Men can only be equal on the Day we are all Equal,

"the truth is not always Beautiful, nor beautiful Words the truth"

Lao Tzu

“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.”

Albert Pine

Saturday, July 23, 2011

I am Homeless and That’s It, Or is It?

I will never Be able too live Out the stereotypes people have of Me and I think it a tragedy to have to let so many people down, However I can not for the sake of others become a drunk or a drug addict to fit into some ill conceived notion of what others believe a homeless person should be. I am simply Me In the opinion of others I am Homeless In my mind I will say it again I am Just a man devoid of a house and an alien to this world I have A great kingdom and am an heir to a great mansion and My Lord is even Now preparing it for Me, If it were Not so He would have told Me. Ok I believe. and I wait because He comes for Me!
This Is The Very Foundation Of the Who I am I am also well aware There are many people who think Me crazy Because Of my belief that all that matters is Did I trust God Today. and Did I recognize The blessings He put before Me. As you see I know the truth Of people I know that Men Live lives as I did devoid of God and truly not seeing His blessings in every thing Men only see Blessings That they perceive as Gods blessings they honestly believe God Blesses them with a bigger Car or a Better House Or an abundance of wealth and the truth is God cares Not for anything you have, He has No need of It, what God Has need Of And cares For is Man Alone, God Is Love and There in Love can He be found. That being said, What else matters, I don’t care if you at the end of the day, go to the mansion or under the bridge God provided you for your shelter, If you have not peace with it or Love for others, and Hope for them to have the same comfort God Gave You, You have nothing.
But Men seek praise for their efforts and My praise Belongs to One who made a greater sacrifice than any other for Me. And On this earth I can Only value That which He has Given me, with The things He has Promised I am Full,  I have Food And I have been clothed This Is sufficient for Me.
If This somehow makes me less Of a Human Being In some eye’s I can Only say, Tell My Lord Ye’shua,  Because It Is Him Alone I live for and I will Both Love and Pray for those That have set themselves against me. I am What God created and I will Not Be recreated as others see fit no matter How hard they try to make me what they think I should Be. If I can be content with Just Food and Clothes and a bit of shelter from the elements, My only Question is Why cant others be content for Me.
Here Is the why Men want to be God and Would that I replace The real giver Of peace That surpasses all understanding for one of The world. because Most have sought the Peace I have everywhere But where it Might be found. My peace Lies Not in the things of this world They come and go. The things from God are not material and do not come and Go  They Stay with You. And No other Might provide, Or take from You What He Gives.
And He Gave You this Day Shabbat Shalom, Feel Free To Rest In Him. Ye’shua.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Why Because I trust God And Not Men!

Man’s Belief that Man can fix this all Is The basis for Us to do nothing as a whole but wait for Someone to come forth with all the answers, and Come forth with the answers He will He being the ruler of this world! Satan The ruler of this world will present Himself as an angel of light, I am Told and I am to understand that as A man Of God If I have Not the Blessings of the world I am living a life devoid of God. That God would have men to live lives in the model of the world that We might Be seen as the blessed of God, Man Can in no way serve God And Mammon (riches) While yes a Poor man and yes while I have been a man to beg for bread I will tell you it is not contrary to God Only contrary to men who Claim to Hold the truth of God.  Yes I Judge often the actions of others and Of the Teachings of Men, As men often wish to pick out a scripture for their own purpose as A validation for their lives lived in the truths most convenient for the continuation of living in the world and Not in the Spirit.
Lets Take the One verse all Men would Like to present me with the
Book of Psalms 37:25
I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
Men would say to me because of this scripture that  I walk Not in the victory of God The Father. Not so It is an out of its text teaching and It has nothing to do with A man devoid of worldly Goods. Read the whole of the text you Deserve that and it reveals something much more than believing God Is Going to keep you blessed in the things of this world. When In fact it is a lesson in Knowing that in the times of trouble God is with Us all. Go back in psalms 37 and you will see God speaks of things That in your time of Lack you lack not because you can see the things that matter are from God.
Psa 37:16  A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.
Psa 37:17  For the arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the LORD upholdeth the righteous.
Psa 37:18  The LORD knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be for ever.
Psa 37:19  They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.
Psa 37:20  But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away.
Psa 37:21  The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth.
Psa 37:22  For such as be blessed of him shall inherit the earth; and they that be cursed of him shall be cut off.
Psa 37:23  The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
Psa 37:24  Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.
Psa 37:25  I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
Psa 37:26  He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed is blessed.
Psa 37:27  Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell for evermore.
Psa 37:28  For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.
Psa 37:29  The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever.
Psa 37:30  The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.
Psa 37:31  The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.
Psa 37:32  The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him.
Psa 37:33  The LORD will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged.
Psa 37:34  Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.
Psa 37:35  I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree.
Psa 37:36  Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.
Psa 37:37  Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.
Psa 37:38  But the transgressors shall be destroyed together: the end of the wicked shall be cut off.
Psa 37:39  But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble.
Psa 37:40  And the LORD shall help them, and deliver them: he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him. 

