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April 14, 2017

‘The Bridge’

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 11:11 am

Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the Golden sun laden, mild, zephyr breeze led; nifty, neon sign free, nostalgic island of Nantucket! So good to be back with you on this “Good Friday”, the day when many believe a man sent down from ON HIGH was sent back; crucified, mocked and adored, he died and three days later left this earthly plane on a blazing rocket of brilliant blue light.  Hallelujah! It is the fourteenth Day of April, 2017, broadcasting LIVE once again from ‘down on the docks’ of ye ‘ole Hyannis Habaaa; completing yet another ‘walk the ocean’ down the Kennedy Legacy Trail that, if experienced, if one were so inclined, will transform your life.  So go ahead and book your flight, boat, bus, train or whatever mode of transport you can procure that can get you here. For Spring has sprung my dear friends out in the great wilderness; far away from this dangerous world wide web; the double edged sword it truly is.

AHOY!

Here are a few words written and published in Latin circa 1418-1427, by Thomas A Kempis; a powerful book written about the aforementioned man, mystic, fable, legend, Christ.  Jeshua, Jesus, The son of God.

“We might have much peace if we would not busy ourselves with the sayings and doings of others, and with things that belong not to us. How can he remain long at peace who entangles himself with other people’s cares: who seeks occasions abroad, and who is little or seldom inwardly recollected?

Blessed are the single-hearted, for they shall enjoy much peace. What was the reason why some saints were so perfect and contemplative?

Because they made it there study wholly to mortify themselves all earthly desires; and thus they were enabled, with every fiber of their heart, to cleave to God, and freely to attend to themselves. We are too much taken up with our own passions, and too solicitous about transitory things. And seldom do we perfectly overcome so much as one vice. nor are we earnestly bent upon our daily progress; and therefore we remain cold and tepid.

If we were perfectly dead to ourselves, and no ways entangled in our interior, then might we be able to relish things divine, and experience something of heavenly contemplation.

The whole and greatest hindrance is, that we are not free from passions and lusts, and strive not to walk in the perfect way of the saints.

And when we meet with any small adversity, we are too quickly dejected, and turn away to seek after human consolation.

if we strove like valiant men to stand up in the battle, doubtless we should see our Lord help us from Heaven.

For He is ready to help them that fight and trust in His grace: who furnishes us with occasions of combat that we may overcome.

If we place our progress in religion in these outward observances only, our devotion will quickly be at an end.

But let us lay the axe to the root, that being purged from passions, we may possess a quiet mind.

If every year we rooted out one vice, we should soon become perfect men.

But now we often find it quite otherwise: that we were better and more pure in the beginning of our conversation, than after many years of our profession.

Our fervor and progress ought to be every day greater; but now it is esteemed a greater matter if a man can retain some part of his first fervor.

If we would use but a little violence upon ourselves in the beginning, we might afterwards do all things with ease and joy.

It is hard to leave off our old customs; but harder to go against our own will.

But if thou dost not overcome things that are small and light, when wilt thou overcome greater difficulties?

Resist thine inclination in the beginning, and break off thine evil habit, lest perhaps by little and little the difficulty increase upon thee.

Oh, if thou wert sensible how much peace thou shouldst procure to thyself, and joy to others, by behaving thyself well, thou wouldst be more solicitous for thy spiritual progress.”

PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M

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