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the eternal me

an odd question

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well maybe not so much a question...

but i am compelled to write today...

faced with my own possible loss of parent...

it brings up an interesting question....

with the concept of a second coming...

and this person being human as we all are...

and with the hardships of life and the times we are in...

who would this person have to turn to as a support group?

the masses would be flocking to this person for comfort and solace of their own problems..

and in that state of seeking this person out...

would any of them think to take a moment for the one they seek?

would any questions of how this person is doing come to mind?

there are so many people that are waiting for this person to "save them" from whatever they believe they need saving from...

and the imaginings of who this person is, and the view that this person needs no one...

would they be trapped in a lonely gilded cage?

the story of the woman who washed the feet of jesus comes to mind...

she did it not because she was seeking anything from him...

she did it to show compassion and caring to the one who the masses were gathered around for their own needs...

an act of selflessness to one whose presence was for the selfish..

i use the term selfish in the manner that, most of the things i can see these people coming to the one for resolution ...

are seeking an out...

they have given up on the responsibility of their own actions and the actions of those they chose to surround themselves with...

any situation we find ourselves in (and there are so many different ways in which to play the victim) in some form or another are the result of our own actions..

the only manner in which this does not hold truth is of the child...

children are blameless....

they mimic and learn to act according to the actions and beliefs of the parent..

bad children are the result of bad parents...

or bad parenting...

that is a shotgun blast statement that i will probably get hammered for...

but there is a lot of truth to it...

but i am going way off topic... (as i am prone to do)

i can see the concept as this...

everybody around this person would seek the wisdom and compassion this person walks with...

so... even their closest friend would be seeking advice on a regular basis...

but those that are chosen to stand beside ... have an ear for this person...

so ... i guess i have answered my own question...

but being a selfless person...

would not the problems and caring for others come first?

leaving a potential for the neglect of the needs of the one to fall by the wayside?

me thinks this is a complex thing to ponder...

meh.....

i have no answers.... just opinions....

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Good question and good analogy of the woman pouring perfume on Jesus' feet. The thing about the woman, though, is that she had suffered a bad reputation. By anointing the feet of the King, she was likely trying to earn His grace and escape the marginalization she suffered as a result of her own actions.

The reason why she was so honored is because she was the only one in that room that treated Jesus like he ought to have been treated: as Royalty.

Jesus really did come to save. He came to save all people from all minds of hopeless situations. And He came with healing. And Philippians 2 shows how, even though Jesus humbled Himself, He was exalted above every name and given royal authority over all powers. Is there anything He would lack when He returns?

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