Tuesday, September 25, 2012

HESUS JOY CHRIST / Matthew's Foretold Discussion of Verse Twenty



There's the website with all of the HESUS JOY CHRIST stuff !!
Just search "hesus joy christ", make sure that is what was searched for, and not an alternate such as "jesus joy christ" on www.google.ca and in a couple of months it may appear instead of the old links that appear now.
On this site there are all the HESUS JOY CHRIST blog posts to date, in an easily accessible non-linear format, as well as all the HJC animation dating back to 2009.


There's the website with all the other artwork!!

Just search vid932008 on www.google.ca to see it come up first in the list.
On this site there are almost all the artwork blog posts in an easily accessible non-linear format, as well as all the other artwork and poetry.



There's a blast of WATERCOLOUR !!

Since some recipients are not able to recieve notices that include video, I have decided to only include a link to the video to which this blog post refers, for these last six or so verses, which will conclude the entire discussion of the  HESUS JOY CHRIST  series to date.
Here is the link to the animation that includes the verse that this specific blog post is discussing :


Since I get such a kick, still, out of blathering on about this stuff, I'm continuing on with the discussion of HESUS JOY CHRIST / Matthew's Foretold !!
 Verse 20   
20At once they left their nets and followed him.
from the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter Four, New International Version
 Verse 20   
20At once they left their line and led with them.
from the text of the animation, HESUS JOY CHRIST / Matthew's Foretold
written by R David Foster
Verse 20 Discussion        
           Without hesitation, surprisingly, the opportunity is taken up, and many question how the decision could be made so quickly, and without looking back. The assumption is that something was so obviously apparent that there wasn't a question whether one should or shouldn't take up the opportunity.  These are people who know where they stand and are capable of making a decision on the spot, fully aware of the circumstances surrounding the opportunity, and confident enough in their understanding to boldly act on their decision.

           This is the nature of the One, when anyone follows a balance of whole and part, holistic and reductionistic, female and male.  They are living in the moment with a vast comprehension of their situation and their purpose. It is like a fighter pilot, who not only takes their life in their hands, like a motorcyclist, but further as a pilot, without their feet on any physical foundation, other than air; and commits themselves constantly and repeatedly to the consequences of their many choices and decisions. There is all the thrill of the movie  Top Gun , and all the Joy.  This is real life, rather than a waking death.

           It is not reckless risk taking, but it does not shirk away from risk.  The awareness of the whole enables calculated risks, and the awareness of the part manages the details from moment to moment.

           Many people talk of giving one's life to Jesus.  Jesus the man is no longer with us so what are they talking about ? Jesus may be physically present in the Eucharist, but that may not be an obvious presence and using the same buzz words over and over again will not make the message any clearer. Neither will using the buzz words of whole and part and balancing them, make the message clearer, just perhaps be a different approach. Every generation must make the message their own in their own words.

           But balancing whole and part, as Christ is, leads to a wonderful life of adventure, communion, peace and Joy.  One may not know where it will lead or how it will end, if ever, but there is certainty as well as surprising Joy.

           In this verse, compared to verse eighteen, Simon and Andrew seem reckless and irresponsible to leave their nets and business, and Simone and Andrew seem to be taking a step toward responsibility by leaving the line they were stringing and taking up the use of the sacred One, as referred to by “them”.  If the sacred One spouse is virtuous, then taking up the use of him, rather than conning others out of something is a move toward responsibility.
           And sending out a virtuous person to do one's work may seem like an advantage to the person who sends them out, but a virtuous person may come across less than virtuous circumstances and proceed to resolve those circumstances to a virtuous end.  So there is a certain amount of honesty in a dishonest person who makes use of an honest person, for whatever end.

           Likewise, it becomes irrelevant whether Jesus knew the character of Simon and Andrew, and only relevant whether they are willing to do the will of Jesus, because the work he will send them out to do will forge them into virtuous characters.  And the work that the sacred One spouse does will bring the purposes of whoever leads with him to light, and begin to resolve those purposes to a virtuous end.
           Once again, the duties of priest, prophet and king are placed upon every baptized person, and rest with them regardless of that person's role in society, work or before infinity.  Balancing the whole and part of existence is a task constantly before any one who may become aware of existence – that is everyone.
           So let's discuss an idea that has been on my mind lately – intelligent disobedience.  It is a phrase that is common in service dog training.  The idea may be expressed by an example. If a blind person commands a service dog to lead them across a street, but the dog sees cars coming, the dog will disobey the command to cross the street.  That is intelligent disobedience.

           Perhaps all disobedience is intelligent. Certainly the person who disobeys sees some intelligence in their actions.  The problem only arises when the person who disobeys has a lesser awareness of the whole and part of the situation than the one who commands them.  Often the one who commands has a lesser awareness of the whole and part than the one who is to obey.

          When I was working for Etobicoke Electric, Mike told me to go to a site and hang the lights now that the plasterers had finished the ceiling. I arrived and the electrical boxes for the lights were in the wrong spot, and had old wires in them.  I realized that we had only left cable hanging down and did not remove the old electrical boxes, so the plasterers just pushed the wires up and plastered around the old boxes.  I could not make this clear to Mike on the phone, and he said “Are there boxes?  Then hang the damn lights!!”  A week or so later, I was unloading when I heard Mike yelling from the area that I hung the lights and had a laugh to myself because I knew he had screwed up the work because the person, Mike, who commanded, had a lesser awareness than myself, who obeyed. I should have intelligently disobeyed.

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

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