April 10-B, 2023

The Other Lone Cypress 01 00/10/2011 Oil Paint Rendered — Reedy Fork, Lake Brandt, Greensboro, North Carolina
Who says so?
I do about my business,
you do about your business.

I do about my life,
you do about your life.

If we don't say so, who does?
Who has authority over us?
Who says so?

I do about my business, my life.
You do about your business, your life.
We say who our authorities are,
which makes us the authority over our authorities.

We acquiesce when the occasion requires it.
And we say when that is.

We are the authority governing 
all things pertaining to us.

All of us are our own authority
over all things pertinent to us.

So, why do we "bow and scrape"
and strive to be pleasing?
Why do we hand the reins of our life
over to someone else?

Our yes is Yes!
Our no is No!
We say so!

We need to be clear about that,
don't you think?
And take care of our own business,
and run our own life. 


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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