Overnight, the puppy taught me something. The silly duffer had run, at full gallop, into a window and was in instant pain. We were at the vets until 11 PM, where we were told that he had a fracture through a growth plate and will need to go to an orthopedic vet after the long weekend.
So he returned home on a fentanyl patch in a crate. Our puppies sleep in a crate anyway. But, in the middle of the night, he was whimpering. Not in pain, but in loneliness: as soon as he was with us he settled and slept.
But I did not. I did not. I stayed awake, still, unmoving, in case he got hurt further.
Our dog just wanted his people. Our people just want their God. It is far better to be a simpler society and righteous than have the wealth of Babylon itself and compete to virtue signal.
6 Of course, there is great gain in godliness combined with contentment; 7 for we brought nothing into the world, so that we can take nothing out of it; 8 but if we have food and clothing, we will be content with these. 9 But those who want to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and in their eagerness to be rich some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains.
11 But as for you, man of God, shun all this; pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, gentleness. 12 Fight the good fight of the faith; take hold of the eternal life, to which you were called and for which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 13 In the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who in his testimony before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, I charge you 14 to keep the commandment without spot or blame until the manifestation of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 which he will bring about at the right time—he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords. 16 It is he alone who has immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see; to him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.
17 As for those who in the present age are rich, command them not to be haughty, or to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but rather on God who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. 18 They are to do good, to be rich in good works, generous, and ready to share, 19 thus storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of the life that really is life.
20 Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you. Avoid the profane chatter and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge; 21 by professing it some have missed the mark as regards the faith. Grace be with you.
The elite of the modern age are discontent. They want a better world, builded by a the new Soviet man that the Russians rejected. Their priesthood — academics and media types, together with their ‘dummies” who take their mark and speak their lines — believe they have knowledge, and are equally discontent. So they label. The damn. They look at what we are, or what we do, and seek offence.
They consider themselves the cadre of the new revolution, bringing in a new world, and they demand that we trust them, when we do not.
There’s a good comment here and this is exactly true. He says, “I notice that they tend to scan for trigger words that they respond emotionally to rather than processing the ideas and then responding to the ideas.” People don’t like this behavior. This is what this is what is so strange about these patterns is that no one likes this behavior. Men don’t like it, women don’t like it, absolutely no one likes to be around it, and no one likes to be subjected to it. And so, you know, if you find that you’re not popular, if you find that people go out of their way to avoid being around you, if they kick you out of their groups online, you know, the chances are very good that your behavior is caught up in in this vicious spiral of negativity. Some of it is directed internally, but a lot of it gets directed at anybody who upsets you or makes you feel bad.
The problem is that other people know about this even if they even if they can’t articulate exactly what your behavior is. They have seen it before in others and they have had bad experiences with others who exhibit those behavioral patterns….
VD. Vox Popoli
What such lack is humility. My injured dog, hobbling to the water on three legs, is wiser. He knows he needs his people. And we, the pew sitters, need our God. It is far better to have God than any praise or virtue or riches: in this time of revolution all are taken away, randomly, to encourage others to enslave themselves.
It is God alone who is faithful and God alone who saves us. He has created nature to tutor us. Do not be blind. Do not be proud. Do not think you have knowledge. Do not be them. Do not be like them.