Second Thoughts ~ I See Fire

If we burn down the house, it will not matter who owns the furniture.

Greetings Dear Reader,

I was not surprised but I was troubled by the actions in our nation’s capital yesterday. This is not a political post. It is a call to reason. We have already gone to blood once in this country over our differences.

I wish that we would learn that violence over any issue is foolish. If we adopt the idea that we will just kill the people that disagree with us, we are not promoting freedom. We are promoting thievery. As I was reading the news of the invasion of congress, I was listening to my playlist. I See Fire by Ed Sheeran came on and I stopped to pray for my brothers’ souls.

We are so busy screaming at each other that we are right that we have left behind the very things that unite us. If we trample on anyone else for our freedom, we only selling ourselves in bondage to guilt and shame. Every human has a right to freedom and to make the life he or she wishes to build. Hatred and anger will not build a nation. We can recover but only if we stop and talk to each other.

I see fire as I watch here from Currahee. I see the spirits of those Rangers who trained here to fight and defeat Hitler. I hear the songs of my Cherokee ancestors who learned to live in peace long before anyone told them to move off this land. Over the Misty Mountains cold, to the north, I fear that we are striking a match to the very thing we have fought for through so many years.

I ask you all to remember that if we burn down the house, who owns the furniture will not matter. I ask you to consider loving each other more than you love your causes, hatred, and anger.

I See Fire — Ed Sheeran

Oh, misty eye of the mountain below
Keep careful watch of my brothers’ souls
And should the sky be filled with fire and smoke
Keep watching over Durin’s sons

If this is to end in fire
Then we should all burn together
Watch the flames climb high into the night

Calling out for the rope
Stand by and we will
Watch the flames burn on and on
The mountainside, hey

And if we should die tonight
Then we should all die together
Raise a glass of wine for the last time

Calling out for the rope
Prepare as we will
Watch the flames burn on and on
The mountainside
Desolation comes upon the sky

Now I see fire
Inside the mountain
And I see fire
Burning the trees
And I see fire
Hollowing souls
And I see fire
Blood in the breeze
And I hope that you remember me

Oh, should my people fall
Then surely I’ll do the same
Confined in mountain halls
We got too close to the flame

Calling out for the rope
Hold fast and we will
Watch the flames burn on and on
The mountainside
Desolation comes upon the sky
Now I see fire
Inside the mountain
And I see fire
Burning the trees
And I see fire
Hollowing souls
And I see fire
Blood in the breeze
And I hope that you remember me

And if the night is burning
I will cover my eyes
For if the dark returns
Then my brothers will die
And as the sky is falling down
It crashed into this lonely town
And with that shadow upon the ground
I hear my people screaming out

Now I see fire
Inside the mountains
I see fire
Burning the trees
I see fire
Hollowing souls
I see fire
Blood in the breeze
I see fire
Oh you know I saw a city burning out (fire)
And I see fire
Feel the heat upon my skin, yeah (fire)
And I see fire (fire)
And I see fire burn on and on the mountainside

Wishing you joy in the journey,

Aramis Thorn
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, “That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a homeowner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”
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Every human story is part of the great story that leads to the Father getting everything back to Good.

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If we burn down the house, it will not matter who owns the furniture.

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