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Billy Orton spent decades working in politics and the Labor Movement, and now -- after a stroke -- is simply an obscure novelist. | EMAIL BILLY

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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January 22, 2018    The President will soon announce that Grace belongs to him FB     Grace
January 21, 2018    The imperfection of the human soul FB     Grace
January 20, 2018    When leaders learn from “sh_t-hole” nations FB     Grace
January 18, 2018    One meaning of A.D.A. FB     Grace
January 16, 2018    An Oasis and the Fires of Hell FB     Grace
January 14, 2018    Who shall rise from a Party of Grace? FB     Grace
January 12, 2018    Perhaps Water, Soil and Coffee are God's Greatest Gifts FB     Grace
January 11, 2018    Let Dr. King’s Two-or-Ten show the true meaning of love FB     Grace
January 10, 2018    Will dancing veterans make America smile again? FB     Grace
January 10, 2018    When you lie to farmers, someone will ‘Give ‘em Hell’ FB     Grace
January 6, 2018    'Fire and brimstone burn all souls' FB     Grace
January 5, 2018    (A dream) -- The Pyramid and the Ring FB     Grace
January 4, 2018    A soul slain like a sacrificial lamb FB     Grace
January 1, 2018    Lemonade Park, America FB     Grace
December 21, 2017    Obscure novelist to be first candidate for Party of Grace FB     Grace
October 6, 2017    ‘Hurricane Donald’ and the rising waters of hate FB     Grace
July 18, 2017    Ronald Reagan still rises from the dust FB     Grace
July 6, 2017    A minor Party of Grace versus the major Inempt and Beholden parties FB     Grace
June 26, 2017    Love the people, and they will love you FB     Grace
June 25, 2017    America’s smallest working barn offers a July 4th reviv’ul mtg with Thai food and fireworks FB     Grace
June 18, 2017    Three fathers construct America’s smallest working barn FB     Grace
June 15, 2017    Party of Grace throwing Independence Day barn dance to help save America from hate FB     Grace

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Billy Orton is a novelist and historian living in Long Beach, California.