Season for Fireworks

by Michael Jamison

Independence Day is five days away, but starting last week circus-style tents started blossoming in Kansas, heralding the selling season for fireworks. Under those colorful awnings of canvas, fireworks have already been sold and already exploded. Being unable to wait for the fourth of July, the purchasers of those explosives will have to go back to buy more, which they undoubtedly will, because when it comes to pyrotechnics, delay of gratification is on a very short fuse.

It is no wonder that we call the leading theory on the origin of the universe the "Big Bang." Even before the Chinese invented gunpowder, all ethnicities were noise makers in times of war. The bigger the bang on the war drum, the better the differing psychological effect on both armies. The collective battle cry, rattling through a hoard of bewhiskered throats, rumbled louder than a pack of firecrackers going off. Like a roaring avalanche, the murderous hoard would then roll forth in a blood-curdling battle charge.

It doesn’t take a blood-thirsty hoard to do battle where battle needs to be done. On 9/11/01, from a makeshift army of very few weaponless airline passengers flying high above the fields of Pennsylvania, came the single but riveting battle cry of "Let’s roll." Whatever the victory needing to be won in your life, roll clanking toward it like an invincible tank. I affirm for you that your next explosive idea not only carries you far forward, but also creates great good for the world.

(For help in coping with the seasonal sounds of war in your own neighborhood, you are invited to contact Rev. Michael Jamison at Unity Church of Christianity, 9126 SW Tenth Avenue, Topeka, KS 66615, 785-478-1333, to learn more about the Unity way of positive living. To listen to a different message, recorded fresh from scratch daily, call 785-478-1777.)

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