TARE: an injurious, noxious weed

The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.Romans 13:12

What are the "works of darkness"? What is the armor of light?

SIN = thoughts, words and deeds that have their Source In Negativity.

Negativity is the darkness that comes from unvirtuous, sinful thoughts. Unforgiveness, disrespect, dishonesty, unfaithfulness, hatred, envy, jealousy, etc., all come from negative thinking and pride, vanity and selfish ambition are the three-prongs of the fork of ego, that feeds the mind with those dark and twisted thoughts.

The armor of light, is referred to in scripture as the breastplate of righteousness, the shield of faith, helmet of salvation and sword of the spirit. Righteousness is a synonym for virtuousness and as faith and faithfulness are virtues, the armor of light is made up of the virtuous characteristics of true love's divine nature, that naturally makes your character shine with true love's virtuous majesty.

The light of Christ, is the KNOWLEDGE OF GOD, with the presence of true love and the absence of pride.

The light of Lucifer, is the KNOWLEDGE OF GOD, with the presence of pride and the absence of true love.

SAME KNOWLEDGE, different nature and characteristics (spirit).

Therefore take heed that the light WHICH IS IN YOU is not darkness.Luke 11:35

People's character's are darkened and stained (marked) by the characteristic pride, vanity, envy, selfishness, ambition, lust, greed, desire for creature comfort and/or fear for survival of THE BEAST of the instinctual, egocentric nature that God named Satan and man calls ego.

We in His League of True Love simply call it what it is, the instinctual, egocentric (sinful) self.

CHARACTERS OF THE INSTINCTUAL, EGOCENTRIC NATURE

(A BUNDLE OF WORST OFFENDERS)

The Strongman

Most of those who religiously attend a halfway house (church) know about the strongman. Yet like everything else, they only know the half of it at best.

The strongman (or woman), staunchly stands in his self-defence. He's built strong walls around his heart and won't let anyone in. Like all the other tares, his character is blinded, deceived, governed and ruled (marked/stained) by the characteristic pride, vanity, envy, selfishness, ambition, lust, greed, desire for creature comforts and/or fear for survival of the instinctual, egocentric (sinful) nature, the beast of the flesh.

Look at him, he's a mean character who's built a formidable fortress, a character you don't want to mess with, and he's quite proud of it to boot. However, look behind his proud walls and you'll find he's really nothing but a coward, who's insecure, afraid and lonely, and doesn't want anyone to know it, by putting on a brave face and tough exterior.

There's no point confronting the strongman, he's a bully and feeds off confrontation, and it only makes him harden his heart all the more. All you can do, is bow out gracefully and pray that God (True Love) will touch his heart and set him free of his instinctual, egocentric self (ego), and he/she will find true peace in his heart.

Stop making out you're so tough. Swallow your pride and "get over yourself" by forsaking all and WALKING the narrow path, to overcome every spot of your instinctual, egocentric pride, vanity and selfish ambition, etc., along with every blemish of worldly cares, concerns, desires, hopes and dreams. In short, every trace of that which is not of the one, true, living, Great Omniscient Deity of absolute, undying, true love and majestic virtuousness (righteousness). For those fortified walls you so proudly, stubbornly and obstinately build in your self-defense, are really just the walls of your own prison cell and YOU are you're own worst enemy.

The Lawyer

The lawyer is a self-righteous person, who knows the scriptures (letter of the law) word for word. He's memorised them all and will recite them like a parrot, to justify him/her self. He THINKS he/she knows everything there is to know about the letter of the law (scriptures). Yet he's never experienced the presence of the Holy Ghost of God's divine nature and characteristics of absolute, undying, true love and majestic virtuousness, in absolute, supernatural power and glory (been sanctified), and falsely believes righteousness is about being right and adhering to the law.

And if anyone thinks that he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know.1 Corinthians 8:2

Because of that, they've no understanding, that righteousness is all about living for love, according to true love's characteristic virtues, its majestic holiness, peacefulness, gracefulness and graciousness, with absolute equanimity, humility, cooperativeness and joy (brotherly love), without a care in the world and like a little child-at-heart, though far from childish.

