March 15-B, 2023

Turkey Buzzard 01 02/28/2023 Oil Paint Rendered — Scenes From My Backyard, Charlotte, North Carolina
At any point in time,
there are several thousand
to several million people
who know the truth when they see/hear it--
who are genetically disposed 
to be bearers of truth
from generation to generation.

They do not always fare very well
at the hands of those 
who don't have a clue,
and learn from an early age
to keep their views to themselves,
but, as it is with alcoholics,
they can recognize each other
from across the room,
no matter how crowded the room is.

Servants of truth
share the same two powers--
the power of perception 
and the power of suggestion.

Beyond that,
they are at the mercy 
of the time/place/circumstances
of their living,
and in complete accord
with everyone else in the world,
are "just lucky to be here"
all along the way.

The work of truth seers/hearers/knowers
is simply to be who they are,
what's what
and what can be/needs to be 
done about it
in each situation as it arises,
maintaining the balance and harmony,
of life within the circumstances of living,
and helping things remain
within the normal distribution curve
between chaos and stagnation
(Where life is best lived)
throughout time.

We all vary in our ablity
to know the truth 
when we see/hear it,
and owe it to one another
to be as truthful 
as our circumstances allow
in seeing and saying what's what,
and seeing who sees with us,
and who does not,
that we might encourage and sustain
one another
in the work of seeing/being/doing
in all the times and places
of our living--
for the joy of doing it,
and the satisfaction of having done it,
now and forever.


Published by jimwdollar

I'm retired, and still finding my way--but now, I don't have to pretend that I know what I'm doing. I retired after 40.5 years as a minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, serving churches in Louisiana, Mississippi and North Carolina. I graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, in Austin, Texas, and Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. My wife, Judy, and I have three daughters and five granddaughters within about twenty minutes from where we live--and are enjoying our retirement as much as we have ever enjoyed anything.

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