Wednesday, November 9, 2005

MERCY

    A socialite is having a party at her spacious home. As the waiters weave through the large rooms with trays of hors d'ouevres, a lovely young woman sits at the piano playing "Strangers In The Night". A guest who has been admiring this lady, uses this as his cue to make his introduction. He leans over the piano and asks, "do you know the Orgasm song?" Without breaking stride, the woman calmly replies, "no, but if you hum a few bars, I could fake it".

   We have Fake gems, fake designer handbags, fake Rolex watches, false eyelashes and fake nails. Some of us fake happiness, some fake their age or their weight. Some of us say fake "how are you?", "Thank You" or even, "I love you". We all fake something in life. My! There is a whole lot of "faking" going on!  Actually, it's understandable, afterall  faking is an easy way to get a taste of the ultimate without having to go through the expense or trouble of obtaining the original.
  What great insight the author (God, if you wish) of the Ten Commandments had when he inscribed "Thou shall not obey no other God but me".  He knew how easily we could accept a subsitute, adapt to a fake.  While God is out of our sight, he knew our vulnerability and that  we could align ourselves with something that felt "close to his presence".


   Two weeks ago Hurricane Wilma barged through South Florida,taking lives, demolishing homes, uprooting the livilhood of millions here. I was spared , once again making me thankful for the Mercy bestowed, but leaving me even more mindful for the many who have sufered great losses. 
  This past year we have seen not only the worst of  many Hurricanes, but a Tsunami, major Earthquakes,Tornadoes and landslides. This is Nature, trying to regain its ba ance, from a world that is overheating its atmosphere, and plowing its depths for the energy it needs to thrive on. It is us,that has created this unbalance, and it us who is caught in this balancing act. Thus demonstarting once again, we are not in control. Yes, we are amazing, with our Ipods and PCs, cars and planes. Our bodies and minds can touch the four corners of this universe, but we still are not in control. One act of Mother nature can change all of that!
  In this aftermath, I hear in the desparate quivering voices of the affected for something strong to lift them, something real to sustain them, and something eternal that will carry them past their wounds....they will not accept anything but the most authentic.....no fake is allowed in this place....only the genuine warmth of Gods Mercy can be embraced.  

     Praying this balancing act is complete! Peace and Mercy.......Marc

10 comments:

sistercdr said...

Incredible entry.  Thank you for this.

lissamom2 said...

Amen, Amen, and Amen! There certainly are uncertain times we live in. Prayer and grace are our only means of coping. Beautifully written Marc, as usual.
Melissa

gdireneoe said...

I am a control freak who doesn't need that control...I just have faith that I am doing the right things.  I know I am very much in control of my day to day...but not the whole picture...I don't even think about it really.  I don't need to...I don't need that control of figuring it all out...I just know my faith, and that He is. ;)  C.  http://journals.aol.com/gdireneoe/thedailies

bedazzzled1 said...

::smile:: It is so good to see you writing again and knowing you are doing well. You stated the way things are as only you can~perfectly. And that is not a fake compliment. ::grin::

dyannaofyore said...

ONCE AGAIN YOU GET TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER IN A POETIC AND ENTERTAINING WAY...THINK YOU NEED A COLUMN IN A NATIONAL PAPER SO EVERYONE CAN BE THANKFUL, THOUGHTFUL AN UPLIFTED BY YOUR WONDERFUL STYLE OF WRITING....DYANNAOFYORE@AOL.COM

sierrajazz said...

I love Oswald Chambers.... He says God will let us keep doing things our way and the path will get narrower and narrower until he is alone with us.. then what we do with that alone time with him is up to us. God is always in control.
I will pray along with you Marc.
http://journals.aol.com/sierrajazz/TinyDropBigOcean/

oceanmrc said...

Thanks for sending this over.

delela1 said...

Once again Marc you have lighted the way with reason.  :)

Dona

globetrotter2u said...

Would also be nice if our esteemed leaders would sign the Kyoto Treaty and show the rest of the world that America cares about global warming, too. Or at least give some tax incentives for buying hybrids.
Nope not here in America where the poor get poorer and the rich get richer, to quote your buddy Leonard Cohen.
Everyone looking in their pockets, everyone wants a box of chocolates. Yeah Cohen's not the only one that knows that everybody knows how fake everyone is all right.
Maryanne

philadlfiagrl said...

that was interesting, thought provoking, and i agree, and hope ur right, that the balancing act is over; however, i fear, its nowhere near over...

lizzzzzzza