Now I see how faulty my system of saving Picture Perfect entries and using tags is. I don’t know if this is my absolute favorite but this one stands out to me because the image is one that moves me and the text inspires me still. (Is that lack of humility?) It was originally published as Picture Perfect – Precious.
The most precious thing we have is our soul. We are not born with it; it is something we create by the way we are, the way we live—doing and being good. There are truths on the universal level that are beyond the grasp of our finite minds so God uses parables and images. To illustrate the soul, He gives the example of a well-constructed boat with a strong sail. He refers to the soul as being our true body and the means of close contact, communication, with Him. (See “The Revelation of Arès” chapters 4, 17, 18,…) May we be a multitude that joins the heavenly fleet suggested by this photo taken at Arès.
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Touches of colour that brighten the grey of the stone walls (which are really full of colour also if you look closely). I planted the window box and set stones along with it that I found in the garden and particularly appeal to me. The plants growing along the wall planted themselves; I leave them to grow. This is pleasant on a physical level. It is nice but not enough to make life into “Pleasantville”. For that I need to make efforts on the spiritual level, planting forgiveness, letting peace grow, shining with love.
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There is light that is too bright for us to look at, we who are like moles in tunnels. I took this photo somewhere along the road in the Carolinas in 2003. I was kind of proud of myself for taking the liberty to stop and in time to get the photo. It reminds me of the following text:
“I merged him into Me irremediably as silver alloys with gold so that he would have formed a mirror which might be more dazzling than a thousand suns if I had not been blowing My Breath over it to dim its brightness and make it endurable for the angels and the elect, My Breath Which I exhale to make Me visible. I spoke through Jesus and I am still speaking through him to you today.”
The Revelation of Arès 2/13b-15
“Listen, man Michel! Here is the sinner’s prayer in the very words that I delivered to My Witnesses, that they could not deliver to the world :
FATHER OF THE UNIVERSE,
YOU ARE THE ONLY SAINT.
LET YOUR SANCTITY PREVAIL OVER US
SO THAT WE MAY DO YOUR WILL,
SO THAT WE MAY GET OUR FOOD,
SO THAT WE CAN FORGIVE
AND BE FORGIVEN,
SO THAT WE MAY RESIST TEMPTATION
AND BRING DOWN THE DEVIL,
SO THAT WE MAY BE RULED BY
YOUR SANCTITY, YOUR MIGHT AND YOUR LIGHT .
Three times by day, once by night, the sinner shall pray as I have (just) laid it down, because a short prayer time in the darkness where devils move about like wolves is the least the sinner can devote to his own salvation.”
The Revelation of Arès 12/4-5
When I pray this prayer, Light seems to enter my being.
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“Unpredictable transgene contamination is completely unavoidable, as science has recently revealed that the genome (whether plant, animal or human) is NOT constant and static, which is the scientific base for genetic engineering of plants and animals.
Instead, geneticists have discovered that the genome is remarkably dynamic and changeable, and constantly ‘conversing’ and adapting to the environment. This interaction determines which genes are turned on, when, where, by what and how much, and for how long. They’ve also found that the genetic material itself has the ability to be changed according to experience, passing it on to subsequent generations.” http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/06/06/Sowing-Seeds-of-Starvation-Monsanto-Hype-in-Growing-Food-Crisis.aspx
Our actions, our spiritual nature, can also influence our genetic make-up, I believe. Are we in the process of breeding out good, truth, creativity, from human nature? What are we passing on to future generations by our choices, by the way we treat each other? How many genes for goodness do we need to activate in order to make a better world? How many genes for goodness are turned on by a friendly smile, an encouraging word, a restraining from gossip, sharing?
This shows the importance of being a penitent as defined by “The Revelation of Arès”, when one changes oneself so as to be good. God says four generations will not be enough. We must not wait any longer; the world situation is critical.
Heloid Ladder to Heaven on Earth
Al Qur’an 3:47b and several other references
But when He says “Be good,” that is up to us.
Even the heart-shaped leaf of a begonia can remind me that my heart needs to change, to become good.
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