the long silence and side trips. Yes, it has been awhile since I’ve added another post to this journal.

Compassion

One of my biggest fears is large quantities of verbal spillage without much substance. My second greatest fear is to come across pompous and pontificating. this is such a personal and sometimes painful journey and  don’t want to build this feeling of exclusivity and that you couldn’t possibly understand unless you are part of the big “C” club! Continue reading

“JESUS GAVE HIS LIFE FOR YOU, THE LEAST YOU CAN DO IS ‘LIKE’ HIM”

Guilt

WOW GUILT TACTICS AT THEIR BEST SO-AN AD BANNER ON THE RIGHT READS”JESUS GAVE HIS LIFE FOR YOU, THE LEAST YOU CAN DO IS ‘ LIKE’ HIM”.  WHO WRITES THIS STUFF? WHAT EXACTLY IS THE INTENT? WHO IS IT THAT YOU THINK YOU’RE APPEALING TO? HOW WAS IT THAT JESUS GAVE HIS LIFE FOR ME, AS IN MARVIN KANAREK? WHAT HAD I DONE THAT WAS SO SERIOUS THAT THIS INNOCENT HUMAN BEING DIED FOR ME AS MY PROXY? HAD I KNOWN IN ADVANCE, I WOULD HAVE TALKED HIM OUT OF IT!

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And sometimes………..

©Marvin Kanarek and Sometimes

You have to be in the now. Not the future, not the past. just the NOW!! And sometimes you just have to cry. Sometimes you just have to stop trying so hard to be strong and JUST be strong! Sometimes you need to embrace the fear to kill the fright. sometimes you just have to accept that fear is normal. it’s all life and the cliches do bring comfort and guidance and direction because they have evolved from simple truths. Continue reading