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Justice For a King

Updated on July 28, 2016

Portrait of Michael

"Bad" portrait by James R. Griffin, 2002
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Was he Bad? Was he Dangerous?

To honor June 13, 2005 and Michael Jackson's "Innocent of all charges" verdict, I want to tell you a story of LOVE.

He did some things that they called crazy. He went from town to town bringing his message. He drew people to him in droves. Some thought he could work miracles. He fed the hungry. He clothed the naked. He told us to do the same things in life. He proved his love for humanity by getting involved, even if it meant drawing jealousy and hatred from others. He was hated and accused by those who wished they could have had even a fraction of the attention and adoration that he commanded.

He invited the children to come to him. He eased their pain, and healed the sick. Sometimes the healings showed on the outside. Sometimes they were healings of the heart. He understood and held sacred, the heart of a child. He always spoke of the importance of being childlike, humble, and full of wonder, with gratitude for the simple beauty in life. Many claimed that they felt better - lighter - had a sense of deep inner peace while in his presence.

He admonished us to take time to invest in the most important job we would ever have - parenting. He told us to look to the children, to really stop and look into a child's eyes and heart. There is so much to learn there.

He taught us the importance of forgiveness. Over and over, with false accusation after false accusation - even from those VERY close to him - he would forgive again and again.

Though he exuded the gentleness of an angel, he could still get angry. He told some people what he really thought of them. The hypocrites, the ones who tried to deceive others and steal from others didn't get off easily. He turned the tables on them. He was found innocent of all of the crimes they tried to pin on him. Many still believed he was guilty. They would rather see the possibility of evil in his loving actions, than have to examine their own hearts and take responsibility for having been wrong about him.

To the end of his life, he was sharing his message of love with us. He never gave up.

Some say he was crucified. Some say he died of a broken heart. But most people agree that he was "Gone too Soon."

Some hated him. Some loved him more than their own lives. With all their hearts, they still work to emulate his kindness and deep love for humanity, especially for the children. His work lives on. His name lives on, the name of Jesus of Nazareth.

Who did you think I was talking about?

TYM

~h~

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      -Heather 5 years ago

      Heavenleigh,

      Thank you for reminding me that Michael lived his life the best he could in the Light of his Heavenly Father while here on Earth. The video was breathe-taking with your Heavenly-Angelic voice.

      This touched me deeply...

      I love you and so Blessed to call you my MJ sister!

      -Heather

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      shin_rocka04 5 years ago from Maryland

      Always great to see someone show the positive side of his career outside of just the music People fail to realize that he really was a Philanthropist in the highest degree. May he forever RIP.

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      Heaven L Burkes 5 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

      Heather, I LOVE you more and more! :) Thank you so much for reading and for your comment. Thank you for your gifted writings that always touch and inspire. I am so grateful for you, my MJ sister! Thank you for all you do for LOVE!

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      Heaven L Burkes 5 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

      Shin_rock, Thank you for your comment! He got justice in the court. It is the justice in people's hearts and minds that I'm going for. :) MichaeLOVE to you

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      mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      beautiful song, beautiful voice, interesting hub

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      Heaven L Burkes 5 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

      Thank you for reading, Mike, and for sharing your kind comments. :) Thank you for listening to the song too. Someday I hope to record a CD of my favorite Marilyn songs. I promised my dad I would do that. ;)

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      mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      I just put a link back here on Facebook. Expect more guests.

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      Heaven L Burkes 5 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

      Awesome! Thank you so much, Mike! :)

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      Sunnie Day 5 years ago

      Great article. I watched the interview with his daughter Paris, what a lovely girl, who loved her father so much. Michael was truly gifted. Thank you.

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      Heaven L Burkes 5 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

      Thank you for your comment Sunnie Day. :) I love to hear Paris talking about her father and all that he taught her. Stop by anytime. There will be lots more here about Michael. Thank you for all you do for LOVE.

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      Susiesaysitright 5 years ago

      Love your song, Heaven! Love what you've written, too!

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      Heaven L Burkes 5 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

      Thank you Susie! Thank you for all you do for LOVE! MichaeLOVE to you, ~h~

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      Pendragon 5 years ago

      Excellent-I have often thought Micheal's life paralleled that of Jesus but have never had the courage to express it quite as you have here. Thank you for recognizing the divinity in his humanity.

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      Heaven L Burkes 5 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

      Thank you for your comment, Pendragon!

