Tuesday, October 2, 2012

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



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 21   

21Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them, . .. …

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

 Verse 21   
21Going on from there, two others saw them, Mandy of Paul and her brother John. / They were in the same boat as their father, repairing their bets. / They called One, . .. …

from the text of the animation HESUS JOY CHRIST / Matthew's Foretold
written by R David Foster

 Verse 21 Discussion     

            A bit of wordplay, where “. . in a boat with their father . .” becomes “ . . in the same boat as their father , . .”, is the core of this verse.  Hopefully everyone knows the expression: to be “in the same boat”, which means to share the circumstances with others “in the same boat”.

           First though, many people may recognize value in one, or the sacred One relationship, and begin to participate in that balance of whole and part.  Such people can come from anywhere, whether relatives, in-laws, co-workers, acquaintances or even strangers. Likewise, many people, no matter how close or involved, may overlook one's efforts to balance whole and part, including overlooking one's accomplishments at balancing whole and part. One may never assume that there will or will not be appreciation of one's efforts.

           These two in-laws, siblings of the female spouse, took notice of the sacred One relationship, and sought to include that relationship in their lives, so that it became an example of a balance of whole and part to them.  They were busy at maintaining their financial security, taking calculated risks to advance responsibly and independently. Yet they took notice of the sacred One relationship, and ventured into communion with the spouses, to understand further what had sparked their interest.

           This is very common.  Even the two landscapers, Simone and Andrew, took notice, even if they did not fully appreciate the balance of whole and part that they had witnessed.  This is like sowing seed – some sow and others harvest.  The seed may have been sown with Simone and Andrew, but the harvest was for someone else to take on.  With Mandy and John, there is a greater appreciation, but the busyness of their lives may have crowded out the maturing of their understanding of the benefits of balancing whole and part in the form of a relationship.  Perhaps they will recognize it again elsewhere, and invest themselves further into appreciating it.

           As life goes on, one may never anticipate where others who appreciate one's efforts at balancing whole and part may come from. I have been very surprised by who does appreciate my efforts, and who completely overlooks or dismisses my efforts.

           And once again, where James and John are called by Jesus, Mandy and John call the spouses of the sacred One.  It, again, does not matter who is following and who is leading, as even by following one may express their balance of whole and part, that those leading will consider considerably, so much so that they will in reality be following those they lead.

           This is the nature of balancing whole and part – it can seem volatile, unwieldy and destabilizing, but this is the great potential of this ever present guide – agility, diligence, facility, velocity and power. Consider a formula one race car – just the slightest motion on the steering wheel translates into a considerable steering correction.  These cars are finely tuned and designed to be so responsive that they are uncontrollable by a novice.  Yet this lack of control is the very thing that allows one to have so much control that they easily outperform other more manageable vehicles.

           This is the reason the Roman Empire fell, and this is the reason marriage is so volatile.  The many gods of the Roman Empire were easily understood and allowed a certain amount of control.  But when Christ came along and amalgamated the many gods into the one God, the understanding of goals and logical behaviour directed toward those goals became more complex as well as simpler – one god is simpler than many gods, but resolving many purposes to one purpose is a more complex undertaking.  So if one is to place marriage, the balance of whole and part, as the top practical priority, then lesser priorities will be overrided at times to defer to the priority of marriage.  This will confuse others who cannot justify placing marriage at the pinnacle of purposes. And actually pursuing marriage, a balance of whole and part, will mean that lesser purposes will be disregarded from time to time, when they do not serve the higher purpose of marriage, and this will be considered everything from a simple mistake to a capital crime.

           Marriage is so volatile, as any balance of whole and part is, because it is so powerful, and must be understood and managed.  The novice will crash and burn many times before he accomplishes much, as society has crashed and burned many times, especially in the dark ages of medieval Europe, since the beginning of Christianity. 

           Flight is a very good example of the power and volatility of balancing whole and part.  A modern jet is extremely powerful and capable of great feats, but the last century began with many deaths and defeats in the efforts to achieve reliable flight.  Indeed, many people thought it was sheer folly to even attempt flight, yet nevertheless, those who struggled were eventually successful, although it is still a highly complex skill and technology to attain and maintain.  Today, as discovered September 11th, 2001, flight is taken for granted.  Likewise, the social accomplishments of generic christianity are taken for granted, and one day the achievements of balancing whole and part, as well as the understanding of the necessity, primacy and power of this goal, will be taken for granted.

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012


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