The beautiful word minister, or Huperetes in Greek, has a very special meaning. It is the name of a very low slave, the lowest of the low. This slave was either shanghaied from his home or from the streets or taken from prison or simply kidnapped and was forced into slavery that would mean his death. This is the name for a slave who was chained to a bench rowing a Roman warship. Once he was chained to that bench he was never again set free. He would die chained to that bench. So the Lord appeared to Saul and said to him, “I am going to make of you a slave. I am going to chain you to a bench. I will chain you to a task from which you will never be free. In fact, that task will eventuate in your death.” — sage Darrell Champlin at Charity Ministries

 

 

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http://www.charityministries.org/missions/newsletter/2010/3Q/newsletter-2010-3Q-burden.a5w

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A Burden or a Call

But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee (Act 26:16).

The Lord Jesus appeared to Saul and said, “I will make thee a minister and a witness.” These are two very interesting words. The word minister, or Huperetes in Greek, has a very special meaning. It is the name of a very low slave, the lowest of the low. This slave was either shanghaied from his home or from the streets or taken from prison or simply kidnapped and was forced into slavery that would mean his death. This is the name for a slave who was chained to a bench rowing a Roman warship. Once he was chained to that bench he was never again set free. He would die chained to that bench. So the Lord appeared to Saul and said to him, “I am going to make of you a slave. I am going to chain you to a bench. I will chain you to a task from which you will never be free. In fact, that task will eventuate in your death.”

Then He uses the word witness, which is the Greek word martyr. There is one kind of witness and that is a person willing to die for His witness. The Lord Jesus said, “…ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” We are all commanded to be witnesses unto Him even to the threat of death.

Call

Call is different. While we are all commanded to witness, some are called to full-time ministry, to the pastorate, or to the mission field. The apostle Paul teaches, in 2 Tim 1, that that calling comes out of eternity, known of God before the universe existed. This calling comes as a package of salvation and service. It is put into motion by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ to this earth by the great central event of history, by the axis on which all of history turns: the incarnation, crucifixion, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. Our calendars are keyed to it and the eternal mind of God concerning this earth is keyed to it. So out of eternity comes the Lord Jesus Christ, incarnate God, and sets the wheels in motion that eventuate in the day that God finally speaks to His chosen servants, chosen from eternity past and lets them know what He wants them to do.

As Paul explains to Timothy, he experiences that call. He meets the Lord Jesus Christ on the road to Damascus, and the Lord says to him, “I have appeared unto thee for this purpose. First, I will make you a slave. You will die chained to a bench as a Roman slave. You are indeed going to be a witness and a martyr for me of the things which you have seen, that is, your Jewish upbringing, your education at the feet of Gamaliel, your experience, your culture, all that you are.” But then He says, “I am going to show you those things in which I will appear unto you. Paul, you will experience things of which now you cannot imagine.” Now that is the fundamental element of call.

Burden

There is a weakness in every young missionary candidate. It is no fault of their own, but no matter what experiences they may have had in training and education, they have only one mental screen upon which to play out their life. They apply Scripture to their own personal experiences in their society and culture using this mental screen.

We are all captives to that mental screen. It is impossible for us to look at a foreign culture with anything but our American mental screen. This presents the tremendous danger of responding to another culture based upon our American experience and thought patterns. This is no fault of our own, simply the result of our upbringing and where we were born or raised. Until we gain a second background, a second mental screen upon which we can play our thoughts, we are totally unable to understand another culture and the way they think, respond, or make decisions. We may find that from the same list of facts, they will come to a totally different conclusion than we would. This is not because they are dumb. It is because they are different. All of these things are involved in what we call burden.

We see things through American eyes. So often when we go to the mission field, we think that these people are so wonderful, and that there are not more friendly people on all of the earth. How they smile! How they are courteous! How hospitable they are! This is all being seen through American eyes, or rose tinted glasses.

A burden is born against the backdrop of our own culture. It is a weak basis for going to the mission field because it is derived from what is seen, felt, heard, or smelled in an experiential context. A burden is human in origin. It is neither wrong nor sinful. But it is soulish. It originates in me. The soul of man is that which makes a man comfortable on this earth.

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Human Burden

One of the best applications of burden that I have ever seen was that of an architect in Bogotá, Colombia. He discovered that people lived in the sewers under the streets of the city by the thousands. Young couples, old people, and children lived down there. At nighttime, they would climb up the ladders to the manholes and climb out. Then, like human rats, they spread out through the city foraging in the garbage dumps of the cities. On regular occasions, the government of Colombia would send out soldiers in the middle of the night, armed with automatic weapons, to shoot these human rats and bury them in a common grave. They called it the solution.

