The Two Trees (23 of 33)

[Meditations are intended to be read sequentially, from 1 to 33.] Again in the Garden … Anger. Sometimes (do our eyes deceive us?) we seem to partake of anger by mistake. It often looks just like pride. Since pride, we’re told, is the omnipotent remedy for all our ills — we naturally reach for it [Read More…]

The Two Trees (22 of 33)

[Meditations are intended to be read sequentially, from 1 to 33.] In the Garden … Friends. Ah, glorious friends! How we’ve missed you! The betrayals are forgotten. Let us eat, drink, and be merry! In the Garden are many whom we know. They have welcomed us back to paradise with open arms, a warm embrace, [Read More…]

New Bible Translation! (I am not making this up)

Wherein St Paul encourages frequent “relations” and St Peter is known as Rocky. (It gets worse.) The new translation [sic] is called “Good as New.” Heavens! If snakes on trees could talk, this sounds like what they’d say … [Read more…]

The Two Trees (21 of 33)

[Meditations are intended to be read sequentially, from 1 to 33.] Again on the Hill … It seems that there are less people on the Hill today. More in the Garden. We’ve stopped looking at the Tree on the Hill. Everyone is happy, laughing, dancing in the Garden. There rings shouts of joy! In the [Read More…]

The Two Trees (20 of 33)

[Meditations are intended to be read sequentially, from 1 to 33.] Again on the Hill … The longer we stay here, the less we ask. The longer we stay here, the less we ask. The longer we stay here, the less we ask. The longer we stay here, the more we find ourselves looking into [Read More…]

The Two Trees (19 of 33)

[Meditations are intended to be read sequentially, from 1 to 33.] In the Garden? It is hard to make out all that has happened. Too much partying. life is a blur. All is a blur. Our minds are clouded. Where are we? Ahead, we see a shape. “Who’s there?” No answer. Can’t be the creature [Read More…]

The Two Trees (18 of 33)

[Meditations are intended to be read sequentially, from 1 to 33.] Again in the Wilderness … The beautiful creature is a wonderful guide, very intelligent. He has taught us that we can partake of heavenly fruit — even in the Wilderness. All we have to do is think. “Bring the fruit to mind.” In so [Read More…]

The Two Trees (17 of 33)

[Meditations are intended to be read sequentially, from 1 to 33.] Again in the Wilderness … We are beginning to get accustomed to the Wilderness. It isn’t life. It isn’t death. It just is. We can see the Garden; the fruits — Life? We can see the Hill; the Tree, the man — Life? The [Read More…]

The Two Trees (16 of 33)

[Meditations are intended to be read sequentially, from 1 to 33.] Again in the Wilderness … “Don’t want to go to the Hill. Involves commitment.” The Garden is much better. It requires nothing but your presence. The beautiful creature is a wonderful host. He is so smart, cunning, and encouraging. He makes us feel good, [Read More…]

The Two Trees (15 of 33)

[Meditations are intended to be read sequentially, from 1 to 33.] In the Wilderness … “Who am I?” Tears. It’s been long in coming — and still longer since last we cried. Once again we seemingly had it all in the Garden. Now all is lost. Again we were betrayed. It wasn’t the fault of [Read More…]