Tuesday, April 10, 2012

HESUS JOY CHRIST / Matthew's Two Discussion of Verse 22


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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 22
22 But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning in Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. Having been warned in a dream, he withdrew to the district of Galilee, . .. …
from the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter Two, New International Version
Verse 22
22But when he heard the Son was reigning in the head space, he was afraid to go there. Having been warmed in a dream he withdrew to another place, . .. …
from the text of the animation, HESUS JOY CHRIST / Matthew's Two
written by R David Foster
Verse 22 Discussion
If Joseph was prudent enough to consider the reign of the son of Herod to be a threat, then no one can accuse him of being ignorant in acting on merely a dream. There is a practical truth to scripture that still allows for the infinite to act.
Nevertheless, many choose to put their faith in magic and not reconcile what they are told with what they know for themselves to be true. For certain, mysteries remain, yet failing to attempt to reconcile mysteries leaves magic in the place of fertile consideration. We are to consider everything about Jesus' presence, so much so that we are to consume his presence, in whatever form we encounter it. To not do so is to dismiss his efforts to influence our lives before infinity. This is another balance of whole and part, reconciling what we are told with what we have witnessed first hand, and it all points to the infinite.
To accept what we are told, and not consider it fully to the point of reconciliation, is to lack faith in the truth we are being told. With faith, I have considered my knowledge of the faith, and have encountered the risen Christ, and live in a world that includes Him. This world, ruled by Christ, sends us not only to follow the very path of Christ, but beyond to the fruit of his ministry and resurrection. In this world, ruled by Christ, I have found a path to the Kingdom of Heaven, on earth, and this path is marriage. We are destined to eternal life with God on earth, by the means of Christ himself and his ministry applied.
So for the Son to reign in the head space, with nothing beyond his holy height, is a static
idol rather than a living God. Any sovereign who reigns idly is not a leader and is a hindrance. Christ, in the Trinity, is a living God, present to those taking up their own crosses and following Him. He is not an idol, idly ignoring his kingdom, but active in bringing God to the world, and His Kingdom of Heaven, on earth, as it is in heaven. If not life giving, by His resurrection, than christianity is pathetic. We are all to follow Jesus, to life through death. The only thing to fear is an idol god. The father of the One, is afraid to go there.
But the world goes on, in spite of idolatry, and One is warmed by a dream of heaven on earth, and withdraws to another place. There is more. There is more than a comfortable life and a comfortable death. There is eternal life, that could be here on earth, if the infinite could be fathomable, and the infinitesimal considerable.
The dark ages were dark, partly due to everyone seeking heaven rather than attending to earth. Open sewers were common for lack of anyone digging a latrine. They would rather pray than lift a finger to improve their life on earth. We are in a similar age, with everyone on track to a comfortable life and a comfortable death, rather than a worthy life and untimely death. This is the case since the mid nineteen-sixties, with the loss of the Vietnam war, with its unpopularity at least partly due to a culture of comfort among the youth rather than a culture of service. The war was a waste, but so was the second world war, yet people were committed to winning it. Many speak of a culture of death, and call the movement “Pro-Life”, yet they do not address the reasons for euthanasia and abortion. An untimely pregnancy, untimely for a comfortable life, is the reason for abortion, rather than an anti-life attitude.
Christ has offered all of us true life, by showing us the way to it, through embracing death in order to find life. If one were to accept an uncomfortable life, in a spiritual death, then they would not choose abortion or euthanasia, and live on in true life, with its challenges and spiritual birth to new life.
So rather than continue on in this pathetic worship of an idle, idol God, the sacred One relationship balancing whole and part dwells in another place, free to worship the living resurrected God, who conquered the Roman empire with the martyrs who embraced death in order to find life.
Consider what one is working for today. Is it pay for a comfortable life, or is it work to benefit others and society as a whole? If one works at something that is not benefiting anyone other than one's pursuit of a comfortable life, than could there be more? To dodge work is to steal from one's employer, co-workers and society. To work at something for the idol, idle goal of being paid is to limit the possibilities that would come from effective work.
And to propose that one's work is not illegal is not a justified response. Prostitution is not illegal, only the solicitation for the act of prostitution and benefiting from the proceeds of prostitution are illegal. Exotic dancing establishments are not illegal, yet adultery is wrong. Likewise, just because one is paid, does not make the work justified. If one were to consider their employment in light of a greater whole, one may find that they are only a hindrance to the kingdom of heaven on earth, rather than contributing to heaven on earth.
Who honestly believes that one person could benefit society to the extent of earning five hundred thousand dollars a year? Could they have accomplished such a thing if they were outside of society? Likewise, who honestly believes that a single mother on welfare is not contributing to society. If the culturally sanctified goal of distributing the wealth based on contribution through work were to be justified, than the crown must prosecute any incidence of malpractice on the part of employers, co-workers or customers. This is all a result of an idle, idol worship of the infinite, excluding the infinitesimal.
Just as there are worlds that are overlooked by idol, idle worship, that could be employed if the sincere worship of a living God were to be employed, these worlds are where those who worship a resurrected living God find themselves. This is the other place where the resurrected living God finds the sacred One relationship living, working and worshipping Him. This worship is alive and well, although overlooked to its benefit, until one day when the nurtured sacred One relationship is mature enough to rule the empire.
Capitalism won the cold war and now has free reign to show its prosperity, but where is that prosperity? If leaders cannot direct our economies to create value, our economies will flounder for a good time to come, likely only recovering by means of a social upheaval such as a war. This could be avoided if economies take both the infinite and the infinitesimal into consideration, balancing whole and part, practically worshipping a resurrected living God, and embracing death in order to find true life.
Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, April 8th and 9th, 2012

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