a dose of what the world needs.

The adverse complexities of life and how to deal with them. “Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, harshness and evil speaking be put away from you, with all attempts to get even, ” Instead, ‘Be kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God through Christ can forgive you.'” (cp. Ephesians 4:31-32).

Christ exemplified the Apostle Paul’s admonishments according to the Apostle Peter, who declared, It’s the Christ way because Christ bore such hurtful rhetoric and by so doing exemplified how we should react.

Saying, He who committed no sin, nor was any deceit found in His mouth. Who when He was mocked, did not mock in return, when He suffered, He did not threaten.

But committed Himself, to Him who judges righteously. And Himself, bore our sins in His own body on the tree. That we through Him should live above the attitudinal shenanigans all around us. For it’s by His sufferings we can be healed. We don’t have to behave like that, if He is the Shepherd  and Overseer of our souls. (cp, 1 Peter 2:21-25 with exegesis).

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a thing called character

“Of all the properties which belong to honorable people, not one is more prized as that of character,” 18-19th century American politician, Sen. Henry Clay.

In the era of Trump character matters little. Although it’s doubtful that the quote associated with him, and having been said by him is what really governed his life. Politicians during his era and reaching us today were experts of double speak. Meaning what they say and do are very different. Of course Trump can’t be accused of double speak because he only lies.

Concerning Clay, he was tagged as the ‘Great Pacificator’ or the ‘Great Compromiser.’ He earned those tags from his efforts to shield the nation from the brewing discord over slavery. Source: Britancia. And here we are in the 21st century, and the nation is still struggling to resolve the horrors of slavery.

It’s difficult to reconcile today how anyone could think it was legitimate to consider another person as their personal property. But woman suffered the same horrors, as having been considered the property of their husbands. Another evil is the lie by corporate conglomerates who argue, that workers don’t have the right to dictate how those conglomerates function. Workers Unionize because that’s the only way fairness will ever occur in the work place.

The problem with truth is that it wears to many different hats. And as such, it falls far short from Clay’s admonition.

Here are some universal character builders that when lived as a lifestyle, and not just empty verbal expressions. Will make for a better person and thus a better community. Erasing the hurtful conditions that have tortured so many people for so very long.

People let us not love in word or by tongue, but in deed and truth. And above all things have fervent love for one another, for love erases a multiple of sins. Let love be without  hypocrisy. Be kindly affectionate to one another with passionate love, in honor, giving preference to one another. (cp. 1 John 3:18; 1 Peter 4:8 and Romans 12:9-10).

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no greater knowledge = accountability

The LORD by wisdom founded the earth, by understanding He established the heavens, by His knowledge the depths were broken up and clouds drop their dew. (cp. Proverbs 3:19-20).

The above has far reaching ramifications because everyone, no exceptions, will stand before their Creator. And some will experience life unimaginable, while others will experience the horrors of human existence in a most undesirable place. (cp. Luke 16:19-31).

Some will argue, no one ever told me that life exits after exiting the mortuary. Believing human existence ends upon being pronounced as dead. Proves you can’t believe what one thinks or hears. Giving credence to the fable that the proof is in the pudding.

And this will be Heavens response, For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all unrighteousness of humanity, who suppressed the truth by the way they lived. Declared by Divine Providence through the various manners of human unrighteousness. Because what should have been obvious of a Creator should have been understood by ones very birth. Furthermore, since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that were made. Through His eternal power and Godhead, so that no one is with excuse for not believing. (cp. Romans 1:18-20).

Just by having read the aforementioned is a representative   example of His response to any deniability concerning what He calls righteous responsibility.

During life here on plant earth Divine Providence through circumstances will demonstrate ones accountability for should have known the truths of His expectations.

It’s recorded as such, People do not despise the chastening of the LORD, nor detest His correction, for whom the LORD loves He corrects. Just as parents corrects their children whom they take pleasure in. (cp. Proverbs 3:11-12).

