Ah! O my Father—O Father of mine, I most certainly do! Most certainly I see it. I was ‘good’, perhaps my people considered me even better than the average ‘good’, so? They admired, they sought my company, they helped me. Me? In my part I reciprocated. Ha! That was the good Christian ‘good’ life of, Church attendance, Bible studies, abiding by all the rules of tithing, supporting one’s pastor, helping the poor, the orphans and the widows, witnessing to save souls, teaching or rather imposing such system one’s children. Phew!
That was my ‘good’ life and testimony of how You, O my Father—O Father of mine, had brought me from a sordid past to an exemplary at that time present. What was wrong with that, O my Father—O Father of mine?
Pause. Reflect. O thiaBasilia—O child of My heart, what do you see now about your ‘good’ life? Did I, at any time called you to be ‘good’? Or, at all times, did I not commanded you to be ‘perfect’ as I am perfect? How am I perfect? In My perfection, do not I deal with you in ways not good at all in the judgement of mankind? Do not I deal bad things to my good & righteous man? So, does My perfection equates to goodness in your understanding of goodness? Not at all. Pause. Reflect. O thiaBasilia—O child of My heart, you are on to a good start.
I pause and reflect, O my Father—O Father of mine, I see, yes I see. Goodness is a one sided attitude opposite to badness. Perfection encompasses many sides. Goodness is finite, it comes to an end. Perfection is infinite, it never ends. Goodness is temporal. Perfection is eternal. Man can achieve goodness. Perfection is not achieved by any human effort. Perfection is inherited from Your nature. Perfection is not a human achievement. Perfection is Your achievement in us. Wow! What a good start.
O my Father—O Father of mine? If only I could pass on this interchange with You to all my former ‘good’ friends and relatives? If only … Ah! What’s the sense in all my ‘if only-ies’? If only this or that only means I am looking for my own edification. You are in control. No ifs. No doubts. In due time? You will do whatever needs to be done to get Your children, to get my people’s attention. I wait on You with patience & composure & hope.