Blog 1511 – 11.07.2019
A Thousand Points Of Light
A picture they say is worth a thousand words. Since all of my life I have been an appreciator and lover of women this picture caught my eye and captivated my heart and mind. The first President Bush made, “A Thousand Points Of Light” his political slogan in his bid for re-election, hoping to mobilize all the volunteers who give so much to make our so dark for many a brighter world. I love and have quoted it often since I first heard it, the Christopher Hours’ opening line, “It is better to light one candle than to curse the the darkness” and the show’s theme song, “If everyone lit just one little candle, what a bright world this would be.”
Of Jesus, called the Christ, it was said that he was the light of the world, but he said of us, “Ye are the light of the world” – mankind, woman kind. And women are in many cases brighter lights, kinder, gentler, and dare I say it at risk of offending members my own team, in no way the weaker sex, but stronger, smarter, and wiser too, many if not all of them.
“Them” is a word I have trouble with. I much prefer “Us” for it is inclusive. You see, I keep wanting to convince everyone that “There ain’t no good guys, there ain’t no bad guys, there’s only you and me” and we are One even if we sometimes disagree. Crazy, you may say, how can one person disagree with her/himself. I do it all the time and so do you, my friend, heart of my heart. That little cartoon with an angel on one shoulder and a devil on the other, both trying to convince, to steer, to direct, to influence. That is us to a tee.
There is a picture in the New Testament of Jesus before he started his, whirlwind approximately three years long, ministry of him being drawing out into the wilderness and facing his greatest enemy, his and our only enemy really. Some call that enemy Satan. I call him/her, ego. Pogo may have gotten that a tad bit wrong, we have discovered the enemy alright but it is not us, just created by us. And I do not dignify that puny little rascal with a capital letter for she/he deserves no honor. The greatest battle of all space and time took place and continues to in the mind of the One child of God who is God – you, me, we. I have been accused of not loving Jesus very much. I assure you that is not true. I learned to love myself sometime ago and found the true religion that I always sought – the kind that makes me love everybody.
The Greatest Love Of All
Jesus, called the Christ, had a crucifixion complex, and is purported to have said, “No greater love hath any man than to lay down his life for his friends.” That is, pardon me, such a silly man way of thinking. A mother knows and every wise and loving father knows as well that great loving requires not dying but living. Living love not dying love is the greatest love of all. Laying down one’s life for love or any cause is some propaganda like we tell young soldiers to get them ready die for some political cause or a few charged words like “truth, justice, and the American way.” Hold on Superman, that “American way” thing usually translates to profits for the makers, suppliers, and sellers of war materials but also means the loss of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for many of war’s participants, victims all sadly of the greed and the power grab of a few.
The greatest love of all is to love yourself and to live to tell about it. I cannot love me truly without loving Jesus, God, and the Spook (I mean no disrespect for they especially the Spirit are not just in all of us, they are all of us, or rather we are they.) Confused yet? Don’t be, just live, love, and be happy. That is what these wonderful outings in time and space are all meant to be about. Outings, finding out, over and over again Who and Who’s we are to our great and everlasting joy.
Thank you ladies, all you thousands of points of light, for most clearly showing “us” the way. My little brain, I am told by those who know, has a feminine side too, and I do some of my best thinking out of that side of my brain. “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.”
Your friend and fellow traveler,