Therefore, Happy are the people who discover such wisdom and from that wisdom gains divine understanding. For their precepts are better than the profits of silver, and their gain than fine gold. They are more precious than rubies. So no matter what one may ultimately desire they are secondary to righteousness through Divine Providence. (cp. Proverbs 3:13-15).

No matter how life plays out during one lifespan. Divine Providence speaking metaphorically declares, Length of days are in her right hand of God, and in her left hand riches and honor, her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths lead to peace. She is like a tree of life to those who take hold of her, and happy are those who retain her. (cp. Proverbs 3:16-18).

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the good fight

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one of us may receive what is our due for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad. (cp. 2 Corinthians 5:10).

Good or bad explained: The judgment seat of Christ is about ones contribution to the various causes of Christ. Scriptures often frame them as works.

It has nothing to do with the ones redemptive experience through Christ. They are two very different experiences. For example, this Padre’s primary focus is upon serving the various needs of the poor and homeless.

Also serving as an advocate for people concerning their multiple needs and circumstances. None of them, no matter how good, successful or not has anything to do with my redemptive experience in and through Christ Jesus.

Good, bad successful or not is explained in 1 Corinthians 3:11-15. Which reads, For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

Now if anyone builds this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay or straw.

Everyone’s works will become clear, for the Day of judgment will declare it. Because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is.

If anyone’s work is burned, he she will suffer loss, but he she will be saved, yet through fire.

Judgments is about works and not one’s salvation through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. Note: Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and reveal the councils of the hearts. Then each one’s praise will come from God. (cp. 1 Corinthians 4:5).

Then like the, Apostle Paul, this to will be our declaration. But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand.

I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge will give to me on that Day, and not to me only, but also to all, who have loved His coming. (cp. 2 Timothy 4:5-8).

Power of the Word: It shall be health to your body and nourishment to your bones. (cp. Proverbs 3:8).

So shall My word be that goes out of my mouth. It shall not return to Me void. It will accomplish what I please! (cp. Isaiah 55:11).

How: The wind blows where it wishes. You hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from or where it will go. (cp. John 3:8).

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life well traveled

That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory. May He give you the spirit of wisdom, and revelation in the knowledge of Him.

That the eyes of your understanding being enlightened, that you may know what is His purpose for your life. Sharing in the riches of His inheritance through the saints.

Learning what is the exceeding greatness of His power in us who believe. According to the working of His mighty power which He worked, when He raised Christ from the dead. And seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places. Far above all principalities, and powers,  and might and dominions. And above every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in the world to come.

Putting everything under His management, and making Him the head of the church, which is His body, you and me, the fullness of Him, who satisfies one and all. (cp. Ephesians 1:17-23).

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what makes the difference

The essence of the walk: Do you not know that as many of us were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized unto His death.

Therefore, we were buried with Him through baptism into death. That just as Christ was raised by the glory of the Father, even so, we also should walk in the newness of life.

For if, we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall be in the likeness of His resurrection.

Knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him. That the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin.

For they, who have died are free from sin!

Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him.

Knowing this that Christ having been raised from the dead, dies no more. Death no longer has dominion over Him.

For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all. And the life that He lives, He lives to God! (cp. Romans 6:3-10).

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Nelson Mandela

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. Brave people are not those who do not feel afraid. They rise above fear and conquer it. Mixed with a fundamental concern for the lives of others through out our communities, would go a long way for making our world a better place, that we so passionately dream of. Furthermore, erase resentment, because it is like drinking poison, and then hoping it will kill your enemies,” Nelson Mandela.

Mandela’s secret: “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything  by prayer and petition with thanksgiving let your request be made known to God. And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and thoughts through Christ Jesus.” (cp. Philippians 4:6-7).

“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for and the proof of things not seen. By faith, we understand that the universe has been framed by the word of God, so that what is seen has not been made out of things which are visible. But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for they who come to God must believe He exists, and is the rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” (cp. Hebrews 11:1;3;6).

“Now to Him, who is able to do exceedingly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.” (cp. Ephesians 3:20).

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hoax or not

Pleadings from the Divine to His creation. Be mindful of my ways, for length of days, and a long life with peace, they will give you.

