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Wednesday, Mar 26 2008 - ...Praise ignorance, for what man has not encountered he has not destroyed...

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Below was one the readings from church on Sunday (the other was the story of the women arriving at Jesus's tomb only to find it empty). I loved the service.

Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front

Love the quick profit, the annual raise
vacation with pay. Want more
of everything ready-made. Be afraid
to know your neighbors and to die.
And you will have a window in your head.
Not even your future willl be a mystery
any more. Your mind will be punched in a card
and shut away in a little drawer.
When they want you to buy something
they will call you. When they want you
to die for profit they will let you know.

So, friends, every day do something
that won't compute. Love the Lord.
Love the world. Work for nothing.
Take all that you have and be poor.
Love someone who does not deserve it.
denounce the government and embrace
the flag. Hope to live in that free
republic for which it stands.
Give your approval to all you cannot
understand. Praise ignorance, for what man
has not encountered he has not destroyed.

Ask the questions that have no answers.
Invest in the millenium. Plant sequoias.
Say that your main crop is the forest
that you did not plant,
that you will not live to harvest
Say that the leaves are harvested
when they have rotted into the mold.
Call that profit. Prophesy such returns.

Put your faith in the two inches of humus
that will build under the trees
every thousand years.
Listen to carrion - put your ear
close, and hear the faint chattering
of the songs that are to come.
Expect the end of the world. Laugh.
Laughter is immeasurable. Be joyful
though you have considered all the facts.
So long as women do not go cheap
for power, please women more than men.
Ask yourself: Will this satisfy
a woman satisfied to bear a child?
Will this disturb the sleep
of a woman near to giving birth?

Go with your love to the fields.
Lie easy in the shade. Rest your head.
in her lap. Swear allegiance
to what is nighest your thoughts.
As soon as the generals and the politicos
can predict the motions of your mind,
lose it. Leave it as a sign
to mark the false trail, the way
you didn't go. Be like the fox
who makes more tracks than necessary,
some in the wrong direction.
Practice resurrection.

Wendell Berry

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6 years ago

Love someone who does not deserve it...Give your approval to all you cannot understand. Praise ignorance, for what man has not encountered he has not destroyed. So Beautiful! Thank you for sharing part of your Easter, Lynn!

by TESSINTEXAS

TESSINTEXAS

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6 years ago

That was beautiful, Lynnie! :heart: Had it mentioned lemon bars with cream cheese frosting, it would have been perfect. I have a craving, can you tell? :D

by SCALEHO

SCALEHO

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6 years ago

Very touching. I found that it resonated deeply, and it's so awesome that that was something they shared during Easter services.

by CBL

CBL

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6 years ago

Be joyful though you have considered all the facts. ... Be like the fox who makes more tracks than necessary, some in the wrong direction. Practice resurrection. Lynnie, thanks for sharing. Knowing you, I know how these words moved you deeply. :love:

by REV

REV

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6 years ago

Love the world. Work for nothing.
Take all that you have and be poor.
Love someone who does not deserve it.
:love:

by HOOSIERSTACE

HOOSIERSTACE