11 July 2020

The Path of Peace ~ Why Prayer Matters

Greetings Dear Reader,

I spent the day yesterday with my good friend and avid supporter, Adam.  We talked most of the day about the challenge of living out our love of the Father and loving other humans in a practical way.  We discussed family, friends, and churches at length.

The talk consistently returned to the subject of love for others as a way of loving the Father.  It also reminded me that I must make prayer for guidance and strength from the Father a constant conversation.  I spent time pondering how much I need to ramp up my prayer and practice of loving others no matter who they are as part of my faith and following, 

I was reminded of the song that a dear friend shared with me a couple of weeks ago as part of his journey to grow closer to Christ.  His desire is to live out this song as well as asking the Father for the things in it.  I leave it with you, Dear Reader as a part of our Sunday Morning.  I am headed down the road again today and carry you with me always.

The Prayer – Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli

I pray you’ll be our eyes, and watch us where we go
And help us to be wise in times when we don’t know
Let this be our prayer when we lose our way
Lead us to the place, guide us with your grace
To a place where we’ll be safe

I pray we’ll find your light, and hold it in our hearts
When stars go out each night, remind us where you are
Let this be our prayer when shadows fill our day
Help us find a place, guide us with your grace
Give us faith so we’ll be safe

A world where pain and sorrow will be ended
And every heart that’s broken will be mended
And we’ll remember we are all God’s children
Reaching out to touch you
Reaching to the sky

We ask that life be kind, and watch us from above
We hope each soul will find another soul to love
Let this be our prayer, just like every child
Who needs to find a place, guide us with your grace
Give us faith so we’ll be safe
Needs to find a place, guide us with your grace
Give us faith so we’ll be safe

Wishing you joy in the journey,

Aramis Thorn
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a homeowner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”
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The Path of Peace ~ The New Normal


Greetings Dear Reader,

We keep hearing about the new normal that is rising in our culture.  I think that if we are going to abandon things, we must know that to which are we going to make normal.  I think that we need to also ask if what we seek is an honest product of our methods for getting there.

It could be that we have forgotten that only love yields love.  I hear so much hatred from conservatives and progressives regarding each other that it saddens me.  Hatred never yields love. It never yields peace but we convince ourselves that it does. We want our new normal and convince ourselves that any method of getting there is acceptable.  We are willing to hate in order to get it,

As long as we hate those who oppose us, we cannot build a normal that is free, loving, and sustainable.  We are unable to birth peace through hatred and violence.  It could be that some have forgotten this and that some have never learned it.  Still, the division is so great in our society that we have not tried to fix it through the things we all value,

I would submit that everyone needs to begin by loving others from the heart.  We need to see that we all want peace and freedom.  We need to also admit that we want that defined by our own creed and not to include theirs.  I want every human to embrace Jesus and follow him.  I am not willing to deny their needs and freedom to choose to get that desire met.  

The hard and narrow path to walk is to give others the freedom necessary to this thinking and realize that they may still do horrible things.  The deeper truth is that they will do horrible things and call them good.  The path to peace is to love so deeply and consistently that evil makes itself evident.  It is our love and kindness that must radiate to others.  Our righteousness and doctrine will need to be what we carry and not what we insist others adopt.

I must make others remember what it is like to be loved.  I must push them to the place where love is what they want.  That push itself must come from our demonstrated love as well.  Our words only matter when others feel so loved that they insist to know from whence we acquire that love.  We can then stir the memory or create the knowledge that Christ loves them to a depth that cannot be measured by our minds.  Only then, Dear Reader should we speak of the difference from the selfish methods we all pursue to that path of peace Jesus asks us to walk.  Only then can we create a normal that works for everyone.

Wishing you joy in the journey,

Aramis Thorn
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a homeowner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”
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"You know, my dears, the world has been abnormal for so long that we've forgotten what it's like to live in a peaceful and reasonable climate. If there is to be any peace or reason, we have to create it in our own hearts and homes." -- Madeleine L'Engle, A Swiftly Tilting Planet

10 July 2020

The Path of Peace ~ The Primary Choice

Greetings Dear Reader,

Today is one of those days that is very important to me.  My younger Son, Bezel, marks another journey around the sun.  I will get to see him later to celebrate him.  I have been pondering what it is in him that is so amazing.

He and I do not agree on all matters of faith and following but the thing that matters most, he gets.  He understands and practices that we must always deal with every human from a perspective of love.  Even though my failures, he shows compassion and love for me.  We have talked through my difficulties and it has brought us closer.

