What a Waste?

The habits of the man, drinks with all sorts, doesn’t do all the rituals, eats strange foods, sits down with those unlike him, has no time for titles, and tries to give us advice, as for the women in his life, he treats them like equals, what’s going on they ask. The painter at the side of the curb, his talent, well, look what he did with it, he stumbles across the street, while many say, if only I could paint like him, so the comments go, what a waste.

Jesus is reading Isaiah, the story of the great turn around, how the most silliest day in the life of the Almighty is greater than the wisdom of all the sages put together, what you ask. Solomon sighs, the wonder of creation, and while we are looking, what do we do with the waste?

The mother struggles in the heat, the bags are full, sweat runs down her face, she is nearly home, once in the door, it’s all work, not before she has a comforting cup of tea. The preparation is continuous, her job is never fulfilled, she works all her life, had the looks to chose, she chose family instead, was it such a waste?.

I can send a rocket to the moon, i can do mars says another, the boy beside them looks out at the sea, can anyone of you clean that up, they shrug their shoulders, the boy thinks, they look up but never see what is around them, what a waste he thinks!.

Following Jesus

The steps, what do we do, how do we follow Jesus. The bus stops, the man gets on board, the trip, he is going to follow Jesus. The tour begins, how is the state of your heart, the voice over the P.A. announces, the man looks around, notices, he is the only one on the bus, so it’s me your talking to. The heart, he thinks of his heart felt deeds, how he thinks of his neighbors, his judging of others, does he, then the ache, do others judge him similarly. The heart passes the test, anxiety eases as he continues on the trip. Following Jesus, how do we get it, do we set up a score card and count our shots, is it that simple, are we too late. The voice over again, do you let scorn and anxiety take you over, does it consume you, the thoughts you have of others, is this your focus point. The man on the bus shakes his head, what’s the meaning of this, I just want to follow Jesus.

No thoughts, the man is speechless, he thinks while the fields pass by, waves to the occasional cow, he is thinking, reflecting, wondering, self examining, the bus driver smiles, at least he is listening. The man can’t think, it’s as if an alien entity has taken over his mind, well, that is the feeling, your life invaded, those thoughts, all self needs, all self desire, all self will, all consuming, it is hard to think of anything else. The bigger this the better that, wish i had this, that too, more, prefer that, looks great, what, the drift from the thoughts of Jesus, how self absorbed we become, sometimes a need but not a way to live a life, unless, well, there are exceptions.

The bus driver getting no response to the prompts, stops the bus at a shop. The man decides to leave the bus, and go on foot, in his dream to follow Jesus. The lesson, a simple one, the seeds and what we water them with, what is it that we want to follow, the image of the man, or the meaning of the teaching, in short, you follow Jesus in your deeds, it’s the action, amen.

Solomon smiled; the gospel of Jesus Christ shown to be true, what does that mean for mankind?

Collection of words

Inside, good feeling, words, they send you somewhere, bill, who do i owe this time, the bell, what time is it, the words, great to the mood, poison to another, mood, words, the birthday, presents, well being, me, words,all about myself, words, the feeling, putting words on it, words, did i arrange them, words, do i really feel them, the meaning, the luster, deep seated, so deep, the words, words, the power of them.

Treasure Box

Solomon sighed, the Gospel of John, and the living words of Jesus, amen

Thought Police

The duality, the inner you, there are those who know the secrets of invasive thought. A million thoughts cross the life of everyone, almost daily. What are these thoughts made up of, do you feel manipulated, made to fear, how those emotions trigger reactions. The thought police, how they plant evidence, the ideas, The reality of confusion; the deluge of news, little wonder the world is in such a state of flux, while those of God, appear to be calm. a phony war of division; why not, those who worship the material, are not pleased by the heavenly signs, amen.

Mental Well being…

Well being, the new buzz word,well being,not yourself, others, same way Jesus taught about love and prayer, be wide, think of others, well being, the one word on all the to do lists of policy makers, human capital now seen as the essential, their well being,more than a word, but a better outcome for all, as for those handling social media,will they have to deal with predators, or will the tech companies finally get it together, or just plug the holes,the same way a road engineer fills in pot holes, knowing the problem is there for all time. Mental well being, will the Spiritual leaders finally come together and agree on the signs that aim towards Heaven, at least enlightening their people about what is actually going on, amen?

