“He knows not how to rule a kingdome, what cannot manage a Province;
nor can he wield a Province, that cannot order a City;
nor can he order a City, that knows not how to regulate a Village;
nor he a village, that cannot guide a Family;
nor can that man Govern well a Family that know not how to Govern himselfe;
neither can any Govern himselfe unless his Reason be Lord, Will and Appetite [over] her Vassals;
nor can Reason rule unless herselfe be ruled by God, and (wholly) be obedient to Him.”
Hugo Grotius 1664
Hugo Grotius seems to have knack for connectivity…to be able to see some places where Our Paths take Us. Reading him backwards (bottom up) especially useful is his identification of the needs for first things first and how these steps lead to greater responsibilities and achievements.
I believe Our Reason is best when it is under the Stewardship and Guidance of GOD. There can be no Better Partnership, or relationship, than that which We can increasingly have with CREATOR. In this relationship We may know Happiness or We may suffer, but We are sure to grow…into that which makes Our Fathers In Havona and in Jerusem, glad that they made Us.
The Living Art of Reason is not an easy thing. It leads Us to uncountable perspectives…endless choices. Choices that result in many mistakes and many successes.
For example, One can perceive ten solutions to a problem, or challenge. Which solution is the best? Hint: The solution that provides the most lasting change for Good, for the most People and their world.
I do pretty well with being ruled by GOD, Reason and self -governance. But I have failed miserably in “Governing Well A Family”. I have sired but not Fathered. I believe I will be given a second chance at this governance skill, in the Morontia Realm.
Not experiencing the Responsibilities of Family and Family Leadership has put me at a Practical Disadvantage for the Leadership Of Tribe…where Families combine their strengths to Live as Tribe.
But, I can Imagine what the best sort of Family and Tribe could and should be.
Meanwhile, while still here on Urth, in my role as “First Seed Bearer”, I fumble and stumble with trying to design and build New Tribe Social Constructs…as a poorly socializing recluse. Thus, I am great for Ideas, but weak in the Living Arts of Realizing Them…testing them.
“Weak” but not entirely devoid of the experiences of this.