When the Old remains New

The twelfth century Friar Saint Francis of Assisi counseled, “Go forth and preach the gospel, if necessary use words.”

Sharing the gospel silently works in this manner. Now thanks be to God who always leads us to triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. For we are to God the fragrance of everyplace. For we are to God, the fragrance of Christ among believers, and non-believers and thus perishing. (cp. 2 Corinthians 2:14-15).

This is accomplished through Jesus who said, “If I am lifted up from the earth, I will draw all people unto myself.” (cp. John 12:32).

With Jesus then continuing, “I am the way, the truth, and the life, no one comes unto the Father but by Me.” (cp. John 14:6).

Allowing for this non-explainable preaching of the gospel so silently, with its mysteriousness occurring as follows, “The wind blows where it wills, and you hear the sound of it, but you can’t tell from where it came from, or where it will go, so is everyone born of the spirit.” (cp, John 3:8).

Why does this Padre call it a mystery revealed? Because that’s how my new birth occurred.

Having this astonishing effect. “Therefore, if any person is in Christ, they are new creations, old things (ways/desires) are passed away. BEHOLD!” ‘All things have become new.'” (cp. 2 Corinthians 5:17).

Ugly is America

A snake, and a weasel were fighting in the house where they lived. Instead of killing the mice that both of them where in the habit of doing.

When the mice saw them at it again, they came walking out of their holes. The sight of the mice put an end to the battle. The combatants at once turned to attack their old enemies.

The same thing is seen in politics. When the electorate mixes themselves in the quarrels of rival demagogues, they find out too late, that both parties unite to destroy them.

(Source:Penguin Classics-Fables of Aesop-“United Against  The Common Foe).

In the United States its not that we don’t know it, it’s what to do about it. And which party is represents the snake, and which the weasel?

But the mice, O! Aesop are they us, the American electorate? Maybe because, we know that those scoundrel’s are united to kill us.

Perfect examples, serve the interests of the electorate, and not the interests of corporate conglomerates who found your election campaigns.

This writer engaged himself with HUD in an attempt to get rents reduced in so called affordable housing. The IRS calculates the rents based on median incomes. For a particular area in Florida the median income is $69,200.

I argued that the rents should be calculated according to the income of specific groups of people.

I was addressing retirees living on properties owned by private conglomerates. Who had enter into contract agreements with state governments to provide affordable housing.

The benefit to these entrepreneurs is that their tax burden is reduced by 50 percent.

To my surprise HUD agreed with my suggestion as to how rents should be determined. And that they had been urging Congress, to enact the necessary legislative changes.

I was told the Congress refuses to legislate accordingly, because these rich conglomerates fund their reelection campaigns.

I could go on; and, on with numerous examples that if the Congress was a peoples Congress life would be much better for We the People.

Don’t be tricked, We are the common foe corporate conglomerates, and their servants the United States government!

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Republicans and the eye doctor

An elderly woman whose sight was bad offered a doctor a fee. Hoping that the doctor could help her improve her eye sight.

He treated her with an ointment. And during each application, while her eyes were closed, he kept stealing her possessions one by one.

When he had removed them all, he said, “The cure was completed, and demanded the fee agreed upon.”

The woman, however, refused to pay. So he summoned her before the magistrate.

Her defense was that she promised to pay the money, if he cured her failing sight. She declared, “After the conclusion of his treatments,” she said, ‘My eye sight worsened.” Saying, “Before he began his treatments I could see everything dimly. Now I can’t see anything!” (Source:Fables of Aesop-Penguin Classic).

Emblematic of doctors called Republicans.

Most Republicans are so dishonest with their drive to get and retain power. That they have sided with trump.

Who is driven to remake America into a totalitarian state. Trump is the most immoral and dishonest office holder, that We the electorate have had to tolerate.

The skunk donald hopefully will never be allowed to sit his but in the Peoples house again.

Most Congressional republicans in both chambers by their actions are visibility guilty of being un-American!

Key action, Biden’s voting rights legislation. Legislation that most republicans oppose! With every republican in the Senate standing FIRM with a no vote.

Because they like the eye doctor are self severing, no matter what the cost to the general public.

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Splendor His Magnificence

Where you there, when the waters covered the earth. Reaching, and covering the highest of mountains? Me neither!