Let not mercy and truth forsake you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet your heart, for by so doing you will find favor, and high esteem in the sight of God and humanity.

It is accomplished this way. Trust in the LORD with all of your heart, and lean not to your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your steps.

Do not be wise in your own understanding, fear the LORD and depart from evil. It will be health to your body and strength to your bones.

Honor the LORD with your possessions, and with the first fruits of all your increase; so that your vats will over flow with new wine. (cp. Proverbs 3:1-10).

Commentary: Do not think only in terms of money. But rather in the totality of what we are as individuals. This is shared because so much of modern day Christendom is still stuck on the Old Testament law of tithing as a ten percent minimum of your financial increases. While, not advocating other aspects governed by the Mosaic law. Be careful because most of modern day Christendom operate more like businesses. And are very much into empire building. In other words it’s the number of congregants that determines ministerial success.

This is the age of grace and tithing is not a requirement. In this the church age it’s about giving with a cheerful heart. And giving can be accomplished by service rendered to the public at large or within Christendom.

For us today, But this I say, those who sow sparingly will also reap sparingly, and they who sow bountifully will reap bountifully. So let each person give as they purpose in their hearts, not grudgingly or out of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you will always have an abundance for every good work. As it is written, He dispersed abroad, He gives to the poor. His righteousness endures forever. (cp. 2 Corinthians 9:6-9).

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Edgar Allen Poe

“I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes madly indulge. It has been in the pursuit of pleasures that I have periled life and reputation and reason. It has been the desperate attempt to escape from torturing memories, from a sense of unsupportable loneliness and a dread of some impending doom,” Edgar Allen Poe.

A Poe tale, one suspects, many can identify with. Though it may take many different avenues. Knowing like Poe, its all about the dread of some impending doom.

That fearful dread is death. Recorded as follows. “And as it is appointed for all people to die once, but after that the judgement.” (cp. Hebrews 9:27).

Many among us think that the corpse mourned at the funeral home will soon be put to rest in their grave. Thinking that the departed had met their doom, and are now sleeping in their eternal rest.

There isn’t any such thing as an eternal sleep! Sometime after what appears to be the nothingness of death. Despite what the corpse demonstrates comes the full live consciousness of judgment.

That shell seen in the funeral home is destined to return to what it once was, dust! Illustrated through, Genesis 3:19, the toils of life, “In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread. Then you shall return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for dust you are, and dust you shall return.”

Like their Creator, a triune being of Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (cp. 1 John 5:7-8). Body, spirit and soul are we, the body becomes dust, the spirit returns to God who gave it. (cp. Ecclesiastes 12:7). And our soul, our conscience self remains alive, but dispatched Hades or Hell. In comfort or tormented suffering waiting the call for judgment. The Hades experience is recorded in Luke 16:19-31.

Then at some predetermined time, “And I (John) saw the dead small and great, standing before God, and  books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by things written in the books. Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.” (cp. Revelation 20:12;14-15).

Those whose account is favorable, and recorded in the Book of Life as such. Will experience God’s creation of a new heaven and earth. But, minus the vast bodies of water that we are familiar with today. (cp. Revelation 21:1. Then notice the festivities, and how different things will be. (cp, Revelation 21:2-7).

Not one of us? Join the Christ family by following the prompts found in Romans 10:9-10, then note verses 11-13. And if our paths don’t cross in this world, they will in the next.

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the vigil never ends

“People always say that I didn’t give up my seat because I was tired, but that was not true. I was not tired physically, or no more than I was at the end of a working day. I was not old, although some people have an image of me as being old. I was forty-two. No, the only tired I was, was tired of giving in,” Rosa Parks.

And, not only that! We take pride in our problems because we know that troubles produces endurance, endurance produces character, and character produces hope. This  hope does not put us to shame because the love of God has been poured in our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. (cp. Romans 5:3-5).

It’s unfortunate that the modern day Christendom has substantially stained our reliability upon the holy scriptures, as the source to sustain us during troublesome times.

