November 06, 2015

Are You Really My Partner?

Amongst local government agencies and community organizations the term “partnership” is used so liberally that it has become an illusion. The public perception presented is that everyone is working together; however, the reality is that not only are they working around each other, they often work against one another. Their actions seem remarkable similar to the deception Jacob perpetrated on his father Isaac when he disguised himself as his brother Esau. Unfortunately many of us in the community have weak eyes and are as blind as Isaac simply because we take the concept of partners that is presented to us at face value. “Jacob went close to his father Isaac, who touched him and said, “The voice is the voice of Jacob, but the hands are the hands of Esau.” He did not recognize him, for his hands were hairy like those of his brother Esau; so he blessed him. “Are you really my son Esau?” he asked. “I am,” he replied” (Gen 27:22-24 NIV).

1 comment:

Steve Corey said...


-----I love the number three. Not only is it God’s number, but the practical basics of so many things divide into three parts. All colors extend from three primaries: red, blue, and yellow. All elements of the periodic table are the combination of three particles, neutrons, protons, and electrons. These elements and the compounds they form exist in three practical states: solids, liquids, and gases. Space has three practical dimensions: height, width, and depth (time is not a dimension, but that‘s a discussion for another day.) The human being has three basic components: a material body, a non-material spirit, and consciousness, which is maybe an interplay of the spirit and the material body similar to the neutron being merely one proton combined with one electron. Likewise, truth has three elements: that which is, that which portrays that which is, and the accuracy of the portrayal (Jesus accurately portrayed His Father, therefore, He is the epitome of truth.) Conversely, falsehood has three elements, two being the same as those of truth, but the third being the inaccuracy of the portrayal. And of course, one or a combination of three processes make up the inaccurate portrayal of what is: twisting the portrayal of what is, the portrayal of what actually is not, and the complete lack of any portrayal at all, being the most operational of the three. And it is the liar’s least risky tool. It takes no additional cognitive ability beyond simply knowing what to keep silenced. And when his game has been discovered, the liar can just play uninformed, saving precious face for supporting his more cognitively difficult lies of twists and fantasies.
-----Sounds like the government and the community organizations are twisting and covering up to form the perception of “partnerships”. Then indeed, why should we want such partnerships in a life where deceit reigns throughout most of its aspects and is at least minimally present in all the rest? Such partnerships between government and non-governmental aggregations of people form the skeletal structures upon which fascism articulates. Jesus will sort all inaccurate portrayals of what God is and what He made everything to be into a reality of its own which we have called Hell, while He takes everyone who longs to accurately portray God and what He made to where only accurate portrayal will be - Heaven. Then this present third place of truth and deceit mixing up bewildering confusions will be no more. Yea! I love the number three.

Love you all,
Steve Corey