I see his compassion for anyone who is struggling.  I watch his care for the needs of others.   I see his ability to approach others, even those he sees a wrong, with love and respect.  I think that his light and influence do much to draw others to this same thinking,

His life furthers my thinking that the path to peace is always through love.  Even when we are wrong, we can work our way through it with love and kindness.  We can be the kind of people who love first, Dear Reader.  I am honoring my Son, Bezel, and the Father by working in every moment to be that man.  I am thankful for the love of my Son and his life, happy birthday, Son.

Wishing you joy in the journey,

Aramis Thorn
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a homeowner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”
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When our primary choice is to love others, we can change the world.

09 July 2020

The Path of Peace ~ Dried Up Wells

Greetings Dear Reader,

The home I had before I lived alone was over one hundred years old.  Its water source was a well.  That water was the second-best water source I have ever experienced.  I commented to a colleague once that my well water was sweet and he was skeptical.  I brought him a gallon of it and he agreed.

The idea of well water is always pleasant to me.  I have only once gotten to reel up a bucket dropped in a real well.  That too was memorable water.  That same well dried up a few years later and the owner explained that the water table beneath his land had shifted during an earthquake.  The idea that he no longer had his water source concerned me.  He reassured me that he had a team coming to drill him a new well.  Still, his rustic stone well with the little birch roof and bucket hoist became an unused decoration.  His spouse filled the bucket with flowers that draped over the side of the well.  It is lovely but not the source of life-giving water it once was.

When I try to replace my love of Christ with anything, I am trying to drink from a dry well.  When any love distracts me from loving the Father with all that I am, that is me worshiping an idol.  The things that replace our faith and faithfulness are modern-day graven images to the gods of entertainment, greed, and desire.  We drink from these wells and wonder why we are not at peace, why we are not satisfied, and why we still thirst.

Jesus says that he is the water of life.  He reminds us that all our satisfaction can be found in him.  We look for it elsewhere.  We struggle against the truth and replace other things for love of the Father.  I must only find my delight in the Father and following the Son.  I must not place anything else in the cup of Christ.  Only through this can I hope to journey well.  Only in this water will my thirst and yours be satisfied, Dear Reader.

Dried Up Well – Mustard Seed Faith


All through this life
You wander here and there
Looking for something anything someplace where people care
You search for meaning in a dark and dying world
You get no smiles except from those you know so well
And it's so hard
To even tell
You're trying to drink
From a dried-up well!!

And through the years
The many roads you take
The many dreams you had the life you tried to make
The precious moments the suffering and the pain
The many times your happiness became tears that fell like rain
And the emptiness you feel inside
Is like a bird
That that hasn't learned to fly!

And now a door
Opens wide for you
The door is Jesus
Won't you come and walk on through?
His living waters will fill your dried up well
And overflow it with a love that you can tell is the answer you're looking for
All you dream of
And so much more!

Wishing you joy in the journey,

Aramis Thorn
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a homeowner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”
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When we stop trying to drink from dried up wells, we find that there is clear sweet water available to us.

08 July 2020

The Path of Peace ~ When God is Silent


Greetings Dear Reader,

When I first arrived back in the North Georgia Mountains, I was very broken.  It was during this time that a song surfaced that carried me through those first few months as I confronted who I was and who I wished to become.  To me, the Father had been silent for some time.  I had no internal peace and those who loved me had gone to war with me.

To be clear, their complaints were merited.  I had refused to see the depth of my failures and the length of my distance in following Christ with my whole heart.  As my life fell apart around me, it seemed that the Father was silent.  In truth, however, he was speaking and I did not like what he was saying.  He was calling my name and I was refusing to hear it.

I think that pride acts like earplugs. We cannot hear when we are being warned or even clearly told that we are no longer on the path to peace.  We build a path that may look or feel similar to that of following in faith and humility.  We convince ourselves that we are carrying love and peace with us.  What we are doing is growing further and further from who we are meant to be and hurting those we love in the process.

When the Father seems to be silent, we need to listen harder.  I know that I find that silence more tolerable now than I ever have.  I use it better and it no longer harms me.  It is the silence of God that draws me closer to him instead of me filling it with noise that means nothing.  We need to recall that there is a truth.  God is never silent. 

The world sings to us of his presence and power all the time.  It is always our ears and never God’s voice that is the problem.  We must become better listeners if we are to remain on the path of peace.  Job reminds us that the Father’s mind is fixed on us.  He constantly thinks of each of us. 