The scriptures have been source of overcoming during the long sad history of African Americans struggles for equality. And for many others, who place their confidence upon the scriptures, and not in what most modern day churches distort.

Not one us? Join the Christ family by following the prompts found in Romans 10:9-10. Then note verses 11-13. And if our paths don’t cross in this world, they will in the next.

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character makes the difference

“The matter came up for judicial investigation, but as might have been expected, the white people concluded it was unnecessary to wait for the results of the investigation. That it was preferable to hang the accused first, and then try him afterward,” Ida B Wells.

This writer supports reparations for, American Americans. It’s just unconscionable for anyone ever to think that they had the right to own another human being as their personal property. But that’s the history of these United States.

So anyone, who opposes reparations knowing our history, will change their minds after studying the history of slavery in America.

Furthermore, reparations will help heal the deep wounds from slavery. Combined it’ll help erase racism that’s still very much alive in these United States of America. And for, this writer that’s also unconscionable!

Two thoughts about racism it’s origins and its end. “The heart is deceitful above all things, who can know it?” And, “Vengeance is Mine, and recompense; Their foot shall slip in due time; for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things to come hasten upon them.” (cp, Jeremiah 17:9 with Deuteronomy 32:35).

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formula 4 success

“You can pray until you faint, but unless you get up, and try, and do something, God is not going put it in your lap,” Fannie Lou Hamer.

Ms. Hamer was a tireless, and constant American voting rights and women’s rights activist. And, as such, she was a stalwart community leader in the overall civil rights movement.

She was an advocate of praying combined with action. As an admirer of such people, and one who shares the same the same spiritual and societal mechanisms for engagements.

The following was a prophetic announcement concerning the spirituality of Jesus’ societal methodologies during His earthly ministry. With such being the case for Jesus it certainly must be our way also. “There shall come forth a rod from the stem of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out his roots. The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of fear of the LORD.”

“His delight is in the fear of the LORD, and shall not judge by the sight of His eyes, nor decide by the hearing of His ears. But with righteousness He shall judge the poor, and decide equity for the meek of the earth. He shall strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, and with the breath of His lips He shall slay the wicked. Righteousness shall be the belt of His loins, and faithfulness the belt of His waist.” (cp. Isaiah 11:1-5).

Later this was demonstrated by Christ Himself, as he humbled, and recruited the cruel prosecutor of Christians, Saul of Tarus. “As Saul journeyed he came near Damascus, and suddenly a light shone around him from heaven. He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying, ‘Saul, Saul,  why are you persecuting Me?” (cp. Acts 9:3-4).

Paul wrote, “But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb and called me through His grace, to reveal His son in me, that I might preach Him among the gentiles, I did not immediately confer with flesh and blood, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to confer with those who were Apostles before me, but I went Arabia and returned to again to Damascus. Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and remained with him for fifteen days.” (cp. Galatians 1:15-18). It is generally assumed that Saul, who assumed the name of Paul, Acts 13:9, was personally educated by Christ Himself during those three years.

Then while in prison, Paul upon reflection penned his educational experience from what Christ taught him about Himself from the prophecy written by Isaiah and aforementioned.

Over coming the human insurmountable’s can only be done through the Spirit of God Almighty. Paul penned these immortal thoughts for world changers. Pray and seek, “That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of Glory, may give you the spirit (human consciousness) of WISDOM and REVELATION in the KNOWLEDGE of HIM. That the EYES of your UNDERSTANDING being ENLIGHTENED that you may know WHAT IS THE HOPE OF YOUR CALLING. And what are the RICHES of HIS INHERITANCE in the saints.” (cp.Ephesians 1:17-18).

(Remember that Angels rejoice over one sinner who repents, as announced by Jesus Himself, Luke 15:10) We are His inheritance through His life, death resurrection and ascension. (cp. Hebrews 2:14).

How does Christ create a similarity between Himself and us? “Through the exceeding GREATNESS of His power in us who believe, according to the working of His MIGHTY POWER which He used to raise Christ from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places.” (cp. Ephesians 1:19-20).

