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08 Mar 2020 16:08 - 08 Mar 2020 16:15 #350287 by Carlos.Martinez3
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To the fans wearing the same color t-shirt- there is only one color that comes to mind. To the fan who has their favorite team - things always remind then of the team and their plight. I got family who are dedicated fans to sports. Everything about them says sports from their clothes to their house to what they listen to and their home. Truthfully, its their thing. They go together everywhere to see games and playoffs. I am not a sports fan. I have been but now later in life, its not my thing. I dont have TV available any more as I used to, so its never a problem for me and my family. But thats the funny thing. What brings my In-Laws together and has been one thing of a type of pillar for them isn't for me. I, used to look at things differently and actually get upset at all the sports crammed into our meeting of family and friends. I used to think , "What a waist of time." Then I joined in. Now, no , I didn't compromise or even have a break down, I took a break and allowed them to do their thing- WITH us. Now- Dad send the coolest gear to me and the family at least twice a month and communication has increased at least three fold this year. Im still not a fan and I still dont live in the color purple but I do love those people so very much and now we have some good times at home and at the restaurants and when they visit more and more.

You may find in life- times that try or times that can make a difference. Some times its real stuff, some times its not. Sometimes my Modern day Jediism reminds me to stop being so grouchy about things and enjoy the real life of - "There they are" rather than "Why are they here?"

In my personal life and path these two questions are being swapped on a daily basis and cultiving this one is a good thing for me and my family. Maybe try it?

Why are they here- has changed to - THEY ARE COMING Get ready everyone!

Not every ones a fan Jeddist
Not every one likes Star Wars. Not every one understands it. It makes strangers uncomfortable or even turn em off and away.
Thats with everything, not just our Modern day Jediism.
Think about it - be salty and grouchy or - Join the day. Always up to you and me. Looking forward to another week and another great year here.
Go Jedi!!!

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23 Mar 2020 19:34 #350644 by Carlos.Martinez3
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What a time I find my self in. Im confused and afraid and cautious and happy all at the same time. Ever been there? Ill share with yall today a bit. I dislike when others hurt. When innocent hurt its no better. Today is no exception. Sickness knows no race - gender- role- title- value or not, sickness spreads to where it can.This flow of obvious happenings is shared by all. Whats happening to me is happening to you. Its scary. So much uncertainty. We are all at the mercy of what now we all have at hand. I send a Hug and a thought - I light a candle for us all as we all go through things in our own community.
I encourage all Modern day Jeddist every where to remember and think- we all like to help and be there for others, such a wonderful Moedern day Jeddist trait, but be wise and think. Take cautions and proper measures. Usually the old saying goes "Two ants were on the mound and saw a frog. The frog said ribit yum yum and one ant says - hes talking to you. Both were eaten that day. "

Water is my thing. Remember-
Modern day Jeddist book of Change
34.
Who has power over a flood? Yet, everything needs water. The Force is and can like this. Its Ebb and Flow is what drives and its consistency is its faithfulness. Never claiming, yet, heads all. The Force is never demanding or Lords over things, yet it can always be present, hidden in hearts. Truly, what is humble as the Force when there is no demand only notice?

Sometimes nature can slow things and some times we do. Some days we can control things, some days we can not. Some days others decisions effect more than just them. Thats where I find my self today along with every other person in the world.
I went to get grocery alone and with a list and spray on hip like a light saber and only close. I watched as people respected and feared other peoples space. The children didn't run or even scream as they used to and no ones over toughing things. WHAT A COST. This wont last forever but be smart Jedi and remember who and what we do. Be safe and be kind and be smart.
Anything encouraging out there?
I bought a driver obviously had a huge stack of list for others, lunch. Random acts of kindness often break and shatter things in moments like these....
Share with me your moments and your questions any time.
Feel free to join in.
May the Force CONTINUE to be with yall ans we all seek and serve and share it.
Pastor Carlos

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06 Apr 2020 16:06 - 06 Apr 2020 16:21 #350885 by Carlos.Martinez3
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I got to

www.templeofthejediorder.org/sermons/2514-cleave-to-hope

J.K. posted a new sermon and this one thing got me- it stood out for a guy like me.

"Pick it up. Get a handle on it and as you work the practice, let the practice work you."

ohhhh that's good!!!!

There are truly more people than we may admit who understand this in such a personal way. That it's like an "oh yea" for me sometimes. Anyone who has practiced, or mastered any task can grasp this concept.

I forget-- often-- as all humans can. This place is made of people. That's the best part. It is made up of y'all. It's been a constant changing and growing and scary thing for me. Part of the growth for me was doing things I didn't understand or being in situations new. Like J.K. said, "...sometimes let the practice work you."
Sometimes its obvious that the Force is at work. As Finn in the movies says "that feeling" we all know and use different ways to describe it. Been there, done that, sometimes it's the Force; sometimes it's us; sometimes it's time for seasons to change, regardless if we are ready or not.

Be ready with me this week, you modern day Jeddist everywhere; and remember some moments belong to us, some don't, but all belong to the Force. Have you chosen it lately? Still blaming "ol coincidence" for stuff ...lol
All my Love my Temple and may the Force continue to be with you every where you seek it and don't.
Pastor Carlos

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