This Catholic architect discovered those people and began going down into those sewers with chest high waders. He waded though the excrement and sewage from the toilets, sinks, and streets as it flowed through those tunnels. He carried food, clothing, and medicine to these poor wretches who, at high water, hid on the ledges, right under the level of the street. At last he decided that there must be some of them who could live topside if he helped them find a place and gave them an education. So, at his own expense, he built houses and dormitories for those whom he felt had the capacity to take advantage of an education and could live normal lives. He brought them up and educated and cared for them.

That man is an unsaved Catholic government architect who has a burden. That is the response of a philanthropist. The greatest philanthropists are often unsaved rich men who contribute millions of dollars to good causes because they have a burden. It is the response of their human heart to the plight of another human being.

Christ’s Burden

There is nothing wrong with a burden. The Lord Jesus is a tremendous illustration of a godly burden. A burden is not a call, but it is a wonderful adjunct to a call. It may have passed our notice what the Lord Jesus said to his disciples before he declared in Matt 9:37, 38 that The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest. How often we jump to those verses without looking at the context. In the context you find a tremendous illustration of burden.

Why did the Lord Jesus not give the Great Commission to His disciples at the beginning of His ministry? Why did He wait three years to give that glorious Great Commission to go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature? Why did He wait until the end of His three year training, crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension back into glory? The reason was that the Jews could not have understood it. Up until this point, it had all been about the Jews, the history of the Jews, the founding of the Jewish nation through Abraham, the calling of Abraham, the patriarchs, the prophets, and Psalms. All of this concerned the people of God. But now He was going to make it plain to them that it is not about them anymore. This was going to come as a huge shock!

Throughout His ministry, the Lord Jesus demonstrated the Great Commission to His disciples. He reached out to the poor, the broken, the sick, the criminals (such as Zacchaeus and Matthew the tax collectors), and to robbers and thieves. He demonstrated the Great Commission to His disciples before He ever declared it to them in order that they might understand what He was talking about.

He gives an incredible demonstration of missions in Matthew chapter nine as He ministers to the helpless (v2), the hireling (v9), the humble (v10), the haughty (v11), the high (v18), the handicapped (v27), and the harried (v32). Then He turned to His disciples and said, “The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few. Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.”

There is nothing wrong with compassion or burden. Our Lord Jesus gave us the most glorious illustration of it. But we must see that a burden is the response of the human heart to the plight of another human being. A burden is subject to dying. If you go to the mission field, you will soon discover, as here in the States, that most of what happens to people is their own fault. Burden alone may turn into loneliness, disheartenment, disillusion, or defeat. It is soulish and not spiritual. However, it is a glorious adjunct to call, adding that dimension of human compassion, of Christ-like compassion and care. As people respond to that, it gives us an opportunity to give them the gospel.

What then is Call?

What then is call? How does call differ from burden? In contrast to a burden, which is soulish, a call is spiritual. Burden is from within and call is from without. Burden is a response of our humanity to the needs of other earthlings. The call is the response of our spirit to the Spirit of God. Tozer once wrote, “If God is spirit (and we know that is true) and if men are spiritual beings (and we know that is also true), then it follows that God’s spirit can speak to our spirit and we will know it.” When we cry out to the God of heaven to fill our cups and come to know Him face-to-face, speaking to Him and hearing from Him, then it is quite simple for the spirit of God to speak to our spirit. Call is the deep unshakable assurance that God’s spirit has spoken to our spirit and appointed us to His service in particular ways. It typically comes in communion with Jehovah, the knowable God. Preparation of the heart is the key for God to speak to His servants. Sometimes God speaks to people like a bolt of lightning out of the blue. But ordinarily God speaks to the prepared heart.

Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me (Eze 3:17).

And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will speak unto thee (Eze 2:1).

Call is the deep, unshakable assurance that God has spoken to our spirit. This has already happened if we are born again. Indeed, the Holy Spirit has come to us, if we are truly saved, and He has brought us under conviction of sin and of righteousness and of judgment. He has opened our consciousness. He has enlivened our thoughts. He has caused us, by the grace of God, to turn to the Lord Jesus Christ under deep conviction of our lostness and receive Him as our Lord and Savior. That experience of the Holy Spirit speaking to us deep within our very being has already taken place in our salvation. That means that the same God can speak to us and let us know what He would have us to do. Call is the Spirit of God speaking to our spirit and we know it.