“Far above all principalities, powers, mightiness, dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the age to come.” (cp. Ephesians 1:21).

“And He has put all things under His control, and made Him the head over all us, who call themselves Christians. Because we are of His body, who fills all in all.” (cp. Ephesians 1:22-23).

What you have read is picturesque of what Christians are capable of accomplishing with and through Him.

It has nothing to do with no notoriety, but it may. It’s most likely about the following for most of us. And it is of great significance because progress is accomplished by one step at a time. Hardly noticed until the walk is completed. Then people say, wow! How was that accomplished? “Now thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ and through us diffuses  the fragrance of Christ. For we are to God the fragrance of Christ everywhere, where change is needed both Christian and non-Christian.” (cp. 2 Corinthians 2:14-15)

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Insights Dr. Martin Luther King

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate only love can do that. I have decided to stick with love because hate is to great of a burden to bear. In the end, we will be remembered not by the words of our enemies, but by the silence of our friends,” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”

Euphemisms, the standard bearer of politicians who are going nowhere. And because of them, who make euphemistic declarations that sound good but bring about no results. Most politicians are the problem especially Republicans.

The comes along greatness in personage of, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Perhaps deep in bosom of such a great man was this awareness from the mouth of Jesus, “I am the light of the world. He who follows me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” (cp. John 8:12).

It all translate into the following because people like, Dr. King have an awareness within themselves that escapes most. It’s a bathed in mysticism that allows them to draw upon  unusual wisdom, strength and forbearance.

Some of it is as follows. “To You O LORD, I lift up my soul. O my God, I trust you; let me not be ashamed ; let not my enemies triumph over me. Indeed, let no one who waits upon You be ashamed; let those be ashamed who deal treacherously without cause. Show me your ways, O LORD; teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truths and teach me, for You are my salvation, and on you, I wait all day.” (Psalms 25:1-5).

This writer will not be surprised, that when he has the opportunity to converse with, Dr. King, in heaven to learn that he was aware of that fatal day. Like his Savior, who is gone, their causes live on.

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a day gone by

Few knew, and more could care less that Ash Wednesday occurred a few days ago. Annually, Ash Wednesday, serves as a memorial, for a day of reckoning of ones mortality. That death would sooner or later claim us as its prey but with a remedy, For it’s recorded, “Inasmuch as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil.” (cp. Hebrews 2:14).

Because, it’s scripted, as self evident, “In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread till you return to the ground. For out of it you were taken; for dust you are, and dust you shall return.” (cp. Genesis 3:19).

With such a remembrance ashes are smeared upon the forehead of the repentant, and told to go and sin no more because the journey to resurrection Sunday meant that the repentant is seen as being righteous in God’s sight. (cp. 2 Corinthians 5:21).

During the weeks between Ash Wednesday and Resurrection Sunday. People are encouraged to give up something through fasting. And other choice enjoyments, in remembrance of Jesus’ 40 day fast prior to launching His ministry. It’s a practice worth considering but its not mandated from the scriptures.

However, if this Padre were to be asked, I’d suggest, instead of giving up food or any other enjoyment. Do something helpful for other people, as frequently, as possible. Create a behavior that will become permanent. Like what Jesus encouraged, when He said, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.” (cp. Matthew 5:9). In other words be nice and do nice things for others. Our world needs a good dose of such behaviors.

This Padre duly ordained, and also having a degree in political science. Is available to address the broad spectrum of organized secular groups within our communities. Right through to the many denominational churches doting the American landscape.

Exercise your prerogatives from the vast repertoire of interests to be explored. From the galaxy of the conventional to the corridors of issues usually avoided.

Scheduling can be accomplished through the Contact Us link on my Home page. Living room conversations work well, as do other forums where people can gather. Private consultations are also available by issue or topic. Through the various mediums of your choice.

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Jesus socialism His war of the ages

Friedrich Hegel, “Nothing great is accomplished without passion.” Hegel’s passion gave the world community the necessary apparatus for a society that saw beyond wealth for the few and poverty for the many.