More important is why? Because the state of human behavior angered Divine Providence. To the point of regret, that time had been taken to create such a species as ours.

Which suggest that life may exist on other planets within or outside of our galaxy.

But mercy prevailed, and the following occurred.

The waters fled at Your rebuke. At the voice of Your thunder they hasten away. They went up over the mountains down into the valleys. To the place You founded for them. You have set a boundary that they may not pass over. Never again to return to cover the earth.

You send springs of water into the valleys, and they flow among the hills. They give drink to every beast of the fields to quench their thirst.

By them the birds of the heavens have their home, they sing among the branches.

God waters the hills from His upper chambers. The earth is satisfied from the fruit of Your works.

God causes the grass to grow for the cattle, and vegetation for the service of humanity, so that humanity may bring forth food from the earth, and wine that makes hearts of the people glad, oil to make humanities face to shine, and bread which strengthens  the peoples well being.

The trees of the LORD are full of sap, the cedars of Lebanon which He planted, where the birds make their nests, the stork has her home in the trees. The hills are for wild creatures, the cliffs a refuge for creatures like eagles.

He appointed the moon for seasons, the sun knows its going down. You make darkness and it is night.

So that all of the beasts of the forest creep about. The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their food from God. When the sun rises, they gather together, and lie down in their dens.

Then humanity greets the day full of labor until the evening.

O LORD how manifold are your works! In wisdom You have made everything. The earth is full of Your possessions. The great and wide sea, in which are innumerable teeming things, living both small and great. (cp. Psalms 104:7-25).

The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof the Psalmist forever reminds we mortals. And like any owner, retribution for damages is required.

We mortals have managed to put the ecosystem at peril. Through our constant hunt for black gold. Coal and oil combined with other planet destroying substances is making God’s planet uninhabitable.

And those damages killing the planet represent God’s retribution.

This Padre believes that life once existed upon other planets in our galaxy and became extinct.

United States fighter pilots have on numerous occasions reported unusual objects in the heavens. Having unique maneuverability and speed. And they have been classified by the government as UFO’s. Suggesting that life exists on a planet perhaps not in our galaxy.

Suggesting that perhaps there are other Gods out there. Who are smart enough to know that earthlings are dumb enough to self destruction, so there is no need to attack.

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The Majesty Of It All

For you the reader, in these ugly times, understanding and tranquility. Just think and absorb the following and never be the same.

“Bless the LORD, O my soul! O LORD our God You are very great. You are clothed with honor and majesty.

Who covered Himself with light as a garment, and stretched out the heavens like a curtain. Who made the beams of His upper chambers in the water, who makes the clouds His chariot, and walks on the wings of the wind.”(cp, Psalms  104:1-3).

Commentary: Meaning God is everything, everywhere, all knowing at the same time. Incomprehensible for most, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Such awareness doesn’t occur over night. Due diligence is the mantra.

The supernatural through Divine Providence is suppose to be natural.

“Who makes His angels His ambassadors everywhere.” (cp. Psalms 104:5). The following serve as a few examples. “Are they all ministering spirits sent forth to help those who will inherit salvation?” (cp. Hebrews 1:14).

“Don’t forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels.” (cp. Hebrews 13:2).

For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. They shall bear you up lest you dash your foot against a stone.” (cp, Psalms 91:11-12),

Commentary: I have experienced their presences many times. Through appearances as people, when they were not. Took me a while to realize what had occurred. Usually through unusual circumstances. Then on other occasions, instantly. When spoken two me, and air lifted to safety.

This is the experience of most. “People who are born of a woman are of a few days, and fall into trouble. They come forth like a flower and fade away. They flee like a shadow and do not continue.” (cp. Job 14:1-2).

“Since their days are determined, the number of their months are with you. You have appointed their limits, so that they can not pass them.” (Job 14:5).

Here’s the clincher or difference maker. “Look away from them, so that they may rest. Till like the hired worker they finish their day.

For their is hope for a tree, if it is cut down, that it will spout again. And that its tender shoots will not cease.Though its root may grow old in the earth, and its stump may die in the ground, yet the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth branches like a plant.” (Job 14:6-9).

This Padre had reach his limits, and destined not to pass them, 05 August 2015.

Rushed to the hospital, and given no chance for recovery.

