The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ March 23, 2014

"Darkness for Light"

“Darkness for Light”

“The EU is a Secular Monster” ~ Mundabor, a Catholic Blogger

“Comfort, that stealthy thing that enters the house a guest, and then becomes a host, then a master. And then it becomes a tamer, and with a hook and whip it makes puppets of your larger desires.” ~ Kahlil Gibran, a Sufi Poet

Good Sunday Morning Dear Friend! One may be tempted, in a sort of que sera sera surrender, to accept the unacceptable. After all, when nothing makes sense what’s the sense in attempting to make something of it…especially when there is nothing to be gained by resisting, and everything to be gained by accepting? Well, almost everything…

                                               The Suspension of Belief

“Woe to you that call evil good, and good evil: that put darkness for light, and light for darkness: that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter.”             ~ Isaiah 5:20 DR

It occurred to me the other day that while everyone has been focused on the never ending stream of crises du jour, a seismic shift…a parabolic change so earth-shattering it had to fly beneath the radar of the conscious mind to drop its deadly payload on the unsuspecting, has taken hold. What has long festered in the shadows is now being slowly forced out of hiding and into the light. Mundabor’s Monster had deeper roots than most of us dared imagine, leading straight to the handle of Gibran’s hook and whip in the black heart of Brussels! Almost overnight it seems…we have come undone!

Guest, then host, and now master! We ALL need people, places and things. When our relationship to our needs becomes contingent on our having to suspend personal and deeply held beliefs in order to obtain them, have we not become slaves in our own homes? On an epic scale from Washington to Brussels, how many guards were lowered for the pleasure of creature comforts, the latest toys and greater “security”? What did we give up to have these things? From Detroit to Cyprus and now the Ukraine, who is the Master now?

On the surface, business as usual….markets open, markets close. The cop is still on his beat. But at the core of us, there is a new order that literally came in the night. Relationship has changed. How is any of this possible? What true friend would ever think of allowing, let alone require his or her friend to subordinate themselves so? Maybe if I close my eyes, I’ll wake up and it will all have been a dream…

From Ann’s “Starting Saturday off Right” yesterday…

Then Peter answering, said to Him: Behold we have left all things, and have followed Thee: what therefore shall we have? And Jesus said to them: Amen, I say to you, that you, who have followed Me, in the regeneration, when the Son of man shall sit on the seat of His majesty, you also shall sit on twelve seats judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And every one that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands for My Name’s sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall possess life everlasting. ~ Matthew 19:27-29


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