Hegel’s passions are very much alive today in the United States. Through the American congress made up of Republicans, who are mostly a group of fascist, who see wealth for the few resulting in poverty for the many. Because for them, that’s the way it should.

And Democrats, who want a more equal distribution of wealth. Governed by a passion to eliminate poverty. Thank You! V.P. Kamala Harris, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and of course, Rep. AOC.

Most likely Hegel wasn’t aware that he had forerunner centuries before his lifetime, and it was Jesus the Christ.

Jesus was having a conversation with a young man, and said to him, “If you want to exceed beyond being good, go, sell what you have, and give it to the poor. And you will have treasures in heaven, and come, follow me!” (cp. Matthew 19:21).

That was asking to much for our young Christ enthusiast. Who replied, “I can’t because I am a person of great wealth.” (cp. Matthew 19:22 with exegesis).

Jesus decided to share His deepest feelings about poverty verses wealth. So He shared this with His closest revolutionaries. “Assuredly, I say to you that it is hard for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven. For emphasis Jesus added this comment, “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for the wealthy to enter the kingdom of God. (cp. Matthew 19:23-24 with exegesis).

So the controversy rages on through the centuries with little chance of it ever being resolved. And that is one reason of many, as to why Christendom has so little lasting appeal. They come to Christendom by the hundreds and leave by the thousands.

This Padre duly ordained, and also having a degree in political science. Is available to address the broad spectrum of organized secular groups within our communities. Right through to the many denominational churches doting the American landscape.

Exercise your prerogatives from the vast repertoire of interests to be explored. From the galaxy of the conventional to the corridors of interest usually avoided.

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art of causing good trouble

You are a Light! You are the Light! Never let anyone say, be it a person, a force intended to dampen or diminish your light.

Study the path of others in order to make your path easier and more abundant. Lean toward the whispers of your own heart, and discover the universal truth then follow its dictates.

Release the need to hate, to harbor division, the enticement of revenge and release all bitterness.

Hold only love and peace in your heart, knowing that the battle of good to over come evil is already won. Choose confrontation wisely, but when it comes it is your time not to be afraid. It’s time to stand up, and speak up against all injustices.

And if you follow your truth down the road to peace with the affirmation of love, if you shine like a beacon, for all to see, then the poetry of all great dreamers and philosophers is yours to manifest in a nation, and to a world community, and then, our Beloved Community, America will finally be at peace with itself.

Source: Rep. John Lewis: Across That Bridge: A Vision for Change and the Future of America.

Perhaps this was the late, Rep. John Lewis’ quilt of strength. And if it was good enough for Rep. John Lewis, it’s for everyone rock solid in Jesus. The true anchor for everyone’s endeavors.

I have been young, and now am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his descendants begging bread. He is ever merciful, and his descendants are blessed.

Depart form evil, and do good; and dwell forevermore. For the LORD loves justice, and does not forsake His saints. For they are preserved forever, but the descendants of the wicked shall be cut off.

The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell in it forever. The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, and his tongue talks justice. The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.

The wicked watches the righteous, and seeks to slay him. The LORD will not leave him in their hand, nor condemn him, when he is judged.

Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and He shall exalt you to inherit the land; when the wicked are cut off, you shall see it!

I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a native green tree. Yet he passed away, and behold he was no more; indeed I sought him, but he could not be found.

Mark the blameless man, and observe the upright; for the future of that man is peace.

But the transgressors shall be destroyed together; the future of the wicked shall be cut off.

But the salvation of the righteous is from the LORD; He is their strength in time of trouble. And the LORD shall help them and deliver them; He shall deliver them from the wicked. And save them, because they trust in Him. (cp. Psalms 37:25-40).

This Padre duly ordained, and also having a degree in political science. Is available to address the broad spectrum of organized secular groups within our communities. Through to the many denominational churches doting the American landscape.

Exercise your prerogatives from the vast repertoire of interests to be explored. From the galaxy of the conventional to the corridors of issues usually avoided.

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love a 2 way street

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, patience and passion to reach the stars to change the world,” Harriet Tubman.

