Thursday, July 10, 2008

07 Dash 11 Statement of Belief
At 39-1/2

Ohften, I am somewhat disturbed by the sentiments expressed by some
Dedicated bloggers, whose columns I read on a regular basis. I mean absolutely no
Unnecessary criticism here, please believe me: What I interpret from what I read
Sometimes, from your blogs' posts, is that, for some reason, you have given up
The fight-- that you've given up and given in to your present circumstances, feeling nothing
But futility, perhaps some remorse, regrets?, in your pasts.


Usually, I would take a Local friend aside, Maybe before Church, maybe after, or after
Regular working hours at my former casino position, and ask if "there's anything going on

You should say to me, or that I should know."

Either way, I am always willing to help, if I can--- otherwise, I will get the hell outta the way
so others can help. It's the Choctaw Way. It's my way. That's my credo.


Look: I drive around Oklahoma for a living already, daily. On your dimes, tax-wise.
Don't feel like your Local Malcontent is not caring, is not noticing your words,
Or isn't feeling your pains. My personal pride is in keeping my word, my promises.
Not strictly personal are my intentions, though; because I also
See my obligations as a Christian man to all my fellow men and women.


I once sat alone (as usual) on the banks, or on the rocks in, a steep,
High Insignificant Hillside stream in Bleak wintertime.
My personal passion then, was in clearing the debris, the leaves, the rocks and wood which held back the full bowls of water within that stream.


I cleared out those obstructions holding back the water from flowing naturally down to lovely lake Tenkiller, thinking that my Efforts raised the Elevation of Tenkiller the Whole, no matter how un-observably on The Banks, where depth measurements are taken and reported by
The Local Official-s .

There,
i realized that i could Be, that Maybe i Already was, An angel of God performing His needs there, In that simple, so pleasing function. Merely opening up the flow, allowing the stream to flow better,
Into the Bigger Body of Water.
i saw that as my Angelic Responsibility there, in the simple clearing of a small stream:
In the larger, far more important sense though, i could be SomeOne who could and should assist, could promote,
I could hasten, to embiggen the aims of others;

they, God's Children like myself.
If I was so Blessed to realize the Bounty, the Beauty, the extraordinary love of God for me in my life,then
i Must/Should aid my Beloved Brethren as well.


In Matthew's Gospel, Ch. 6, verses 25-27, our Savior Jesus says: "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?"

Many Winters Ago, On that small, very hidden stream leading Into lake Tenkiller,
I understood that God, my God, my Father and Creator of Everything i saw, was Asking me Gently, Solemnly to be one of His Angels, to be His Hands Here to others if I could.
HE DID NOT NEED TO ASK PLEASE OF me.


Silly, Perhaps. Egotistical, Probably. Episcopal, I Pray.
Very Good Company, Either Way.

4 comments:

brotherjohns said...

Beautifully stated! I really feel, that you and I would enjoy each other's company if we lived closer. And I would certainly enjoy working by your side anytime. It gives me great comfort to know there are people in this world like you.

If we lived closer, I'd also love to learn more about the "Choctaw Way".

Thanks for being there my friend!

Brother John
Lansdowne, Pennsylvania USA

The Localmalcontent said...

Likewise, BroJohn. In all.

Funny that in my former 'incarnation' as a casino floor manager, I was traveling all over, including Jersey and Philly, where you and I could/would have met.
Heh, just a matter of time though.

Jungle Mom said...

How about a post, "The Choctaw Way"??

The Localmalcontent said...

It wiLL Be done, JMom.