The Eyes Have It
I have to say, after a number of days being basically off the Internet, it's been an amazing experience in not being exposed to all the mind trash that's out there. This goes for "social media" (which is making us mighty unsocial), YouTube and everything else that's been created and "gifted" to us as a way of turning us against one another, spying on us, and putting propaganda in front of us in more subtle and never before imagined ways. Which as it turns out has been one gigantic ongoing "social" interaction experiment by the powers that wannabe. Also designed to get us used to no more direct Human interaction, but everything must be done by way of "the great all seeing A.I. machine god" being the interface of all human relating. Ludicrous.
Not for me. I'll take "old normal". I may even opt out for a flip phone. Not because I'm technologically challenged, because I'm not and have always tried to embrace these "advances." But because it's become obvious that human good is not the object of most of it. It may be those good intentions that pave the way to hell. I’d like to believe that, but the deceptive character of technocrats and what they stand for does not take good intentions for others into consideration. So I must reconsider whether to proceed. Leaning towards not for now.
Time to turn away. Yeah, I am gonna go a little "preachy" here. The Lord Jesus said, "The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light." Matthew 6:22. (Although I'm not KJV only by any means, KJV knocks it out of the park on this one, in my opinion.)
Focus and simplicity are being brought to my attention a lot lately, and I'm saying it as a sort of personal confession in this department. Somewhere along the line, the truth came to the surface that where the focus goes the energy flows. So I needed to figure it out: where do I want my focus to "flow"?
Where's the eye wandering to? Darkness? Lies, half truth, and propaganda? Someone's morbid agenda? What do you want in your body? That is the question. Do I want to provide that to someone else as well?!
There's a connection! He goes on to say, "But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!" Matthew 6:23. Whoa! Do I want that in my very body and soul?
Might the mind trash be making us not only spiritually but physically sick? We are after all embodied souls and ensouled bodies. Let's not lose track of this!
It boils down to, How seriously do we take Him? He's not just blowing smoke here. Where's the focus? Where does it need to be? "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; And wisdom to know the difference." That last part seems forgotten a lot these days. Is my being up in the air and harping over things going to change some things on levels way above my pay grade? I doubt it.
Instead my best "shot" is that I can pray for the bigger cosmic guns to come in and take care of it. Lord, have mercy! (Oh no, did she say guns? We can't use that expression... See how this works? It's all gone to turmoil and confusion.)
There's always a solution! It's where my single eye needs to be focused. "Therefore, since you have been raised with Christ, strive for the things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.” (Berean Study Bible) Colossians 3:1-3. "Set your mind on things above..." Sagest of the sage advice well worth contemplating, and a sight for sore eyes as it were - the place where we need to put them, and refuse to look away.
As a friend I used to know, of whom I've regrettably lost track would say, "That is ponderable."
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