“Father God, thank You that we have you and Your Son and our Savior, Jesus Christ, for all the applause we need. When we go searching for applause from man and these same men fall short (the applause ain’t loud enough or there is no applause at all), we are left with dis-ease and displease and no ease of our ego. It’s because our ego is just a placebo, but You, Father God, are The Good Drug we all and only need. This picture breaks my heart! Please, Father God, stop ALL NONHUMAN ANIMAL ACTS FOR HUMANS’ AUMSEMENT! It just breaks my heart to no end that any nonhuman animal amusement park or act (circus, rodeo, SeaWorld, etc.) would take these free, wild, beautiful, sensitive, nonhuman animals that You created out of their natural habitat and away from their families for humans’ amusement. Nonhuman animals were made to be free just like you and me! Human families will often attend these animal parks or acts, totally disregarding (or unaware) that these very nonhuman animals were torn away from THEIR families. Is that supposed to be a human family adventure when the nonhuman animal family adventure has been destroyed by humans? Isn’t family everything, Father God, for BOTH Your humans AND nonhuman animals? People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) says it better than I ever could: Amen, Amen, AMEN, and thank You for PETA, Father God. The Bible says it even better than that: “Animals are NOT ours to experiment on, eat, wear, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way.” “The righteous care for the needs of their animals, but the kindest acts of the wicked are cruel” (Proverbs 12:10). I pray all of this in the Wonderful and Precious and Acceptance Name of Jesus Christ, and this prayer is answered by my faith and my belief. Please help me, Father God, where my faith and my belief are lacking. Amen.”
(God’s Sonnet by Timothy J. Verret; “it’s how I cope to hope in NOT the applause of man but ONLY the Applause of Father God who Applauds Jesus Christ this daily leavened [Jesus Accepts!] bread.”)
All the things you want ain’t all what you need.
What you need is NOT the ease of ego.
It feels good when you are what you succeed.
It feels better when God is your Credo.
When you applaud me, I feel I’ve arrived,
home to exactly where my ego “go.”
My ease of ego quickly is revived,
goes in search of new applause for new glow.
“NOT applause, Timothy! Just accept Me!”
shouts Jesus. “Ease of ego is dis-ease.
It’s ‘sick’ to think they are your devotee.
Devote yourself to Me! I heal displease.”
Turns out the ego is a placebo.
The Good Drug of God? Don’t ease our ego!