December 2nd, 2013
I don’t have a clue about any of you, but. But, I have sensed a spreading, measureless dullness this past week. Sudden strange bouts of loneliness come; i sweep them out of my house, yet they’ve returned, with accomplices, through every crack and door. As i attended a church this past weekend, i listened to a teacher, a singer, and a pastor grope for words, then recite old phrases. Were they weary, tired…burdened? I didn’t know; I didn’t bother to ask. I did participate… by using another person to find an excuse not to try again and visit a person in pain, losing her hope.
Those Christians call this season “Advent”. How much of it is the same old stuff, whether dressed up & marketed, or recited, or progressed, or blamed, or denied, or… “celebrated”? I mean, we all know how “they” are, rite? And it gets more and more, earlier & earlier, every year; no?
It is written to “always be ready to give account of the hope that is in you”.
What if that hope feels bad, left the building, is false… or you gave your hope away to some thing or some one to “be there for you” so you could feel… whatever… and some body or thing could do it or get it for you? It feels so rite to take whatever from the evil ones while creating trustworthy trillions of Full Faith and Credit out of… nothing. As long as i get more and not taken.
What if we re-Bogart ourselves Totally, Honestly, Actually, Really [THAR] in Diversity Casa Blanca… rounding up [each Breaking News, each press release, each fund raiser, each campaign, each organizing] all the usual suspects?
Since “lying doesn’t rise to the level”, then it surely makes sense to give your hope away… regardless of the intentions of who you gave it to, or what the new possessor of your former hope feels, says, thinks, or does. Let’s re-name Hope “Health Care” and say everybody who gave up their hope has access.
For we without hope need no Constitution; we have whatever we’re told; we’re continually told what is…is …”affordable”.
Those without hope have the Law of Lawlessness; especially when laws by any name abound. What “awareness” does any person without hope, “have”? The “awareness” of stimulated feelings… just like the animals and plants. “Happenings”, in FairSpeak. Now you have no hope, you don’t have to think about Health Care you need; nor, even whatever Health Care is…is. All you really need is… fright and outrage… and a little fingering to point you at who’s To Blame.
Meanwhile, we are amazed by what has never happened before in one second on a football field… until the next incredible, unbelievable… stimulating whatever… by all means necessary.
And eat… drink… and be merry. Well, only and EXACTLY if appropriate. This is your Freedom From Want; Freedom From Fear. Two outta 4 ain’t bad!
NOW, when the possessor of your hope wants you to fear; wants you to want; he will “raise your awareness” to feel, think, say, and do [FTSD] EXACTLY whatever necessary… so he can win by dying with the most stuff. It’s only natural: Science says so, and thassa Fact. Uh…unless there’s no oblivion.
And so the world approaches, progresses, celebrates Advent in the same old enticing ways – cloaked in evermore makeover coats of so many more stimulating colors. Never Going Back, Just Moving On, always getting better with more reps & experience.
But the LORD of Life, while we are yet ‘being ourselves’, ‘doing the best we can’ – gave His life BE CAUSE He first loved us… from the foundation of Creation.
And we Fairness Keepers of others’ souls didn’t come cheap. He submitted Himself to atone, to ransom each and all souls; and now to keep interceding for all our usual choices – and cleansing us of them. And for Whosoever accepts Him as Lord and Savior, immediately sends Another just like Him – the Spirit – to dwell in each soul. To dwell intimately, completely – yet never imposing or forcing – demonstrating every second in every way our freedom and liberty in His self-evident Truth – offering continual opportunity for each soul to hear, recognize, receive His Voice, His Word – and by invoking His faithfulness – turn and return … toward Life in His Name, by His love.
But why do we never stop wanting and remaking our veils? AND. Does Truth in Love, pierce any veil to reveal Jesus Christ, the one and only Hope Delivered in body, blood, and sacrifice for whosoever? The Truth of this Revelation? Is His Truth His love, His peace, His joy, His patience, His kindness, His goodness, His faithfulness, His gentleness, His self-control? Is MY truth… anger, hatred, blame, coveting, projecting, denying, avoiding, saying whatever, having no specific recollection, organizing but not knowing whatever went wrong, doing whatever i sincerely feel is right…to you…for me? Who’s the Lunatic? Who’s the Liar? Who is LORD?
Or shall we have our own gods, to raise our selves to use against each other? Or dispense with ‘spirituality’ altogether, and just Be Me… the hopeless, Not Once and No Future, King?
Who can see, whatever he is unwilling to see? Who can sense by any means, whatever he avoids, denies, or disguises? Yet who CANNOT SEE… Creation? Who does not know… neither he nor any man, built that?
Perhaps at this point… and every point in each soul – IT MATTERS. For upon what comes First, all else depends.