      The parallels are there - but I would not have had the courage to express it either, without people like you (who already know this) sending me strength! I was sure you and others would be out there to back me up! Thank you with all my heart.

      Much MichaeLOVE to you and yours, ~h~

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      differentspirits 5 years ago

      Beautiful, clever observation about the lives of two wonderful souls who taught us to spread love no matter how evil the world can be. Sometimes the most subtle words can be most powerful...

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      Heaven L Burkes 5 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

      Thank you for your insightful comment, differentspirits. "two wonderful souls who taught us to spread love no matter how evil the world can be." Love that. MichaeLOVE and smiles to you, ~h~

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      Nina Hamilton 5 years ago

      I wasn't sure at first that you were not talking about Michael, but later I realised it was Jesus, but then again the words apply to them both. I read this theory somewhere that Jesus said he would come again, the second coming, and two thousand years seem familiar; Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the last. It all fits. Does anyone think it might be true? Was Michael perhaps that reincarnation, the second coming sent to heal the world?

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      Heaven L Burkes 5 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

      Thank you for your comments and intriguing questions, Nina! I welcome these thoughts. Often people are more trusting in the sacredness of something ancient and distant. The immensity of Michael's love and generosity does raise such questions. At the very least - he emulated Jesus to the best of his ability - far surpassing most men with his healing and inspirational powers.

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      Mimi O'Garren 5 years ago

      Heaven, this is beautiful, your words are touching and comforting and so true! Love you xxo

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      Heaven L Burkes 5 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

      Thank You so much for reading, Mimi. Love you! xoxo Thank you for all of your beautiful artwork of Michael and his children. :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      It's hard to believe that MJ has been gone 3 years and 3 days. It doesn't seem that long ago. A very respectful hub to Michael. Excellent video Heaven!:)

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      Heaven L Burkes 5 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

      Thank you so much Sunshine625. Your profile name caught my eye. ;) Thank you for reading, watching the video and commenting. It means a lot to me! :)

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      Marcela 5 years ago

      Thank you heavenleigh707.

      Beautiful article, and beautiful words about Michael. He was an angel. During his short life, he only spread LOVE. He was with during all my life. He was near me in the bad and the good times. The world changed three years ago, my life changed three years ago.

      he was deeply hurt, but is true Heaven, HE NEVER GIVE UP.

      Michael will never die because, he is forever in our hearts.

      Thank you so much and big HUGS for you

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      Heaven L Burkes 5 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

      Marcela, thank you so much for reading! I can feel the love in your heart for Michael's message and spirit! So beautiful! Thank you for your wonderful comment! MichaeLOVE & hugs to you. ;)

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      aleisastarr 4 years ago

      I don't know how I missed this one...I always said Michael was/is Divine...He didn't want to be called "Christ Like" yet when you look at his life he did in fact live like Christ...He did so much for children, animals and the earth..He made it a better place by just sharing himself and for his kindess he was crucified with false accusations that some still feel he is guilty of even though he was found innocent on all counts...He never quite recovered from the scandel and the one chance he had at a comeback was diminished by his murder....But in his passing we were all activated to continue his legacy of love...I used to say "What if Michael was sent here just like Jesus was sent to us and we missed it?" My question was met with negativity that no way could he ever compare but in my eyes it's always been obvious...Thank you Heaven for putting this out there...As I read the words I thought it was Micheal you were speaking of not realizing that they were his words...A very powerful message from a very powerful being..

      TYM

      Michaelove and hugs Heaven ;)

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      Heaven L Burkes 4 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

      Thank you so much for your comment, dear AleisaStarr.

      It seems so logical that all who claim to love Jesus, should seek to emulate him. Michael ACTUALLY took this literally, as few dare to do. Bless you for seeing past his problems and into his intent.

      Many of his "problems" were driven by his pain from the torturous falsehoods railed against him. Looking back on his MJ lifetime, anyone with a functioning heart can see that he was iron-tough, and did his best to keep standing. He helped so many, as his legacy shows. And anyone who is truly being honest would realize that most men would have crumbled much sooner.

      "Blissings" and MichaeLOVE to you too! ~h~

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      Jacinta Feyling 4 years ago

      This article will never get old. This is truth!!

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      Heaven L Burkes 4 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

      Jacinta, thank you so much for your comment! :) It is nice to go back and revisit some of these articles - especially now. There is no way this spirit could have been lying to me all this time. Love always wins, no matter how long or bumpy the path to victory. :)

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