So While I may be found Oft at times begging for bread I am Assured that in my time of trial I shall be Found trusting in Him for He is My strength in My time of trouble. He will deliver Me as He has Promised. In the End I have Peace.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

You heard It Here I hope!

People ask Me, All The Time And I am Sure It Because I Have a Certain degree of outspokenness on the subject, And If I might Add Mostly In a condescending Tone. Ok Then Joseph what do you think the answer is to cure Homelessness?
And I answer this question over and over And am told repetition has value, by someone who’s Judgment I have come too value, so I will Go with that And trust It does Because again I say First and foremost It is going to take bringing accountability to the system we have In place and openly declare we will not accept anymore framed solutions which take into account only the views of the administrators of funds and not what will best Help those who are experiencing it. The Homeless Themselves must be part of the equation when deciding how best too better their lives which can only truly be done if they are a part of the decision process rather than being given illusion of option as the end result of what someone else perceives as their need. If your using Census data and numbers as to the general population saying we are allocating $68,000 per 1.5 million homeless people and are giving it in the form of Developmental block grants and other community development grants it is not homeless spending it is program administration funding and It is a deceptive and administratively profitable for everyone but those who it is being allocated for. The funds before the ink on the check has dried is already being misallocated in no-bid construction projects and over funded selective demographic geared programs rather than a individual client need basis.
Example lets take a community with 1000’s of homeless build a 115 unit housing project at the cost of  $300,000 per unit cost and then find the 115 most vulnerable and we are problem solvers we might even get a community helping hands award or be named metropolitan man/ woman of the year!  WTF  haven't we had enough of this crap. To see the same people do this year after Year and Pat each on the back, Makes Me both outspoken and Nauseated.  If we ever decide to make the homeless more proactive in the planning of their lives Remember You heard it here if not first but over and over. 

Monday, July 11, 2011

Is it Just Me?

The whole of the world cries out for Justice, Or does it this week by example we have Casey Anthony, while yes her act if guilty is deplorable, and I in know way excuse her for what all seem to think she did. To take the life of a child is irreprehensible But I ask all this.  Why do so many cry out she deserves a punishment worse than death? Is there something that makes her crime greater than that of The halls of power?
What would make us call for her to be crucified Yet we stop and allow Men in power to commit greater atrocities in the name of democracy or in the name of God why are we selective in our justice and why do we find it easier to bring condemnation upon Her than those who control the flight paths and destinations of The B1 bomber. to quote half of the people on the internet WTF! Is she reserved a place in Hell greater than that of the bankers who drive men too suicide or crime or the elected officials who line there pockets with the monies extorted from their citizens In broken promises that only serve their ends. What makes her the object of our cry for justice ?  I will tell you what it is it is Our inability to stand and do what is right we pick a popular cause we stand on a united front so as not to make waves and to rock the little boat of our daily lives. we Go along to get along. We have a screwed up view of what is just and what is unjust. How can we not see the world for what it is, Hid from us that we might stay blind to justice Or the total Lack thereof !
The truth of Injustice is is They hypnotize and Vegetate The populace at large with stories about Killer Moms, so her becoming the object of directed anger because yes the problem with society is People Like her and Not The Men who hold us Hostage with Money and Guns, food and fear of one another, think about this though had we not long ago turned a blind eye to the truth and stood together against oppression and poverty against all injustices committed in your names we may have prevented having to stand together for a Killer Moms Child. it is alone us and Our apathy that makes it possible for a woman's child to disappear for A day a week let alone a month. without Questioning it at all But is that Not the Hopes Of the Harbingers of Injustice for Us to continue to be apathetic and Unquestioning about everything.
I am not going to say if we don’t question something's we are doomed Hell if we don’t start Questioning every move they make we are Screwed.  

