Jesus, Harriet, and John McCain: Take Time To Notice
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Our job is to be Jesus in our own skins.
Richard Burton: Yes. And Jesus. I yield to the master.
Jesus: Totally unnecessary because I believe we are of one mind here. The planet is going through darkened times, clouds gathering with no apparent way to counter the lies of those lost to all sense of honor and decency, those who have inflamed the resentments and fantasies of the vulnerable whose needs were so long ignored that the most blatant lies and false promises appear now to be dressed in the robes of salvation.
So this now becomes the time, not to despair, but to notice. Notice how it feels when values and life commitments and loved ones are threatened. Notice what it is like to feel powerless. Those that rise up against you now know these feelings well, and this is at the root of their blind aggression.
We have much to learn from this experience and that of those that came before us who have had to let go of everything to follow the light. Dare I say that the surrender of our so-called power is the fundamental purpose of this or any other lifetime?
Take my life and death as case in point. Everyone thinks they could not rise to those extreme challenges, but what about the ones arising in your daily life, in in the corruption threatening your country?
I am with John McCain when I say fight, fight and never give in, fight with words and actions and relentless adherence to truth and the certainty of our Creator’s love. Dedicate yourself to the vision our Father gave us at the moment of our creation. Yield to that higher power, and you will find your way through this darkness.
John McCain: Thank you, Jesus, for reminding us that we are all in this together, that we need not try to find our way alone. No one has a lock on the way forward, but if we fight each distraction and despair, we will rediscover the Godheart that each of us carries within, the inborn knowledge that we are all children of God.
It is that connection that will carry us through this gathering darkness, just as it carried Jesus and so many others.
Jesus: Take time to notice how others weathered these storms when they could not know the outcome, when darkness gathered around their feet until it sickened the very air they breathed. What did they do?
John: They doubled down in whatever manner was available to them. Some died, some were tortured, some worked in silence and secrecy to turn back that creeping tide however it presented itself in a myriad of times and places. Some simply worked tirelessly for justice.
They did not know the outcome. They lost many battles and, in the process, sometimes even the ray of hope that connected them with their Maker, her angels and messengers. Notice that they labored on regardless, feeling powerless and despairing of victory. They took their hope where they could find it, and if it seemed lost beyond hope of recovery, they kept on anyway as Auntie has taught us.
Harriet Tubman (Auntie): You so right, Johnnie boy. We jes keep on keepin’ on, and we will get there one way or t ’other. You cain’t see? Then travel blind. Faith is like a river. Sometimes it goes out of sight but that don’t mean it gone. Our job is to be Jesus in our own skins. He done show’d us how to do it. He lost faith then found it again because it never left him, and it is there for us if we keep on keepin’ on.
Jesus: I am, I was no different from you, and I learned. I learned what Little Minty knew before she became the formidable Harriet Tubman. I did what John did. I held on to God and let go of everything else.
That is what I ask of you in whatever walk of life you find yourself. Notice how others traversed the raging waters in their times and let yourself find a way do the same.
The light is not gone, it is just behind the clouds.
June 7, 2021