Paul Crag Roberts admits to getting lots of letters asking ‘what can we do’? I sit here wondering if anyone is reading this and what ‘am’ I doing (this for)?
At Ron Paul's 80’th Birthday event, Judge Napolitano talked of Ron always getting back to first principles. Robert Fisk interviewed talks of the loss of future consideration and our marriage to media.
Martin Luther was asked what he would do if he knew for certain the world was going to end tomorrow. Without hesitation he replied, “I would plant an apple tree this afternoon.”
We all can (“..tell me about it”) ‘sha-la, la-la-la, live for today, not for tomorrow'. Tremendous record (The Grass Roots), diabolical philosophy.
Jesus said don’t worry about tomorrow, this doesn’t translate back, live for today.
Trees are being cut down for firewood. It’s cold and we have needs but for a prophetic word - how about praying? The faith and fulfilment kind that is. Even in Charismatic high-energy circles, its come around to mostly about God encountering us ‘now’, when the Biblical and best of saints testimony, was about others and tomorrow.
The ‘tree of the knowledge of good and evil’ is part of the poetic allegory of our beginnings. The overly literal reading is a first-stop for comedians, echoing probably the single strongest confession for ‘not believing' out of all scripture.
Gets thinkers in another misreading, has God hating us knowing too much. And it’s the basis for the luciferian type religion the masters of war, running our finances and lives towards their new order, are fanatics for.
Y’know the problem with the Bible, or let’s say us? We’ve lost our capacity to be open, (modern media especially a robber) - and reason; (modern again, particularly western culture and social communication with ‘others' and 'different'). The Bible isn’t written for today, at least in our communities, and very much in places like the UK. The recovery is to hate this ‘world’ or at least ‘that’ one. To make the most of every opportunity.
Why do this? How can any Jesus hearing lover - not?
Tomorrow, more on the tree.