If we are to remain on the path of peace, we must draw closer to Christ when he seems silent.  We must listen without interference.  I must remember those lessons I have learned about listening and about silence.  I must ignore those who like I used to, pretend that everything is fine.  We are not fine, Dear Reader.  We are not OK.  We will be but we have a way to go to get there.  We must listen, hear, and help each other when we are weak.  I am thankful for your company.

The Silence Of God – Michael Card

It's enough to drive a man crazy; it'll break a man's faith
It's enough to make him wonder if he's ever been sane
When he's bleating for comfort from Thy staff and Thy rod
And the heaven's only answer is the silence of God

It'll shake a man's timbers when he loses his heart
When he has to remember what broke him apart
This yoke may be easy, but this burden is not
When the crying fields are frozen by the silence of God

But when you have to listen to the voices of the mob
Who are reeling in the throes of all the happiness they've got
When they tell you all their troubles have been nailed up to that cross
Then what about the times when even followers get lost?
'Cause we all get lost sometimes...

There's a statue of Jesus on a monastery knoll
In the hills of Kentucky, all quiet and cold
He's kneeling in the garden, as silent as a stone
All His friends are sleeping and He's weeping all alone

And the man of all sorrows, he never forgot
What sorrow is carried by the hearts that he bought
So, when the questions dissolve into the silence of God
The aching may remain, but the breaking does not
The aching may remain, but the breaking does not
In the holy, lonesome echo of the silence of God

Wishing you joy in the journey,

Aramis Thorn
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a homeowner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”
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07 July 2020

The Path of Peace ~ Make me an Instrument


Greetings Dear Reader,

There exists a piece of music that is my favorite in all the strains of melody I have ever heard.  It has no lyrics and is a full six minutes of beauty and delight.  I will leave a link for you so that you can carry this loveliness with you as well.  The Inner Light by Jerry Goldsmith; enjoy it and use it to calm your soul.

For me, that piece of music is the answer when I am losing my piece.  During times of great trial or distress, I have slept with it playing over and over.  Those instruments are used to create peace in me.   They calm my spirit and soothe the beast within.

As I listen, I often recite the Prayer of Saint Francis.  We cannot prove that it was written by him but the truth is still there.  I wrote about this at length some years ago.  You can find that here.  The first line is my focus today, “Lord make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred let me sew love.”

The picture with my blog today is one of a statue of Saint Francis.  He would make it clear that African American lives do matter if he were here.   I think, however, that he would do so in love and peace.  He would want monuments to hatred uprooted but he would do it peacefully and in love.  He would deal in hope when others despaired.  The entire idea of following Christ is that we do things peacefully, lovingly.  

No matter what the issues are, or which side you are on, I see far too little of that today.  It means that I must approach everything with this goal in mind.  I must live a life that promotes peace in every situation and at every turn.  It is me that must become the instrument that plays a song of peace to others. 

It is not easy and I have much to learn.  It still is the way of wisdom.  It is the path to home.  There are no limits to what we can accomplish if we become instruments of peace.  We can find this peace in our determination to be lovingly unoffendable.  It lives in our ability to be the conduit of Christ’s love in every situation.  It is up to us, Dear Reader. 

As we make our way through these interesting times, I plan to focus more deeply on peace and letting that be the song I play.  I urge you to do the same.  If they attack you for being peaceful, you are not the problem.  The weapons that work on the war against hatred and violence are love and grace.  Patience and kindness yield peace.  It is what we must be about today and every day.  It is this that will put us in the place to play the song of love through the instrument of our hearts.  If I strike up the tune will you sing with me, Dear Reader?

Wishing you joy in the journey,

Aramis Thorn
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a homeowner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”
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06 July 2020

The Path of Peace ~ Opening Thoughts


Greetings Dear Reader,

I suppose that if we are going to call for others to live peaceably, we must provide them with the way to get there.  It seems obvious to me but as I am often told, I am an idealist.  I know that the thinks that I think can work in the real world but too often we use what others might do as an excuse to do it first. 

We live in a world where the value of the golden rule, “do to others what you would have them do to you” is lost.  Instead, we live by rules of lead such as, “do to others because they might do to you”, or “do to others because they have done to you.”   The leaden responses carry us into violence, hatred, and war.  They rip away peace and love.  They deny our obligation to walk on a foundation of loving grace. 

We see a further reason here to be unoffendable.  If we respond to every offense with love and grace, we create the possibility for peace.  There will never be a place in our journey that does not offer anger and hurt.  We choose where we step no matter how bad the circumstance.  The idea is to choose peace through love at each step.