Five days latter this Padre was discharged, and declared the privileged recipient of a miracle. By the nursing staff, cardiologist and pulmonologist.

Three years later, at the same age as this Padre was suppose to die. A very precious family member died.

It dawned upon me like a bolt of lightning. That God looked away, Job 14:6. And like that picturesque tree, the scent of life was experienced. And, budded life returned, Job 14:7-9).

Ways of God are sometimes are mysterious. Concerning my near death experience. It’s my opinion that it was pay back by God for the murder of my mother by a demon.

In closing a few words from James the brother of Jesus. “Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wants to be a friend with the world makes themselves an enemy of God.” (cp. James 4:4).

It’s all about spirituality by setting oneself outside the influences of our ungodly world. Like any other endeavor it takes discipline. Everyone must decide what world they want to live in, then strive to experience the ways of spirituality sought.

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Universal Questions Answered

Have you ever wondered whether God from before conception had a unique destiny for you?

For me its been a constant matter of intrigue and searching. Perhaps from the following.

My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest part of the earth, Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in your book they were all written. The days fashioned for me, when as yet there was none of them. (cp. Psalms 139:15-16).

Then You formed my inward parts, You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You for I am fearfully made, marvelous are your works, and that my soul knows that very well. (cp. Psalms 139:13-14).

How important are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great are the sum of them! If I could count them, they would be more in number than the sand, when I awake, I am with you. (cp. Psalms 139:15-18).

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Dullness 2day no match 4 brightness of tomorrow

This concluded yesterdays discussion, “And anyone not found written in Book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” (cp. Revelation 20:15).

An unknown interval of time occurs for those whose names were recorded in the Book of Life.

Now I saw (John) the last surviving apostle of Jesus the Christ. A new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. And there was no more sea.

Then I John saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold the tabernacle of God is with you, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them, and be their God.

And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”

Then He who sat on the throne said, “I make all things new!” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful!” (cp. Revelation 21:1-5).

Omicron, and its predecessors has made social and mental health a bygone experience. Omicron, and cousins have turned the world into an insane asylum.

Solution: Know your Bible shed your wows. Regardless of the now, the eventual later, has been sketched out for you.

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Death Defined

No one is immune to personal tragedy. On Christmas day, 1991, Billy the son of Willie Nelson hanged himself at the age of 33.

His father described it as the worst event of his life. I had such a day on 03 January 1949, a day I relive every day.

This is how, Willie Nelson, expressed his feelings to, Dotson Rader of Parade Magazine 27 June 2010. “Death is not the end of anything. I believe all of us are only energy that becomes matter. When matter goes away, the energy still exist. You can’t destroy it. It never dies. It manifest itself somewhere else. Someday we’ll know what, when that door opens to us. I believe that, I really do!”

For there to be death, there must be life. So we’ll journey to Genesis and find this account. “And the LORD God formed man of the dust the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being,” Genesis 2:7. “You hide your face, they are troubled. You take away their breath, they die and return their dust, Psalms 104:29.

That man was Adam, the man of several firsts. The first person created. The first man to offend God. And the first man to be told that he would die, Genesis 3:19.

Since the creation of Adam birthing occurs as follows. “You formed my inner parts; you covered me in my mothers womb. I am wonderfully made, marvelous are your works, and that my soul knows very well.” (cp. Psalms 139:13-14).

And, death occurs as follows. Starting with a brief declaration. Then comes a collection of euphemisms. “Remember your Creator before the silver cord is loosed, or the golden bowl is broken, or the pitcher shattered at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the well.

Then the dust will return to the earth as it was. And the spirit will return it to God who gave it.” (cp. Ecclesiastes 12:6-7.”

“Let us hear the conclusion of the matter. Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is humanities all. For God will bring every work into judgement, including every secret thing  whether good or evil.” (cp, Ecclesiastes 12:13-14).

Recall Willie’s energy that becomes matter? That can’t be destroyed because it never dies. It manifests itself somewhere else. Because death is just a door opening somewhere else. With Willie concluding, someday we’ll know what the opens to.

This is that door! “And I saw the dead  small and great standing before God, and the books were opened, and another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged out these things which were written in the books, according to their works.” (cp Revelation 20:12).

There is more to this saga called death. “Then, the sea gave up the dead who were in it. Death and Hades (hell) delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to their works.

Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. That is the second death.

And anyone not not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.” (cp. Revelation 20:13-15).

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World Winds Of Trouble

“There is no peace declares the LORD, for the wicked!” (cp, Isaiah 48:22).

Why is that so? It’s rooted in nation states  like Babylon, and the Chaldean’s, or peoples of such countries. Babylon is picturesque for this discussion, the United States, and the populace are the Chaldean’s.

There is no inward peace for the people, and certainly not its government. Pursuits anger the Almighty, who declared, “They seek to find their rest in idols (behaviors) and molded images (foreign) to God’s provided inward tranquility.

Examples, you will not kill, Exodus 20.13 (abortions). And marriages. Marriage is between a man and a women, Genesis 22:24; Matthew 5:6 and Ephesians 5:31. And, honor your father and mother, that your days may be long upon the land, Exodus 20:12).

Such is the epitome of wickedness, from which there is no nationally or individually tranquility. Look around at America what do you see? For this Padre, a mostly peace less society, and a extremely confused governments!

Know your Bible know yourself. Then change your world and the world around you.

Go forth from Babylon! (America) Flee from the Chaldean’s! (ungodly citizenship).

With a voice of enthusiasm declare this, “The LORD has redeemed His servant Jacob!” (cp. Isaiah 48:20).

Redemption continued through succession to Christ. And in, Christ only is there peace. Inclusive globally for all Chaldean’s and their Babylonian citizens.

Isaiah 48:21, a metaphor to be experienced secure in Christ. “And they did not thirst, when He led them through the deserts.

He caused the waters to flow out of the rock for them. He also split the rock, and the waters gushed our.”

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Murphy said it

Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.

Celibacy is not hereditary.

Beauty is not skin deep.

If anything seems to be going well. You don’t know what the hell is going on.

Never argue with a fool. People might not know the difference.

The other line always moves faster.

Anything you try to fix will take longer, and cost more than you thought.

The chance of a slice of bread falling side down is proportional to the cost of the carpet.

Never sleep with anyone crazier than yourself.

The repair person will never have seen a model quite like yours before.

A short cut is the longest distance between two points.

Anything good in life is either illegal, immoral or fattening.

The light at the end of the tunnel is the head light of an oncoming train.

Murphy’s Golden Rule: Whoever has the gold makes the rules.

No matter how long you shop for an item, once you’ve bought it, it will be on sale somewhere else for less.

dotting the I’ for this one

A man died and went to heaven. As he stood in front of St. Peter desk at the pearly gates, he saw a huge walls of clocks behind him. He asked, “What are all those clocks there for?”

St. Peter answered, “Those are lie clocks. Everyone on earth has a lie clock. Every time you lie the hands on your clock move.”

“Oh,” said the man, “Whose clock is that one?”

That’s Mother Teresa’s. The hands have never moved, indicating that she never told a lie.”

“Incredible!” said the man. “And whose clock is that one?”

St.Peter responded. “That’s George Washington’s. The hands have moved twice, telling us that Washington told only two lies in his lifetime.”

Where’s former President Donald Trumps clock?” asked the man.

Trumps clock is in Jesus’ office. He’s using it as a ceiling fan. (Source: Patriot Humor, but modified by this writer).

pathways to avoid

A crow sat in a tree holding in his beak a peace of meet he had stolen. A fox which saw him determined to get the meet. It stood under the tree, and began telling the crow what a beautiful big bird he was. You ought to be king of the birds. And you undoubtedly would have made king of the birds, if only you had a voice.

The crow was so anxious to prove that he had a voice, that he dropped the meet and croaked as forcefully as he could.

Up ran the fox, snapped up the meat and said to him. “If you added brains to all your other qualifications, you would make an ideal king!” (Source:Fables of Aesop-Penguin Classics-“A Lesson for Fools.”).

Six centuries before Christ, Obadiah wrote the following. “The pride of your heart has deceived you. You dwell in the cliffs of the rock, whose habitation is high, and who says in their heart, who shall bring me down to the ground?” (cp. Obadiah 1:3).

But such an attitude will eventually bring this result. “Though you exalt yourself like the eagle, and you set your nest among the stars. From there I will bring you down, says the LORD.” (cp. Obadiah 1:4.

