the pit like the smoke like a great furnace. So the sun darkened because of the smoke of the pit.

Then out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.

They were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of God upon their foreheads.

And they were not given authority to kill them but to torment for five months. Their torment  was like the torment of a scorpion when it strikes a man.

In those days days men will seek death and will not find it; they will desire to die, and death will flee them.

The shape of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle. On their heads were crowns of something like gold, and their faces were like the faces of men.

They had hair like women’s hair, and their teeth were like lions’ teeth.

And they had breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots with many horses running to battle.

They had tails like scorpions, and there were stings in their tails. Their power was to hurt men five months.

They had had a king over them, the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, (meaning to perish) but in the Greek, he has the name Appollyon, (meaning destroyer.) See Revelation 9:1-11.

korean general kim rak-gyom

Is the man some believe could launch WWW111. He’s alleged  to be Commander in Chief of North Korea’s nuclear force. And said, he’ll strike Guam in mid-August. it has been reported that the general has 60 nuclear warheads at his disposal.

Yesterday he dismissed, President Trumps threats as a load of nonsense, who is suffering from senility.

General Kim rak-gyom, said the North planned to launch four missiles simultaneously which would take precisely 17 minutes and 45 seconds to travel 2,086 miles coming down 24 miles from Guam. Just outside of U.S. declared territorial waters. Source: Daily Mail.com @ 12:47 EDT, 10 August 2017.

A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril,” Winston S. Churchill.

“Vengeance is Mine, and recompense; their foot shall slip in due time; for the day of their calamity is at hand.” See Deuteronomy 32:35.