"Woe to you lawyers! For you have taken away the key of knowledge. You did not enter in yourselves, and those who were entering in you hindered."Luke 11:52
But now we have been delivered from the law, having died to what we were held by, so that we should serve in the newness of the Spirit and not in the oldness of the letter.Romans 7:6
Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore LOVE is the fulfillment of the law.Romans 13:10
For I through the law (scriptures) died to the law (scriptures) that I might (wholeheartedly) live to God (for love).Galatians 2:19

There's no law in heaven. There's no need for it, because it's an egoless civilisation in which everyone has overcome that which God calls Satan, man calls ego and we in His League of True Love call the instinctual, egocentric self, and all their thoughts come from true love's (God's) divine nature and their words and deeds are expressed with majestic virtuousness.

Those who've truly forsaken all and WALKED the narrow path, and have totally 'got over themselves', and live for love with all their heart, mind, body and soul (absolutely), according to true love's absolute holiness, peacefulness, gracefulness and graciousness, with absolute equanimity, humility, cooperativeness and joy (brotherly love), without a care in the world and like a little child-at-heart, though far from childish, are perfect gentlemen and gentlewomen of true love, saints by any other name, and are "above the law".

If anyone says to you, "You must come under my authority!" (most 'ministers of righteousness' [Pastors] in the halfway house [church] believe this and it's for your benefit), then you know for a fact they're a tare (injurious, noxious weed), who does not truly serve the one, true, living, Great Omniscient Deity of absolute, undying, true love and majestic virtuousness, but think that they and the halfway house (church) are the be all and end all, and are truly serving the pride, vanity and selfish ambition of that which God calls Satan, man calls ego and we in His league of true love call the instinctual self, and have no idea of how very, very far short they fall. For they never got more than halfway and can't understand that God makes NOBODY an authority "over subjects", but "on the subject" and is not a respecter of persons (pamperer of egos) or places anyone in a "position of authority", but makes all men equal.

Now there was also a dispute among them, as to which of them should be considered the greatest. And He said to them, "The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those who exercise authority over them are called 'benefactors.' BUT NOT SO AMONG YOU; on the contrary, he who is greatest among you, let him be as the younger, and he who governs as he who serves. For who is greater, he who sits at the table, or he who serves? Is it not he who sits at the table? Yet I am among you as the One who serves."Luke 22:24-27

When God's presence came upon me (Jean-Baptiste Amata Gastiganto/Little John), in absolute, supernatural power and glory, 30 years ago and He revealed who I truly am, restored my soul memory and told me the plan for His endtime movement, The League of True Love, He told me that I would get no support or cooperation from the halfway house (church), as it is overrun with (run by) tares and filled with lukewarm fencesitters, who sit on the fence with one foot in the kingdom and one in the world, serving two masters. This has proven to be absolutely true and in the fulfillment of scripture (Luke 14:16-24).

I once attended a halfway house for 4 years, in which the Pastor literally lived around the corner. Yet he never visited my family and I, and never took the time to get to know me. One Sunday, he proclaimed, "I have a vision, of a big, palatial church surrounded by businesses all owned by church members, who are committed to paying their tithes."

He was a regent, who had a vision for his own principality and we in God's League of True Love know where that vision came from, and it wasn't from God.

Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their riches. And he said to Him, "All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me."Matthew 4:8-9

It's easiest to describe the regent, with the example of Prince John in the story of Robin Hood. John was the regent, who in the absence of King Richard the lionheart, claimed the throne for himself and imposed heavy taxes on the people, claiming it was to pay for Richard's ransom, when really it was destined for his own creature comforts. Those who know the story, should get the picture.

But what I do, I will also continue to do, that I may cut off the opportunity from those who desire an opportunity to be regarded just as we are in the things of which they boast. For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.2 Corinthians 11:12-15

The professor is a know-it-all, who takes great pride in what he thinks he knows. But as most people know, those who can, do, while those who can't, teach.

And if anyone thinks that he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know.1 Corinthians 8:2

For all he thinks he knows, he has no idea of how far short he falls and doesn't live by what he professes. He's all talk and self-righteously thinks he's a great authority, and his pride, vanity and selfish ambition, is pricked and wounded (offended), when others don't subject themselves to his authority.

