The swallow swoops down upon the river, grabbing tiny flies as it goes, it’s mouth open, the flies where they are supposed to be. The spider feels the web shake, another meal has been caught. The worm is caught in the flood, a meal for a trout, and it goes on and on. man comes along, doesn’t like those insects that like his corn, decides to do away with them. The poisoned insect is eaten by the bird, who dies from poisoning, and this is repeated the world over. Years later, there is an outcry, the insects are dying, the water isn’t clean, the birds are getting smaller, Mother nature is loosing strength.
The mirror, that’s you, no escaping it’s human thinking that has driven us to this state of affairs, and it’s Godly thinking, that will point us in the direction of healing it, amen. A tiny virus that is only visible under microscope, brought the world to a halt; Those little insects, that food chain, it all adds up, and when there are gaps in the chain, there is only uncertainty, amen.
In trusted hands, the care of the flocks. Content as to their intentions, the vineyard owner leaves, a holiday and a rest is needed. The lease, proper use of the talents given, which will yield a harvest, the conditions are not hard, when the time comes, produce the harvest. In the harvest, there is the yield from the vineyard, which are deeds that lead to a Spiritual return, that will in time, lead to further yields, as others join in the harvest. The vineyard owner sends his servants, to collect the harvest.
Jesus told the parable, to remind us all, that a time will come, when we have to make a return. The words of the ancient prophets, tell us of the times, when we will be close to honoring that contract. Signs and great events point to days such as these.
Have we been good shepherds in this life. What marks have we left behind us,of our good deeds. Why is it important now.
Solomon was recalling the life of a great servant of the Most High God. Many blessings are connected to this fine soul. Of the Spirit from on high, not of this earth, this Spirit had a great yield while walking the earth. After his passing, when the Spirit of this person went home, the story of the life lived, was read. There was a fine yield.
Those who came along from the same family, added further to the yield. A continuous return. What will the vineyard owner make of your contribution to the harvest, amen.
Hurry up kids. Ma is at the door, she wants her children to have faith. She has seen what faith can do, and in a confused world, where there are many vulnerable souls, she wants her children to have faith,to believe. She knows it’s going to be a struggle, the trappings of life can make a prisoner of anyone.She has seen friends change into fiends, once they acquire, their great thoughts dumped,once they feel secure in themselves. She has seen the same friends fall, time she sighs while looking at her watch, hurry up kids.
The ride to church, the synagogue,or the mosque, the journey made by many millions, is one made, to honor their creator. It’s not hard to impress a child with the wonders of life, it’s difficult to keep it going, given the huge number of distractions. Leaders who flaunt their wealth, rising the ire of many,who feel helpless, you need a safe harbor to negotiate this maze. In times of great need, you know the true man, the empty words and the real ones. Make time for the ways of the Most High,and do it while you have time, amen.
The miracle of your birth, so soon forgotten. You become part of the laundry, something that has to be dealt with. I saw you take your first steps, the look in your eyes, the wonder you felt. It was a gift you gave me. To be able to watch your personality come to life. The habits you gathered, the little twists of the head, am I doing this right. So many times, i wondered, will this world ever wake up, and think, to imagine those eyes, being polluted, that early wonder ignored, while those that take advantage of the vulnerable, have their way. Many times I had to be silent, I had to be a witness, for a witness for God I am, amen.
Solomon sighed; how beauty is so easily tarnished while those in positions of responsibility think only of their reputations. Little friends, take heart, The God that made everything good is watching so closely, amen.
On the street, stands out, fresh paint work,no bumps, clean inside, and when you open the door, the smell, that only new cars give. If only life was that predictable.
new dress, a little Botox, thicker lips, clean foundation, make up smooth, a stand out on the streets. From a distance, exciting, interesting too, desire. If only you knew, what was under the hood, not so predictable, amen.
The thin world, the fake views, the instant impression. Charlie Wilson, have you ever seen the movie, with Tom Hanks. It seemed romantic too. A local mujaheddin, a warrior, poses with Charlie, an anti tank gun on the shoulder. The Russian invader was coming down the stretch, the warrior fires, the tank explodes, those inside, incinerated, a big laugh. There was no american presence in Afghanistan at the time. Charlie Wilson got the credit for helping them into the war. Twenty years later, the entire population is terrified, many thousands dead, if only life was predictable, amen.
Neighbors, the lesson of the refugee, fool yourself but you can never fool the Almighty, it’s inside you, same as those refugees tonight, waiting for someone to show mercy to them. If we are sincere, well, if your reputation is all that matters this does not apply to you, caring for others, demands less of the self and more of the we, it’s not important the group your in, many are misled, but your ability to have empathy is something we all need to put work into and fast. The prayers of the oppressed are heard,and with the signs from above, and we all know this, making it a safer journey for the refugee, is important. Jesus lived as a refugee too, and it’s to Him you will have to make your appeal, so if we have a chance to help the oppressed,and they are in every news story today, we can’t claim ignorance anymore, that excuse is done and dusted.
World leaders, living in five course meal and avarice company, listen to the words of old, as Spoken by Jesus Christ. Those in positions of authority, will have to account for themselves, and if Jesus spoke it, well, it’s gospel, amen.
Jesus has very harsh words for those who mislead the people and lead them astray, and while he spoke words such as these when speaking of the pharisee’s, he included those in positions of authority, as the Children of the Father, and their eventual inheritance was being endangered, as was the harvest itself, the return of the Spirit to the Father.
So, the issue has to be addressed, and it’s not for under the carpet anymore. The attempt to hide atrocities does not work either,as revelations have shown, so what are we going to do about this, how can we improve the focus, on our caring ways, that actually achieve and are not more spin stories, that is dead too, as social media has shown. Do we need a move away from nationalism to a more generous mind set. If there are those who want to be extreme when it comes to their borders,remember this, the owner of the vineyard thinks different, amen.
A more thoughtful attitude, might be helpful in so many ways, amen. The pictures in this blog, were the result of a prayer for assistance from the Most High. amen