Forever wise counsel, “…. Be not wise in your own counsel.” (cp. Romans 12:16).

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This story tells many truths

Two men, who hated each other were on the same ship, one sitting in the stern and the other in the bows,

A storm came came on, and when the ship was on the point of sinking the man at the stern asked the steersman which part of the ship would go down first?

On being told that the bows would go first. “I do not mind dying myself,” he said, “IF I can see my enemy die before me!”

Many people do not  care what happens to themselves, so long, as they see their enemies suffer first. (Source: Fables of Aesop Penguin Classics-“Hating Unto Death).

The Christ why is the better way, “Alexander the coppersmith did me much harm. The Lord repay him according to his deeds,” 2 Timothy 4:14, with this promise, “To Me belongs vengeance and recompense. Their foot shall slide in due time, for the day of their calamity is at hand. And the things to come shall make haste,” Deuteronomy 32:35.

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Is God Legitimate – its questionable

We are commanded by God, “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 time things not yet come.”

Saying, “My council shall stand, and I will do all My pleasures!” (cp. Isaiah 46: 9-10).

If the aforemetioned is true, why did God allow the following, having foreknowledge, knowing the havoc that would occur? One millennia after another reaching us today!

The designated havoc instigator of planet earth! (2 Corinthians 4:4), Encrypted as the god of this world. Royalty was his heritage King of Tyre. Crowned with the seal of perfection, full of wisdom, who walked freely through out God’s Eden (the whole earth). (cp. Ezekiel 28:12-13).

Brazen and bold! Walking through Eden must have brought him great satisfaction. Because he decided to replace God, by making himself God. (Isaiah 14:13-14).

And then, this horror occurred. A war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought with the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in haven any longer.

So the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil and Satan, who deceived the whole world, he was cast to the earth, and his angels with him. (cp. Revelation 12:7-9).

How many angels joined Satan in his rebellion? The exact number we do not know. This is what we do know, They are innumberable. (cp. Hebrews 12:22

A man met Jesus possessed by an unclean spirit. Jesus asked this unclean spirit, “What is your name?” It answered, “My name is Legion, for we are many.” (cp. Mark 5:2; 9).

Whereby we also have this intriguing saga. For if God did not spare the angels who sinned, but cast them into hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness to be reserved for judgment. (cp, 2 Peter 2:4).

And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their abode. He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgment of the great day. (cp. Jude 1:6).

With God wondering and asking, “How have you fallen from heaven? O Lucifer, son of the morning! You, who have destroyed the nations! (Isaiah 14:12).

For all of the evil you have caused, “You shall be brought to Sheol, (Hell) to the lowest depths of the pit!”

Those who see you will gaze at you, saying? “Is this the man who made the earth tremble, who shook kingdoms, who made the world a wilderness, and destroyed cities.

Who did not open the house of his prisoners, (perhaps a reference to 2 Corinthians 4:4), Cp. Isaiah 14:13-17).

These phrases from, Isaiah 46:9-10, “Declaring the end from the beginning,” and, “My council shall stand. I will do all my pleasures.

If that’s so, why didn’t God just disallow all of the shenanigans of Satan from ever occurring?

In that God is all knowing, those shenanigans, must somehow be within His council and pleasures.

Like it or not the answer is follows. Because it lays naked Isaiah 46:9-10.

“What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? Certainly not!” (cp. Romans 9:14).

“Therefore He has mercy on whom He wills, and whom He wills, He hardens! (cp. Romans 9:18).

Here are two incidences that shook me to my very core. The question to ask, are these horrible instances of God’s council and pleasures? It seems to be so, if you carefully read Isaiah 64:9-10. Because, He knows the end from the beginning!

A mother driving her child to daycare. Heard her son crying. She pulled over, and the child said to his mother, “My tummy hurts.” And the child died.

The mother was the victim of road rage. Gunfire was exchanged. and a stray bullet entered the back of her car (trunk) Piercing the child through his car seat. This I can assure you, that moms life has been ruined.

A mother, and daughter were shopping for clothes, than an ugly incident erupted. Sending mother, and daughter scampering into a dressing room for protection.

There snuggled together, and praying, a stray bullet pierced through the dressing room enclosure killing the fourteen year old. The mother said that her daughter died in her arms. Another mothers live ruined forever.

