7/11/2011

every civilization that has ever failed

Thursday July 21st, Matthew 13: 24 Jesus told them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. 25 But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. 26 When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared. In the beginning God created all that is and called it good. The seeds were planted. Human desire crept in and planted the thought that if you had your fill of enough knowledge to fuel your desire to be like God, but not enough knowledge to know that it is a really stupid idea, and we fell for it, you would be screwed. Well, we fell for it and we were screwed. If we deal with “what” the weeds in the field are, it is a very different conversation from dealing with “who” the weeds are. If we deal with what the weeds are, then we are left looking at ourselves. We look at our desire to be like God. We look at the human quest for power. We support tax cuts for the rich in spite of the fact that every civilization that has ever failed in the history of the world went that same route. If we look at “who” the weeds are, we are duped once again into thinking we can be some sort of god, and even with a small “g” we convince ourselves that is good enough. We have once again eaten from the tree. If we look at “what” the weeds are… we stand a chance to move one space forward in the game of life.

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