He's so blinded, deceived, governed and ruled (marked) by the pride, vanity, envy, selfish ambition, desire for creature comfort and fear for survival of the beast of his flesh, he can't see that for all he thinks he knows, he never had the courage and faith to forsake all and WALK the talk, and does not know God's divine nature and characteristics of absolute, undying, true love and majestic virtuousness (righteousness), and is not the disciple he vainly believes himself to be, just a lukewarm wannabe, who's too blinded, deceived, governed and ruled by his instinctual, egocentric nature, to do what it takes to be a true disciple and reach the highest ground.

"So likewise, WHOEVER OF YOU does not forsake all that he has, cannot be (IS NOT) My disciple."Luke 14:33
Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith, from which some, having strayed, have turned aside to idle talk, desiring to be teachers of the law, understanding neither what they say nor the things which they affirm.1 Timothy 1:5-7

Don't think that I, Jean-Baptise Amata Gastiganto (beloved host of John the Baptist), blood vessel of the spirit and soul of Elijah, am trying to teach you anything here, or get you to 'come under my authority'! God didn't send me to teach, but to appeal to your common sense and paint a clear picture of the true way of life in His eternal presence, realm and reality of absolute, undying, true love and majestic virtuousness (righteousness), and to gather a harvest of perfect gentlemen and gentlewomen of His true love (the good fruit), saints by any other name, for His Grande Finale, His endtime movement, The League of True Love (AKA the marching of the saints).

The Showman

The showman loves the spotlight. He (or she) only feels good about himself, when others recognise his worthiness and give him/her their attention. He seeks the love and attention of others, but that love and attention is only fleeting, while he's in the spotlight, for when the spotlight fades, so does the false love and attention.

True love is absolutely virtuous (we hope you realize this by now). The virtues are the characteristics (fruits) of its divine nature. If you want true, everlasting love, then it doesn't come by putting on an act. It comes from living a virtuous life (walking in righteousness), then others will simply love you for who you are, unless they're too blinded, deceived, governed and ruled by the pride, vanity, envy and selfish ambition of their instinctual, egocentric self (ego).

They'll love and appreciate you, for who and how you are. For the integrity, compassion, empathy, confidence, cooperativeness, courage, courtesy, creativity, dignity, diligence, faithfulness, loyalty, flexibility, forgiveness, friendliness, generosity, gracefulness, graciousness, humility, honesty, honour, joyfulness, kindness, modesty, patience, peacefulness, reliability, respectfulness, thankfulness, trustworthiness, truthfulness, understanding and wisdom (common sense) of the loving nature within you. Love begets love, through its characteristic virtues, when they shine in your character.

God IS love. Without virtue there is no TRUE love and without TRUE love, God is not with you. For while true love can never die, in itself, it can die in you, when you allow your character to be blinded, deafened, deceived, governed and ruled (marked) by the sinful (unvirtuous), instinctual, egocentric nature (beast) of your flesh and its characteristic pride, vanity, envy, selfishness, ambition, lust, greed, desire for creature comforts and fear for survival.

The fencesitter is a coward, who does not have the courage and faith to go beyond the halfway house (church) and forsake all to WALK the narrow path. He/she is so blinded, deceived, governed and ruled by the beast of the flesh, he/she thinks it's simply enough to believe, religiously attend a halfway house, memorise and recite scriptures like a parrot, pass the buck to charity and do good deeds, and desires to one day be a teacher, or some other 'position of authority' in the hierarchy of the halfway house, and have people look up to him.

If you antagonise him, by telling him he must get off the fence to be a true disciple and reach the highest ground, he'll look down his nose at you and say, "I'm not comfortable with that! I don't have a peace about it." Or, "that's not in the scriptures!" And will recite them like a parrot, to defend his lofty position. He only knows what's written in The Book (yet he never got the plot) and only hears what he wants to hear, to pacify, placate and pamper to and soothe the savage beast within him, and keep him comfortable.

He won't listen to anything that rocks his boat and remains content to complacently sit on the fence, with one foot in the kingdom and one in the world, serving two masters (natures) and thinking he can have the best of both world's, and though he wants to be like Christ, he's too blinded, deceived, governed and ruled (marked) by the beast of his flesh, and too blemished with its worldly (instinctual and egocentric) cares, concerns, desires, hopes and dreams, to do what it takes.

