Well, it had been yet another bad day in the office, and once again
it was the fault of that new girl, MaryAnne. She is one of those
Wiccans, a so called witch. How can anyone in their right mind make
this claim, knowing that it goes against God and all of the
teachings of the bible?
She doesn't even have the common decency to keep her satanic symbol,
her pentagram necklace hidden from the view of the decent, God
fearing people in the office. She has some nerve.
I find that I cannot hate her for this though, for I know that she
has been deceived. Satan works his evil in ways that she cannot see.
I've seen that so called Wiccan Rede that she has tacked to the wall
above her computer.
On the surface, it looks like a decent loving belief, but all one
must do is look, look closely and see that by practicing this way,
and not embracing Jesus Christ as savior she is on the pathway to
hell. As I've said, it was a bad day in the office.
Three times in the past few weeks I have been called in to see my
supervisor, and he has told me that I am not allowed to preach to
MaryAnne the word of God, to show her the error of her ways. Today,
my supervisor told me that if I continue to "harass" MaryAnne, he
will be forced to terminate me. How can he say this? He himself is a
God fearing man. And, how can he be so tolerant of the evil that he
sees insinuating itself into our workplace?
As I lay down to sleep last night, I asked the Lord for
guidance. "God, grant me a true vision of you, so that I may better
lead the faithless onto the righteous path," "Oh, a true vision of
Me is it? Are you sure that you're ready, truly ready to see, my
I sat bolt upright in bed, and there, at the foot of my bed, white
of hair and beard, in a long, flowing white robe, stood the Lord my
God. I made to leap from the bed and fall to my knees in front of
Him, but he stopped me with a gesture. "Kneel not before me at this
time my son. Instead, rise and walk with Me, so that you may get a
glimpse of what I truly am, as you asked of me in your prayer."
He took my hand, and as I looked, my bedroom was no longer there,
but a pathway thru the woods. We started to walk, and I was too
awestruck for words. We took the path to the left, and we were then
inside St. Catherine's Church, in the middle of a service. While
still standing beside me, God seemed to expand and fill the whole of
the church. I could see smiles of contentment forming on some of the
parishioners faces. I felt blessed.
God smiled upon me."The Catholics hold such pretty masses, don't
they? I like to stop here in this church, because not only do they
speak the words, but they live the life, thru teaching, helping the
sick and poor, not only with handouts, but helping them learn to
help themselves. Now let us walk on," And we were back on the
We traveled a bit further along, and then were in the parlor of a
funeral home. A young woman was kneeling before the casket, resting
her head on it and crying. I could see by the similarity, that this
dead man must be her father. God knelt beside her, and drew His arms
"Miss him, that is all right, but weep not for him, for now he is
with Me". She wiped her eyes, and stood with a sad smile upon her
face, and said "Good-bye Daddy. I'll miss you," and turned and left
And we were back on the pathway. We walked a little ways, and we
were in front of a large lodge of some kind. I could hear music and
laughter spilling out of the windows. I turned to look at God, and
was shocked to see, not the flowing white robe, but Him wearing
leather and animal furs, his hair and beard now the color of wheat,
and a sword strapped across His back.
He strode forth, and I saw him approach a figure I had not seen
before. As I looked close, I was shocked to see that it was the same
face that I had just seen dead, but looking young and strong, and
dressed in ancient looking garb, an ax strapped to his waist. God
strode up to him and grabbed him in a great bear hug. "Welcome my
son. We've been waiting for you. Now, go inside and raise a cup or
two, and meet with your brother." And, with a hearty slap on the
back, he sent the man inside. And then we were back on the pathway.
We walked a bit further, and then we were in a mosque. At least I
believed so, as I had never been in one before, but had seen
pictures of them. The group of worshippers was not large, but I
could see their rapt faces as they listened to the mullah speak. He
was speaking to them of purity, both of the mind and the body,
bringing them closer to Allah.
And as he spoke, God, dressed now in the robes of the desert, walked
among them and briefly laid his hands upon each set of shoulders.
And, from their faces, I could see that these men knew that the
words of the mullah were true, and that their spirits felt touched
by God. And then we were back on the pathway.
After we had walked a bit, we found ourselves in an African village.
People with skin as black as night, the women with their breast
shamefully bared, were dancing in a circle, to the rhythm of the
drums being played by a group of men.
Somehow though, I was not offended by the bared breasts, and the
music seemed to seep into my soul. God was then a mighty lion, and
He let forth a mighty roar. The villagers did not seem to hear, but
the drums increased their pounding, and the dancers danced with a
frenzy. And then we were back on the pathway.
