A Fragile Gift

Your eyelids were laden with surprises as you stepped on his fluffy carpet. Various spectacular objects poised gracefully at edifying positions within his room. Your eyes wandered from one to another, until it fell on the spectacles. There it was: couching like a lovely cat at the edge of his table. That was the reason why you came. You giggled.

That was how you giggled when he first appeared in your village. He was heavily dressed in a khaki uniform that had the color of water-melon. Everything about him was big: big stature, big belt, big boots, and a big traveling bag. Except for a small transparent object, that leaned beautifully on his nose.

Mothers and children gazed at him with excitement. They called him a soldier. You also wanted to, but the crystal-clear lens that floated above his eyes made you doubt. Moreover, his look was harmless and friendly.

Your guess became true when the village scribe introduced him as a National Youth Corps member. People said he was full of wisdom, because he had come from the city, and had spent many years in the citadel of knowledge; acquiring the white-man’s knowledge. ‘He is a civilized man,’ your heart gave a leap that afternoon when the scribe made that remark.

He made your heart leap every time you met him by the village river. He had become your dear friend. He told you about big people, big places, and big events. He even spoke big vocabularies; enough to confound your thirteen-year-old primitive mind. Remember when he bantered with you, and you both laughed noisily, he sometimes nudged you below your armpit, or caressed your thighs. Your peers were jealous. They wondered what could have ignited friendship between a civilized adult and a village teenager. They did not know you were enthralled by the precious lens with a sparkling silver frame.

And when you asked him what it was, on another usual evening by the river, he removed it and said, ‘you mean my spectacles?’ The name made you chuckle. And you almost twisted your tongue while trying to pronounce it. You were extremely delighted when he placed it on your face tenderly. You shuddered with excitement, as the dusty village was molded inside a spherical glass.

But you were unaware of his queer look, when he inquired if you wanted the spectacles. You had affirmed, thoughtlessly. It was all you had ever wanted. Your mind wandered through a vista of unimaginable experiences that awaited you, when he told you to collect the rare spectacles at his home, the following evening. That night, you hardly slept.

You were still giggling when his door clank shut. He stood sentinel against the door, grinning mischievously. Confused: A sordid miasma enveloped your thoughts. You were still staring at him blankly, when he pulled you into a rough embrace. You wriggled free, but he gave you a shove and you staggered backwards, falling on his mattress. Swiftly, he came over you and gagged your mouth. You could remember he lost a little control when you wrestled and kicked him back. His arm had flailed backwards, and hit your precious spectacles. Your eyes widened as your gem toppled over his table, and broke!

You never knew the precious spectacles could be so fragile.

It was the same with you.

Writers Who Scribe About Daily Events Should Never Run Out of Good or Remarkable Content

Be happy, engaged and content with your life, write, in detail about your contentment, it’ll provide you with plenty of content for a book, article, passage or poem. The material base for life-event writing is endless. Everyone has new, different or awesome daily adventures, so if you capitalize on your own daily circumstances, happenstances and life choices, you will have plenty of content by where to base your writing material. Only a lack of imagination or invested interest can preclude your writing and writing idea/content success!

Some of the best advice that I can give is what has worked the best for me in my writing inspiration for writing articles, poetry or for simply journaling. WRITE FROM DAILY INSPIRATION. Let me give you some circumstances that grant you copious abilities to journal. You can create an article or poem by sheer inspiration,or as an open invitation to realize that your life events- when written can convey something truly interesting or amazing to your readers and maybe even for you!

* Walking the dog- Talk about or write about the beautiful scenery, the greenery or let your wandering mind guide your written passages immensely, intensely or whimsically. YOU get the picture LOUD AND CLEAR, you know what I mean, right?

*Cooking dinner~ Most everyone has traveled, out-of-state, or out of the country, or wherever you’ve been, cooking is a world of spices,tastes, people, places, cultures, events and memories. NOTE: Cooking and smelling recreate memories in your brain that cause you to have an emotional outpouring of expression. I remember Louisiana the most when I smell creole food, crawfish and extremely tasty rice dishes. I can write about the many adventures discovering Louisiana along with fellow co-workers that hailed from that amazingly flavorful state. I worked in a different office than they did, but in our global society, I spoke to people from out-of-state more than I spoke to people who sat two cubicles away from me. WOW, isn’t the workplace amazing in 2016?

