What do we do; can we live on pickles?

What do we do; can we live on pickles?

I’ve come to think ideals are not a religion but our destination. What brought this thought? For eight months now I have been trying to pass the Jurisprudence exam and thank God there’s no limit of times one can write it, I still have chances.

The passing grade is 100%! My profession’ s Regulatory Body has set the standard high. “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” Matthew 5:48 However, if I dare and ask ‘Are you espousing Christian standards?’ most likely the answer will be ‘We are not a religious institute.’

We tend to choose what to borrow from God’s moral laws and commandments. If we don’t choose few of them but others do then we see those others as ‘espousing views that are homophobic, islamophobic and transphobic,” Phobias are fears and could spring from a trauma or imaginable traumas, arachnophobia, agoraphobia, claustrophobia, fear of heights fear of needles, so on and so forth.

While some 100% expectations are called phobic views or devisive and religious other ones are mandatory to get a licence to work on humans.

I understand that lack of compassion towards tendencies of humanity is a thing to be considered especially in health field but accusing and condemning people for promoting the order of life proved to have been working so far is another. To be impartial of minorities and the phobic majority we have to ask ‘Why and how did we get this phobias in the 1st place?’

Homophobic-“The AIDS crisis, as we generally think of it, began in the 1980s. First as a mysterious illness primarily infecting gay men in urban areas in the United States. Before the disease’s first mention in 1982 in the New York Times, people had been dying of AIDS for at least a decade, though probably not much longer. In Africa, HIV–the virus that causes AIDS–had jumped from chimpanzees to humans sometime early in the 20th century. While it’s true that most emerging diseases affecting humans come from wildlife, it’s often human behavior that is to blame for the spillover. But the good news is: If we’re the ones causing the problem, we’re the ones who can stop it” EcoHealth  Alliance www.ecohealthalliance.org/2017/12/world-aids-day

Any meat eater knows very well that there wouldn’t be filet mignon, or lamb chops if the meat farmers attempt stubbornly to mate same sex animals. If we demand that the rest of the nature behaves in the order of life then shouldn’t we also recognise our human tendencies as out of order and harmony of life? The facts got to surrender to the truth of life; it is the maturity we ought to reach.

Let’s see another phobia “Islamophobia term may be defined sociologically as the fear that the Western society has against Muslims”. Even though the roots of that pathology, which especially escalated after 11th of September 2001, terminologically came out in late 80s, that fear and conflict has deep roots in the history of the West.” History of Islamophobia and Anti-Islamism – The Pen Magazine

And when we do not do our research of origins of phobias then we discriminate and accuse others, considering the ideals/maturity as “Legitimizing hate and discrimination has seriously dangerous consequences for people.” Partiality helps noone’s progress.

Yes, we are supposed to be like Christ who judged no flesh, but at the same time He told the truth in a way equivalent to our expression “Don’t be sorry, don’t do it again.”

John 8:10 “Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?”

11 She said, “No one, Lord.”

And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.”

John 5:14 “See, you are well again. Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you.” 

I relate to the discomfort of ‘what if’. There are all kinds of ‘hunger’ or identity confusion and curiosities that self, influenced by darkness and boredom, plays to us and with us. IF we bury the ‘What IFs’ inside us we turn into victims thinking we have been deprived. To me the gender confusion is not different than having the itch I had for ‘adventure’-aimless traveling. I was over thirty years old when I could ‘scratch my itch’-had the financial freedom that would feed that aspect of my selfishness. Needless to say I ended up careless with my finances by hiking mountains in Anglophone islands. Yes, it was important everything in my travells had to be convenient and harmonious. As result in my mid fifties my siblings took pity on their middle age homeless, eldest sister. I felt embarrassed for my immaturity and lack of sensibility towards my future. Late but I learned the hard way that ‘being true to myself’ or ‘empting my bucket list’ I ended up burden on others. It is ok to try to find out the ‘what ifs’, however, when we see ourselves in the bottomless pit we do no favor denying the consequences of our ignorance pointing to the fact that we got to turn from our old ways, which is the dreaded single word ‘repent’.

Mark 2:17 “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners,]to repentance.” Luke 5:31-32, Matthew 9:12-13

Luke19:10 for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” Stuck in self we are lost, but humans do not see us as lost see us as burden or crazy, mentally sick or shameful to be around. Is no one’s duty to accept us when we want to change backwards. We are ‘out of order’ when we are obsessed with self.

Just like my mother was not proud of my hasty decisions in life so we have to admit that probably no human being wishes upon a star for his/her children to grow to have same sex attraction, or that their bundle of joy to grow with intentions to hire a plane to hit high-rise World Trade buildings, or be suicide bombers, neither spending their youth consumed how to reverse the gender that was or were born. The knowing of what is harmonious and orderly is built in us as God’s image bearers, though it does not always win the day that’s why we demand that others make our chaos more convenient to live in by pointing the finger at their phobic attitude.

