Joy to the World, the Lord is Come, Let Earth Receive her King!”
“If there’s a day in history that I’m familiar with, without a doubt one day stands out December 25.”
It hardly matters whether you believe that Christ was born of a virgin or that he was the descendant of the House of David or whether you believe that he will come again in Glory to judge both the quick and the dead, or in the resurrection of the dead in their flesh and the life in the world to come. The simple fact is that the symbolic value to which hundreds of millions of people attach and attribute to this day is indeed “the hope and fears of all the years.” The hope that people have for a good and decent life, whether those hopes be articulated by white, black, brown, yellow or red people, are embodied in the preaching called “The Good News” of the Gospels.
The lessons taught by that certain Rabbi Yeshua, son of Joseph, brother of James, are among the greatest lessons ever taught, and I don’t see how anyone can possibly argue with the truth, beauty, and value of the words that came down to us in those four amazingly short books attributed to his friends Mattias, Marcos, Lucas, and Ioannis.
Yes, there is no day in history like December 25, even if the “historical” Jesus was more likely to have been born closer to March 25 (I like to think that the historical Christos and I have a few things in common, and so I can imagine that the historical Jesus shared “my sign” and I’m an Aries…..)
No more beautiful speech was ever given than the Sermon on the Mount, and I do not see how people of all faiths cannot follow those words of justice and wisdom.
This year I am not sending out any Christmas Cards or Greetings by regular or electronic post.
For the First Time in 7 years I am spending the entire Holidays with my own only born son Charlie, and between all the crises with Orly and the various mortgage cases, there’s just been no time.
But to all my family, my friends, acquaintances, and yes, even to my enemies and critics (including the commie-pinko-bastards on so many hateful sites who ridicule me and everything I do), I say,
“PEACE ON EARTH, GOOD WILL TOWARDS MEN” and advise them all
“To LOVE THE LORD THE GOD WITH ALL THY HEART AND ALL THY SPIRIT”
“TO LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF”
—because on these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets….
Yes, I would love my neighbors (and even my enemies and critics, which now include Dr. Orly Taitz) as myself, and by “love” I mean all that Jesus and St. Paul meant rendered in that Greek word “Agape”. I tried to teach Orly this lesson all year, but it is particularly good to remember it at Christmastime,
it is good to remember that aside from Christ’s preaching in the Gospels, the greatest wisdom in the New Testament is found in St. Paul’s Letter to the Corinthians, Chapter 13:
1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not Love, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all Faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not Love, I am nothing.
3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not Love, it profiteth me nothing.
4 Love suffereth long, and is kind; Love envieth not; Love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
8 Love never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
13 And now abideth Faith, Hope, and Love, these three; but the greatest of these is Love.
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- Jon Roland & Shelley Sue Thomson in 2006-2007—Revisiting the Most Unkindest Cut of All….. Treachery not only by Friends, but by Friends for whom one has done so much indisputable good….
- JUST NUKE NEW ORLEANS NOW! (Don’t dissipate history and culture gradually, Please get rid of it ALL AT ONCE, ONCE AND FOR ALL, why waste time?)
- Lies, Damned Lies, and Reviewing the History of some things that did and some things that never happened in 1997 or any time since….
- Race-Based Standing: the most outrageously perverse violation of Civil Rights laws in America (the Warren Court was a Fraud)
- Reconstructed Ethnohistory of the Southwest (In Memory of Cynthia Irwin-Williams & her field School at Salmon Ruins, San Juan County, New Mexico, ENMU)
- The History of Lago Vista 1997-8, and of the US District Court for the Western District of Texas
- TMI: Inflationary Facebook & Wikipedia lead to Depreciation of Knowledge & Information
- What healing or reconciliation can be found in Historical Lies and Present Self-Deception? Since the Bishop has not Responded, I write again, this time to Orissa Arend
- WHERE WEALTH (AND CHEAP ELECTRONIC KNOWLEDGE) ACCUMULATE AND MEN DECAY—from the Enclosure Acts to Einstein and the I-Phone….
- My son and his friend
- Thoughts on the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire
- Where, how, do I start studying seriously to learn real American history?
- Question: What were the targets of the first shots of Israel’s 6 Day War in 1967? Answer: against the US Navy, specifically the USS Liberty!
- REMEMBER THE USS LIBERTY (50th Anniversary of the 6 Days War in June—Israel’s First Attack was against the US Navy, NOT EGYPT!
- A Million Scarlet Roses, Alla Pugacheva (English & Russian Lyrics)
- William Todd Overcash, M.D., Speaks out Against Family Court Corruption in Marion County, Florida, and the Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal
- About Charles Edward Lincoln, III: For Family, Home, and Freedom (Make it Real)
- When is a Pastor Embezzling from a Church? As the Feast of All Saints Approaches---is it time to Open the Barry Taylor Case to real inquiry as to all sides?
- Aurora I. Diaz & David Wynn Miller & David Rodearmal v. Hillary Rodham Clinton
- What does it mean if "FNMA SCH/SCH MBS FIX RPM 06TH" is your "creditor"? What IS "FNMA SCH/SCH MBS FIX RPM 06TH"? Is it a real corporate trust? Who set it up? Organized where? Under whose laws? Who is the trustee? Who are the beneficiaries? Who endowed or granted the trust into existence? And what about this credit-extension-foreclosure cycle: FNMA to FNMA in Nine Years Time---should this circle be unbroken or is it emblematic of the true governmental = communal = communistic nature of property ownership in the Soviet American Socialist Federation?
- WRONGFUL EVICTION IN LOS ANGELES, ORANGE COUNTY, RIVERSIDE COUNTY, SAN BERNARDINO COUNTIES, LOS ANGELES
- Living Lies' Neil Garfield on the Arrest and Bail of Bratton
- Senior Reverend Barry Taylor, All Saints Church in Beverly Hills, has resigned: WHY?
- Bob Hurt, aka Robert Hurt, wife Maria Hurt of Clearwater, Florida---Blackmailer, Extortionist, Pedophile, Pornographer and Libelist, Snake Oil Salesman and Harassment Artist
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