Eric's Sunday Sermon; Shut Your Mouth
Just let it flow
A Short Sermon
In order to help drive the point of today's Sunday Sermon home it will be short. What a concept, a short sermon.
We hope that you will finish it up for yourself. And it would be nice if you shared your finish with us in the comments. No matter what you are thinking, someone will gain from reading it.
Grab some popcorn and enjoy the show.
Must we always try to be the director of how things go around us? Just take this simple notion. The world is really splendid. I said get the popcorn and watch the show, not the news. Yes there is a bunch of horrific terrible things going on. Out of 300 million people there are a good 5,000 acting out and wrongly everyday. Out of billions of people there are 100's of thousands in a bad way and doing bad things. But by golly jingles that leaves billions just leading life the best they can each day and that is beautiful. Here is a shocker for you. The normal life, the life that the vast vast majority lead is good.
Now throw in nature and the ones we love and cool stuff like art, literature, music, dancing, gardens, the sky at night, the moon and sun and today don't forget food, and the world is pretty darn splendid.
So for a time just enjoy it. Don't try to change it.
You knew this song was coming!
To me fruit is beautiful
Did you know that people will make mistakes?
I really had this conversation and the speaker still does not even understand how off kilter it is.
So she called me and complained about some folks at work not doing something the way she had told them to do it. Then she went on to explain how she had provided the bank with all the paperwork before they even asked with instructions of how to deal with a financing. And that the people just went ahead and did it their way anyway. Yes, in both cases the end product would be the same and on time. Perhaps some delay and perhaps some repetition and waste.
And then she said "If they would all just do it the way I told them it would all get done without a problem".
Today I will just leave it at that. Draw your own thoughts.
My plate is full just accepting and facing my own challenges
I don't think I have enough time to worry about myself. How can I find time to worry about what others do?
So back to this splendid world.
One of the greatest challenges and most rewarding things in life is to watch a child. Dang it, it is so hard to sit on your hands, keep your mouth shut and watch them make a mistake. Especially the fall off your bike kind or the misspell a word kind.
Consider for a moment that things are just the way they are supposed to be. That just perhaps you were not evolved or placed here for the sole purpose of intervening in everybody's life. Oh sure we must step up and act and stir it up from time to time. We must not shirk our responsibilities to act responsibly when needed. We must do what we can to love and relieve suffering where and when we can.
But otherwise in the day to day?
How about you?
Can you accept things without trying to effect the outcome?
Easier said than done.
I am going to go pull some plants up now. I am so egotistical that I think I should decide what plant lives and dies and exactly where they are supposed to do it. OK that is a lie. I am just a tool. My wife decides and directs me to pull up plants that she calls weeds. I will actually eat some of the Mallow and Dandelion leaves, maybe even make a salad.
So my quandary: Should I just let the plants be and try to change my wife? Or should I just let my wife be and pull up some of the plants? I think my idea is the best, pretend to be weeding when I am really just harvesting for a salad.
Have a great Sunday!.