January 2021

Is this the new beginning. a potential unification, of God’s Holy Spirit, the eternal source of power, not man made, the Chilean nation, a new youthful leader, a new hope for many who suffered for so long all across south america, will their nations form a common flag, and unify,the same way the EU has become a sanctuary for so many, amen. will the struggling Turkish lira take a bold step; adopt the euro currency in terms of their own currency same way the Hong Kong dollar was linked to the $U.S., averting the currency crisis, that has strangled that economy.

Women and men, will they agree to put the interests of mothers ahead of themselves, without arguing.

Will the offshore trading stores, banks in other words, be reduced, or will transaction taxes be applied,relative to the gross amounts of cash they keep from social needs; people are worth far more than money.

will the widespread mental abuse of children be halted; growing up is usually taken in stages, not leaps. Time, if everything is grown in stages, why the rush these last twenty years to sexualize the planet,we are more than sex,and there is still beauty that exists.

Lastly, the record numbers of signs from above, how will spiritual leaders and the believers reply to this call from Heaven, amen.

Jesus and the Coin

Lessons, Jesus taught us many, and his teaching upset the local authorities of the Faith, the local pharisee’s. who had their own flock to attend to. A bit like a Mother who has many children, all of them needing her care, but some needing more. Jesus asked of us many questions, what we really stood for. He represented his Heavenly Father, the pharisee’s were attending to their enslaved people, we need to be understanding. Today we play politics with issues, we use them as footballs, who gets hurt doesn’t matter, who gets the results does, a very 20th century mindset, now that we are in the 21st century, and hopefully a lot wiser. Facing daily criticism, Jesus had much to deal with. Why wasn’t he a violent threat to the oppressive roman authority, why didn’t he get rid of them all, he was supposed to be the Messiah after all, so they probed him with questions, each one a little more off, as they tried to push him into a corner, trying to undermine His teachings. Look he even didn’t go to college, how can he be called a teacher. Put another way for want of example, imagine the strain on the heart of a mother knowing she can’t afford what her children want at this time of year, while being able to afford, only what they need, we all like to be spoiled.

Anyway, this last trick will put Jesus in trouble with the five o’s of the time, the roman governor in particular. This Jesus is talking of a Kingdom on it’s way, that’s treason in roman talk. So they pose the question about paying taxes, in a nutshell, pointing out to Jesus who really is in charge. They show Jesus the coin, Jesus points to the two sides of the coin, one with an engraving of the governor, the other side bare. Jesus examines the coin, looks at it, then says to those trying to trick him; well pay the governor what he is due, and pay God what he is due, no arguments.

Given the season of giving that we are in, the advent of the holy birth, the exchange of gifts; let us not forget, the One True God who gives life to all, amen.

Sell me some misery please….

Anyone got misery to sell, everyone looks, I got some of that, a lawyer overhears, this is a class action suit, there are millions of sufferers out there. He goes to his office,big smile on face, his secretary asks him, you mean i get paid this week. The door opens next day, it’s straight from a Grisham novel, even better, he is going to get rich quick, selling misery on. The first lady comes in; he has been driving me mad and has me in a constant state of misery, have I a case she asks. Big smile, double big, of course you do, but he doesn’t want to wait, sign this, what she says, it’s my share, I promise I will settle this quick. Another version of misery enters the arena, heard it before he says, while allowing the glasses to slide down his nose, well, he has been practicing the expression before the mirror, does that look caring. The next, the next, the next, the never ending supply, it’s impossible but true, so many make a fortune tending to misery.

The one call, the one noisy voice that got the attention, decides they are not miserable anymore, can’t understand what the waiting is for outside her attorneys office,she just going to change her will, Listen if you got ears, amen.

How wandering minds play ball with all that resentment stored inside,little wonder Jesus spoke forgiveness, as if our spiritual life depended upon it, amen. So how will you explain your pain to God, will you leave the juicy bits out?

The Historic Cemetery at Ringwood Manor — National Parks With T

Welcome back to National Parks and other public lands with T! Ringwood Manor and its surrounding 479 acres, including the historic cemetery, became a national historic landmark district in 1966. The Ringwood Manor district and the nearby Skylands Manor comprise Ringwood State Park. The history of Ringwood is rooted in its colonial era ironworks. Robert…

The Historic Cemetery at Ringwood Manor — National Parks With T