"So likewise, WHOEVER OF YOU does not forsake all that he has, cannot be (IS NOT) My disciple."Luke 14:33

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king's angels and all the king's saints, were told not to save him or heed his complaints...

But He turned and said to Peter, "Get behind Me, Satan (ego)! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the (virtuous) things of God (absolute love), but the (instinctual and egocentric) things of men."matthew 16:23
"Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword."Matthew 10:34
The Shrew

The instinctual, egocentric nature of the flesh, isn't gender specific. Men can be shrewish too.

You see things as they are and ask, 'Why'? I dream things as they never were and ask, 'Why not'?George Bernard Shaw

All praise and thanks be, to the one, true, living, Great Omniscient Deity of true love, His son and Holy Ghost (the true League of True Love), that He has made me understand and be wise to why nobody is living the truth, the way and the life (true way of life), in the eternal presence, realm and reality of absolute, undying, true love's divine nature and characteristic, majestic virtues. It's because everyone's blinded and deceived (brainwashed), governed and ruled (led by) the instinctual, egocentric (sinful) nature of the flesh and their character is formed from its characteristic pride, vanity, envy, selfishness, ambition, lust, greed, desire for creature comforts and fear for survival.

In the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus went through the greatest tribulation in His life. He knew He was facing certain death, for thousands had been crucified before Him and it was a known fact, nobody survived crucifixion. So His instinctual nature rose up in Him, with its characteristic survival instinct and He sweated out that fear and overcame it, to go on and do what was necessary for our eternal salvation, with no complaints, which was to endure the crucifixion so He could rise from the dead and show us all that eternal life is not only a reality, but one that's so heavenly and blissful, it defies our instinctual and egocentric imagination, beliefs and way of living.

He wants us to follow in His footsteps, in the power of true love over our life. When you get right down to the heart of it all, love is all there truly is and the one and only, truth, way and life (true way of life) we're meant to be living and all dream about, in our heart of heart's (soul), and clearly you see, know, understand and are wise to it, when you absolutely get over yourself and live for love with all your heart, mind, body and soul (absolutely), according to true love's absolute holiness, peacefulness, gracefulness and graciousness, with absolute equanimity, humility, cooperativeness and joy, without a care in the world, like a little child-at-heart, though far from childish.

"Assuredly, I say to you, unless your nature is transformed and become as little children, you will BY NO MEANS enter the kingdom of heaven."Matthew 18:3

Jesus wasn't a Martyr to admire from afar and/or keep on a cross on a wall in your mind. The true salvation is not in the crucifixion, but the resurrection and He's a revolution and revelation of the highest, most virtuous form of human nature, character and civilization, according to the divine nature of absolute, undying, true love and true love's majestic characteristics. He's the complete package baby and if you're not living for love, like a king or queen (perfect gentleman or gentlewoman), with nothing to complain about, then you're not perfectly natural in the truth, the way and the life (true way of life), in the eternal presence, realm and reality of absolute, undying, true love's divine nature and characteristic, majestic virtuousness, and are not living righteously (in virtuous majesty), with true love. So why are you complaining? Where's the virtue in that?

The seductress thinks she's pretty hot and vainly thinks she's a queen in beauty. She's a lusty sort and more often than not, consciously or subconsciously equates sex as love and love as sex, and feels she needs a good man (a prince) to provide for her luxurious desire for creature comfort. It's in her instinctual (carnal) nature and she feels spurned and unloved when men don't lust for her. The Oxford Guide to People & Places of the Bible states that the name Jezebel, is best understood as meaning 'Where is the Prince?'

Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies. The heart of her husband safely trusts her; So he will have no lack of gain. She does him good and not evil all the days of her life.Proverbs 31:10-31

Men will naturally lust after a seductress, but any man with an uncommon degree of common sense (wisdom) won't fall for her wiles or marry her. That's because, though all men and women have lust in their instinctual nature, all good (virtuous) men, consciously or subconsciously, want a virtuous wife, a good woman. Just as all virtuous women, consciously or subconsciously, are looking for their prince, a good, virtuous man, who'll truly love them, and they can truly love.

