THE CHERRY TREE... Asking St. Mary Medical Center to plant a pint of soil, as a symbolic gift to Mary.
Perhaps Water, Soil and Coffee are God's Greatest Gifts
Fridayday, January 12, 2018 -- (Long Beach, CA) -- Laying strapped in a bed not knowing where I was or why, I said by words I couldn't speak, "God, You can just take me... I'll just fold it up."
For a month, I could SEE the images of Mary, the Co-Redemer, but like virtually all other words, I could not think it or say it.
Within those first steps back on my hobbling feet, when I couldn't speak, again inside me came, "Let go of selfishness and arrogance." Later, before exiting the month at St. Mary, came, "Humble messenger." It is not a voice within my mind, but simply words that tell me, order, instruct, call upon me.
So, if Party of Grace -- more words I am called upon to do -- is the mission I am called on, then this soul reborn is put onto the soil for a march.
Soil would probably be the Second Great Gift, after God's Water. We can debate whether it is soil or bees or anything else, but the Third Great Gift -- coffee (or tea or lemonade) is when the soil gives into the water that which we drink.
On this day when the pages simply led my eyes and fingers, I caught transit for an hour to scan the pages, simply so I would have the copy. When I entered the CSULB library, three workers dug soil outside. I went inside to Starbucks and came back out with three coffees. Why not give the third greatest gift to three souls busy working with water and soil?
Perhaps the President believes that soil just yields trees so they get turned into paper money.
But three workers smiled and listened to my stuttering words, and enjoyed God's Third Greatest Gift.
-- Billy Orton.
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