Thursday, December 27, 2018
bringing a casserole
A few days ago, before Christmas, 20th December, someone posted on Facebook this text: Three wise women would have asked directions, arrived on time, helped deliver the baby, brought practical gifts, cleaned the stable, made a casserole, and there would have been peace on earth. It is a quotation, from earlier origin. It was a woman, Laura Godfrey- Isaacs, and it was reposted by other women. There’s also a nice song about the idea. A song of Liza Long (then Liza Walton): In winter time, three women wise. Rethinking history. Apart from the fact that casserole is popularized in the United States - so, be aware of collateral damage when women of the United States, wise or not wise, come to your country to bring a casserole ... and knowing that cacerolazo is a popular protest which consists of a group of people making noise by banging pots, pans, and other utensils in order to call for attention - which could proliferate unpeace ... let’s play the game. By the way, it was Christ himself who commented what was happening to him: For I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be accomplished in me. These three wise women would have obstructed the will of God. Let me, with you, revisit the first war: the fight between Cain and Abel. The story tells us this. Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD. And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering. But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. […] And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him. That’s the storyteller ... who didn’t like real history. The real story was about the same what happened to Tamar - the sister in law of Onan and daughter in law of Juda ... what happened to the daughters of Lot. They wanted a man in bed. But the man refused to meet his obligations. So the wife of Cain wanted him in bed. And he didn’t come. He couldn’t, whatever the reason. And there was Abel. Young and wild. She asked him. And he delivered. Which made Cain very angry. For sure, rewriting history is a favourite of mine. And I know I’m right. What else could be the very rationale of the tenth commandment: thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife. Still the man who’s guilty? Who bred these boys? Before they could endure the risks of living, could wield a sword to defend themselves. Who taught these boys all the tricks? Remember the story of Jacob, stealing his brother's blessing? Who’s inspiring him? Who's contriving the plan, plotting towards the unworthy end of deceiving her husband? Who’s telling Jacob what to do? His mother! Hmmm, three wise woman bringing a casserole. Hillary Clinton. Nikki Haley. Kirstjen Nielsen. Thanks a lot.