“By slow, thoughtful watching, you can gain much,
as against working up a wild, panicky condition.”
Ernest Vincent Wright, Gadsby
The Mayor thought that putting her toy bucket on her head and walking through the house
was a good idea.
It was fine for a while…
It was all fine and good until she ran into the Sherrif and knocked him over.
So there is indeed a moral to the tale of the Mayor’s haphazard choice…
actually, there are probably several morals.
But the one thing I’m finding as somewhat reflective of the times in which we now live…
is that The Mayor is not the only person walking around with some sort of
a bucket on her head.
The difference is that we just can’t see the buckets on the heads of those
caring little for those they tend to be running into or over whereas we
can clearly see the Mayors.
The Mayor, we hope, would not intentionally plow over her younger brother
when seeing him clear as day.
However, there are so many of our fellow human beings who are not wearing buckets
on their heads, blocking their vision, but who are none the less plowing into
and over their fellow members of humankind…and the thing is they don’t care.
Now granted the Mayor may not have cared too much about running over her
younger brother…that is until she was scolded…then she really cared.
Sadly today our fellow man, or woman, scolded or not, cares not.
We’ve witnessed this plowing into and over one another,
pretty much daily for the past four years, all because we are a deeply divided country.
Our fellow countrymen, and women, show very little care
or concern for those who are on the opposing side of not just politics but
on opposing sides of pretty much everything in life in general.
For example, Mr. Biden has spoken of a mandate given to him by the people…
what with his win of the White House.
Now since that win has not been officially verified by the powers that be, that
kind of talk is slightly premature.
This has been a razor-thin election, once again.
Mandates are not found in near 50 50 votings.
50 50 is a near-perfect split…mandates tend to come
from landslide results.
The masses demanding their will.
We have a split of the masses on two varying sides with each vying for their
own mandate…and they, we, you, me will continue plowing into one another until
that mandate of choice is met.
Something has got to give…
I believe a Divine scolding is in order…
Get ready, because that scolding is coming.
What will you do on the day of reckoning,
when disaster comes from afar?
To whom will you run for help?
Where will you leave your riches?
I’ve told my children not to be surprised at anything that happens.
Always be prepared!
On Sunday, November 15, 2020, cookiecrumbstoliveby wrote:
> Julie (aka Cookie) posted: “âBy slow, thoughtful watching, you can gain > much, as against working up a wild, panicky condition.â Ernest Vincent > Wright, Gadsby The Mayor thought that putting her toy bucket on her head > and walking through the house was a good idea. It w” >
I think there will be a Divine scolding as well. The election is being challenged. Trump may still win and I think he will with the evidence of fraud his legal team will present. I agree with you that Biden’s claims are premature.
The work President Trump started is by far completed. He needs 4 more years .now.
I whole heartedly agree!!!
He does. He needs four more years now.
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I need a bucket.
I do hope and pray a divine scolding is in the works. I’ll grab the popcorn and seats.
Save me a seat!!!!
Reblogged this on Citizen Tom and commented:
Too good not to share.
Gives an entirely new meaning to “the bucket brigade”. Instead of rescuers, the people with the buckets are now childish and careless bumblers at best.
Are you a member of the childish and careless bumbling bucket brigade? Or did your parents and grandparents teach you how to use a bucket?
Consider. How is this bucket used a metaphor? How many of us think of this verse?
That blind man was blind at birth. Had he had a bucket over his head all his life? Yes. We are all born that way. We are all born spiritually blind.
The best use for a bucket is to carry water, to share the water that is life. Because Jesus loves us, he cured that blind man. He both enabled the man to see Creation and to see the Truth of God.
What happened to that blind man when Jesus cured him? Pharisees came to see him, and his story outraged them. Why? The Pharisees saw themselves as self-sufficient. They believed their works were their salvation. Jesus told them they could only be saved if they too admitted that they were sinners, in need of the mercy and grace of God.
Our bucket is our love. With it we can share the water of life (https://www.gotquestions.org/water-of-life.html). Even if we have never read the Bible, God made us in His image. With love, we can share His Spirit. With an understanding of the Bible, we can do so wisely. We can accurately lead others to Christ our Savior.
First, however, we must remove our bucket from our heads. Instead of using our bucket to protect ourselves from others, we must each use our bucket to share the life that our Lord has given us with others.
You did a much better job of taking your bucket and running with it than I did!
Thank you for allowing me and my silly little post to lead into something deeply profound!
If I see farther it is because I stand upon the shoulders of giants. Thanks for being my giant today.
I don’t feel very giant— but I appreciate your words Tom
Be at peace.
Remember that the Apostle Paul told those he taught that he was the greatest of sinners. Yet he asked them to imitate him because he followed Christ. As you know it is His strength, not our own, that matters. Our fellowship is in Him.
Reblogged this on boudica.us and commented:
H/T Citizen Tom
So adorable, Julie! Good job telling us the parable of the bucket heads. 🙂
Thank you IB— seems we can learn so much from our wee ones!!!
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Amen! We are not going to be saved by masks, social distancing, shutdowns, Trump, Biden, Pelosi, BLM, or anything else from man. We need to look to God and love one another. It may not be easy, but it isn’t complicated.
No truer words my friend
Thank you for speaking truth!
What an analogy