25 degrees this morning at the truck stop, here's ten dollars, thank you for what you're doing in the cold.
A young man, certainly not of means in this West Texas desert Outpost. The prior night it was $35, a trucker, a farmer by the looks of him, or Rancher. So wistful, so deep in his prayerful wondering over what this vehicle and this Mission represent. Drawn by the iconography of Jesus, none make such contributions thinking that this is even a tiny bit dogmatic. Never, never, never, never do we ask. During any month there are probably four or five encounters like this and about $150 in funds that are desperately needed. We're just barely solvent with my paltry slightly above poverty level Social Security funding us. And the gigantic contributions of the creators of these trailers. There have been, there are, souls stirred by this mission. Each one a sacred treasure.
I can't wish you happy new year because I've always found such manmade constructs so, well, manmade...........
I can't wish you happy new year because I've always found such manmade constructs so, well, manmade...unnatural, so foreign, artificial... alien... ungodly. My very Dna finds such things repugnant. Oh, I know how to find such things pleasurable, if I try real hard. But I find it so inferior to just trying to live in full solidarity with all.... Creation... Nature... not the little fragments we shatter Nature... Creation... into. Ungodly.
pic NEVER LABEL YOURSELF OR ANYONE: "I simply feel that a human being must always recognize that he is qualitatively more than any system of thought he can imagine and therefore he should never label himself [or anyone else, EVER.]" Alan Watts
D323, D18, D3 (Rollback): Deeply SACRED exchange with a Deeply Brave Brother, a JW, not heard from in years....
"Hello Start [ :-) Uh, J, it's 'Loving.']
I know that it has been a long time since we last spoke but I just wanted to say hello. I am not even sure if you will be receiving emails anymore but I hope that this one reaches you.
Even though I haven't wrote, I have been following your blogs and it seems to me that this will be your last shot to try to get people to understand the situation that the human family is in. The term "Death Fast" has such a "finality" sound to it.
I believe you know what my thoughts are on these fasts that you do, but once again I stand in awe at your perseverance. For years you have done everything that you can think of, and more, to open people's eyes to the environmental catastrophe that we are heading toward.
The Apostle Paul also went way above the "call of duty" in his life's course. Just prior to being put to death, he wrote "I have fought the fine fight. I have run the course to the finish. I have observed the faith." He could confidently say that, and although he was not serving for a reward of some type, certainly Jehovah rewarded him nonetheless.
You also my friend, have fought a fine battle. I personally know few, if any, who have put as much effort into what they believe as you do. Although we might have differences of "beliefs", the principle is the same. You do not serve for a reward, but I have no doubts that, come what may, Jehovah will reward your efforts nonetheless.
Here in Italy, most of our ministry has been among African refugees that were working in Libya when the war broke out a few years back. The "fortunate" ones were literally put on a leaky boat at gun point with the clothes on their backs by the Gaddafi government and pushed out into the Mediterranean. The unfortunate never made it that far. Their stories would break your heart. The way they were treated here by the Italian "corruption machine" was better, but still unacceptable.
The "humanitarian" agencies here, made a pile of money, packed these men and woman away like sardines in dirty little apartments, and as soon as the UN money ran out, they were finally given documents and a small financial incentive to leave the country. Most of them have.
We are part of a small English congregation here (21 members including children) but we have about 40 coming to our meetings. It appears that neither your work nor mine is finished yet.
If you have the time here is a link to just some of the disaster relief that JW's have been involved in during the past 12 months.
So, until we meet again, be assured that our thoughts and our love is with you.
J and M
"You've come to my mind from time to time J, and few do, my brothers and sisters
all, because in few do I find even a shadow left of the Creator. In you I did, and with this
Courageous [a sure indicator of Creator's presence] note from you, that there is
of the Creator aLive in you is indisputable. You've touched my Heart, Stroked it
with Kindness, and Encouragement, and most of all, given me Hope that indeed
There is another, or two, Fighting for Agape, Universal, Unconditional
Family, the Only Possible Revolution, the one we've never tried since we continued the Hourly, Second by Second Crucifixion of Jesus and His Teachings since
1800 years ago.
You bring to mind my most treasured Revelation of the last several months. I'm
sure of this, tho there maybe no one else that could see it. Oh, how we've twisted
and perverted, mutilated, this most central of Jesus Gifts to us. You and I both
know what we've been told He said. NO, THIS is what He said, and I paraphrase:
"DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME: GIVE YOUR FLESH THAT OUR GLOBAL NEEDIEST
MIGHT EAT. GIVE THE VERY LAST DROP OF YOUR BLOOD SO OUR GLOBAL NEEDIEST
MIGHT HAVE LIFE! DO THIS FOR THE INFINITE JOY, PASSION, PEACE OF HEART,
LOVING - HEAVEN - IN THIS LIFE - THAT IT IS TO YOU, TO DO SO!!!! DO THIS IN
REMEMBRANCE OF ME."
J, it is not possible that I could have a Greater
Reward than the one I have, experience, Live...every
second, every breath, these last 13 years or so of total Devotion to the Path,
Service, from the Soul, in Solidarity with my Global Neediest Family.
Believe me, more Joy is not possible. Impossible.
Except, I'd trade it all for an infinite number of infinite life sentences
in a fictitious or Real, Hell on Earth, to Save our next 200 billion children from
the Hell on Earth we're NEEDLESSLY casting them into.
J, M, rest in peace that Jehovah HAS Blest me, Infinitely, every breath for 13 years now.
And with different words and understandings, I have the sense and Joy that SheHeIt
is Blessing you two with some of the same, and I'm sooooooo boundlessly Happy about that.
With Boundless Love, and Wonder at you, Loving
ps: Young Scott Montgomery (search my blog) is a Glorious Soul, giving his body
and blood for the neediest in Africa. He told me recently of a young co-worker who was dying
because he was a JW and unable therefore to accept a transfusion. Huh? No, this is
anti-Christ, anti- the Spirit of Loving. This is Not the Will of Jehovah. This is the Will of Man,
the creation of man."