Father Jerome's World Community Sermons
- The California Employment Development Department (EDD) has a new
policy: instead of trying to fit a Client/Jobseeker into a pigeonhole, as
they have attempted to do in the past, they now realize that only the
individual "knows" Who and What they are and what one's true "needs" are
and what one needs to do for one's career/employment/service to society
However, their implementation is much less than perfect, in that they
are still "pigeonholing" the Client. But now they have the Client
pigeonholing him/herself, in the stress to specify a certain "type" of job
"desireability". They (the EDD) do not recognize Clients as human beings -
meaning A PERSON WHO CAN DO ANYTHING (WHEN one knows Who/What one IS!), as
a normal human being SHOULD be eminently qualified for (in the old days,
it was called being a "jack-of-all-trades"). The EDD still wants to
pigeonhole a Client into ONE career field, rather than ALL fields, as a
normal person can so do.
The 3 S's - Safety, Security and Stability - vs. CHANGE!
John, you keep forgetting the opposite 4th one!)
- The transitoriness of people and society today! Cars(autos/vehicles) -
as a piece of one's life and memories, in the sense that a place, a home,
once was (Hey! Remember the 1959 Cadillac, with those enormous tail-fins,
or "making-out", in the backseat of your Dad's '56 Chevy
Nowadays, the car - ANY CAR - is quickly discarded, disposed
of, and is quickly processed to the next buyer or the crusher, and people
change cars, homes, mates, etc., JUST LIKE THAT! Seems like there is just
no "meaning" to anything anymore, much less to Life itself, when lives are
extinguished just like that!
- True KNOWING/knowledge, is that which comes from within oneself - NOT
from outside oneself! It is that info/knowing which is determined BY
oneself, NOT such as may be "told" unto one by another OR even "learned"
- I have NO INTEREST in THINGS! NOR do I care, or even want to know,
what TIME it is! HEY, when one is in "tune" with the Universe, and All
That Is, there are NO "things", much less any specfic "time". All is One,
and Life is wonderful!
- Hey! We all "compromise" ourselves, every day - right? And so we do no
longer have our dignity, OR anything else that is really "ours". Like when
the homeless "accept" hand-outs, whether on the street or from charities,
or from a soup kitchen or from welfare (for those "homeless" that do). So
what's the difference, as to the rest of us? NOTHING! When we accept
cash/money, THAT IS A "HANDOUT" just as well! When we accept ANY FORM of
money, it is a "hand-out", in that we are "selling" ourselves AGAIN! WHAT?
What are we selling? We're selling our DIGNITY, and our INTEGRITY - that's
what! Do any of us want to "sell" our dignity and integrity? NO! No way,
Jose, BUT that IS what we do - every day, when we accept monetary
compensation, in ANY FORM, for our labors and services, besides being, as
one of the homeless has put it, "pure prostitution".
You KNOW who's in charge!
- A sign of the times, spotted in a businessman's office, indicating
who, and what, is surely in control, in this world: "In God we trust (the
motto on the dollar bill)! All others pay CASH ONLY!" (Both the same thing
- right, or not?)
Which one are you?
- In England and certain other areas of the British Empire, university
students are known as "readers" - i.e., History readers, medical readers,
engineering readers, science readers, physics readers, philosophy readers,
literature readers, sociology readers, and on and on. Well, as I like to
say, there are readers, and then there are the writers, who write what the
There are "receivers", and there are "givers",
and then there are TRUE humans, who are both!
users(consumers), and then there are the creators. Which one are you?
large percentage of humanity is disabled, being disabled in their
humanness. They feel the "need" to learn and they indulge in learning -
i.e., being told what to do, say and think - and it has become a big
MONETARY business (education, one of Lucifer's chief revenues), where
people spend billions of dollars to "learn" what they "need" (are
supposed) to know.
Whereas, if they would just let their natural state
of humanness and "being" - KNOWING - come through, and just "be"
themselves (at ANY age!), they would be so much better off. KNOWING - is
truly that knowledge and wisdom, that comes from within ONESELF - i.e.,
from the Universe, Infinite Consciousness (God).
In other words, Who and What am I?
