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The Confederacy of Elders

April 21, 2013

Confederacy: from Old French confederacie “joined together in league”

This past week has been an eventful one, particularly for those in Boston, MA. Like some, my prayers are of those who suffer. Like few, my heartmind has searched the arena of destruction – the before, and the after. The question on the minds of so many: Who could do such a thing? The answer is not so far as many may think. As is the case in most of these situations, those with ears to hear, do hear. This leads us to another question: Is the US government attentive?

I have wondered if the government of the United States is at all interested in what a nonreligious orthodox spiritual has to say on anything. They seem preoccupied with the Roman Catholic Religion and various other catholic type Religions when it comes to their idea of spirituality , and in turn, these Religions seem preoccupied with Politics.

And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s. And they marvelled at him. Mark 12.17

20 And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?

21 They say unto him, Caesar’s. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.

22 When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way. Matthew 22

In brief, what I saw in the horrific event in Boston was a melting pot in a race. We have all kinds of races in the United States, and these are of anything from presidential to the color of one’s skin, and for some, the belief  within one’s Religions. But my area has to do with God Understanding, and how Christ-likeness is demonstrated. And there was something I heard that left me near speechless, and deeply saddened. In discussing the events of the all out hunt for a nineteen-year-old suspect in the Boston Marathon Bombings, I heard a Christian say that had he come across this young man during the search, he would have blown his head off. No questions asked.

From a purely investigative standpoint, this mindset is stupidity. It’s a lynch mob mentality, and we know how this proved incorrect. From an orthodox spiritual standpoint it is unquestionably demonic. I know this mentality is prevalent, but what many don’t understand is how this sentiment has formed our youth, and how these have lived and found a home in the parishes and congregations of those Religious Institutions calling themselves of Christ. Not surprisingly, sentiment had come from a man with many many years service in a Christian Congregation.

I ask: Lord, how is it that this man, in all of those years, has learned nothing of your Love?

The answer?

And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. Luke10.27

And thy neighbor as thyself.

God doesn’t say anything about patriotism in this passage. He does not say anything about any particular Religion, either. He says the Lord your God. I guess a nonbeliever might be inclined to ask: What is your God? And: And you are a Patron of what?

God is not a what. God is Living, and God does see all.

Be attentive, people, and please, DO NOT be so easily deceived, and do not allow yourself to fall into complacency.

Remember, the enemy does not want you to know the truth.

On the Spirit

Ikon by Rublev

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