“Serendipity” stayed in the background. She could not come forth until “Anguish” stopped being who she was, and only Heaven knew what a problem “Anguish” was to herself and to the people who knew her. Every time something happened that was not to her liking or not the way it should be, she would be in turmoil. Poor “Anguish”! She was upset all the time with no comfort in view, but help was on the way the very day she exploded,…. even the day all her body parts fragmented and went in every “witch” way. Truly when people insist on things being the way they think they should be, they are like witches. In order to become whole and no longer under the spell of the world and the desire for self gain, each person must seek, and not cease seeking until he finds deliverance from self-rule…. Every man must become troubled within before he can know the truth.
And so the wind came to “Anguish” with a voice saying: “A gift is coming your way…. a gift you did not ask for… a gift you do not deserve. You must realize that change will come only as you remain still. If you try to fix things on your own, you will not only lose yourself, you will lose all you have gained hitherto in your journey into discovering true life and knowing who you are. Unless a man knows himself, he shall die in his sins. No man can know himself unless he is still and knows that God is God, and that He will do what He will do. Are you ready to lose control, “Anguish”?
A charge like an electric current went through her mind during the time the voice in the wind spoke to “Anguish”. How was it that she could not see until now that “Control” and “Self-will” were at the root of all her anguish?… at the root of every man’s anguish?
It was a solemn moment for her,…. even the moment that “Repentance” would be able do her final work. A thunderclap was heard in the sky and it’s voice announced a proclamation and a question that had to be answered: “Know ye not, that unless you repent of your ways and thoughts that are not like God’s, the devil will gain the rule in your life causing clashes and divisions in your relationships with others? Be thankful and praise God that anguish has brought you to the realization of what you need: “Repent! Repent! Repent! Without repentance, no man can be free!” The heavens thundered with more claps that boomed into a crescendo which was almost deafening. It was because her ears and all men’s ears were so deaf, that only supernatural thunder could be heard.
“Anguish” finally obeyed the call to be still, and as she stood there trembling, tears began to come one after the other streaming down her cheeks. Her heart had been so hard before the voice of the wind came and thunder spoke, she was unable to feel her brother’s pain: She could feel only her own, but now her eyes were flowing with tears for all of humanity’s heartaches.The source of it, “Control” and “Self-will,” would shortly be removed because of “Repentance” sitting on the throne of her heart supplying all the grace she needed.
After “Anguish’s” tears were dried, “Serendipity” came on the scene with a marching band that had a thousand instruments playing the celestial song: “Peace on Earth, Good Will Towards Men.” The batons of the majorettes were aflame with fire with one of them destined to land in “Anguish’s” hand having the names “Honor” and “Victory” on it. Next, the sound of a lone trumpet blared loudly and its message could be heard all over the earth:
“Hear ye, hear ye! Every person who surrenders the control of his or her life to Almighty God will come into perfection! Hear ye, hear ye: Be ye perfect!” And so it was that “Anguish” came to her end, and “Perfection” had her beginning.
Do you, who still have anguish in your heart, will you let repentance have her perfect work in you, too?
Categories: Allegories, Writings
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