I am not a punctuation point; I AM THE POINT!!!
As I begin to type I realize that I have to ask myself questions that I truly won’t like to hear the answers to. Have I broken His rules and said unkind words? Yes, don’t we all? This blog is not about “true confessions” but definitely relates to how many people feel and do behave and believe that we all are little gods at one time or another.
There are many people, today, who “think and feel” they are the gods of now and the future! Well world, I vehemently disagree!
I have a God, and He has His entourage of followers. (Personally, I wouldn’t want to knock heads with any of them!)
This blog reflects some facts, fiction and it’s sprinkled with wisdom. God is the main actor on stage but He fades, most often, very quickly. Money and power are always fighting for top billing. Kind of funny about money; doesn’t it say on the back of our dollars, “In God We Trust?”
Money, politics, family names and titles (or however else one has obtained their fortune) does not designate ‘real power!’ The real control is deeper and goes much higher! Excess money and power often make people behave like major bullies! More like the head puppeteer controlling all the strings in life. A kind of power which creates fear! Remember wars that were fought at the people’s cost? The people were the real expense; their own lives, dreams of hope and never to see a daring great new world!
“I don’t stand for black man’s side, I don’t stand for white man’s side, I stand for God’s side!” – Bob Marley
Even if religion is not primary in your life, I thought this title appropriate, not in the negative, but just to distinguish Himself, God in the positive! You, I’m sure, will find what’s best for you and yours in the shadow of the two stones which Moses delivered to his people, generations ago! Just a set of rules! But hard to live by!
Since 2020’s confinement, unrest and political indifferences all over the world, God has been playing heavily on my mind. As weighty as those two stone tablets Moses carried to the people! By the way, Mount Moses known as Sinai today is in Egypt; the biblical mountain!
Since late February of 2020, we, and the world at large, have had to learn a different way of living; existing, if you will! We, too, have had to rewrite our way of living! And, do not doubt the fact that in these many months, we, His people, have felt the heaviness, the burden, and loss of life, due to an unknown virus! And man-made!!!!
As I looked backward, in my mirror; life was really wonderful; I thought! Suddenly, everything changed!! I was in shock! Really? Death so imminent and from an unknown virus? Too many questions and no answers to be found! As history moves forward, we will learn how a murderous virus, like Covid-19, was created! And why! God forbid if it was through man’s pride!
Remember the story about The Tower of Babel; It was suggested that Nimrod and his people build a tower so that it would reach Heaven; the highest holy throne of God. Since they couldn’t reach His Seat, their intention was the height. Make it tall, said they! But God in His infinite wisdom saw what they were trying to do. The people’s job was to multiply and fill the earth but pride got in the way!
They were showing God how smart and intelligent they were. But He was having none of it! He further noticed, since they all spoke one language and understood one another; pride ensued! He, God, did not destroy their Tower of Babel but he confused their language so they no longer understood each other’s speech! He scattered the people; God let their Tower become one of noisy confusion!
I have read that the Smithsonian has a stone replica of the Tower of Babel. This infamous Tower stood at the very heart of the metropolis of Babylon in what is Iraq today.
Have you noticed that I’ve added a fact or two; just so you know that the book I endorse does contain facts. Be ever so careful what people offer you in life because you can be controlled and lose your freedom. People, disguised ideas and rich rewards have been a way to gather people into false and wrongful living.
“I wonder at times what The Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through The US Congress.” – Ronald Reagan
I am positive I am guilty of breaking some laws carved in stone and using words that carried too much pride. God has created us of sturdier stuff! We just have to remember that “We are not God!” We shall not be Him! Yet, He keeps asking us to be His friend!
Yes, this is a new year and a new beginning. I have only made one resolution for 2021. To be not afraid to topple a fake god off of his or her pedestal! Amen to that and may you and yours enjoy a Happy and safe New Year and may it be filled with wisdom!
“If you want to make God laugh, tell Him about your plans” Woody Allen
Nancy Fraioli is a retired Benefits Asst. from Town/Village of Harrison, NY. She’s alive and well, residing in Sarasota with her daughter and family and enjoying the Floridian lifestyle daily.
Her passions are writing, reading books of philosophy, children’s stories and poetry. Her deep love is living, learning and sharing how faith, meditation, and music guide her daily life. And she loves to lunch with the ladies!