Sunday, November 1, 2009

“ By hook, or bye-bye crook .“

Sunday, October 25, 2009
Discussion of HESUS JOY CHRIST – Matthew’s 2 4

“ By hook, or bye-bye crook .“

Original text from the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 24, verse 45 - 51
New International Version - Matthew 24 : 45 - 51
45 “Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time ? 46 It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns. 47 I tell you the truth, he will put him in charge of all his possessions. 48 But suppose that servant is wicked and says to himself, 'My master is staying away a long time,' 49 and he then begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards. 50 The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. 51 He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. “

First paraphrasing draft: January – February 2009

  • · The jerk of turning will break your bond with the Son of Man when he grabs you up if you are not already heading in that direction.
  • · fishing - reel in then let run .
  • · when Christ hooks you he can only bring you in if you head to the boat. ( fishing for men )
  • · you'll live to die another day and be stuck doing it all again .
  • · remedial rebirth to new life .

Second paraphrasing draft: March 2009

  • · By hook or bye crook .

Final paraphrasing draft: April 16, 2009

  • * By hook or bye-bye crook .

Sunday October 25, 2009
I really do have time for this, this week, as I completed the animation of HESUS JOY CHRIST - Matthew's Two ! in a record four days . It helps to pan, repeat and symbolize stuff . Everybody likes the pretty colours more than the good movement anyways .

Jesus asks a question . Who is the good and wise servant ? He does not give a direct answer but goes on to say it will at least be very good for the servant that does the will of the master . Slacking off is ok but not if the master catches you. And who knows when he will return and assume you have been slacking off the whole time. Even Jean-Jacques, to make a point yesterday, accused me of slacking while he slept. My reaction was firm, as I knew I had not slacked off, and he believed me as the work was done, and there was no more to the issue. If the work was not done he would have pressed the point .

Taka, who barely speaks enough English, is a good and wise servant. He answers with an annoyingly loud "YES SIR!", even if he does not comprehend. When he has an idea of what he is suppose to do he does his best enthusiastically and energetically and meticulously. We asked him if he has been to university and he answered "No, but I've been to Disneyland." Think about that for a minute and it will come to you . Taka is heading toward the boat .

The flipside is getting chewed out and your argument being cut to pieces. You will be counted amongst the hypocrites and you won't like it. So don't lean on the counter, do not fold your hands, do not chat too much, hold the handrail as you take two steps at a time on the stairs, and listen to, for and with the master .

Who's been fishing ? Who's been fishing for men ? Sure women troll the malls for a good catch, but if the fish cannot be lead to the boat the end of this world does not come and you go around to do it again . Who wants to be lifted up to the new world.? John Smith had quite a whirl with Pocahontas, and she was lifted up to death from smallpox in England. If you do not follow Jesus as he leads you in your own life you just swim around like a fish looking for bugs. Not so bad. But if he can lead you to a new world wouldn't that be wonderful. Like University pubs to a high school grad. Like a good car for a post grad . Like not needing parents' help for a grown up .

Beating your fellows and eating and drinking with drunkards is only wrong when it is not the will of the master. Jesus ate and drank and bested his fellows and was accused for it. John the Baptist, cousin to Jesus, fasted and prayed in solitude and was accused for it. Do not get hung up on the type of tree that shows the direction of the wind. Be aware of the wind, sky pilot ! Do not get hung up on the negative. It is there but it is more dreary, like waiting for the bus in an eternal twilight. A kick in the pants is a blessing, not a destruction.

Several times ( 3 to be exact ) this year I have been given a kick in the pants. The first was when I broke my ankle, the second was when I doored a car in traffic on my bicycle, and the third time was when I had my seizure. My awareness of my spiritual life has made these three times have spiritual meaning for me. The seizure was the toughest to figure out. Spiritually, death is a self prescribed illusion that fails to exist once it has occurred. The point of this passage of scripture is not that you must have the key to heaven, but that you must be blessed with the grace of constant fastidiousness. There is not a destruction for crooks, who steal from the master's grace, but you will be in a position to bid them good-bye.

Somewhere someone knows the origin of the expression " by hook or by crook. " Wikipedia doesn't know :

By hook or by crook

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"By hook or by crook" is an English phrase meaning "by any means necessary", suggesting that one need not be concerned with morality or other considerations when accomplishing some goal. The origin of the phrase is obscure, with multiple different explanations and no evidence to support any particular one over the others.[1] For example, a commonly repeated suggestion is that it comes from Hook Head and nearby village of Crook, in Waterford, Ireland. The first recorded use of the phrase is in the Middle English text Controversial Tracts by John Wyclif in 1380.[2]

So knowing is not the same as doing. Do the will of the master, regardless of why you should.

And "University" does sound a lot like "Universal Studios" if you say it with a Japanese accent .

HESUS JOY CHRIST – Matthew’s Two is done but that's another post . Thanks to everyone for their support . This is the end of the discussion of this bit of animation. I hope somebody read it cuz' I really enjoyed writing it . : )

That's gotta' be enough words on this topic. Next week - I'm off to a dinner with fellow pilgrims. Time to move on to discussing Matthew's One Too ! anyways .

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