Friday, June 15, 2012

Everybody But Me

Everybody But Me

“You say that you believe in Democracy for everybody,

Yes, I know, for dogs and cats and others and everybody,
Everybody, but me.

In high sounding words and musty oratory, on Washington’s and Lincoln’s birthday.

You government officials, major and minor, effuse bright praise to our country and all of her glory.

How it was founded and will always be a haven of the free and I sitting up there listening to you applauded and cheered with all the rest.

But I was one mighty surprised soul to see when it came to the test that you did men everybody, Everybody, but me.

Sure, I read all about it in the history books about how the founding fathers got together and wrote the Declaration of Independence cause they didn’t want King George stepping on them and even though I play a part in bringing it about – they left me out.

They declared that Independence for everybody, Everybody, but me.

They also got together and wrote a Constitution and a Bill of Rights saying that everybody had certain rights and privileges being citizens and that everybody ought to have a job and a place to live and equal opportunity.

But when I tried to get my rights and privileges and a job and a house, I was mighty sorry to find that they really did mean everybody, Everybody, but me.

I went to church every Sunday being a pious person and I heard the preacher talking about heaven and eating milk and honey and wearing long white robes and I felt the spirit and shouted out, shouted out that I wanted to be in the number too.

Suddenly I looked up at he wall, saw that all the folks gathered around Jesus had straw blond hair and sky blue eyes and there wasn’t a brother among them, I know again that did mean everybody, Everybody but me.

Of course as far back as I hear tell about there have been times when they needed help out, this is when they had a war and then they sent out a call for everybody, they knew what to use me for and I found that they really did mean everybody, including me.

My father told me that in World War I they sent out a call for everyone including me and we had to go over to fight Kaiser to keep the world free and safe for Democracy for everybody.

When I got home I was hurt to find that they really did mean everybody, Everybody, but me.

Well putting two and two together you and I can plainly see that those folks down in Washington have never been thinking of you and me, from here on I’m going to be thinking about me. I am going to get together with you and my sisters and brothers black and white all over the country and over the world and we’re going to put up a terrific fight until we win and we will and when we say peace and freedom for everybody it will mean Everybody, everywhere.

It will mean me.”
By Margaret Burroughs - 1917 - 2010

Saturday, April 7, 2012

God's Gift to You

Someone gave me this in paper form many many years ago at a meeting. I lived in the faith of what this writing taught me. I lived it with my whole heart.
I am happy to say that the promise was fulfilled when I found my wife. My love for her is nothing I could have ever imagined. I am glad I had faith and allowed God to give me my precious gift rather than demanding what I believed I wanted. I would have sold myself way short.

God's Gift to You
Everyone longs to give themselves completely to someone-

To have a deep soul relationship with another-

Be loved thoroughly, and exclusively.

But God, says:

I want you to be satisfied, fulfilled, and content

With being loved by Me alone-

With giving yourself totally and unreservedly to Me-

With having an intensely personal and unique relationship

With Me alone.

Discovering that only in Me is your satisfaction to be found,

Will you be capable of the best human relationship

That I have planned for you

I want you to be united with another after you are united with Me-

Exclusive of anyone or anything else,

Exclusive of any other desires or longings.

I want you to stop planning, stop wishing,

And allow Me to give you the most thrilling plan existing-

One that you cannot imagine.

I want you to have the best-

Please allow Me to bring it to you.

You just keep watching Me, trusting Me-

Keep experiencing the satisfaction that I am.

Keep listening and learning the things I tell you.

You just wait.

That's all.

Don't be anxious.

Don't worry.

Don't look around at the things

Others have gotten or that I've given them.

Don't look at the things you think you want.

You just keep looking off and up to Me,

Or you'll miss what I want to show you.

And then, when you're ready, I'll surprise you with a love

Far more wonderful than any you would dream of.

You see, until you are ready and until the one I have for you is ready,

(I am working even at this moment to have both of you ready at the same time),

Until you are both satisfied exclusively with Me and the life I prepared for you,

You won't be able to experience the love that exemplifies your relationship with me.

And this is the perfect love.

And dear one, I want you to have the most wonderful love.

I want you to see in the flesh a picture of your relationship with Me,

And to enjoy materially and concretely the everlasting union of beauty, perfection, and love

That I offer you with Myself.

Know that I love you utterly.

I am God.

Believe and be satisfied.

-author and original title unknown