Because, “The eyes of the LORD run to and fro through out the whole world to show Himself on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.” (cp. 2 Chronicles 16:9).

“The steps of good people are directed by the LORD, and He delights in their way. Though they should fall, they shall not be utterly cast down, for the LORD upholds them with His hand.” (cp. Psalms 37:23-24).

Then, “Trust in the LORD and do good. Dwell in the land, and know his faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the LORD, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass. He shall bring forth your righteous as the light, and your justice as the noonday.” (cp. Psalms 37:3-6).

Harriet was born into slavery, but she escaped, and subsequently made some thirteen dangerous missions to rescue seventy enslaved people. Using the underground of antislavery activists, and safe houses known as the underground railroad.

This Padre duly ordained, and also having a degree in political science. Is available to address the broad spectrum of organized secular groups within our communities. Right through to the many denominational churches doting the American landscape.

Exercise your prerogatives from the vast repertoire of interests to be explored. From the galaxy of the conventional to the corridors of issues usually avoided.

Scheduling can be accomplished through the Contact Us link on my Home page. Living room conversations work well, as do other forums where people can gather. Private consultations are also available by issue or topic.

CfS is a church without walls, and therefore, without membership.

being more than u thought u could b

“I beseech Christ for this thing only, that He will enable me to endure all things courageously, and that He shape me as a potter’s vessel or make me strong,” Huldrych Zwingli.

Some might ask, what is Zwingli talking about? And what about being more than u thought u could b, mean?

It almost sounds like a coded language and for most it is. But not for us, who have experienced the newness of life that only Christ can provide.

Think in these terms, for instance, suppose someone decides to open up a practice of some sort. And, goes through all the expense necessary to operate such an establishment. And then announces, I’m ready, to provide whatever the enterprise might be. Suddenly realizing, I don’t have the slightest clue as to how to do in reality what was imagined.

One does not travel the Christ way, as expressed by Zwingli all of a sudden. It’s a slow spiritual growth, whereby, ones soul and spirit are brought to life by the inner workings of the God’s Spirit.

Consider the following, “Likewise the Spirit helps with our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for, as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with expressions that cannot be understood. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.” (cp. Romans 8:26-27).

Few are aware that all that is going on within us in one form or another. Call to repentance through Romans 10:9-10. Or the call to service as expressed by Zwingli.

Maturity in Christ brings about this reality. “That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ the Father of glory may give you the Spirit of WISDOM and REVELATION in the knowledge of Him. That the eyes of your understanding being ENLIGHTENED; that you might know what is the HOPE of your calling, and what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints. (The God plan has a predetermined agenda). (With this purpose for us). Discovering, what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power.” (cp. Ephesians 1:17-18).

For us it’s a tutorial, as declared, “Which He worked in Christ, when He raised Him form the dead, and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places.” (cp. Ephesians 1:19-20).

Far above all principality, and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which to come. (cp. Ephesians 1:21). Meaning the age after the church age ends and often referred to as the age of grace. And that same power resides in us, as we mature in His calling. Have a problem or issue? In simple slang, bush wack it spiritually, and always non-violently, no matter who or what it is.

Because “He has put all endeavors under His control, and made Him the head of the church. And we are His body, the very fullness of Him, who fills all in all.” (cp. Ephesians 1:22-23, with exegesis through out).

This Padre duly ordained, and also having a degree in political science. Is available to address the broad spectrum of organized secular groups within our communities. Right through to the many denominational churches doting the American landscape.

Exercise your prerogatives from the vast repertoire of interests to be explored. From the galaxy of the conventional to the corridors of issues usually avoided.

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out of nowhere thundered this

“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in the world are people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, they make them,” George Bernard Shaw.

And if you need some help there’s someone occupying the cosmic spaces anxious to help. For it’s recorded, “The eyes of the LORD run to and fro thorough out the whole world to show himself strong in behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.” (2 Chronicles 16:9)

This Padre duly ordained, and also having a degree in political science. Is available to address the broad spectrum of organized secular groups within our communities. Right through to the many denominational churches doting the American landscape.