We walked a bit more, and were on the top of a cliff. There sat,
painted and covered with feathers, an old Navajo man. As I watched,
he seemed to change into the form of an eagle and take flight, and
we were flying with him, soaring high into the air, seeing the vista
spread out below us.
And God, in the form of an eagle Himself, seemed to guide this other
eagle thru the air, over mountains and thru valleys, until he came
upon a group of men. As I watched, the old Navajo man was no longer
an eagle, but a young boy instead, and he sat at the feet of these
men, to listen to the words of his elders. And then we were back on
We traveled a bit, and then we were in a forest clearing. I knew
this place. It was known as a place of devil worship and evil. In
the center of the clearing roared a great bonfire, and kiwi torches
outlined a circle of sorts. Inside this circle, in a circle
themselves, stood 7 men and 6 women, dressed in robes of varying
colors, their arms raised to the moon. Was that one woman MaryAnne?
I really couldn't be sure.
And God walked among them in the circle, touching each one. He
seemed not to be an older man now, but as he made each of three
turns around the circle, he was first a young girl, bouncing with
energy, then a woman of middle years, with a tender smile for all
Her children, and finally, an old woman, body bent, but holding Her
head up with pride.
And a woman stepped forward, and yes, it was MaryAnne, and lifted
her head to the sky. "Great Goddess, Mother of us all, thank you for
joining us tonight. Stay if You will, go if You must. Know in our
hearts You will always be welcome. Blessed be!!" And we were back on
As we walked along, ahead in the distance I saw the most beautiful
man. Yes, beautiful, though I would never normally think of a man
this way. With blonde hair, and a golden robe, he seemed to radiate
sunshine. God and this golden man nodded to each other as they
passed, sharing a smile together.
"My Lord" I asked, "was that an angel?" "Well, yes, he is known as
that to some. He is also known to some as a god himself. That was
Lucifer" And His words caused me to stumble. I couldn't believe that
we had just passed the ultimate evil. God looked at me, and He knew
And he chuckled a bit. "Think about it logically My son. The Lucifer
that you know is a fallen angel, cast out of heaven for challenging
Me. If I am the all powerful being, above all others, how could he
do this? How could I allow it?" "But, in the bible...." I stammered.
"The Bible is a wonderful book, as are the Koran and the Torah and
many others, but they are just books, written by the hand of man,
not written by Me. And, it's a bit confusing as well if the truth be
known, but that's not up to Me to fix. These books are wonderful,
but only as guidance, for each man and woman must think for
themselves." And, I believed He was right in this.
"Now, come forth, we must journey a little more before you go back"
and He took my hand once again.
As we followed the pathway, we soared thru the stars, listening to
the music of the heavens, we became a little flower and a mighty
oak, we became a babbling brook, and a mighty ocean. We flitted from
flower to flower as a little honey bee, and ran across the plains as
a mighty stallion.
And, all too soon the pathway returned us to my home. God held my
hand a moment longer, and smiled into my face.
"My son, you prayed tonight for a true vision of Me. For vision, you
must only open your eyes and see what there is to see. Good night to
you". And then He was gone, and I was back in my bed.
A dream I thought, only a dream, that couldn't have been real. At
that time, a bolt of lightning lit up my room thru the window, and
thunder crashed thru the sky, and I thought I heard, from seemingly
far away, "Remember, the Lord works in mysterious ways My son".
This morning as I entered the office, I went to the machine for a
cup of coffee, and standing there, I spied MaryAnne. As I approached
her, I could see her barely cringe, and I could see in her face that
she was expecting yet another onslaught from me and my book. She
seemed to cast her eyes about for a way to escape, but there was
I walked up to her and smiled. "I think I owe you a bit of an
apology" I said. "I've been a bit narrow minded of late, and I
really had no right to subject you to what I did. It's not up to me
to say how you find your path to your spirit, and I was wrong to
think that was so," MaryAnne just stood there, not knowing what to
"So, I just wanted to say that I'm so sorry, and I hope you will
forgive my trespass. God bless you MaryAnne, and...uh.... Blessed
May those with whom we share ourselves be open and understanding,
that they may be shown what spirituality is to them.......and how it
may not be as different as they think...... Galadryael
StarFyre "Great Spirit, Great Spirit, my Grandfather, all over the
earth the faces of living things are all alike... Look upon these
faces of children without number and with children in their arms,
that they may face the winds and walk the good road to the day of
-- Black Elk (1863-1950)
Oglala Sioux holy man