The Phat News of Mark
The Hippie Bible
By 2 Hawks
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1. And again He began to focalize by the Lake.
And a great multitude gathered around Him, so that He got into
a boat and sat in it on the Lake; and the gathering was on the
land facing the Lake.
2. Then He taught them many things by riddles (1),
and said to them:
3. "Dig this! Consider
a certain hippie went out to plant.
4. "And it happened, as he sowed, that some seed fell by
the wayside; and the birds of the air came and scarfed it up.
5. "Some of the seed fell on stony ground, where it did not
have much earth; and immediately it sprouted because it had no
depth of earth.
6. "But when the sun came it was scorched, and because it
had no root it was blown away.
7. "And some seed fell among thorns; and the thorns grew
up and choked it, and it yielded no crop.
8. "But other seed fell on good soil (2)
and yielded a crop that sprang up, increased and produced: some
thirty-times, some sixty-times, and some a hundred-times."
9. And He said to them, "He
who has ears to hear, let him solve the riddle."
10. But later when He was alone, those around Him with the twelve
asked Him about the riddle.
11. And he said to them, "To
you it has been given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God;
but to those who are outside, all things come in riddles,
12. "so that 'Seeing they may see and miss it, 'And hearing
they may hear and dis it; 'Lest they should stop living for Babylon,
and their error be forgiven (3).'"
13. And he said to them, "Don't
you understand this riddle? How then will you understand all the
other riddles (4)?"
14. "The true focalizer sows the Word of God (5).
15. "And the ones by the wayside hear the Word and the Word
is sown. And when they hear, Satan comes immediately to dis the
Word that was sown in their hearts.
16. "Then there are those who are sown on stony ground who,
when they hear the Word, immediately receive it with gladness;
17. "but they have no determination, and so keep it for as
long as it is favorable to their needs. But when hard times come
or they get tested for the Word, immediately they stumble.
18. "Now there are the seeds sown among the thorns; they
are the ones who hear the Word,
19. "and the cares of Babylon, the temptation of riches,
and the desires for other things (6) entering in choke the Word, and it
20. "Finally, there is the seed sown on good soil, those
who hear the Word, accept it, and bear fruit: some thirty-times,
some-sixty, and some even a hundred-times."
21. And He said to them, "Is
a lantern brought to be put under a bucket or under a pot? Is
it not to be set on a lamp-stand?
22. "For there is nothing hidden which will not be revealed,
nor has anything been kept secret but that it should come to light.
23. "If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear."
24. And He said to them, "Act
upon what you hear. With the same measure you use, it will be
measured to you; and to you who hear, more will be given.
25. "For whoever has, to him more will be given; but whoever
does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him (7)."
26. And He said, "The
kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground,
27. "and should sleep by night and rise by day, and the seed
should sprout and grow, he himself does not know how.
28. "For the earth yields crops by itself; first the blade,
then the head, after that the full grain in the head.
29. "But when the grain ripens, immediately he puts in the
sickle, because the harvest has come (8)."
30. And he said, "To
what shall we liken the kingdom of God? Or with what riddle shall
we picture it?
31. "It is like a mustard seed which, when it is sown on
the ground, is smaller than all the seeds on earth;
32. "but when it is sown, it grows up and becomes greater
than all herbs, and shoots out large branches, so that the birds
of the air may nest under its shade (9)."
33. And with many such riddles He spoke the Word to them as they
were able to hear it.
34. He never spoke to them without a riddle, and when they were
alone, He explained all things to His disciples.
35. On the same day, at sunset, He said to them, "Let us cross over to the other
36. Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along
in the boat as He was. And other little boats were also with Him.
37. And a gale arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that
it was already filling.
38. But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke
Him and said to Him, 'Teacher, do You not care that we are about
39. Then He arose and schwagged the wind, and said to the sea,
"Peace be still!" And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.
40. But He said to them, "Why
are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?"
41. And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, "Who
can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?"
Thanksgiving dinner at Buck Lake Ocala
When drawing close
To Him in worship
Love God with your whole being!
Love your fellow man as yourself!
Forgive one another
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