Saturday, October 26, 2013

Blessed Brother Sirvante, On: The Odyssey of Presence!

I feel it to be so!  Therefore I am, because it is so.  What is presence?  And how do we measure it's depths.  Where do we go to come to it's understanding.  Or, are we already there in the depths of our mind.  I like people to know my goodness, so I always try to put that foot forward first.  I like people to know I am compassionate;  so no matter what the situation is I always try to understand.  But of course that's my own perception of self.  Some people think I can sometimes be a little disrespectful, or crass as it were.  Which I find ludicrous of course.  I think it's disingenuous of them to think that.  Because I live by the creed of, always treat people like you want to be treated.  But when I do get upset about a matter that I feel isn't right.  I can be pretty forceful about my opinion.   And I wouldn't want to be on the other side of that.  I know it can't be pleasant.  And heaven forbid I view it as a necessary evil to get across a valid point. But sometimes it seems like people just egg you on right to the limit.  Just to see if you will brake.  Well I'm not perfect, and nothing is, save for God!  So sometimes I do!  And then I wonder what's it all really for.   And is the fight really worth it.  Well apparently somebody thought so, or they wouldn't of picked it.  Which brings me to another point about presence.  We're only as good as the reality we project.  So the logic is if you feed on negativity, then that's what comes back to you.  However, the reality is I've known very good people get consumed in a whole lot of ugly because of the people they are surrounded by.  And it doesn't have anything to do with the goodness of their character at all.  Yet they become tarnished just the same.  And sometimes they have to fight for what they believe in when it should be plainly obvious that their cause is most worthy.  Cynicism is a form of presence too!  And there seems to be allot of that going around lately as well.  I mean look at the mess in Washington.  You'd think that a bunch of highly educated people could at some point figure out how to do their jobs smoothly.  But in over two hundred plus years they still can't get it right.  For some reason they don't want to mess up the appearance  of their toughness.  Now that's some fancy journey into nowhere.  Because at the end of the day they all appear to be the best of friends.  It would be hard for me to be that phony everyday!  Yet people do it all the time; even in our everyday lives.   Now who wants to pick a fight!  Because I'm putting my boots on.  But it's not to kick anybody! Or kick anything around for that matter.  I'm thinking maybe I just might take a nice hike on some scenic trail to think about it.  The odyssey of presence that is! Because I find I do my best thinking in the wide open air of free space.   And life has taught me that some fights are best left to God.  So I like to be out in the truth of all the greatness of His vision.  It connects me to the true strength of His power.  Which is the beauty of His presence.   As we become one with each other! and one with one another.  All through the allotted graces of God!  One should never forget that as we get up each day to walk in this created thing of ours we call, presence!  Some people think it's like a magnet.  Others think it's like a hook.  I'm not sure what to think. I just try to walk in the strength of my own presence.  Guided by the love of Jesus!  Embraced in the love of God!
Bless you all in the name of Jesus!  Blessed Brother Sirvante.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Blessed Brother Sirvante, On: Trusting in Faith!

Have you ever had one of those days when nothing seems to go right?  The kids skip school;  the dog ran away;  and your car won't start for work!  Fortunately for me my kids are grown and gone out of the house.  I don't own a dog.  And my work consist of building this ministry, which I primarily do from home!  But I do remember well many days like those!  Life is kinda funny though sometimes.  Because it never really gives you any true rest.  Old concerns are replaced with new ones.  And new problems always seem to have a funny way of taking on their own life form.  Some days I struggle just to get out of bed.  And then spend have the morning wondering why?  By then I'm behind the clock, so I start to wonder what I should be doing productive for the day.  That's when I realize half the day is over!  So then I sit around and try to get back ahead of the lapse by figuring out what I'm going to do for the second half of the day.  Because half a day well spent is better then a day not spent at all.  Purpose in life is key to success!  But success is often times not measured in terms of achievement, believe it or not!  Because allot of people really don't understand the true meaning of success.  They're often times too busy trying to have it all!  So they never really have an opportunity to know how good it feels.  Truly successful people will tell you they have nothing but time on their hands.  And the real trick is how you manage it!  Unlike what most people like to think, success is really just peace of mind!  It's not having to worry about the everyday trivialities of existence.   And having a firm grasp of how you choose to exist.   I like to keep my success simple.   It makes it easy to keep a track of.  I try to do something kind everyday.  That way it just becomes part of my natural character;  and I don't have to think about it.   I always try to put my best foot forward whenever possible too.  Because the truth is first impressions really do matter.  And if you can make them twice all the better.   It helps let people know that they matter to you.  And the caveat is, with hope and faith, you'll begin to matter to them as well.  Which really makes for a perfect day.  No matter what side of the bed you get up on!  If I can get in a good prayer, then I know I've had a perfect day.  Because I know in faith God will take care of the rest.  So by that standard I like to think I'm pretty successful.  Because it only takes a minute to Pray!
Bless you all in the name of Jesus!  Blessed Brother Sirvante