Friday, October 17, 2014

Rule For Respectable Commentary

     John V. Walsh has written a short post titled, "A Rule For Respectable Commentary."  This post will probably not be remembered by many for long, but it focuses attention on one thing to keep in mind when
     (a) you are writing commentary of your own making
     (b) you are reading the published commentary of someone else, at least in the US
     (c) you are thinking about how the people around you are affected by this

Friday, October 3, 2014

To Cam, Again

     I think of you, Cam.

     I think how you came forth from the Father, and how quickly you returned to Him.  I think about who you are, where you are, how you are.

     It came to me, this morning, that it was for you -- especially for you -- that the world, the earth itself, was created.  As the Lord of All Worlds has said, and by saying, has decreed, "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth," it is a thing of certainty that you, the Little Meek Fellow, will inherit the very earth itself, and all that is in it.  If Cosmos itself must be restructured in order to receive you, then the Cosmos itself will be restructured.

     I have called you meek.  By saying that I do not say, and I do not mean, that you were, or are, merely powerless or passive; though in a certain sense it must be granted that you were then, and still are, powerless and passive.  The Holy Scriptures attribute meekness to that strong servant of the Lord, Moses -- meekness being that humility that comes with increasing clarity and reality as the knowledge of the Lord God Himself comes with increasing clarity and reality; and for some that humility only comes, or comes best, where the spirit recedes from the body.

     You, like all the meek, must expect, and patiently await, the Resurrection.  It is surely He who will bring you to your inheritance.  He has promised this much:  Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

     I have some other things to say to you, Cam.  But let that be for another time.