- "Where do you live and what do you do?" Isn't that what most anyone in
society today might ask? Well, I have an answer to that question - NO, and
NO! I am a normal human being (NOT a "categorized", placed/located,
"pigeonholed" person) and I have neither a "home" NOR a "job", in that I
don't pay rent/mortgage to anyone NOR do I receive money/salary from
anyone. I DO work hard, probably the same as most any other truly homeless
person, who is usually working 2, 3 or more jobs (unpaid), but mostly my
normal "job", as a normal member of human society, IS GIVING UNTO OTHERS.
And if it takes "money" or such, to have a place to live...well, then, I
don't have that either (a place to live), although I certainly would like
such, but NOT at the "price" of compromising my integrity as a human being
OR my own personal integrity, as the person whom I was born to be and as I
have so "found", and created, myself to "be" - in other words, THAT which
- Welfare "cheats" - those who fake illness and disability or whatever,
just to get governmental benefits - Such is certainly NOT integrity, in
one's humanity! Collecting SS/SSI and other "benefits" by
MISREPRESENTATION - BECAUSE the social system leaves people with no other
means to support themselves (other than abandoning the system itself
entirely, AS MANY HAVE DONE!). For those who stay (with the system), or
who do not KNOW otherwise, it seems that the only alternative IS to
"cheat" the government, and to find some way to "get around" the inane,
senseless and inhuman "laws", that do pervade our society. A sad
indictment of our present society and situation!
Scarcity vs. Plenty
- SCARCITY - People "scrounge" and save every last portion of anything,
and even keep the containers that something came in. Such were the times
during the Great Depression, and yet are for many people living today, not
knowing where or when the next item will come from!
PLENTY - People
throw (or give) away anything and everything before it is even slightly
worn or mostly used up, knowing that they can obtain another and many more
where it came from!
Make of such what you might, but remember: If money
were not the "barrier" to most people having what they need that it is,
the total resources of the world - i.e., goods/services/raw materials,
WOULD BE FREELY, HONESTLY, ADEQUATELY and PLENTIFULLY AVAILABLE TO ONE AND
- Teaching is NOT telling a person "what to do", but instead giving them
the means to find out for themselves (or at least it SHOULD BE).
- TRUST - Hey! Just imagine what could be without money in the world. I
have experienced adequate examples of such already. Friends, who know that
I have no interest or need in/for money, ARE then and now surely willing
TO TRUST me with their most personal, valuable and important possessions,
whether it be one's home, office, car, assets, or whatever (AND their
thoughts, feelings, and other "personalities", knowing that I will not
betray their confidence!) - KNOWING that I will not abuse that TRUST, that
one has in me, BECAUSE of the lack of money and monetary "need" in my
life. In other words, when money is removed, as a barrier to people
trusting and knowing one another, such TRUST and KNOWING can become
Which is it? You decide!
- Come on, now, really! Can we "believe" that a homeless person, who
walks around all day in a nice, clean outfit of clothes, nicely groomed,
shaved and all, IS REALLY HOMELESS? Ok, you might say, they (such people)
are staying at the Winter Shelter, so they MUST be homeless. Wait a
minute! Let's get a reality check in here. If a person is TRULY homeless,
he/she LOOKS IT! They carry their last remaining possessions AROUND WITH
THEM (unless they've already been stolen, and then they surely look like
such is the case, and you got to sympathize with their plight) and they
certainly LOOK like they haven't had a bath/shower in 6 months or more,
NOR a shave, haircut or anything else. Anyone that looks otherwise is
merely concealing their "home" somewhere and is just "on the take" for
what they can "get".
HEY, is that REALLY SO? Maybe NOT so! After all,
there are hundreds of thousands of the homeless who are working jobs every
day and looking "presentable" while doing such. So, come on, now!
Remember, "Judge not, lest ye be Judged, but Judge ONLY for thineself
- Who ARE the homeless? Truck drivers, bar tenders, doctors, dentists,
etc., etc. HEY! ANYBODY and everybody! THAT'S WHO!
Saying what "Can't be Said"
- The San Francisco Sunday Examiner Business article, Jan. 24, 1998:
About discrimination and job loss, for people who dare to speak their
minds on the InterNet, as the results of bigoted and biased
viewers/readers, who use the weapons of money/employment/real
estate/housing and other financial considerations, to circumvent the law
and human rights, in order to impose their censorship and ideas of "proper
behavior and speech" on others...
