Good Morning Friends and Digital Neighbors!! Hey there Phamily, Triggeratti & Refugees! Happy Monday Early Birds, Dawn Patrol and Fascinating People! Welcome Back Joyful Bigots, Conversants and Lurkers!
More O Antiphon & Messianic goodness for a Monday morning. 😊 For you less religious types out there and non-Jesus folks, I'll try my best not to bore you or try to sound too imposing of my own beliefs. Not really my vibe, but these days approaching Christmas tend to much more focused on faith.
(Please note this is just a copied greeting from Sunday since I am something of a lazy@ss on Mondays. I promise more creativity tomorrow.) 😉
Keys have such symbolic value in life. As today's O Antiphon indicate they possess the power to open and lock, to grant or deny access and entrance. Given the keys to whatever was a sign of trust and honor. The symbolism of a key was something of a status symbol. For the Olds among us, which are many, being given a key to your home and finally achieving the keys to car were significant moments in life. Keys indicated the maturity to handle the responsibility that would accompany them. If you can't handle the responsibilities, you don't get to keep the keys. Society will forbid you access to driving if you have violated the commonly understood rules of the road. It will go further and if you fail to be a cooperative neighbor, you may face a day in court and trip to prison. That all depends on equal application of the law - and that seems to be something of an anomaly these days. Areas of unequal application are becoming exodus zones (Commiefornia) for areas that still understand something of the nature of social contracts of citizens and local government.
Keys have given way to passwords, same power and privileges. The granting of access into whatever is a matter of trust. If you are waiting to grant trust to someone perfect, you will live and die a solitary life in the waiting. Even the most trustworthy of souls, will have small infractions against trust, the question remains what are major infractions, violations and actions that cannot be reconciled.
Take today's namesake - David, adultery and murder are deal breakers for most of us in dealing with another person. They are reprehensible acts and violations against a person. Why in the sweet name of Buddha would David be seen as a good king of Israel? In the end, the Divine Popeye (I'ams who I'ams) puts a lot more stock in honesty and not hiding behind excuses. Love him or hate, believe he gets a pass because he was the king, in the end David came clean when called into account. Something of a rarity these days in the world of leadership. Blaming others for your choices doesn't sit well with the Burning Bush, ask the fruit pickers how well it worked.
Well enough for a Monday - I hope whatever keys you have been entrusted with in life you can handle with maturity, responsibility and honesty. Given that you won't handle such sacred gifts perfectly, be humble in your failures and avoid excuses and justifications, they never play as well as you think they will. To those individuals you have entrusted with keys, I pray they are worthy of your trust. So many have been injured by violations of trust that it really is an endemic reality in human nature. There is such need for real healing among so many.
Thank you @MinaH for the posting by Neil Oliver, scroll down to find it. It is worth the 10 minutes it takes. I offer my feedback on on the issue of trust and forgiveness.
It used to be the thing talked about 20 years ago, do we now embrace it?
Good Morning Digital Neighbors & Frozen Friends! 7 Fahrenheit here in wintery New Melle. Nothing too long this morning, when it is this cold outside the house drops down into the low 60's and sometimes mid 50's if it lasts too long. A space heater and closed doors keeps where I inhabit a bit warmer. I have nothing to complain about except when I have to venture into the world. How about a limmerick? Most I know are far worse than this one. Enjoy! Happy Thursday Friends!
Bill's snowman was missing a snout
For carrots in shops had run out.
A sausage sufficed
But as it de-iced
Its purpose was cast into doubt!
Welcome guests and digital neighbors! I hope you enjoy your visits here. May this little spot become a haven for those who want to connect with others away from the toxicity of many sites. Locals is a great experience for me and I hope it is a good experience for you. Any community is only as good as its members, so please see the community "About" section for guidelines as to what I hope will help us enjoy our visits here.😇
Dues to changes @LOCALS this community is no longer a free community if you want to participate. I believe you can lurk about and read things, but you will be unable to post without signing up for $2.00 monthly charge. Since this changed has happened, I want all of you to know that any funds that come as a result of this community will be given to charity. I came here for community - not for profit.
The two charities I want to sponsor at the beginning will be our St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry that services our New Melle Community. The other charity will...