Good Sunday Morning Dear Friend. In my community this past week, a man who many of us trusted and believed in chose to put himself in a position that has destroyed the sacred bond of trust, causing incalculable pain and sorrow for those of us who loved, believed in, and counted on him.
At one time his fall from grace, such as it was, would have been considered a rare spectacle. Today, however, our state is so pathetically graceless, that a once moral majority now routinely sacrifices its own sense of right and wrong at the altar of financial interest! Think about it logically for a moment…We live in a “Pay-to-Play” state which, by definition, subordinates the moral right & wrong to financial interest. On top of that we are taught that 3 X 4 can equal 11 and man marrying man is “Progressive”. To believe otherwise makes you an old-fashioned bigot! Why, in this world one should think that texting a picture of your privates to a woman you barely know, who’s young enough to be your daughter would be a very Progressive thing to do!
The only recourse for the moral man in such a world is divestment!
Warren Pollock has talked to us about the physical divestment of tangible property.
I wanted to use this space today to write about the non-physical aspect of divestment because, quite simply, I’m talking about the one thing you can take with you!
You see I’ve figured out, as I’m sure many of you have as well, that Progressive is really just a pleasant sounding word for Cancer. Progressive is the corruption of the social body just as cancer is the corruption of the physical body. But what you may not have considered is that the only way for the Progressive to take over the social body is by first corrupting the spiritual body. It would be impossible otherwise. This is exactly what is happening at this very moment on the Rock of St. Peter in Rome!
The point is that to stay invested in what we know to be corrupt, we become corrupted ourselves. There’s no possible way to avoid it. In fact, that is the very build-out analysis end-game of diabolical design…to own you! You may scoff at the idea of such a notion, here in the home of the brave and land of the free…but you would be dead wrong. What began as a microscopic cellular defect has now metastasized into the lymph system and vital organs…it’s in the air we breathe and the water we drink. It has become the ecosystem!
So if physical divestment means the reduction of tangible property, how do we divest of the non-physical? This brings up the nature of attachment. It is much harder to divest ourselves of things we’re attached to…by degree. The more attached, the harder to divest. We know that we can be just as attached to beliefs and ideas as we can be to physical property and possessions. So I would say that a well thought-out plan of divestment would be an incremental one…beginning in the non-physical area of ideas and beliefs and working our way out. Because my attachment to the physical is what my mind tells me it is. So by divesting myself from the Progressive’s lie, I have already loosened the grip! 🙂
The really good news is this. It’s exactly as Warren’s piece says, “Divestment will set you free!” As we begin to incrementally detach ourselves from the burdens our hearts were never able to bear in the first place, it becomes easier…by degree! The previously cherished possession I am able to cast away because my mind has revealed its poisonous root…now becomes the joyful act! And we’ve only just begun…
If the sky, that we look upon
Should tumble and fall
All the mountains should crumble to the sea
I won’t cry, I won’t cry
No, I won’t shed a tear
Just as long as you stand, stand by me ~ Ben E. King
We are the times: as we are, such are the times.
(Nos sumus tempora: quales sumus, talia sunt tempora.)
– St. Augustine