If you look through Scripture, you find that there are signs that may well follow a call. If you are truly called, others will recognize your calling. If you are called to a particular ministry, you will be given the gifts and abilities that fit you for that particular service. Upon looking at your life and the evidence of the work of the Holy Spirit, your local congregation will give their approbation to that call. They will recognize it. But the key thing is to look upon the unseen with the eyes of our spirit and indeed be called of the God of heaven. Every great servant of God has had a place and a people to which God has called him. It is the vast assurance that God has called and has put you there that keeps you there. Every circumstance may change and the rug may be pulled out from under your feet. You may be looking upon disaster, sorrow, sickness, and the death of your children.

Call will chase you to the ends of the earth. Every great servant of God has had a place and a people to whom God has called him. They have had the vast assurance that this is God’s place for them and God’s people to whom they must minister. This never leaves the truly called man and woman.

Hindrances to the Call of God

There are three hindrances to our yielding to the lordship and call of God.

One is the failure to know and reverence the Mysterium Tremendum. That is a theological term for this marvelous, incredible, majestic, sovereign God. So huge that it fills the universe. Physically, we would quail in front of Him. In His presence we cry, “Holy! Holy! Holy! I am unworthy. I am a man of unclean lips and I live in the midst of a people with unclean lips. Oh God, I am dirty!” Then we discover that this holy God is also just and must judge every sin. Where do we hide? One of the great failures we have is the failure to recognize our God for who He is.

The second is to fail to recognize and appreciate the reality of our redemption. What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price… (1Cor 16:19, 20a).

The third failure is to fail to understand and appropriate the Bread of Life. The Lord Jesus said to the Jews, “If you do not eat of my flesh and drink my blood, you have nothing in me.” They said, “What is this man, a cannibal?” But they understood. He was saying, “If you come to Me, I will do just as bread does. I will suffuse every fiber of your being. I will totally inhabit you. I will be the very command, the very delight, the very life, the very meat and drink of your being. I will go to the ends of your tips and to your hair. I will be in every cell of your body. I will flow in your blood. I will be what bread is when you eat and digested it.” And the Jews said, “No way!”

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If we look at our call from the Biblical perspective of the sovereignty of God, we discover that God is sovereign. And because God is sovereign, He is the ruler of all things.

Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen (I Tim 6:15, 16).

When we recognize this sovereign God, the ruler of all things, we understand that this sovereign God is provident, that is, His constant care for, and His absolute rule over His creation is for His own glory and for the good of His people. We understand that this God is the One who creates and preserves the universe. Does God live somewhere in the universe, or does the universe live somewhere in God? We have this silly idea that God is out there somewhere living in this universe. The fact of the matter is that the universe exists in God. He controls it in every detail. It is His presence that causes the universe to be a universe rather than a chaos. He keeps the stars in their courses. He knows them all by name. He gives life to everything and sustains it. He exercises His sovereignty. Even in the most minute of events like the sparrow and our hair.

If this God is truly sovereign, if He by providential care sustains and gives life to everything, if He exercises his sovereignty in even minute events and is involved in this great invisible cosmic warfare in which we are engaged with Satan over the lost souls of men and women, boys and girls, then that God must have an individual purpose for every Christian life. He rules the nations.

Remember when the Lord promised Moses that when the people left Egypt, He would plunder their country. It came to pass that when they were on their way out, although no command was given, no declaration, no radio bulletin to the people of Egypt that they are to give these despised slaves their best clothing and gold and silver, the God of heaven dominated the minds of an entire heathen, idolatrous nation and told them to give everything these Jews ask for. They spoiled the Egyptians. That means that the God of heaven can so dominate our hearts and minds to let you know what He wants you to do.

That is the difference between a burden and a call. May we seek to fill our cup. May we spend our very being getting to know the God of heaven, and then, while we wait in His presence, expect His voice to speak to us.

Transcribed and adapted from a sermon preached by Darrell Champlin. Audio sermon #2650 is available for download at charityministries.org.

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https://curtisnarimatsu.wordpress.com/2013/04/09/my-wish-for-christian-keenan-1-corinthians-1510-filled-with-grace-within/

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Asking For Help

Mindfulness Benefits

Dreaming

Free Your Mind

Morning Mindfulness Practice

Emotional Health

Tibeten Buddhism

Meditation Tips

Christies In China

Uyuni Salt Flats

Life After Life Kate Atkinson

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When you know that a Christian is dead inside (e.g. needlessly suffering by being angry with the world),  then it’s time for Biblical Paul’s recitation on inner Grace – being regenerated, called, sanctified  —

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a new creation, baby!!   

