Thursday, October 20, 2011

Qaddafi teaches







Farmers We
(by R.P.Edwards)

Live by the sword?
Then prepare for its thrust
"You reap what you sow"
It's a law!
It's a must!
So be careful, your words
And your actions
My friend
For the measure you mete
Will return
In the end

 

 "Make sure your words are sweet.  Because you might have to eat them."  A tickling bit of wisdom from an older acquaintance.  In a roundabout way it has to do with the oft quoted, and oft forgotten words of the wisest of all, "Treat other people the way you want to be treated."

However, the topic this morn is Muammar el-Qaddafi, former leader of Libya. Known for extravagant dress and dastardly deeds; his now spiritless corpse awaits a Muslim (I presume) burial.  And his end, dear reader, proves yet another saying by the one whose words...create worlds; "for all those who take up the sword shall perish by the sword."

No need to list the dead dictator's detractions (others will excel), let's just say the former tyrant received a harvest he had been cultivating for quite some time.  And, mindful of this, and on a personal note, perhaps "I" should be careful of the "swords" I loose with tongue...and touch.  Yes...speak the truth (another admonition), but its meting medium must be...love.  Yes, speak the truth...in love.  And for this last part, sadly, truthfully, I will need assistance from the love-giver.  For the "truth" must be told, but the hand that holds "this" trembling blade must be held, in turn, by the one that received the nail. The one whose love was shown...on a bloody cross.

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3 comments:

David Walker said...

And on that day, the one who lived by the sword will be held to account...as we all will be...

jeftex said...

Is everything ok? I'm not trying to be nosey, but just a little concerned since you haven't posted in a while.

R.P. Edwards said...

Well, there are a few happenings in our personal lives that have put my "blogging" further down on the priority list. Thanks for your concern brother. Your prayers are appreciated.