God is the Great Omniscient Deity of absolute, undying, true love and absolute, undying, true love is not religious. Absolute, undying, true love is absolutely and majestically virtuous by character. The virtues, in all their might and glory, are the characteristics of true love's divine nature.

That's why God's perfect gentleman (lord) of true love, Immanuel (Jesus), knows, understands and is wise to, the one and only character that comes from true love's divine nature and majestic characteristics. The character of the perfect gentleman or gentlewoman of true love, a saint by any other name.

All those in His League of True Love (Heaven), are similar in character. While their character's are portrayed uniquely, they're mutual by nature and are all perfect gentlemen and gentlewomen (kings or queens) of true love, according to true love's crowning, glorious virtues and their every thought, word and deed, is governed and dictated by absolute, undying, true love, through its majestic virtues, and everyone dwells in absolute peace and serenity (heavenly bliss), because everyone's the best that everyone trusts them to be and they truly want to be, deep down in their heart of heart's (soul).

To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness (majestic virtuousness) of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: Grace (gracefulness & graciousness) and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord (role model), as His divine power (Holy Ghost) has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that THROUGH THESE you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust (and other characteristics of the instinctual, egocentric nature).2 Peter 1:1-4
The Scrooge

The Scrooge's character is strong in the characteristic pride, selfishness, ambition, greed, desire for creature comforts and fear for survival of his instinctual, egocentric (sinful) nature. It poisons his mind with its dark thoughts that have their Source In Negativity, that cause him to resist, ignore and turn away from (ignore) true love's characteristic compassion, empathy, generosity and charity, etc., and makes him an injurious, noxious weed. Though don't for a minute, think true love's foolish or blind, for absolute, undying, true love is not blind at all and sees absolutely everything very clearly, knows you better than you know yourself and is the absolute, best judge of character. It's only as clear as mud to those who are full of themselves.

If you know the story of Scrooge, then don't you find it poignant, he didn't change his ways until the end, when the ghost of Christmas future, showed him his own grave? When you realise that you will leave this world with nothing but your wits (maybe not even that) and that man doesn't live by bread alone and life is more than flesh and blood, and that the one and only true meaning, purpose and way of life in which anyone can find true, everlasting joy and fulfillment, is to live for love, with all your heart, mind, body and soul (absolutely), according to true love's absolute, majestic holiness, peacefulness, gracefulness and graciousness, with absolute, majestic equanimity, humility, cooperativeness and joy, without the slightest care in the world, like a little child-at-heart, though far from childish, then maybe you'll be truly ready, willing and ABLE to get over yourself, let go and let God (true love) rule over your every thought, word and deed, according to His characteristic, virtuous majesty.

"Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."Matthew 6:19-21
The Boss

The boss likes to be in charge and have influential power over others and tell them what to do. But his (or her) influence isn't from the divine nature of absolute, undying, true love or expressed with true love's majestic virtuousness (righteousness).

His (or her) character is blinded, deceived, governed and ruled (stained/marked) by the characteristic pride, vanity, selfish ambition and envy of the instinctual, egocentric (sinful) nature of his (or her) flesh, that's naturally strong in him (or her) and makes him (or her) an injurious, noxious weed, like all the others, to those of us in God's League of True Love (kingdom of Heaven), who live for love with all our heart, mind, body and soul (absolutely), according to true love's absolute holiness, peacefulness, gracefulness and graciousness, with absolute equanimity, humility, cooperativeness and joy, without a care in the world and like a little child-at-heart, though far from childish.

But the natural (instinctual, egocentric) man does not receive the (virtuous) things of the Spirit (divine nature) of God (absolute love), for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually (supernaturally) discerned.1 Corinthians 2:14
Now there was also a dispute among them, as to which of them should be considered the greatest. And He said to them, "The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those who exercise authority over them are called 'benefactors.' BUT NOT SO AMONG YOU; on the contrary, he who is greatest among you, let him be as the younger, and he who governs as he who serves. For who is greater, he who sits at the table, or he who serves? Is it not he who sits at the table? Yet I am among you as the One who serves."Luke 22:24-27

THE ONE AND ONLY CHARACTER OF TRUE LOVE'S DIVINE NATURE

The Perfect Gentleman

We could go on and on, listing all the characters (tares) that come from the beast of the instinctual, egocentric nature of the flesh, and its characteristic pride, vanity, envy, selfishness, ambition, lust, greed, desire for creature comforts and fear for survival. But we'd rather not, as we don't choose to focus our attention on them. It's easier to just tell you the one and only, true character that comes from absolute, true love's divine nature, the absolutely perfect gentleman or gentlewoman of true love (saint), that we choose to focus on, the only good fruit of the divine nature and characteristics of absolute love.

