Iz and Pal (Bedouin Buddies)


Iz and Pal

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Epilogue

Inclement weather forced the supersonic jet to land in Jacksonville, where a limousine was quickly provided to complete the 141-mile trip.

Upon arriving at the location, the doors of the limousine flew open and two exhausted, but eager, boys stepped out into the morning air. The gates opened and out walked a six-foot-tall mouse, an eight-foot-tall dog, seven bearded dwarves and a stunning princess, adorned in a red velvet dress with white and black trim.

She approached and kissed each boy on the cheek, waving her hand in the air as she proclaimed, “Welcome to Disney World.”

The pair of pals gazed at the scene before them: tall statues, golden castles, tents containing the most wonderful smells imaginable and huge boxes moving over hills (which they found out later were called rollercoasters).

They were together. Their dreams had come true. They really were in a new kingdom.

A magical one.

The End

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Jesonian: Picky and Goofy … March 23, 2014

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camel“It’s important.”

I hear it all the time.

People have gone off into their own soul, deciding for themselves what they have determined to be of value in life.

Sometimes it’s religious, other times political and often it’s business.

My job? Listen, learn, observe–or face their wrath.

Here’s my problem with the “important” crowd: it’s not open for discussion.

Matter of fact, they become very picky. They not only want you to know it’s important, they take you to step two, which is: we need to do it.

Now it’s not only important, but we need to do it–and the we demands me.

Step 3: “If we don’t do it, we’ll be in trouble.”

At this point, any objection I might lodge would be anti-God, anti-American, anti-human and anti-reasonable. And of course, unfortunately, this lends itself to a fourth conclusion: “Don’t listen to anything else.”

Thus, 350 different Christian denominations in America.

Everybody has gotten picky, decided that we all need to do it, and if we don’t we’ll be in trouble–and by the way, if you’re smart, don’t listen to anybody else.

So here’s my assertion–I believe that “picky” leads to “goofy.”

Once you choose a lifestyle of being certain about everything, you start getting goofy about enforcement.  For instance:

How much flax is my your cereal?

Ridiculous discussions in church board meetings about whether communion wine could be white, or must be red?

Committee meetings in Washington, D.C. arguing over a point of parliamentary procedure (after fighting a war rebelling against Parliament…)

Picky leads to goofy.

Once folks get picky over little things, they often become goofy over the big things that are really important.

Offering a solution–may I call it a Jesonian one?

  1. It could be important–I’m not sure, but let’s chat.
  2. Let’s ask ourselves–what happens if we apply this? Do we learn, grow or go backwards?
  3. And what will is the progress? Are we afraid of evolution? Is it against our religion–literally?
  4. And finally, what is the next revelation? Because if we just discovered one important thing, what makes us think it’s the last one? There’s another one coming. Are you ready? Do you have some room in your brain? Can you open up your soul for it?

Picky people eventually become goofy and then they become more annoying than valuable.

So stop straining at the gnat and swallowing the camel.

It makes you look like you’re trying to be God instead of on a quest to find Him.

 

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