Sunday and let us celebrate together, come all you atheists and Christians.
I have important stuff to do! Like being loved.
My neighbor is an ass. Sorry but it is true.
He has been put "into custody" twice for violence with his wife and two adorable children. In my book that makes him bad. His two viscous dogs were not taken away because of complaints but by Child Protective Services because they were an endangerment. I will probably just fix the eight places that were broken in our fence by the dogs throwing themselves against to get to my 4 year old son. Just yesterday he finally mowed his weed lawn and it was so funny how he just "blew" all the debris onto my property. Sometimes people are just asses.
So I got all upset. And that is a good thing. Because I have a meter that runs 24/7 and alerts me to being upset. In order to restart I have to take an inventory of me and not my neighbor. And inside there I found anger and resentment. But I also found me. And me wants to be happy. And so the resentment and anger had to be neatly folded and put on a shelf in the back of my closet. You see this me wants to be happy, joyous and free.
Now there is more to this than simple psychological games. Read on brothers and sisters.
Oh mothers and brothers and sisters and fathers I got clouds just like you!
Wowsa Bowsa and wonderment.
If you are an atheist and reading this,,,, well good on you mate! I love you. If you are HIndi or Buddhist or Muslim or Native culture spiritualism well you do not need my good on you mate.
We are travelling at light speeds through a universe that does not give a rats behind about us. How could even we imagine we are so important?
We are not placed here to further some magnificent plan. We are not all born into love and acceptance and adulation.
We must make that happen for ourselves. My San is a boy's Vietnamese name and it means American Saint. And this boy is required to spend at least an hour a day with himself. No one else. He must learn first to be happy with himself so that he can find happiness within and not without. We must learn our insides in order to learn the outsides.
I latch on to the creature man known as Christ. I find no fault in the historic record of him. And I learn much by knowing of his life. He really hurts me sometimes when I try my best to emulate him because I fall so short. But that is good for the competitive spirit within me. A life without a purpose to strive for is wasted and like that neighbor I describe above.
My San just stole the hat from the writer. Not good. But great fun.
So the good Christian and the good atheist are scratching their heads.
How does a preacher man ramble on so without quoting scripture? And the answer is clear to many and not to others. "the word" is armor and a sword as we are taught often in the Bible. I, here, do not need armor or a sword, I am preaching and teaching about love. If my enemies slay me what have I lost?
We are encumbered by "the word". And that is cool. We should be. But we are freed by love and that is cool and we should be. So I put no armor on and a adorn no sword. My biting and means remarks are made in love. And I shall not strike back with righteousness. I am not chosen to evangelize, proselytize or strike another. I am mean and fierce and you should not challenge me to duel. But I am soft and not angry for anger is well needed in another man.
While I may be harsh. The message is not.
Read it and know me better.
I just love this one. Let us sleep a good sleep.
A philosophy and not a religion formed by Christ.
I have studied all the canons of the "Catholic church" and all of the Angelican and Episcopal stuff. I get Luther and I was born and raised Presbyterian and Methodist and I have rocked and rolled with Baptists and some interesting stuff with Pentecostal and I dated 2 girls that were hard core Mormons. I have hiked into Buddhist temples and with their priests and have slaved over Mohamed's teachings along with Ghandi and the Dalai Lama.
Sorry kids they all teach a brand of religion. I just cannot abide thereby. I can only find the teachings of love as a faith. Give it your best shot the rest is dogma and curriculum and man made stuff.
So today we will wrap this up.
I reckon my children are a close as I can come to religion.
Let us leave this world and enter yours.
Sit still and breath deep. Close those eyes and love your own damned self. You are worth it and ten times more. In your heart is all the religion you need. Love yourself and the rest will come easy. Be that self in you that is greater than the world and more powerful and can lay down mountains and raise up valleys. Find your own God now!
I transcend because I love. I am not doing anything incredible. I am just loving life and you. Be you so I can love that which is you. Drop the pretense and the materialism and join and enjoy me for what I am so that we can hold hands and just plain love each other. You are the best you that any God could create.