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Unworthy Forgotten and left behind.

The 4th of July, now past a time of family and celebration at least for most. I in no way wanted to before the day post my feelings about it or cast any shadow upon the plans laid out before others. As I have a different life and belief than others I felt it was for me to remain silent and allow the day to take its course as it has throughout the history of our great nation. I have A unique perspective on this and any other holiday because Of the Homeless life I live. It is a simple thing for me to abstain from the celebrations and feast which we see as a part of our culture as Americans. Independence day for me however holds a different meaning I see it from perspective not available to most, I see it from the eyes of men who where left behind. we pride ourselves on having a military that leaves no man behind It is often given in the light of some heroic act or some act of war in which men where saved from the indignity of battle by their comrades in arms, bringing them safely home.
Once men are  returned to their homeland However they are deemed as having been brought safely home, I however see the reality of America, because I get to spend a holiday that brings a country together with talk of her greatness and Her liberty and independence afforded all of her citizens. with the Men and women that She has cast off and by every definition left behind. I gained my independence by my own ability to see the reality of what we have become. a culture of apathy and grave indifference to our fellow man. A place where it is said of men that they should just pull themselves up by there bootstraps and go on,  there are men like LT. A man I met while he was digging in a dumpster for cans, Or Buddha The 320lb brother Who is always happy, and never unwilling to give a chuckle to others with some cornball joke you’ve heard since Jr high school, Or Top  who says that’s where he’s headed back too. Or 2loco’s called such because if given more than that you would be forced to give Him a dirt nap. because of His invincible self, Then there’s tiny who is about a six pack away from Buddha in weight class, Then there was dirty Harry not so called because Of his Eastwood like appearance. But The 4th, for all of us was a day we wont soon forget, as To our efforts they where nothing but we were bound by our lack to come together , and Have a Day of it. it started slow as I began to solicit food for our little menagerie than As I talked my way into a mass of Chicken Grilled, fried, BBQ’D wings, and corn on the cob, slaw a feast for kings. truly awesome. I honestly put little effort into the food and as many know I am well aware the who that made for us provision that being God and God alone. It had nothing to do with me Begging for food It was The Lord that went before me and prepared a way for me.
2locos as obnoxious as He may be supplied the Festivities of Booze and was able to come up with a case of Dog bite (never drank it, tramps swear by it!) and a wide variety of Weed, many would say see I told you a bunch of drunks and drug addicts, But we were simply men trying for a brief moment in time to be just a bunch of  regular Joe’s. We shared stories of times past and Better lives once lived and Loves Held dear and those Lost. What we found was we are just men and we never left each other behind. What we had was a respect each man for another.
The greatest Part of My day However was In the Morning before starting my endeavors I was for the first Time called Dad By my Son, a great day no matter what Happened. There was a Part of my day that I kept from others I was and am disheartened by others that feel they are above all of these people. My day was a blessing period and It was spent with Men who are by others deemed as Hopeless,or unworthy, But Men none the less. I asked for no donations to help pull this off I solicited no funds from you my friends and my readers Hell I didn’t even know this day was going to come together until the morning of and did only because Of someone else's desire to be as he said A regular person.
I was going to spend it feeling sorry for myself and others like me because I am one of the men who as others have said are a dead end a waste of your efforts. However we pulled it off and the men Might still be drunks today because I set no bonds on them I didn’t tell them you aren’t trying to help yourself enough you aren’t worthy of what today holds for us, everyone was accepted in our little circle of dregs. We were for the day Like any of you, we loved, we laughed, we sang, we celebrated friends who couldn’t be with us for one reason or another.
We held no great illusion of ourselves we Know just who the hell we are and if for you we are not productive enough for society, or if we are not trying enough to model our lives after yours. For that we don’t apologize. Only  2loco’s was not a US Veteran, but as a young Man the Rest of Us decided He can be Vouched for as real and as a brother in arms and a friend, after all He ruled the day as I just with the Help of God Provided food He provided The booze and bowls. So The Vet’s He dined With this Holiday will always be there for Him. Did The Day become Us Did it define Us as to who we are? I think Not Others would argue it did, some would say their Just a bunch of drunks who aren't trying to fit in. What I do know Is this While I am Not special In anyway the Men I spent the Day with this ragtag band of brothers are In each and every case in their Own way special to someone If only Me and Ye’shua.