Tuesday, February 21, 2012

HESUS JOY CHRIST / Matthew's Two Discussion of verse 15


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Since I get such a kick, still, out of blathering on about this stuff, here's the continuation of the discussion of HESUS JOY CHRIST / Matthew's Two !

Verse 15

. .. ...15 where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: “Out of Egypt I called my son.” d

d 15 HOSEA 11 : 1

from the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter Two, New International Version

Verse 15

. .. ... 15 where they stayed until the next end of the household. But the prophet foretold:

“But the more they called Israel,

the further they went from them.” b

b 15 HOSEA 11 : 2

from the text of the animation HESUS JOY CHRIST / Matthew's Two

written by R David Foster

Verse 15 Discussion

The entire quote, from Hosea, is as follows -

11 1 When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son.

2 The more Iy called them, the more they went from me;z they kept sacrificing to the Baals, and offering incense to idols.

3 Yet it was I who taught Ephraim to walk, I took them up in mya arms; but they did not know that I healed them.

4 I led them with cords of human kindness, with bands of love.

I was to them like those who lift infants to their cheeks.b

. .. …

HOSEA 11 : 1-4

y Gk; Heb; they

z Gk; Heb; them

a Gk Syr Vg; Heb; his

b Or who ease the yoke on their jaws

New Revised Standard Version / Catholic Edition

!! the animation text is from the New International Version

One has to keep in mind, that each spouse in a sacred One relationship, ministers to the other spouse just as that spouse ministers to them. So in the animation text, even though each spouse calls to the other, the further apart they become. Taking the footnotes in the above full quote into consideration, the second verse would read “The more they called them, the more they went from them.” Once the relationship is severed, the participants must stabilize themselves since the loss of the balance of the relationship has put each of them far out of balance, and each must recover from the loss. The severance has taken hold, and neither spouse can bridge the gap that has opened up between them. This is the nature of sacred One relationships, that they may be volatile if not managed, nurtured, allowed and honoured. Eventually, as we are all aware of romantic relationships, the balance is lost and the relationship topples catastrophically. We all know this to be true.

So what hope is their for romantic relationships, balancing whole and part, whether in full romance or just any balance of whole and part, such as societies, enterprises or any other endeavour ? The answer comes from a marginalized people, living in third world conditions, right here in Canada. The answer is to roll, like a kayaker, using the momentum that topples the craft by adding to it to bring the craft right around and back into an upright position. What does this mean, theologically or philosophically ?

Well, if forgiveness is how to deal with evil, sin, and opposition from Satan the opposer, then allowing this toppling force, and even adding to it, will bring the endeavour back up into a new upright life. This is death and rebirth. This is why it is so essential to understand this truth of life that is everywhere around us – this death and rebirth. If one opposes the toppling force, one will end up stuck in their toppled position, and unable to recover to an upright position, as the inverted position is just as stable as the upright position, if not even more stable, but without the advantages of being upright. This may be why many people have more faith in failure and evil than in success and upright behaviour – the inverted position is ultimately the most stable.

Yet continuing with the kayak roll analogy, if the roll fails, there is the option of a wet exit, so even ultimate failure need not be final.

I am intrigued by the boldness of the original quote in this verse from the Gospel of Matthew. The writer of Hosea, is talking about the exodus of the Hebrews from Egypt, so to use this quote to strengthen the case for Jesus being the Messiah, as Jesus came out of Egypt, seems to me to be a bit of a stretch. That's poetic license for you ! My stretches are not so outlandish after all.

The next end of the household, is the opportunity for the return of the One. The household need not be destroyed, but it will come to an end, and be reborn to a new life and awareness, that may allow for the sacred One, by then more mature, to alight once again on a romantic relationship of the majestic daughter. By then, the daughter may find the head of the household more willing to entertain the possibility of an addition to the inner circle that can benefit all, rather than see the interest the majestic daughter has in maintaining a sacred One relationship as a threat to the authority of the head of the household. This would be just as Herod's successor did not see a magical threat to their authority in the prophesied juvenile Jesus.

We all know what happens in society today, when a relationship ends. There is the political sides that must be consolidated and maintained. This means former acquaintances can no longer entertain their relationship. Two camps precipitate from a common society and no link between the two camps is tolerated, although the existence of the other camp may be tolerated. Individuals may act on their own, and strengthen their acquaintance with a member of the other camp, but they do this only if their integrity allows this and generally their own camp may see this behaviour as benign.

So the faithbook friends become blocked, as communication channels are closed, to allow the healing of each spouse to take place.

But what of the roll ? If each spouse, as in a two person kayak, with two cockpits, acts cooperatively, the relationship can survive this death to be reborn again, if they allow the death to occur and even encourage it, knowing that it leads to new life. This could have happened between the two original spouses, as each pays attention and watches for signs and text messages that indicate the actions of the lost spouse to them. Each can prepare a place for the lost spouse in their life, looking to their eventual return.

But when they fail to return, a wet exit is necessary, which means a lot of trouble undoing the advantages of being in the relationship, swimming through their own circumstances, probably to find dry land, to prepare to be on their way again.

Societies must accept their death and rebirth, and even encourage the forces that topple them, so as to emerge upright in the new day. This has happened with the transformation of the population from an agricultural workforce to a manufacturing workforce. Today our leaders must recognize new opportunities that the workforce may take up, such as clean energy, and push in that direction, encouraging the death of the fossil fuel economy and the birth of renewable resources, to occupy the labours of society's members, keeping in mind that people need to work, regardless of the distribution of wealth.


Family Day, Monday, February 20th, 2012


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