I need to think through what keeps me on the path of peace.  I want to be sure that I focus ahead of time on what my responses are so that I use them in tense situations.  We are often told that we just react to things.  Whilst this is true on some level, we react with the responses we have learned.  It is, therefore, necessary to train our minds and hearts to love and grace so that we react in peace.

Please walk with me as I process how I am going to recognize, accept, and walk the path that allows me to live peaceably with everyone.  It will not be easy, Dear Reader, but it will be simple.  The journey home will not be a short one until we learn to walk in peace together.  Even if we have to struggle with every step, we can learn to do so with love and grace in our hearts and minds.  Please walk with me and share your thoughts and questions.

Wishing you joy in the journey,

Aramis Thorn
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a homeowner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”
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05 July 2020

Your Brother’s Keeper ~ Closing Thoughts


Greetings Dear Reader,

Whether we like it or not, we are an interdependent species.  We can, if we choose to, live alone and without congress with other humans.  It does not produce our best selves.  It yields some good occasionally but is not how we are designed.

The first murder is a result of failing to understand that we are responsible to care for each other.  All oppression, theft, discrimination, and hate stems from not seeing that we are responsible for the care of each other.  When we dismiss anyone, we are dismissing those for whom we are required to care.

I cannot imagine that we can fix this outright.  We are all selfish in some way.  There are those who demand equality for everyone but those that disagree with them.  We hear demands to care for others made by rich people who do nothing to make that a reality.  There are those who claim to love Jesus who segregate and disrespect people because of race or class.  There are none of us who are not guilty in some way of failing to keep our brothers and sisters.

We work for our side or our cause.  We let anger and violence be our stance over things that can only be solved through peace and love.  We think that the only way to bring peace is to “sacrifice our children and kill all our enemies.”  The only way to create peace is through love and kindness.  We may think we cannot get there, but the path to it begins with accepting that we are not better than anyone.  It starts with recognizing that everyone who suffers contributes to my suffering.  All hunger is my hunger.  “Every man’s death diminishes me.”

The path to peace is how I treat store clerks, bus drivers, and strangers in the store.  It is celebrating every life as though it matters as much as mine.  It is realizing that my life matters more than I acknowledge.  It is seeing our lives through the eyes of the Father who declares that we are all fearfully and wonderfully made.  It is, Dear Reader, the acceptance that even when I do not like it, I am my brother and sister’s keeper.  I will be accountable for how I treat everyone and how I allow others to be treated.

We are all headed in the same direction.  Whether you share my faith or not, we will all have to account for how we treat each other.  We will all be asked about how we treated the least among us.  I have failed to be always aware of my obligation to others but that does not mean I cannot spend the remainder of my journey working to love every human in my path.  It means that I can let peace begin with my interactions with others everywhere I go.  Please, Dear Reader, let us try to walk together in peace.  It is easier than you think.

Let There Be Peace on Earth – UP Concert Chorus

Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me
Let There Be Peace on Earth
The peace that was meant to be

With God as our Father
Brothers all are we
Let me walk with my brother
In perfect harmony.

Let peace begin with me
Let this be the moment now.
With every step I take
Let this be my solemn vow

To take each moment and live
Each moment in peace eternally
Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me

Wishing you joy in the journey,

Aramis Thorn
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a homeowner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”
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04 July 2020

Second Thoughts ~ Use Your Freedom


Greetings Dear Reader,

As the sun sets on Independence Day, 2020, I ponder the words my younger Son, Bezel wrote this morning:

I've always been a huge celebrator of Fourth of July mostly because it's close to my birthday and I like blowing things up. I like grilling out. I like drinking with my friends. But I cannot celebrate our country for what it is... I don't know that I ever have. I celebrate what it could or furthermore what it should be. The myth of America is that it's a place where every person no matter their skin color, belief system, sexual orientation, country of origin has a chance to be free and live in peace and harmony... this is untrue for so much of our citizenry especially the ones who were here before any colonizers decided to make this land their home. This year as we blow out the candles on America's birthday let's wish for that free land of love and harmony and acceptance. That's what the world NEEDS, a place where people can just live and be free and help each other no matter what you look like.

I do not think that we understand just how close to the truth he sails.  We have freedom and we do not use it well.  Therein lies our great difficulty.  I have enjoyed time with friends, time with family, and a paid day off of work.  If that is all that my freedom is used for, then I am failing to use my freedom well. 

What is the purpose of freedom?  It is not the simple pursuit of that which makes me happy.  The purpose of freedom is to use it for the benefit of all humans.  That good use is to not indulge our vices but to serve others in love.  It is vital that we use our God-given freedom to love others as the Father loves them.

