Growing up in Jamaica was fun as I am most fond of telling you all. It is obvious by all who read this blog site that I am proud to be Jamaican. I have spent ,most of my life in America, and even though I love Jamaica, I am also very proud to be a naturalized American. America has done a lot for me, and has been my home since I was a very young girl, and for that I am Loyal. What is Loyalty?, and how do we deal with dis-loyalty, how do we deal with betrayal?, from friends, family, a lover, your spouse or others. Loyalty is- the state or quality of being loyal; faithfulness to commitments or obligations.———-It is of good character to be Loyal. The seat of the betrayer is never good. The Christians condemn the lowly Judas for his betrayal of the Man Of Sorrows, the trust worthy Peter who was to be the faithful follower denounced the christ when threatened him with the same faith……Then the cock-crow!!!….. and the story goes…………….
The second betrayal is the disciple’s betrayal of Jesus. Betrayal has a cyclical effect. Earlier in the evening Jesus had told the disciples Satan had been given permission to test them. Jesus was praying that their faith would not cave in. Peter said his faith would never cave in, that he was willing to go to jail or even to die for Jesus. Jesus told Peter that he would deny Jesus before the rooster’s crow at dawn. But then he added, “Peter, after you get back on your feet, be sure to strengthen your brothers.”
As Jesus is taken captive, Peter follows from afar. A fire is kindled in the middle of the court-yard where Jesus is being questioned and people sit down around the fire to keep warm, Peter among them. A teen age girl sees Peter in the light of the fire, stares at Peter, and thinks she has seen him with Jesus, points to Peter on the fire’s light, “I think that man was with Jesus.”Peter shakes his head, he says, “Miss, I do not know him.” Not long after another person looks at Peter in the firelight, ‘You sure you are not one of them?’ Peter says, very uncomfortable now, ‘No, not me mister. ’ Nothing happens for a time, Peter begins to relax, an hour or so later a third person accuses Peter of being with Jesus, ‘You must have been with him because you sound like a Galilean [Yankee] . Mark has Peter curses and swears an oath, like, “I swear on my mother’s grave that I don’t know this man you are talking about.’ Or worst?….. Just then, Peter hears the rooster crow and he remembers Jesus words, that before the rooster crows, before the light of dawn, Peter would deny he knew Jesus. “Peter went out and wept bitterly.’ Luke 22:31-34, 54-62 –shalomcommunitychurch.mi.us.mennonite
–You all saw what I wrote about Sophia Spencer one of my postings , the dis- loyalty she showed, and that taught me a great lesson from an early age, but I still refused to believe that people could be so deceptive and spiteful and so I continued to look for the best in human being, the baby father came along like the spider in little Miss Muffett, and I wished he had frightened me away, but destiny is destiny, and again there I was pregnant, young visiting a prisoner and caring for him, giving him his first child, then he came out and did me so bad!!…the ultimate betrayal. The friend who takes away your husband, and so forth. It hurts to see someone who you call a friend show their disloyalty. I have been betrayed by many people and I have recounted my stories on Embracing Spirituality time and time again. We must listen to our own mind, trust our instincts more often. Pray against these things, but it has been the Modus Opreandi, of many a people from birth, an inate quality in some astrological signs, I will not mention them here. Tell me what happened to you. Come mek we reason!!.
Come share your story with me of, Loyalty, Disloyalty and betrayal…let us discuss it…