The entire world
system is based on a lie, the lie that the relationship between man and woman
is one of "love”. In reality, this so-called "love" is nothing
but an animal need that is abnormal for mankind. The animal need that man calls
"love" is the result of his fall from what love really is. As long as
he insists on calling it "love”, he strengthens the hold that his
compulsive fixation has on him and it becomes the breeding ground of terror,
violence and trouble and woe of every description.
To most men, women
(even more than money) are the root of all evil. They like to think this, of
course because it constitutes a handy excuse for their own weakness but the
more they think along these lines, the more fixated on women they become and
the weaker they become as they loosen their contact with Him who charged Adam
to love and correct Eve. To this day, Adam uses Eve to support his rebellion
against the Creator and he needs her so badly in this respect that he grows
ever more fixated to her, ravaging and plundering her for all she has, needing
her but certainly not loving her.
Love, whatever that
is, he has long forgotten. All he knows now is the kind of "love"
that makes the world go 'round. Marriage should be a holy institution but it is
not. A terrible and wordless intrigue is playing itself out relentlessly and is
quietly concealed under the lines and gestures of the actors playing
"mother" and "father”.
Life could be a
joyful game, of course, played correctly with love and honor under God; but something
has gone wrong. The actors in the marriage game are as phony in their way as
the hypocrites of the pulpit are in theirs. Dimly aware that this is so (by the
Light that refuses to be put out completely) we throw ourselves into our parts
with great zest. The better we play our roles, the more we are admired and applauded
by the friends who are caught in the same trap and we all draw comfort in the
thought that "the plays the thing!" What you are no longer matters.
It's how you play the part that counts.
Actors on the stage
are greatly admired for their ability to portray courage and virtue. As long as
we are observing reasonable facsimiles in the framework of make-believe, we're
all for them and we root for the "good guys”. Real virtue, in the
framework of real life expression, frightens us, however. Just as we give lip
service to religious principles at the "right" time and in the
"right" place i.e., on Sunday in Church yet the physical presence of
the Prince of Peace or any real person embodying these principles in his
lifestyle would make us tremble in our boots. He would unmask our hypocrisy
simply by being himself.
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