WHAT to LISTEN to?
The MESSENGER or the MESSAGE:
"If anyone chooses to do God's will, he will find out whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own." John 7:17
Start by stopping...As darkness always flees into the shadows at the coming of the light...step out of the shadows and into the light.
Leave the world of man and come back to the world of 'God' and live as the birds as Christ taught.
"The white people never cared for land or deer or bear. When we Indians kill meat, we eat it all up. When we dig roots we make little holes. When we build houses, we make little holes. When we burn grass for grasshoppers, we don't ruin things. We shake down acorns and pine nuts. We don't chop down the trees. We only use dead wood. But the white people plow up the ground, pull down the trees, kill everything. The tree says,"No. I am sore. Don't hurt me." But they chop it down and cut it up. The spirit of the land hates them. They blast out trees and stir it up to its depths. They saw up the trees. That hurts them. The Indians never hurt anything, but the white people destroy all. They blast rocks and scatter them on the ground. The rock says,"Don't. You are hurting me." But the white people pay no attention. When the Indians use rocks, they take little round ones for their cooking. How can the spirit of the earth like the white man? Everywhere the white man has touched it, it is sore."
...in the words of a holy woman of the Wintu tribe of California, commenting on the destruction of nature brought about by the Gold Rush in that state.
"...Take nothing for the journey except a staff - no bread, no bag, no money in your belts. Wear
sandals but not an extra tunic. Whenever you enter a house, stay there until you leave that town. And if a place will not welcome you or listen to you, shake the dust off your feet when you leave, as a testimony against them." Mark 6:8-11