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The heretofore unsearchable/unreachable solace of Christ

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Grace gives us the desire and the power from God to do His will  —

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to give life a chance, baby!!

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  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divine_grace#Christianity

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https://curtisnarimatsu.wordpress.com/2012/07/04/i-ask-myself-to-make-it-to-tomorrow-for-life-to-start-anew-i-need-to-move-beyond-todays-loss/

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http://bible.cc/1_corinthians/15-10.htm

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Rhema (inner voice) [pronounced “ray-ma”]  & life application  –

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https://curtisnarimatsu.wordpress.com/2013/02/12/thriving-learning-having-wisdom-are-about-getting-up-each-morning-with-intention-clarity-commitment-to-seek-nurture-connection-along-lifes-healthy-healing-path-of-inner-nouris/

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http://blog.chron.com/lutherant/2012/11/global-child-poverty-changing-the-story/

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When it comes to helping people in need, one of the stories that should spark our imagination remains Jesus’ parable of the good Samaritan

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The aspect of the parable I would point out here is its personal nature [very specific]

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To demonstrate how (and to whom) we ought to show compassion

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Jesus does not speak in generalities. 

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He gives a specific situation,

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where one individual (the Samaritan) must make a decision about how

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to treat another specific individual (the Jew set upon by robbers). 

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Christian mercy is not about generalized theories,

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For example, “love your enemies.”   

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus_Seminar#Criteria_for_authenticity

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Turning common-sense ideas upside down, confounding the expectations of His audience:

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He/Jesus preached of “Heaven’s imperial rule” [traditionally translated as “Kingdom of God“]

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as being already present but unseen;

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He depicts God as a loving father;

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He squares shoulders with outsiders

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and criticizes insiders.  

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Christ evokes not simply an apocalyptic eschatology/end-time,

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but more critically a sapiential eschatology,

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which encourages all of God’s children to repair the world  NOW.

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dramatic presentation and reversal of expectations that are characteristic of Jesus.

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Based on several important narrative parables [such as the Parable of the Good Samaritan],

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scholars decided that irony, reversal, and frustration of expectations were characteristic of Christ’s style.  

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Does a pericope/concise passage illustrate opposites or impossibilities? 

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If it does, it’s more likely to be authentic.

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One-third of the Bible consists of Parables/Pericopes/aphorisms.

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The poor are accepted as constituting the primary recipients of the Good News and, therefore,

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as having an inherent capacity of understanding it better than anyone else.    

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rev-james-martin-sj/glenn-beck-vs-christ-the-_b_698359.html

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That’s pretty threatening for any comfortable Christian.

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For not only do we have to help the poor, not only do we have to advocate on their behalf, we also have to see them as understanding God better than we do!

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It goes back to Jesus.

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The poor, the sick and the outcast “got” Him better than the wealthy did.

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Perhaps because there was less standing between the poor and God.

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Maybe that’s why Jesus said in the Gospel of Matthew, “You will have treasure in heaven, and follow me.”

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See also Galatians 6:2  –  lovingly take on one another’s burden  — mutual help

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Rhema is the revealed word of God (revelation received from the Holy Spirit) when the Word/Logos is read, as an

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“… the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.”

In this usage Rhema refers to “a word that is spoken,” when the Holy Spirit delivers a message to the heart as in Romans 10:17:

“Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ. (rhematos Christou)”

and in the Matthew 4:4:

“Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word (rhema) that comes from the mouth of God”.

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Remarkable that one’s experiences span a century or more, if one is lucky enough to live into old age.       My uncle Masaaki 1903-1970 was 50 years older than me.    My grandson Silas is 50 years younger than me.    Uncle Masaaki is a century older than Silas.     My life experiences span a century between Uncle Masaaki and my grandson Silas.    Gatz!    Defy Father Time??

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Of course, one can stretch even longer life’s time span   –   my grandma [Uncle Masaaki’s & my dad’s mama] Tome was 70 years older than me.     I’m just short of age 60, so my lifeblood youngest progeny is my youngest grandchild, my granddaughter Maya, who is 59 years younger than me.     Not equidistant, but 130 years separate my grandma Tome from my granddaughter Maya.     

