A Picture Says It All

A Picture Says It All

 

A picture is worth a thousand words.

Chinese proverb.

My concern is not whether God is on our side;

my greatest concern is to be on God’s side.

Abraham Lincoln

Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation,

and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.

Jesus, Matthew 12:25

The picture that tells it all is the picture of the Earth taken on December 7, 1972, by the crew of Apollo 17. Their image of Earth taken 238,000 miles from our home is a revelation to humanity—a blue marble, a luminous pearl hanging in the darkness of space—Our home: without borders and boundaries.

Why do we give such credence to lines we draw on maps, lines no one has ever seen etched on the ground? After seeing our home as it truly is, why do we want to define the line drawn on a map by building a wall? Some want to build the wall to keep people out rather than to create an immigration policy that reflects American values. Our lack of creativity and legislative genius causes us to fall back upon the wall from which we could tumble and be like Humpty Dumpty never to be put together again.

That they all may be one as You,

Father, are in me,and I in You…

Jesus, not long before His death

John 17:21

 

Spiritual Tendencies

I believe we must always give credence to our spiritual tendencies. Who are we, and what is our destiny? Currently, we are a house divided against itself; it cannot stand. Let us not hope that God is on our side (an egotistical position to take.), but that we are on God’s side, for the spiritual tendency always prevails. Jesus outlined one aspect of the divine plan when He shared God’s will, oneness. Oneness with Him, oneness with one another and that oneness grounded in a unity of spirit with God.

Earthism

Is the divine plan nationalism, borders that have roots deep in the earth and rise to where the atmosphere meets space, or is the divine plan the picture taken from the high ground of the moon, earth without borders and boundaries? Isn’t this our future?

Our destiny is not tribalism and nationalism, it is earthism. A globalization in which we are one human family united instead of a house divided and destined for desolation. Surely, earthism is our future, a future that will come to be by extending our hands to our neighbors with the understanding we are one human family.

The picture that says it all is a collaboration of God and humanity. The luminous pearl hanging in space was always there for us to see, it was God’s creation, but it took ingenuity and courage to fly to the moon to take the picture. The crew of Apollo 17 and God formed a team to reveal to the human family our destiny.

Now the same collaboration of the Divine Will and human creativity and courage is required to create an immigration policy that works for all. The core of the policy has two centers: 1). the picture that says it all, the revelation of earthism, and 2). Jesus’ revelation of oneness, oneness with God and oneness with one another.

And may the “picture that says it all” hang in the rooms while trade agreements are negotiated and where peace treaties are formed. May all who do this work remember our spiritual tendencies, Jesus’ call to oneness and His admonition that a house, a nation, a planet divided cannot stand.

6 Comments:

  1. Carolyn Fischer

    So good to hear from you. We miss you and look forward to keeping in touch via your blog. God be with you, rather WE BE WITH GOD. During these crazy times! Augie and Carolyn Fischer

  2. Thank you Jim. Now,hopefully, you are not writing only to the “peanut gallery”!

    • Thanks, Nick. Let’s spread the word of reasonable, spiritual approaches to the challenges at hand. Many Blessings, Jim

  3. Sandra Fayth Verbeke

    The Continuous Brilliance that is Jim Rosemergy, This Again that brings comfort of Truth ~ that we are Not alone in this Living Experience ~~~
    JR: “Every kingdom Divided Against itSelf is brought to desolation,
    and every city or house divided against itself will not stand”.

    It’s of course, All true, the words, the thots You write;
    including the sad portions ~~
    JR: ” American values. Our lack of creativity and legislative genius causes us to fall back upon the wall from which we could tumble and be like Humpty Dumpty never to be put together again.”

    Because of Your, Jim Rosemergy’s, Big Picture Love of Global People…I feel you will not mind, if I highlight your thots by also transposing a word or three.
    sv: Our lack of creativity and SPIRITUAL Genius causes us to tumble and break apart, as Humpty Dumpty. (Of course, Yes even within governmental borders… or household lines … or relationship boundaries.

    I wish I had the talent to fit a piece of another article I read just now, Entwine the “Law of Compatibility” into the Worldly lesson You, Jim, so galantly writes about here ~

    I won’t know if I touch upon success in weaving these together, but my attempt, IS filled with Love, Spiritual Consciousness, and Always Gratitude for the Topics brought to My Forefront, Or Frontal Lobe of the Large “M” Mind.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    The key to succeeding in any Relationship ~ Governments, Country, City, Individual Household is not making up new laws, definitely Not new boundaries, But in learning to live compatibly in the Place we’ve already found.

    Looking at the good, Adding to what has worked prior… Not throwing the baby out with the bathwater. SUSTAINING Compatibility is not a passive or spontaneous experience.

    Compatibility, Worldly or Household, takes time, effort, and energy. And most importantly, it demands WISDOM. We have to LEARN WHAT TO DO to make it work.

    Compatability is NOT a mystery. There are specific things … Just as there are physical laws Of the universe (such as gravity), there are also laws for relationships. If you know how to apply these laws, the results are predictable.

    Peace is a “decision”. Not just a random happening. (Love , Care … and at least 99 other things are Decisions *

    Decisions In the Big Picture ~ if we want to view a Life of Continuous Workability on any level.

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