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.

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