Also we need to accept the fact that because ‘loving others as our self’ does not come naturally to us that’s the reason God made it a law Leviticus 19:18
Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against any of your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.

Mark12:31 The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” Hence most of the professions are self-regulated which means have Regulatory Bodies to customize rules and regulations ‘“Self-regulated” means that the profession governs itself, has the responsibility and legal authority to act in the best interests of the public.’ explains the college that regulates the profession I am writing the exam to get registered with.

If we practiced love for others, and love is action and that’s why needs to be practiced then there’s never a dull moment in our life to be bored and confused about any kind of identity, we will always ‘have a bigger fish to fry’. The ‘horns’ of deception are the fruitless urges we feel which make us selfish, shortsighted, impulsive, confused of belonging. We end up belonging in the dump-the purposeless bottomless pit of immature adults. Once I had more than I needed I said “I am going to live for me; I owe it to myself!” Since when, I owed it to myself to be careless and purposeless with my life? Just because I spent sleepless nights studying to get my college diploma, it counts as sacrifice that justifies that kind of thinking and living?

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I personally see nature as our mirror; if we pay attention it tells us what we got to do in order to avoid ending up in hell. I lived in an island for 12 years and experienced hurricanes where the winds broke main brunches of avocadoes trees, palm trees and loquats got derooted. January-March was the season for the avocadoes in the yard of the place I was rented, to be picked. When the hurricanes hit us in September-October the avocadoes thrown in the ground ended up in the dump, because were not eatable, no matter how long one left them in a brown bag expected to ripe it didn’t work.

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I know avocados are not made in the image and likeness of God but were made for the God Image Bearers. Genesis 1:29-30 Then God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you; 30 and to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the sky and to every thing that moves on the earth which has life, I have given every green plant for food”; and it was so. Nature doesn’t have the choice to ripe or not to ripe? We do.

We long to grow, ripe and become useful adults and that’s one way of expressing it-to fill big shoes.

The question then becomes IF I was a fruit or vegetable would it be better to be picked at the peak of ripeness to nourish a human and hopefully the human will plant the seed and multiply the benefit nourishing others too in the future, or be eaten by bacteria? To serve or retire without serving? Truly,truly,I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies,it remains only a seed; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. John 12:24

But let’s look at our most basic standards and expectations towards others especially when we pay even a dime?

  • Do we return the plate in the restaurant if we find a hair or dead fly or any particle that is not part of the dish we ordered? (Could it be then that our willful wrongs, stubbornness-“That’s who I am” “I’s born this way” “Accept me for who I am.”-are to God just like that unwanted particles in the food we return and demand to be replaced without charge, or else we’ll write a horrible review?)
  • Does any of us go to the grocery store to pick up the blemished, bruised fruits and vegetables or food in torn bag/damaged container. (How would we feel if the grocery store worker would call our standards discrimination for not filling our shopping cart with rotten or the unripe produce and broken, damaged bags and containers?) After all the stores’ marketing standards display the ripe and appropriately packaged; that’s why they have returning policies to meet buyers’ standards and needs in order to attract them.
  • If the doctor misdiagnoses us and we find out about it or our loved one dies of neglect we sue him/her or them. We expect them to know and care, in other words to be seasoned and ripe in their profession.
  • If a bridge or building collapses investigations start to make the engineer or architect accountable for any miscalculations during design and building of them.

If we then,who are work in progress, have established our standards and expectations of ethics and morals how much more God also won’t reverse to bringing chaos out of order. God created us He knows we cannot live on pickled food alone it is too acidic. Beside the fully ripe produce we also need every word that comes from the mouth of God, to be fully ripe ourselves.

Even if we are too arrogant to accept the truth that only certain unripe veggetables can be picked to be eaten pickled which therefore give us LIMITED OPTIONS: PEPPERS, CABBAGE, ONIONS, BEETS, RADISHES, OLIVES, CUCUMBERS, EGPLANTS (YES WHERE I’S BORN AND RAISED THEY PICKLE SMALL EGPLANTS AND GREEN TOMATOES)

DID I FORGET ANY?

So, ‘Human rights activists’ When we are more afraid of hurting people with the truth we legitimize hopelessness and irreversible damage. Legitimizing reverse order of life is willfull distruction of society, shortsightedness.

“Truth brings the right people together” Bronnie Ware

Can we afford to reject become a new creation? We are the only species that are given the choice to ripe or not to ripe. It is ironic that we were also told to subdue the earth. What was God thinking?

When He realized we were going to blame Him “A loving God does not send His children in hell!”

!” Why do you accuse me of doing wrong?
    You are the ones who have rebelled,”
    says the Lord. Jeremiah 2:29

One way or another we are slaves and we do sacrifice. None of us are looking for pickled humans. In sports too once an athlete breaks the record it becomes the new record. And no athlete was announced winner nor broke a record at the starting point.

If we like to eat fully ripe produce then we might as well become so ourselves. We were born to be born again. John3:3 Jesus answered and said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.


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