* Inspiration by unknown or little-known people, places or events- How many times have people been inspirational, in a life- altering change that you made, in your thoughts for wanting to expand your horizon? I have countless senior citizens, in my area of the city, that are taking WordPress classes, computer programmer classes and so many new fangled ways of advanced technology that I am both embarrassed and impressed at the same time!

I went to a funeral and heard a very extensive eulogy about a very dear friend last month, when her husband spoke about her knowledge base and accomplishments, it was such an inspiring way to live. A 70 plus year-old woman probably died because she was generally fatigued by what she had accomplished in her short seventy years. That gives me pause and inspiration to write an adventure about my life story, thus giving me need for more life adventures, adding material and hope for an interesting retirement story, like hers!~

I enjoy learning from you and from others offering me knowledge continuously!

Jerome As Doctor of the Catholic Church

Establishment of the Catholic Church

Following the establishment of the Catholic Church by Roman Emperor Constantine it went through years of destabilization. It was almost on the brink of collapse when Jerome was appointed by Damasus, the then Bishop of Rome, to save it. As an educated and well-traveled scribe Jerome had also lived in the East for many years. He had spent time in Bethlehem where he witnessed atrocities against women that he thought justified, as noted in his diary.

Jerome’s Version of the Facts

Jerome’s letters and diaries are available in public libraries and are a wealth of information into the beginning of the church, the struggles to overcome the disparity between various groups and the opposition to many of its claims and especially its new found prophet. The religion was founded at the Council of Nicaea where the differences between the delegates really showed up. They were all of sun-worshiping religions born of the Babylonian Islam, as was Constantine and his bishops.

Imperial Roman Religion

The imperial Roman Religion was copied from that of the Egyptian religion and temples to Isis were prominent in Rome at the time. Constantine believed he was the son of Apollo, an image of the sun god in human form. He was considered a living god and was obviously jealous of any other god that could take his power away. The Catholic religion was his way of counteracting this threat.

Buried Roots

Over the years the church he established has altered many things and written much to bury the roots of the faith in myths from sun worship. Jerome, however, has done us a favor by leaving behind records of what he did and how he accomplished them.

Delegates to the Council of Nicaea

The Council delegates, from various reports, went back to their churches unable to practice anything of the new religion as they had no format. That meant they carried on before with new orders from Constantine that everyone much worship the image he created. He gave the church leaders’ power over life and death to ensure this happened. That power was carried through until the Middle Ages and later.

Constantine’s New Parliament

What he had done was to establish a parliament answerable to him as king that could rule in all the provinces in his name and control the masses through what they called spirituality. The weapons to do this were heaven and hell. If one obeyed then they could go to the former but rebels would go to the latter.

Jerome’s Commission

With only that to go on Jerome now had to work out how to save the Church while giving it structure, laws, a format to work to and even tradition. He did that by adopting the garments, order of service, festivals and calendar from the Imperial Roman Religion. This is in his letters uncovered by Fray Jose of Spain who was commissioned by Phillip II to research Jerome’s history. He had access to Vatican archives to complete the task. While he was doing this in the 16th CAD he was perplexed as to how Jerome could have translated the Septuagint from Hebrew as he had no knowledge of that language. In fact he concluded that the translation, which became the Old Testament, was translated from Greek.

Jerome’s Admissions

Jerome states how he altered parts of it to comply with the New Testament and of that document he states that he took all the writings from around the empire and decided which was “most true”. He also states how he wrote introductions to chapters in both books and the Book of Matthew, which is based on the birth and life of Krishna, details church laws that were not known beforehand.

Differences in the Four Gospels

Differences between the four gospels are stark. Matthew and Luke are the only 2 that recognise the birth of Christ. Matthew claims he was born in a house and fled to Egypt to avoid the evil king Herod. Luke states he was born in a manger and was taken to the temple at 8 days of age and presented as normal. He then lived in Nazareth as a carpenter’s son. Both these books are written by scholars and it is impossible that those who were not highly educated scribes could have written them.

Vulgate was First Bible

Jerome then published the completed bible as the Vulgate at the end of the 4th CAD. While the Catholic Church recognizes this other Christian denominations oppose it because they do not want to believe that their faith is Catholic. The facts are that there was no Christian movement before Constantine invented it along with its image of Christ, as predicted in Revelation 13:13-18.