Such incidents are personal to this writer. Because, I was the victim of such an occasion. However, it was my mother who died. And I can attest, that my life was destroyed! I still struggle over that incident daily decades later. I was rob of so very much.

And the God, who knew the end from the beginning, never helped me overcome my sorrow as a ten year old.

So I ask, is God legitimate, and I answer its questionable.

Nevertheless, I am a recipient of His redemptive power. Because on, 05 February 1954, I experienced His saving grace through 2 Corinthians 5:17.

Over the decades, I have had numerous angelic experiences. Here’s one of them. It was a very early morning.

While on a training workout, I collapsed. Struggling to get up, but unable.

Suddenly, I heard a voice saying he can’t get up. The angle was huge, and his outstretched hand powerful. The hand was extended to me, and I grasped it.

Instantly, I was air bound and carried to my 3rd. floor apartment. After opening the door, I turned to make a comment to my guardian angel, and the angel vanished, as quickly as its appearance.

ANGELS AMONG US:

Are they not ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who will inherit salvation. (cp, Hebrews 1:14),

Do not forget to entertain strangers, for so in so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels. ( cp. Hebrews 13:2).

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beauty and the beast

A flowered tree grew beside a blooming rose bush. “How lovely you are,” it said to the flowering rose bush, “and desirable in the eyes of the gods, and people everywhere! I congratulate you on your beauty and your fragrance!”

“But my life,” replied the rose bush, “is a short one; even if no one cuts me off from my body, I wither quickly. You continue to bloom, and always remain as fresh as you are now.”

Aesop suggests that it is better to be content with little and live long. Than to enjoy a short spell of luxury, and than exchange it for misfortune, or even death. (Source:Fables of Aesop-Penguin Classics-“A Fabled Flower That Fades Not”).

Like Aesop’s flowers, Paul also correlates human lives. Some which fade away, while the other lives bloom forever. Which in the end, is the live worth cultivating?

And the flowering begins, “Godliness with contentment is of great gain; for we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain, that we can carry nothing out. And having basic necessities of food, shelter and health let us be content.

But they, who are driven to excesses beyond basic necessities, often fall into the snare of behaviors and  pursuits which drown them in destruction and ruination.

For the love of money is the root of all kinds of misfortunes which some coveted after. With many having been led astray from faith by such pursuits. Resulting in many sorrows.

But you, O people of God, flee such things, and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience and meekness.

Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold of eternal life unto which you are called. Profess a good profession of faith in the sight of many.” (cp. 1 Timothy 6:6-12, by critical analytical interpretation).

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powerful gods time-chance

The North wind, and the Sun were disputing which was stronger, and agreed to acknowledge, as victor whichever of them could strip a traveler of his clothing.

The Wind tried first. But its violent gusts only made the man to hold his clothing tightly around himself, and eventually the wind got tired of it, and handed him over to the Sun.

The Sun shone with a moderate warmth, which made the man take off his top coat. Then it blazed fiercely, till unable to take the heat. He stripped, and went of to bathe in a near by river.

This fable shows that the very often persuasion is more effective than force. (Source:Fables of Aesop-“The Gentle Art of Persuasion).

Who knows maybe Solomon was the subject of the dispute between the North wind and the Sun? Because Solomon concluded the following, “I returned and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither bread to the wise, nor yet riches to people of understanding, nor favor to people of skill, but time and chance happened to them all,” Ecclesiastes 9:11.

We live in an imperfect earth, by our own fault, with imperfect inhabitants. Causing the unexplainable to occur leaving us speechless, and shaking our heads in wonderment. Because so often things can be explained by timing and chance.

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misfits galore # 1 politicians

A man once made a wooden statute of Hermes, and took it to the market to sell. As no buyer came forward, he tried to attract one by shouting loudly, that he was offering for sale a god, who would confer blessings upon the buyer.

“If he’s all you say he is, why do you want to sell him? You would show more sense, if you kept him and profited from his help!”

“But it’s the money that I need,” replied the man, “and it generally takes him a long time to put anything in ones pocket.”

The man in this fable was one of those, who will stoop to anything in their greed for gain, and never give a thought to the gods. (Source:Penguin Classics-Fables of Aesop-“The Impious Huckster”).

