Sunday, August 16, 2009

H J C - Matthew's 2 4 : discussion

Section E

“ Triage inappropriate if diagnosis decapitating. “

Original text from the Gospel of Matthew,

chapter 24, verses 26 to 28

New International Version - Matthew 24 : 26 - 28

26 “So if anyone tells you, ‘There he is, out in the desert,’ do not go out; or, ‘There he is, in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. 27 For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 28 Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather.

First paraphrasing draft:

October 21 – 27, 2008

* There is no singularity of Christ when your new world of Christ is transformed.

* The remains of one’s old world are devoured when one’s world has become new, and you need – cannot decipher photocopy at hand .

Second paraphrasing draft:

October 21 – 27, 2008

* Many will point to a Christ in the world, but Christ is all the world; death is a spectacle .

Third paraphrasing draft:

November 1 – 7, 2008

* Everyone will say this or that is what I would do but at the end of all why bail out a bathtub sinking in a lake without a drain plug . Everyone loves to see someone try to ( do this ).

* Don’t heed advice on how not to ( heed advice ).

* Achieve the goal of goal-less-ness .

* Never mind First Aid if you’re headless (decapitated).

* First Aid is irrelevant upon decapitation .

Final paraphrasing draft:

November 22, 2008

* Triage inappropriate if diagnosis decapitating .

August 16, 2009

So to sum up for a work of limited animation, we have :

* in your time of crisis don’t listen to what anyone says about where to find salvation .

* the totality of a second coming is like lightning lighting up the sky rather than finding a pearl of great price in a field .

* many people will address your crisis to benefit from aiding you .

I think that cover’s it .

Essentially, putting a band-aid on a decapitated body doesn’t do much to help. Especially if it is put on incorrectly . When you loose your head, advice is not much help . When your entire world is changing there is not much help to be had from someone only addressing the symptoms of the crisis .

Instead, Christ has shown the way, so you have seen this problem before from the outside, before the second coming graces you with a first hand experience from the inside of the crisis. You are being born to new life . Your old life is passing away so anyone helping you to save your old life is of little service and not of any help . The anointing with oil that the woman did to Jesus feet is an honour to Jesus and shows understanding and appreciation for what he is going through .

Physically, the Cross of Victory Pilgrimage was not as challenging as a day of landscaping, but the glory of God shone in the people I walked with. Many were older or younger and many more were not in shape. Honourable civilized respectable women went without comforts ( flushing toilets, or any toilet at all, as well as showers ). In a section of large hills, without physically carrying someone, there was little anyone could do for their discouraged hearts . I asked a young man if we should say the rosary. He lead and I continued. I really wanted people to look to their God when they are troubled.


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