Post Op Notes– Pools of Bethesda

Pools of Bethesda

Rx# Mt. 18:20: For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

  • sheep are children,[ Jn.5:2 sheep market ] “Pools of Bethesda”, cattle are adults.  Markets are where men go to show off and sell their trophy wives goddess,es for all the see. I ask my Father one time in the past.  What is your name?  He told me I am.

I am posting a comment from a young person who reflected on a previous comment that I made;

You know it’s interesting. As I read this, I come to the end about how little you live on. Over here in Ohio, my family is doing much of the same. Because of my illness, my husband has to be home around the clock to care for me. Doing so means he is unable to work many hours to support the family. So in a way, our family is in poverty (by the general populations standard).
But oh how joyously rich our lives are. We have so many free moments to be together. Because our time is not tied to a corporation or meaningless job. We are free to be together as we need, which is all the time.
Now it could be said that in our copious amounts of free time we are not going out to eat, taking vacations, traveling, visiting places, or buying new things. We have very little money and the cash usually goes to buying things that we have been needing to buy for months but couldn’t afford up until the point that we can’t avoid not buying them anymore. Things like clothes and shoes and tires for the car and an alignment and other things that shouldn’t be avoided but all cost money and so must be when you just don’t have it.
I could be sad that I’m not doing all kinds of things but I’m not. My mind is positively refreshed at the realization that I am living a blissfully happy existence. I am with my definition of The Perfect Family all the time. While we don’t have “much” by society’s standards what we do have is more than enough to make us happy. We have a comfortable sized home (while no yard or copious amounts of space still has space enough for storage). We have plenty of food to eat (while not the fancy expensive or always the first choice still there’s food in the belly). We have multiple computers to access the internet and a wide variety of enjoyment producing games (while not the newest are still good games). We have a TV that is connected to Netflix and sometimes Hulu (while not cable TV still an abundant choice of content). We have a vehicle that fits our family and gets us where we need to go (while not in the best shape or in safe condition still it runs and runs well enough to go). And we have a cellphone (while not a smart phone still gives us communication with the outside world).
So much we have and yet so poor people would call us when they find we live on less that $27,000 for a growing family of six people. Yet my small earnings tell me that people truly don’t know how cheap you can live happily and how truly expensive their inability to feel fulfilled really is.


My Response 


I just read your words and I became emotional in the context as a Father watching his own child growing up.  My oldest son is 49 yrs. old the youngest 48 yrs. old.  I am going to witness your words on a blog this morning.  I am not going to mention your name.

I like you have a rich life.  Me and my wife combined salary 13,186 dollars.  We live in a 2-yr. old apartment unit, drive around in a 2014 Buick Enclave with all the whistles a and bells.  Being an old Texas Rattlesnake we eat Rib-Eyes all the time and we like baby back ribs and stuffed mushrooms.   Vacations for me and the wife in the present.  Its is when I have to travel to San Antonio, Tx to the VA hospital for medical procedures.  We get to stay in the Fisher house it is like a hotel.  I do not have to pay for it and they feed us with a variety of foods.  I am reimbursed for travel.  I will be leaving Sunday for Audrey Murphy hospital for follow up post op on my stents they put in me.

I have penned close to a million words in the last two yrs.  Ever so often conversations come up.  Why do you do it?  To save a life even if it is only one.

That is why I do it. To save one life from destroying themselves.  Have a great weekend with your husband and your family.  Every morning you wake up you are reborn in the present.  You have a choice to live the day 12 hours of light creating life.  Or you can lament about where you came from and live it in the flesh, 12 hrs. creating your own darkness or you can live it creating life from your heart in those around you.  You do not need scripture to create life because it is in your nature.  I am made you a female.

Gen 1:27 So God I am created man in his own image, in the image of God I am created he him;* male and female created he them.

*Because male and female are lower case that means a child. Come to me as a child [sheep]

I am created man in his image.  I am made the female in his Nature, Creation, the help meet. To stand between the male who was created and the I am of your creation. Together they become one Tree , Mighty and Strong.

Creation is 34 sentences if I never interpreted scripture again.  I would tell you to dwell on the 27th sentence come to me as a child.  There are 3 images there that encompass your being.  Like I told my son last night.  Throw out the rest of the Bible and only sit on those 34 sentences.  They come from the I am in the wilderness that stands between the two Shepherd’s Staffs.  The Cradles of Religion.  They all have names,  My Father only has one I am.

Welcome to the My World

Garden of One Tree

I am gave You Creation