WELL, I say that we all should be
able to SAY WHAT CAN'T BE SAID!
A Homeless Person of Integrity
- WHAT might a homeless person of integrity be called, other than a
human and a member of human society?
Living like a "primitive", and yet
working and fulfilling one's life professionally, on the "cutting edge" of
science and technology, society, ethics, human evolution and so much more!
THAT, I would say, is surely being a HUMAN!
- I am MOST appreciative! For the use of specialized machines and
equipment, freely available on-loan from SRI, SLAC, Stanford, Berkeley,
Livermore Labs and elsewhere.
And not only that, let me say that I am
also most appreciative of ALL that "is provided", unto myself and any and
all in "need", which does enable those individuals to live, and to "be",
that which it is their reality to "be". For all this, I DO "give thanks",
to Infinite Consciousness (God), in Christ's Name. Aum, Peace, Amen.
The 2 hands of government
- One hand of government does not know what the other hand is doing.
1. Intentional desire, by governmental officials usually, to
thwart/avoid the nominal
rules/laws/regulations/policies/processes/procedures, that have been set
up by government to "serve" and "protect" the citizenry, but which
obfuscate and make difficult (if not impossible) the bureaucrat's, and the
official's, "duties", or job to be done, AS he/she does see it to be
2. Incompetence, of bureaucrats/officials. No further comment
3. Monetary considerations, where someone (or a group, or a body
of legislators, or?) with selfish intent, desires monetary gain or
recognition (How about placating/appeasing the "voters/constituents" back
home, referring specifically to those backers/supporters OF that "elected
official", who were MOST influential in getting him/her elected).
result is: increase in the monetary "resistance" (those "barriers" that
make it harder and harder for something of human worth and necessity to be
done), increasing the costs of government as well - HEY! Trillions of
dollars in national "debt" - SO WHAT? Well, it "dun't" kum out-a ur
pocket, but it DUZ kum out-a ur hide, dat's fur sure!"
TEAR DOWN THE WALLS
- OF WHAT? DIVISION, exclusion, preferences, biases, or whatever else
you might call it (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in his day, called it
"privilege", of such "bastions of segregation" as Stone Mountain, Georgia
and Lookout Mountain, Tennessee).
SO, where EVER such practices do
exist! Hey! It has happened at some places in the world already: the
Berlin Wall, apartheid, etc.
All well and good. But we - all of us -
have a long way to go. (Even just to prevent the "back-sliding", that does
already pervade society, where the "disenfranchised" are steadily "losing
ground", economically AND existentially, in their "race" to achieve
"equality" with the rich - the "haves" - of society).
How about the
"pockets" (and expanses) of privilege, and "close-dealing", and "good 'ole
boy" networks, across America and the world, in places of the deep south,
in the American heartlands, even in such "liberated" states as California
(Oh yes, it DOES yet have such places as Orange County, and even San Mateo
County!), in places like Merced, and many other rural California
Hey! Get out of a city - into the countryside, and you'll find
the "good 'ole boy" networks most anywhere!
What to do about it? I give
"mucho" suggestions, in my E-book, "KNOWING:
The Quantum Physics of Consciousness, Life and Reality", but
basically, it is up to US - ALL of us - acting, and cooperating, together,
in "creating" a worldwide PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY, rather than the
"representative" democracies that we now have.
- What is a "boss", but a form of inequality and slavery! If a society
exists in egalitarian equality, ALL individuals would be their OWN "boss"
(or NOT!), knowing, themselves, what is to be done and what to do, in
service to all. There can be NO "bosses" with true equality of mankind!
NOR can there be a "sameness" of the people. In other words, equality
shall equal INDIVIDUALITY, and the FREEDOM and INDEPENDENCE of the
individual shall reign supreme!
The equality of mankind shall be extant
in the pervasiveness of RESPECT and ACCEPTANCE, throughout society, not
only for all individuals, but also for their RIGHTS - their human rights,
to do, say, and think as one would, with full RESPONSIBILITY for one's
words, actions, and deeds, to one and all, in respect OF those rights OF
(More "Observations" to come!)
Aum, Peace, Amen!
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