Blog 982 – 05.02.2018
Mirror, Mirror On The Wall…
I wrote yesterday that as a lover of books that I have come to think there is something good in even the most poorly written and least popular ones, and some crap in even the best written, fondest revered, and most well-read ones. A Fundamentalist friend of mine, she may no longer think herself that but I do, wrote imploring me to return to the faith, give up my “reprobate mind” and thereby I assume spare myself an eternity of anguishing regret. Much as I appreciate her love and concern for me, climbing back into that tiny box of a very narrow “guilt religion” would be as abhorrent as a quote from her favorite book says, “As a dog returning to its own vomit.”
As for that “reprobate mind” remark which followed a slam of anyone referring to their self as a god as if saying so made them so, I share with her and you all what I think to be one of the best, most concise, and smartest remarks in all of the Bible. Namely:
“Let this mind be in you that was also in Christ Jesus, who being found in the form of God, thought it not robbery, or something he needed to struggle to obtain, but humbled himself and became a servant that he might be all the more exalted.” To me, hate, hell, war, stoning homosexuals, burning witches (smart women healers that did not follow the male “pay for service first” doctor’s code) and basically from the first chapters treating women like everything was their fault and that they really deserved to be treated worst than brood mares and like less than third-class citizens is among the stinkier, crappier things in the book, but some things like the injunction to turn on our god-mind like Jesus did are just so spot on.
If I have written it once, I have written it far many more times, a pretty little lady with a big voice sang a song in the mid- nineteen seventies that said, “Mirror, mirror on the wall…” and another on that same album called appropriately, Mirror, Mirror, that had the great concluding line, “Till you find Him in the mirror, you’ve got a long way to go.”
Reprobate mind indeed.
The dictionary defines the adjective version of reprobate as:
Morally depraved, unprincipled, bad.
Rejected by God and beyond hope of salvation.
Well, maybe I need to examine more closely that love and concern but I won’t. Instead only say my God’s name is Love and as Her/His child, that I think we all are, even my name calling friend, and as such we never have needed saving just to get back into our right mind, our Progenitor’s mind, to realize, remember really just Who and Whose we truly are. Namaste to each and all.
Your friend and fellow traveler.
Whose morals may indeed sag from time to time and need a little support,