Seems that maybe Aesop touched upon something important. American politicians, who run the industry of by hook or crook to use an old English idiom. Will huckster false claims about any, and all legislation, in order gain one-upmanship over their colleagues and the public. Its the craft of most modern day politicians do these days.

Forcing the electorate to endure their ineptness, for the sake of gamesmanship. It’s an American sport designed to gain prestige, wealth and power. Because these Hermes, first must destroy any notion that for money, another Huckster has a better legislative package. No wonder the nation is in such a mess!

And guess who, who is left destitute of basic necessities. You got it right the American electorate! Who allow these Hucksters to get  away with such Hermes shenanigans!

Perfect example, Sen. Joe Manchin D-West Virginia. Who opposes, President Biden’s. “Build Back Better,” legislation. Despite the reality that the people of West Virginia represent some of the neediest of people in these United States.

Asserting excuses like recipients will use the money to buy drugs.

And the dishonorable Senator, opposes the amount of money designated to reduce the planet killing effects from fossil fuels! Arguing its expecting to much to soon!

Senator Manchin has personal reasons to oppose, Build Back Better legislation, as he has substantial money invested in the fossil fuel industry. And in return, the industry has made this Hermes Huckster a very wealthy Senator! A multimillionaire of $5,192,535, with a base salary of $174,000.

All that despite the reality that by going green, Build Back Better, would create create jobs for the deserving people of West Virginia!

Perhaps it time for the electorate of West Virginia, to exit Manchin to his beloved lung cancer causing coal mines! And of course to take a giant step, in halting the death of planet earth!

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trumpite dead @ 46

Deputy District Attorney, Kelly Ernby dead! What captured Kelly a vibrant enthusiastic trumpite, COVID-19!

Recently its been reported that she addressed a gathering young ones. Arguing against vaccine mandates, who like herself adored the donald. Telling them that there’s nothing that matters more than our freedoms right now!

How do such people get so screwed up? Equating vaccine mandates with the loss of freedom.

There are hundreds of mandates that must be obeyed. And if not obeyed, one could be jailed.

Loss of freedom is everywhere as a mechanism for the public good. The best way to avoid the consequences of the mandate. Especially when its for the public good, obey them.

Certainly now, if she could, Deputy District Attorney Kelly Ernby would argue a different tune.

She can’t, but many can! Put hate for democrats aside, and save lives, maybe yours! If science doesn’t work for you, let common sense prevail!

Hungary P.M. Orban trumps tutor

Make no mistake trump idolizes the likes of Putin, Xi Jinping, Recap Tayyip Erdogan, Kim Jong -un and Viktor Obran.

And most likely has, studied their rise to power. And how they managed to be remain permanently at the helm of governance. Intriguing to trump is Hungry’s Prime Minister Victor Obran. Because trump seems mimic Obran’s victories strategies.

Now as Prime Minister Viktor Obran destroyed the nations well established free elections system.

Which is exactly what trump’s GOP allies in various states have done. By establishing a process, so that if votes are unfavorable. Special electors can overturn the results.

The Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Obran the packed courts with cronies aligned with his etiologies. And taking control of more than 90 percent of the countries media outlets.

Trump even now refers to Supreme Court justices as his justices. And no doubt, if he wins the presidency in 2024. He’ll model Obrans destruction of the press. As he constantly refers to the press as, being the fake press.

With the skunk everything is putrid if its not trumpian. When in reality every thing trumpian or associated  with trump is in a state of decomposition.

Prime Minister Viktor Orban has described his form of government as “Illiberal democracy, And officially labeling his government a “Christian Democracy.”

We known that trump panders to the countries far right religionist. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise to discover trump relabeling his party “Christian Democracy.”

Save our democracy by supporting President Biden’s voting legislation. Call your representatives. The aforementioned rigging of election laws by GOP controlled states, must be superseded by federal law.

Otherwise United States democracy will cease to exist. There will be no term limits for politicians like the skunk.

The purpose of our three but equal branches of government will be history. Yes they’ll exist like that of Hong Kong’s, Carrie Lam’s government.

“We cannot solve a crisis without treating it as a crisis. And if the solutions within the system are so impossible to fix, then maybe we should change the system!'” Greta Thunberg.

Source material: Vox  Media Inc. is an American media company based in Washington D.C., and New York City.