They blink, the sun, is it an eclipse, they wear goggles, straining their eyes, can you see it he says, the so called Guru. The followers are amazed, well, so would anyone, who saw an eclipse. Imagine, he brought us here to see it. Solomon sighed, stop the nonsense please. He read the ancient words, as Jesus said, the Kingdom of God is in you. They looked at him, what did he mean, it wasn’t what they were taught. Solomon sighed, those in religious circles, had for too long, made access to God a mind game, when it was all about creating the Space inside. No wonder advertising works!.
Solomon was having a coffee when a friend joins him, a little confused, words do that, they can send you into states of euphoria, she loves me, or they can send you into states of misery, I want a divorce, words, dam simple words. Do you want to join the Mafia son, this is your chance, do you refuse, words, sometimes you wish you never heard them, used by a sly spin doctor, they can change your mindset, rethink what you believe, words, the making and breaking of lives, the start and ending of all things, those vocal sounds that come out of your mouth, pretty dam important how you use them.
This friend sits down, wishing to hear, you got it, some words of wisdom hopefully, so the conversation goes. The friend is confused, she has heard the message, seen the miracles, has friends who recovered, has seen the spirit at work, but is confused, by those saying all the right things, things she wants to hear, but it doesn’t make her feel comfortable, she wants more, insight. They call themselves people of God, but they hide
behind golden doors, they talk about poverty but don’t live for the poor, they talk about how they value Love, but don’t love those who differ from them, they don’t share when there are those in need, they use all the right words, but their deeds say otherwise. Solomon nods.
Remember what Jesus said, “listen to what they say, but don’t imitate their ways!”
You are the sum of your experiences, and the habits that are passed on, She looks at him, what do you mean. How would he put it, it was complicated; he thought a moment, wanted to get it right, she looks at him, her heart is hurting and she is at a loss, why did she hurt when she loved so much, it wasn’t fair. She heard he had the answers, she waits.
“if you don’t forgive, or are unwilling to forgive, you bring that resentment with you, and when the situation arises again in your life, those feelings re emerge, and the memory begins to repeat itself, if you want to break the cycle, it’s as simple as forgiveness”
Seriously she says, that made sense. He smiles she gets it, he can see the hardness lessen, she is half smiling.
“and even worse he says, those real time demons will remind you, when they feel like it. Don’t give them leverage over your life, it’s why Jesus died on the cross, If his Father can forgive us for what happened that day, the least we can do, if forgive those who offend us!”
Gotcha she smiles. Another lesson learned. It was time for a Guinness.
Martin Luther king, jimmy Hendrix, Joan of arc, hosts
Of others, Johnny cash, Michael Jackson,
the female martyrs, the men who went over the top,
The fields of Vietnam, the countries destroyed,
The brave spitfire pilots, the Indian tribes, the lost
Wisdom, the Inca’s, the few who survived,
the three Wise men, the prophets of old,
the mothers who struggle, many never had a chance,
the conceit of The powerful, the arrogance of their supporters,
Merry go round mentality, the road that never ends,
Celtic warriors of old, the truly regal beings, che
Guevara, a doctor with a heart, never gave Up,
the list goes on its endless, many millions sacrificed,
for something Worth waiting for, hoping defiant certain,
the current Conundrum, the indifferent classes,
women Fire constantly, the situation is untenable,
seeds of a current generation wither, and now we have
Raised the ire of God, and it’s understandable,
Children pouring their fears into the universe, the cries
Of the hopeless, it’s overwhelming, a cosmetic change,
Not really enough, young girl tied to a bed,
visited all Day, till there is nothing left,
caste inside she is dead, always been this way,
the poor will be poor, nothing that can be done,
the apathy of The talent, obviously God Most High,
well, assumes otherwise, being The one who plied us,
with gifts, games or no games,
For many it’s gone the wrong way far too long,
Change of direction, not a suggestion, well, the
Master is back as they say, and thinks otherwise,
Perhaps there are those who live Babylon wise,
What interest had they in love, don’t loot, yeah,
Just a few ideas to hurry you all along, amen.
You want to gain admittance, you knock at the door, waiting. Your head gets a rush, this is so groovy, then the worry begins, well it’s a sort of test, your life adds up to something based on your experiences. Most importantly, did you forgive others, or rush to judge others. Did you believe the media headlines every time you looked at the page. How did you feel, were you angered, mesmerized
or what, what was your first reaction, and did you pass the bias to your children. How many were misled on such matters, the fake preachers who were chasing your money while exaggerating your fears, believe me, you can get my message and walk on through. Jesus died on the cross, to remind you, getting over your bias’s and forgiving wasn’t so easy as a word. But once that door opens in your heart, you life will be changed for all time, are you willing to risk knocking on heavens door?, are you prepared it, amen.
major tom, can you see what i can, what is going on down there, Bowie passes his time above. commenting with the others, who have made their mark, taken the chances, moved the heart, it was never black and white as some try to suggest, there is an outside energy, and that is God i guess, amen.
the lucky soul who will inherit his talents…that kid can sing!
love your neighbors while your alive!
thinking of others, less of yourself, Lent, Ramadan, the desert, the temptation of Jesus, the need to exercise, wisdom. Why do people bother, what’s the point, what’s in it for you, can I re schedule, why do we pray together, why is there a temple, what’s our function, what’s our reason for being, do we exist to serve ourselves, are we hear to rear children, question, after question, we could go on for ever, questioning, and get nowhere, mental ping pong players. In a nutshell, Jesus went to the desert, to prepare, contact his father, and then return, away from people he had less distractions, he became more certain of his reason for being. We are all tempted, overcoming temptation, that’s what’s important. Corrupt politicians and leaders have proved this, in the damage they do, cause the were tempted. As followers of God, we are increasing our soul power, re assuring ourselves, we are not trying to beat the clock, Lent is exercise for the heart and soul, it’s really that smile, and when the heart is under pressure, or the soul is on the chopping board, many can’t withstand the temptation, they give in. Practicing self denial, less violence, less issues with one self, more thought for others, winner all right, amen.