Exercise your prerogatives from the broad spectrum of interests to be explored. To the galaxy of the conventional to the corridors of issues usually avoided.

Scheduling can be accomplished through the Contact Us link on my Home page. Living room conversations work well, as do other forums where people can gather. Private consultations are also available by issue or topic.

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Remaking of America

If America is to overcome its certain demise, as declared through the discussion posted, 14 February 2021, “acquittal what it means.”

Spirituality through prayer, and action, from its citizens is an absolute. Absent any semblance of modern day Christendom.

With a strict adherence as advocated from within our Holy Writ. Indeed, as issued by Divine Providence, and as mysterious to human intelligence, as was His creation of all that is, as well, as all that is to come.

It’s a prayer offered by the Apostle Paul, God’s ordained orator for this particular age, the age of grace. Commenced by Jesus Christ, for an unknown duration, but clearly announced another age will follow. All of which, if known by modern society is ridiculed. So those few of us who know better, for the sake of America, we had better apply the following skillfully. Because prayer is a divine art. And it should be prayed in the first person, you.

Which is as follows, and developed from, Ephesians 1:17-23, as the primary scriptures and with some exegesis. Other scriptures will be cited, but should be considered to be secondary to the primary scriptures. Severing as supporting sources for clarity and applicability. Combined hopefully, they will be applied to the Believers Spirit, our Soul consciousness. Because that’s the only way such praying will manifest itself, artfully, and thus successfully.

“That Father of Jesus Christ, the Father of glory may give to me the spirituality of WISDOM and REVELATION in the KNOWLEDGE of Him,” vs. 17. Three indispensable necessities for successful praying.

“That the eyes of my understanding may be enlightened. So that I might know what is my life’s purpose.” Results, more of an awareness of the unfolding of ones purpose. So than, “what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance through the saints?” vs.18. Results of a life well lived through prayer, cp. 2 Corinthians 2:14-15.

Here’s how praying the scriptures work. “And what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe?” vs.19. Answer which in itself is mysterious: “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.” (cp. Ephesians 3:20). None of this can be intellectually learned. It must be spiritually experienced, then that’s how it is learned.

It’s unexplainable but it’s compared to the following which is also unexplainable. “It is according to the working of His mighty power, which He worked in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead, and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places,” vs.20a.

“Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion and every name that is named. Not only in this age, but also in the age to come,” vs. 20b-c.

Think in terms of the United States, as a country, PRINCIPALITY, POWERFUL and MIGHTY, as a united Dominion with many famous people of renowned accomplishments. Who can never be matched now or later.

All that is set aside, and made of no significance, When the God, who raised Christ from the dead, calls, empowers a praying saint. And is connected through all of the aforementioned.

It’s the will of, the Glorious Father, who has made Christ, His stalwart authority, and being secondary no one visible or invisible.

Christ is the church, and we are His body. The very fullness of the Glorious Father, who is the fullness of Him, and thus us, who is all and in all! vs’ 21-23).

What happens, when one prays according to the above teachings, and God appears to be silent. When that happens, and it will, not only concerning global matters, but also our mundane issues. Introspection is necessary because the causes of God are supreme.

Meditate, and pray for enlightenment based upon the following. Guidance and understanding of His council and purposes. “Remember the former things of old. For I am God, and there is no other. I am God, and there is none like Me. Declaring the end from the beginning. And from ancient times things not yet come.” Saying, “My council shall stand, and I will do all My pleasures.” (cp. Isaiah 46:9-10).

This Padre duly ordained, and also having a degree in political science. Is available to address the broad spectrum of organized secular groups within our communities. Right through to the many denominational churches doting the American landscape.

Exercise your prerogatives from the vast repertoire of interests to be explored. From the galaxy of the conventional to the corridors of issues usually avoided.

Living room conversations work well, as do other forums where people can gather. Private consultations are also available by issue or topic. Through the various mediums of your choice.

CfS is a church without walls, and therefore, without membership.