Dogs care nothing for politics, the Internet, Facebook hacks, nor Elon Musk’s business troubles. They want to know you care about walks, giving them attention, and taking care of the pack. My late mother never really was a “people” person, but if there was a stray dog, a half-blind cat, a lame horse, or a hungry child, she would be a whirlwind of compassion and selfless actions. Like her as well, I am less and less inclined to follow the folly of mankind, particularly the cacophony of shrill emotion, deceit and madness that occur between the rich (if you have, or envision eating today, have food in your refrigerator, and have a solid roof over your head) who squabble about ‘rights’ and political power. There are more than a few billion souls alive today who would like to eat as frequently and as peacefully as the pets in many households in Europe and North America.
In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.’ All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia. George Orwell
Rising up before the dawn, and taking Dexter and Comet out for a long stroll in the cool of the morning, I marvel at the quiet broken by the first songbirds waking. Both dogs nudged me when I rose before the alarm. With a restful night’s sleep behind us, it is time to praise my spiritual Father, and later to serve my congregation – I lead our usher volunteers – worshiping together this morning. It is a good day. To to welcome those seeking relief and some peace from the insanity that worms into every unguarded thought, I am prepared.
“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise;
the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”(AL)
20 Where is the wise person?(AM) Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age?(AN) Has not God made foolish(AO) the wisdom of the world? 21 For since in the wisdom of God the world(AP)through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save(AQ) those who believe.(AR)22 Jews demand signs(AS) and Greeks look for wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified:(AT) a stumbling block(AU) to Jews and foolishness(AV) to Gentiles, 24 but to those whom God has called,(AW) both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God(AX) and the wisdom of God.(AY) 25 For the foolishness(AZ) of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness(BA)of God is stronger than human strength. 1 Corinthians 1: 18 -25 (NIV)