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Actor William Demarest 1892-1983 was 60 years older than me, thus meeting the equidistance measure, with my granddaughter Maya being 60 years younger than me — the total span being 120 years from William Demarest [or my uncle Bill Cappy Chun, also born in Demarest’s time] to my granddaughter Maya.      Here is prolific vaudeville/longtime character actor Demarest  –

William Demarest Picture

William Demarest(1892–1983)


Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, William Demarest was a prolific actor in movies and TV, making more than 140 films. Demarest started his acting career in vaudeville and made his way to Broadway. His most famous role was in My Three Sons, replacing a very sick William Frawley. Demarest was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting role in the real-life biography…See full bio »

Died:

December 28,     1983         (age 91) in        Palm Springs, California, USA

Still of Humphrey Bogart and William Demarest in All Through the NightStill of Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre and William Demarest in All Through the Night
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but let’s also  remember lusty [yes, con todo mi alma y corazon] Victoria‘s Diamond Jubilee in 1897 [my grandparents were hormonal teens bent on pioneering East to the Hawaiian islands of silk & honey][Victoria is current Queen Elizabeth’s great great grandmother][our greatest modern Hawaiian statesperson Pi’ehu Iaukea 1855-1940 pilgrimaged to England for this tremendous occasion — Pi’ehu was preceded in great diplomacy & leadership by Kamehameha III Kauikeaouli 1813-1854]

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Thence, my immigrant grandparents’ odyssey East transcended both Victoria’s & current Queen Elizabeth’s reigns –   my ojisans/obasans [tutus] experienced both divine queens in all their soulful reigns   – 115 years  [Victoria in 1897 & Elizabeth’s 2012 jubilee] spanning 3 centuries [1800s to 2000s]!!!    Wow!!

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I was 20 when my daughter was born, 40 when my oldest grandchild/mo’opuna kane was born, 50 when my middle grandson was born [among 5 grandchildren, 3 boys, 2 girls], and nearly 60 when my youngest grandchild/mo’opuna wahine was born.    

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My parents whom I worship and miss dearly were 40 years older than me.    My mature parents were tutus/grandparents to me in age chronology, & I am blessed by their mature wisdom/magnanimity & composure/equanimity.  

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My parents died 15 years ago 4 months apart [coincidence  — Mom died of a stroke/Dad died 4 months later from cancer].

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I felt like a grandchild blessed with the most loving & supportive tutus/grandparents in the world, though when I was a barefoot plantation toddler here in Wainaku [Ha’aheo Elem. School atop Kamehameha the Great’s most beautiful pu’u/hilltop]  — I felt terribly embarassed that my parents were fuddy-duddy oldsters vs. my village kid peers’ parents, and that my mom worked, so that I never came home to a homemaker mom who had cookies laid out for me on the kitchen table in our old plantation mill camp.    

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When my parents died 15 years ago, I suddenly crossed over to be a tutu/grandparent to my burgeoning mo’opuna/grandkids.     My grandparents 70 years older than me had died by the time I was born.

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I don’t remember being a child [in a most blessed sense], but undeniably I was blessed/gifted [of the spirits?  Cor./Romans/Ephesians/Peter/etc.] as a grandchild would be, with my dearest parents who were like grandparents to me in wisdom/countenance.    

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Nor do I remember being a parent [my daughter who is approaching middle age at 40  — laughingly tells me that I was a lousy party animal parent but above all else  — I loved my daughter more than anything/anyone in the whole wide world  — and this is the only thing which counted for my daughter, which is/means everything to her!!].    

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But now here I am as a grandparent [by default  — ha ha  ha — still a party animal], and wow, time flies, baby! !!

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And now I am by default/pied piper via hedonism/elan tutu again to 2 dearest “hanai”/emotional attachment — mo’opuna  — Colton age 27 & Jill age 22, grandkids to me in age chronology!   I ask Colton how may I be of service to him/Jill, & Colton shoots back, “Don’t!   Just be you!”    Gatz!   Who am I????   [ha ha    ;-)    ]   

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Foggy bottom, baby   — is my head — spinning like a top???!!    Ha ha!   Dig my hero George Harrison’s video   –   [40 years from age 20 to 60 for me  — go by in the blink of an eye!!][Maui resident Harrison died of cancer at age 58 after 9/11 & a year after this You Tube video was produced] 

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Yes, I hope to make it to age 80 & still feel like a passionate teenager in love!!   Ha ha ha!!        Enjoy [the treats below], baby!!!

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Age is a   figment of our imagination    — our core being is   ageless!       –

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https://curtisnarimatsu.wordpress.com/2012/12/21/i-write-to-live-authentically-having-been-is-the-surest-kind-of-being-per-great-sage-viktor-frankl/

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