Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Call Me (Blogophilia 30.8)


I don't do politics or world events too often here. Frankly, as Ecclesiastes says, it is vain to do so, with only hot air coming out and nothing accomplished.

But political change is like the wind, constantly blowing ill over humanity. And almost all the pain to people is self inflicted.

Better save your money cause everything's moving too fast.  

 The circle has come around where a large number of normal folks have been displaced from their homes due to combination of human greed, lust for power and drought. And at least a few of those power brokers are hoping to sow more evil and discord by adding troublemakers to the fleeing hoard. Their hope? To take down the rivals whom they have deemed "evil" in the eyes of God. Which really means they are evil in the sight of the power brokers simply because the other side exists. This has always been the way of the world.

And here on this other side, we are of two minds of the coming hoard. One group, looks upon the weeds in the seeds and thinks the "other" will take root like Kudzu or Mustard and take over, laying waste to all in its path. The other side remembers the stories of the Samaritan and the Stranger, wondering if among the least of these is another sign of God, where the flowers of the field are visited by the dove of hope. Which will it be?

Probably some combination of the two.

Do I have an answer? No, although I lean toward the second option. It has only been seventy years since the last time we chose to ignore the scapegoats. I am afraid it is going to get that ugly when this process is over. And we will all have to stand in judgement for the result.

Unless we heed God's call,

To call me.


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Topic-Deborah Truitt

Pic-Stormy Gail Dormire.

Pic guesses: Dove (in blog) Weeds (in blog) Seeds, (in blog), Flowers of the field (in blog) cornucopia, Bountiful, Still life, Spring,

22 comments:

  1. the world appears to be in fast forward mode towards the end .. and afraid many are lost

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    1. It keeps looking that way...until everything settles down and we go through the cycle again.

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  2. The voice of wisdom speaks. Does anyone hear? Let's hope we do hear (and heed) before time fails us. 8 points, Earthling!!

    -The Marvin House :)

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    1. "When everyone is talking and no one is listening, how can we decide?"-Stephen Stills.

      It has always been a problem.

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  3. I don't really do politics either... I keep those views and religion to myself. These are scary thoughts that are most definitely coming true. A very troublesome chain of events that are unfolding at warp speed - and how to stop it? Seems as if we are powerless. I admit I'm scared for my children...and their children. But perhaps it's always "felt" like that in the past?

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  4. I think it has felt that way. I know my father made decisions about college and ROTC in the mid 1930's as the storm clouds grew. Only this time, the who is enemy and friend isn't quite as clear.

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  5. I think I voted in 10 presidential elections without voting for the winner - Jerry Ford might have been the closest I came. I may have only voted for him because he went to Michigan

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    1. You can always say "don't blame me, I voted for the other guy." Which may not be a bad thing.

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  6. I worry about the future and feel so helpless. I can only hope it gets better, for my kids' sake.

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  7. I constantly think about how my nieces/nephews will survive after we are gone. I just pray for the best.

    Irene

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  8. Wise words indeed. It's definitely going to be a very, very long primary . . . . and all this very long, long time before the primary. Yikes!!!

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    1. A dog and pony show 24/7 for all eternity....

      Hey, wait a minute.

      We may be already in Hell.

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  9. I fear that you are right, I hope that you are not

    Blue fool

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  10. I am convinced, this cycle will be the last.

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  11. I used to be very much into politics..Now I stay as far away from them as I can.
    Stormy

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    1. It is a losing proposition. All a politician wants is to be elected and they will say anything to get there.

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  12. It seems to me simple human gut choices of wrong and right get twisted up into complicated "reasoning" when politics has anything to do with a solution. Innocent human beings and harmless souls will always test those gut reactions until we get it right and do the "Simple" "Honest" and "just" thing. Not the "My hands are tied, excuses". Thought provoking write Christopher, it has me thinking, it has me sad...but it also has me reacting with HOPE for our gut instincts when they are truly tested. ~Christine W

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    1. Then you get into the power play. I realize all the displaced people in Syria a looked on as sub-pawns and cannon fodder for the Zealots. As long as they keep moving, the goal for them gets closer.

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