The perfect gentleman or gentlewoman (lord or lady), is without any spot of pride, vanity or selfish ambition, etc., and his (or her) mind isn't darkened with the slightest blemish of worldly (instinctual, egocentric) cares, concerns, desires, hopes and dreams. His (or her) EVERY thought and inspiration, comes from the divine nature of absolute, undying, true love and his (or her) words and deeds are always absolutely virtuous and rich in an uncommon degree of common sense (wisdom), for better or worse, richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, and he (or she) has no fear for his (or her) own life, but cares for the wellbeing of others.

His (or her) character shines with the crowning glory of true love's characteristic, ABSOLUTE assertiveness (boldness), caring, charity, cleanliness, commitment, compassion, confidence, consideration, cooperation, courage, courtesy, creativity, detachment, determination, dignity, diligence, enthusiasm, excellence, faithfulness, flexibility, forgiveness, friendliness, generosity, gentleness, gracefulness, graciousness, helpfulness, holiness, honesty, honour, humility, idealism, integrity, joyfulness, justice, kindness, loyalty, moderation, modesty, nobility, orderliness, patience, peacefulness, perseverance, purposefulness, reliability, respect, responsibility, self-discipline, service, tact, thankfulness, tolerance, trust, trustworthiness, truthfulness, understanding, unity and wisdom (common sense).

It's not too late to overcome the beast of your flesh that God named Satan and man calls ego, and live the absolute best life possible, like a king (or queen)! Beyond your wildest imagination and without the shadow of any doubt. By allowing true love's virtues to govern and dictate your every thought, word and deed and make you like a king (or queen), a perfect gentleman or gentlewoman of true love, a saint by any other name, who lives for love with all their heart, mind, body and soul (absolutely), according to true love's absolute holiness, peacefulness, gracefulness and graciousness, with absolute equanimity, humility, cooperativeness and joy, without a care in the world and like a little child-at-heart, though far from childish. That's the stuff that heaven and all good (virtuous) dreams, are made of, don't you know?

There's many more than these few tares (injurious, noxious weeds), whose characters are stained (marked) by the characteristic pride, vanity, envy, selfishness, ambition, lust, greed, desire for creature comforts and fear for survival, of the beast of the flesh (ego) and blemished with worldly (instinctual, egocentric) cares, concerns, desires, hopes and dreams, who cannot have any part in the egoless civilisation men call Heaven and those who dwell therein call, The League of True Love, a common unity of perfect gentlemen and gentlewomen of true love, saints by any other name, who walk in righteousness (true love's virtuous majesty).

Bit of a shame really, that people are so blinded, deceived, governed and ruled by the beast of their flesh (ego), that it's always and forever wil be as clear as mud for them... Oh dear, how sad, never mind, there's just no getting through the brick wall (proud mind) of instinctual, egocentric characters.

When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is he who received seed by the wayside. But he who received the seed on stony places, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; yet he has no root in himself, but endures only for a while. For when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles. Now he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful. But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty." Another parable He put forth to them, saying: "The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared. So the servants of the owner came and said to him, 'Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?' He said to them, 'An enemy has done this.' The servants said to him, 'Do you want us then to go and gather them up?' But he said, 'No, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, "First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn." ' "Matthew 13:19-30
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Virtue of the Week

RESPONSIBILITY

active lion-like virtue

Being responsible means others can trust you to do things to the best of your abilities. You accept accountability for your actions, as actions always have consequences. When you make a mistake, you offer amends instead of excuses. Responsibility is the ability to respond capably and to make wise choices and decisions.

Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.Proverbs 22:6

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