Hello my spiritual friend,
Some time earlier, this year, April, I spoke to you of “Rescue”
I shared a scenario, as it unfolded before you, which you perused with all due diligence and thoughtfulness.
Now as we come to close another year, and have by now ascended to the third rung of the monk’s ladder. I would ask that you pause a bit and cast your eyes to what is ever before via your new vision/ perspective.
Do you see it? Are you aware of it? What are you to do?
These are merely the beginning inquiries that you must not only ensure you have a ready and resolved answer for, but also the where-withal to it; either make it manifest or bring to fruition.
To clarify this a bit, let me present another scenario for you, one more than likely, you are well versed in this particular case. Now oddly enough it takes place just under the cusp of two millennia ago, in a city called Corinth,… ring a bell?
“My brothers and sisters, some from Chloe’s household have informed me that there are quarrels among you. What I mean is this: One of you says, “I follow Paul”; another, “I follow Apollos”; another, “I follow Peter”; still another, “I follow Christ.” (1 Cor 1:11-2)
This, my friends, Paul had to contend with, in what many consider is one of his earliest letters.
You see, by the time of this letter, it is well supported that all the Gospels have yet to be written. The Bible contents, as we know it, from which you and read from, will not come-to-pass for another three hundred years; not until Nicaea.
Yet, today, we are no more variant from these people. Understandably, there are numerous reasons why we believe what we believe. In part, as Paul will point out to these same individuals, later, in this same letter, not every one is called to the same purpose, which is manifested and readily attested to in their gifts.
Nevertheless, what is important is to recognize just Who it was that came and redeemed us. For within sight of another month, we will all, in what-ever way, will pay our due respects, take a moment to reflect and pay tribute to the very One…the only One!
Observe it in this way, as you observe your siblings, you are indeed of one and the very same family and yet are perhaps quite different. Is that in error? Yes…yes…I understand that you are different beings…that fact, however does not preclude you from being of the same household, nor being raised and instructed to move as a unit.
What you come to walk away with, from the family unit, may indeed be different from your siblings, and yet, you all readily recall the basic and same information and experiences, age and gender variants pass without comment.
Many today are so engrained in what they believe, or know, thus they fail to appreciate Who it is that is really to be acknowledged. In other words, as you advance up the ladder, your perspective not only becomes broader, but also clearer. For many who are managers, have ready access to information, which they, perhaps are responsible to disseminate to those beneath them. This is because they are now aware and from their positional role are able to see and grasp from a larger portion of what is going on.
Each person will receive what segment/portion they are to receive as their duties require of them. Yet all are well and equally aware of the ultimate goal. For if you loose your place within the collective group, you shall be the weak link; in our application, your footing upon the ladder.
This, my spiritual friend, is what is what we are to keep ever before us.
Bro. Smith SGS
A new work due in Nov 2011. “A Monks Topical Bible ‘E-K’ ISBN# 978-1-936392-14-8