Stopped into my church ’round lunch time today for a quiet little chat with the Big Guy. I’ve got some things on my mind that I’m not sure I can handle without a little guidance and direction from the still, small voice. And my church is directly across from one of my places of business so it was an easy little visit (which is possibly not exactly how it should be. But I’m thankful nonetheless.) Anyway, I discovered a new mosaic:
I hadn’t seen this one before. And, given where my head’s been at, I think synchronicity has finally decided to visit me again. Man. I’ve missed it. It wasn’t long ago that someone tried everything in his power to make me feel stupid and misguided and naive for believing in anything that looked like it required faith. That’s some evil stuff man, to try to turn someone’s faith that all things work toward cohesion and against chaos into something pathetic and dark and laughable, simply because you can’t find anything worth believing in besides your own selfish and narcissistic needs. And I’m not even being harsh there. Those are just facts. And that’s one thing the Big Guy and I had to discuss: the enhancement of my ability to recognize that kind of thing earlier and have the strength to get rid of it. My Pops told me yesterday that my powers of discernment are good but that I “don’t act on them.” It’s just hard to do it when people insist they are a better people than their behavior would indicate and “they would never” blah blah blah. I like for people to feel good and trusted. It makes me happy. So, I’m working on being harder in the interest of self-preservation. And I don’t really like it. Hence a lunchtime visit to church.
Anyway, I have other writing to do over the next several days, hence a check-in today. There’s just a lot of stuff going on in the world isn’t there?
Really NPR? I’m pretty sure everyone can relate to playing a game on their phone during a boring meeting but also pretty sure not many can relate to that boring meeting being one where they discuss GOING TO F*CKING WAR. Come on man. Seriously. It might be kind of important that he pay attention. Just this once.
Welcome back Jon. Although I think there’s not enough attention being paid to those who think intervening is the right course of action. I’m reserving my own opinion because I have to, but I don’t think acting like those who advocate intervention are somehow crazy or evil really does much to further the debate in a healthy way. There are reasonable arguments for going in, as there are reasonable arguments for staying out. Syria truly has become a fascinating departure from partisanship.
Aw dang. I’m crying. Seriously, there is nothing like a good dog. Nothing like it in the world.
Speaking of good DAWGs, I hope we up our intensity level.