I watch as both sides indulge their anger and outrage instead of loving each other.  The clamor for or against our nation, political positions, and the rights of others are all manageable if we take on the attitude of loving service.  We have heard this from so many different angles we do not need to be reminded. 

We do need to act.  We need to see every need as an opportunity to serve others in love.  It almost does not matter what the other side says.  The fact that they do not see the love of Christ in our actions should be enough to push us.  It should be enough to make us shut up, listen, and serve in love. 

My Grandfather, who adopted my natural father, was a white police officer in Atlanta during the 1950s and early 1960s.  As a lead sergeant, he approached every incident the same way.  He would arrest you if you were committing a crime.  He would bring you to his house for meal a before taking you to jail.  Other officers would call him if African Americans were involved because they knew he would deal with them in justice with integrity.  He once told me that when someone breaks the law that color does not matter because justice is supposed to be blind. 

I pondered all of this today and was reminded of something in my new book, Thoughts and Questions on Galatians.  I ask the question about something Paul writes.  He says:

Galatians 5:13 (NASB) 13 “For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.”

The question is: Why is it so important that we use our freedom for service with love and humility?  So I wonder if today we are using our freedom for service.  I wonder where our humility and love are.  I wonder how long the Father will put up with any side posturing, rioting, killing, or condemning when we are failing to love and serve.  I ask you to ponder it with me, Dear Reader before the sun sets on our freedom.

Wishing you joy in the journey,

Aramis Thorn
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a homeowner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”
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Your Brother’s Keeper ~ Freedom


Greetings Dear Reader,

Even in this year of turbulence, we have the freedom to celebrate.  I can travel where I wish when I want.  We have seen that we have to plan for shortages and have strategies that involve the respect and care needed to protect others.  None of this has taken our freedom.

We have forgotten in our abundance that freedom is not something that lives on its own.  It is something that exists when one takes responsibility for its survival and propagation.  Freedom, liberty must be fed and watered by the humans who have it through the care of those with whom they share it.  If we are not propagating the benefits and the obligations of liberty to everyone, we are weakening it bit by bit.

If we forget that men and women gave their lives to defend our Constitution, we dishonor their lives if we dishonor it.  This means outwardly defying it or subtly denying its freedoms to others.  We must live in a way that shows our gratitude for our freedom.  We must not be hypocritical in our application of it.

When the Father allows us to have freedom, he requires that we live in that freedom with love and respect for others.  None of the loud voices I hear protesting or arguing seem to be demanding freedom equally for everyone.  The loudest voices seem to be wanting to destroy what guarantees our freedom or keep a system that hinders freedom for some.  The lesser heard voices are the ones that demand that we create equality for everyone and fix the glaring imbalances in our system.

If I am to follow Christ well, my freedom must be shared with everyone.  I must treat everyone with love and kindness.  If I see oppression, I must stand against it.  My love and kindness must be the method I use to support those who lack freedom and to confront those who deny it.  On this day we celebrate freedom, Dear Reader, there must be the understanding that I am responsible to keep it for everyone.

Freedom Never Cries – Five for Fighting

I took a flag to a pawnshop
For a broken guitar
I took a flag to a pawnshop
How much is that guitar
I took a flag to a pawnshop
I got me that guitar
What's a flag in a pawn shop to me?

I saw a man on the TV
In a mask with a gun
A man on the TV
He had a ten-year-old son
I saw a man on the TV
His son had a gun
And he says that he's coming for me

I never loved the soldier until there was a war
Or thought about tomorrow
'Til my baby hit the floor
I only talk to God when somebody's about to die
I never cherished freedom
Freedom never cries

I wrote a song for a dead man
To settle my soul
A song for a dead man
And now I'll never grow old
I wrote a song for a dead man
Now I'm out in the cold
What's a song to a dead man to me?

I never loved the soldier until there was a war
Or thought about tomorrow
'Til my baby hit the floor
I only talk to God when somebody's about to die
I never cherished freedom
Freedom never cries

You can cry for her
Die for her
Lay down your life for her
Kiss and wave goodbye to her
Anything at all

You can cry for her
Die for her
Make up your mind to her
Anything at all, oh

There's a baby on the doorstep
Wailing away
There's a baby on the doorstep
Longing for the day
There's a baby on the doorstep
Who'd give his life to take
A flag to a pawnshop
A flag to a pawnshop
May he forget why he is crying some day


Wishing you joy in the journey,

Aramis Thorn
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a homeowner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”
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Every human story is part of the great story that leads to the Father getting everything back to Good.

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