(Passion and Patience)
There once was a man named Hunger because he was always hungry.
Hunger was courting two women. One was named Passion because she was quick to act upon her impulses and desires, and the other was named Patience because she planned ahead to gain the things that mattered to her most.
Hunger, true to his nature, asked each woman in turn, “What shall we do for food?”
To which Passion was quick to reply, “Let’s go out to the most expensive restaurant and order foods to our hearts desire and eat like kings”
To which Hunger asked, “Then what about tomorrow when all the money is gone, what then shall we do?”
Passion screamed in a whirl and a giggle, “Who cares about tomorrow? We are alive now and tomorrow may never come!”
Hunger liked the idea of eating wonderful food like a king for he was hungry after all and pondered the idea. He then asked Patience, “What shall we eat for food?”
Patience took a moment to ponder the question and then smiled coyly and said “Let us go to my garden that is filled with all the fruits of effort. Let us grow and choose and make wondrous dishes of our own creation that only we can build together.”
This idea intrigued Hunger and so he asked, “But won’t this take longer and will I not be treated like a king?”
Patience smiled and looked deep into Hunger’s eyes and said, “To me you will always be my king and together we will make our future and you’ll never be hungry again.”
Hunger then made his choice between balancing out his Passion or Patience and chose whom he most desired to bring into his home. And as time went by their son Satisfaction was conceived, who grew to become a man and one day when Hunger ceased he took over the home and lived there with his wife called Joy.
What was this story really about? Did you read it as a child or an adult?
This story is written for two minds: The child mind that only sees the story is about a man who is dating two women, and the adult mind that sees behind the veil to the truth of the anamorphic characteristics of desire.
When you read the Bible, ask yourself “Am I seeing this story through the eyes of an adolescent mind or that of a mature mind?” Because every name in the Bible has a purpose and the names are not arbitrary, nor are the titles of people or places. Everything is a hidden truth that is being read wrong by all the “children of God” whom see but do not perceive and hear but do not understand. It is only when you can see beyond the parables that you can find the truth that sets you free.
Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Would you like to know how to read the truth hidden in plain sight? Or are you happy being a child without understanding and continue to miss God’s great gift?