3 Things … October 22nd, 2020

You Can Do to Be a Bridge to the People Around You

 

1. Become stubborn about the things that set people free instead of recently hatched and posted on the Internet.

2. Stand tall on principles that have lasted for thousands of years instead of ideas that have just been hatched and posted on the Internet.

3. And use inspiration to hold up the road that crosses above the angry waters that exist between human souls.

Drawing Attention … October 21st, 2020

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Shine On

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Music: No One Is Better Than Anyone Else

by Jonathan Richard Cring

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Scrambles … October 20th, 2020

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Take a few minutes and unscramble this week’s inspirational thought from the words provided:

makes

then

the

is

jail.

you

If

lying

free

being

in

truth

P. S.  Find the unscrambled answer in today’s jonathotsjr.com

1 Thing You Can Do This Week to Improve Your Spiritual Health … October 19th, 2020

Think of God as ‘Abba’

A friend of mine once said that if you think about God too much you go crazy. (He also believed if you licked the back of a frog, it was like taking LSD.)

He had a lot of ideas and didn’t mind sharing them.

Still–I don’t think it’s how MUCH you think about God that makes you crazy but rather, HOW you think about him. Some beliefs going around about God can certainly alienate you from your fellow-humans. For instance:

  • God is all-powerful.
  • God is mean.
  • God is American.
  • God is Jewish.
  • God is Arab.
  • God is rock and roll.

Each one of those particular incarnations of the Almighty has its own personality, style and demeanor.

I have concluded that of all the choices available, thinking of Him (or Her) as a Father is pretty good–that is, if you mean father as in the dad we all wish we had instead of the substitute-teacher-figure who ended up in our homeroom in the eighth grade.

So if God is a dad, who would he be?

My choice would be Harrison Ford when he played the President in Air Force One.

If you don’t remember the movie, even though the plane is hijacked by Russian subversives with really bad accents, Harrison, as the President, decides to stay onboard, fight them and save his family. He does a whole bunch of brave stuff that you know he would not really be able to do, but believing he was willing adds a lot of fun to the story.

Yeah, God could be Harrison Ford.

Note: I don’t know if it would be advantageous to me to think of God as my ACTUAL dad. I mean, I don’t have anything against him. He was a small, German man who normally didn’t say more than six things during the week and five of those were explanations on why he wasn’t talking. No, I couldn’t really tolerate a silent God. I’d always be wondering why He stopped speaking to me.

I kind of like the idea of God fighting for me.

I kind of like the idea of God being that kind of Father.

Of course, according to my friend’s philosophy, I’ve already talked enough about God to earn a 72-hour hold at Bellevue.

So remember–it’s not about how MUCH you think about God.

It’s about how you think of Him.

Living a Legendary Life … October 18th, 2020

Sitting 1

Seen in Secret

A Generic Deity

Larry Sees

1. Slow your life down

2. Notice

3. Acknowledge

From the Stacks … October 16th, 2020

Upon occasion, something written by Jonathan long ago seems downright prophetic. When I happen upon one of these, I shall publish it under the category, “From the Stacks.”

The little essay was below written in 2017 (though never published on Jonathots Daily Blog). 

It is both prophetic and funny–no easy feat in this day and age.  –J Clazzy


The Thirty Second Philosophy

Watching television yesterday, my program was interrupted by a testing of the Emergency Broadcast System–thirty seconds of beeps and buzzes, making me wonder why it was necessary.

But it got me thinking.

What if that broadcasting system started to proclaim that a disaster was in the making?

Maybe a meteor struck the Earth, an atomic bomb?

Or what if a tidal wave from an angry ocean was descending upon us?

What if I had just thirty seconds to live?

What would I do?

I was amazed at how quickly I came up with an answer.

Four things came to my mind:

1. “Thanks, God.”

After all, no need to get grumpy at this point, right?

2. “I love you all.”

Getting picky over people right now seems really ridiculous.

3. “I hope we’re right about that heaven thing.”

Worse than dying in thirty seconds is the whole idea that you’re REALLY, REALLY dead.

And finally:

4. “You can have anything left in my refrigerator.”

Honestly? There’s some pretty good stuff in there.

As the Emergency Broadcast System test ended, I paused and thought over my list.

I liked it.

Matter of fact, I’ve decided to adopt it, even when I’m NOT threatened by termination.

I have dubbed it my Thirty Second Philosophy, which I shall use 24/7.

Let’s all practice it:

  • Thanks, God.
  • I love you all.
  • Sure hope we’re right about heaven.
  • And you are welcome to anything left over in my refrigerator.

3 Things … October 15th, 2020

That Make Planet Earth Smile

The whole temperature of Planet Earth is geared to three different emotions, and our job is to know when to use them:

Care

There’s pain in the air and suffering has made its mark. Being able to dip into a heart filled with grace and provide care is bringing heaven to Earth.

 

Aware

Sometimes there’s a chance to do something truly significant, but it is buried under inconvenience or arrives on a day when we’ve already determined that “we’re too busy.” Yet, for those who are aware and have tuned their ears, eyes and passions to possibility, these little treasures can carry you into the future and place you in great positions.

 

Dare

When bigotry or fear has shut down the world around us, Planet Earth needs someone to step out of the box of conformity and do something different. This always provides immediate benefit. Can we dare to do it?

 

 

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