I love words, regardless of the language used! 

Words are the basis for all written communications.  When spoken, the right words, at the right time, to the right audience can create a wave of change spanning millenniums of human existence regardless of the language in which they were originally spoken.  The Right Words, Right Time and Right Audience; the Law of the Message is another true example of the Power of the Wisdom of Three. 

Christians around the world are preparing for the Easter Season while our Jewish family, likewise, are preparing to celebrate Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread.  This is a special time of the year in the northern hemisphere, when the natural rhythm of life renews in a grand display for all to see. Ecological science reaffirms the facts of how our three environments, land, air and sea, co-exists in unity with one another.  Massive thunderstorm will arise as the colder air of winter fights to compete with increasing temperatures created by the tilt of the earth in relationship to the sun.  To the creatures that live in these environments, these changes will create hardships such as hail, lightning strikes, tornadoes and in some cases life threatening floods but it will also create new birth, beautiful flowers, cleaner air and soil primed to bring abundant new life to the seeds planted in the fields.  

These are just a few examples of why we, as Christians, choose to celebrate the good of the times while accepting the bad co-existing from the same forces given to us by our Creator.  No better example of this is described to us in the biblical passages detailing the Passion of Christ.  In the words of the various scripture writers, there are multiple accounts that use similar wording.  They tell of how Pilate, when given a choice, released a man named Barabbas instead of Jesus.  We are told that Barabbas was justly imprisoned and the man Jesus was completely innocent and falsely convicted.  The most interesting contrast about the two men in this story is that when told in Hebrew, Barabbas, translates to “son of the fathers” (plural).  Very close to the title that Jesus liked to be referred as, Barabba, (singular) “Son of the Father”.  Of course, as a Jewish son he would have been called, Barjoseph, “Son of Joseph”. 

One well known belief is that storytellers and authors of the times; when they did not know the name of a character, would have used, “son of the fathers”, as a reference of a regular guy; one of the many.  You could liken this to our slang references using the word “guy”, “fellow” or “dude”.  This would have meant that either the exact name of the criminal released in place of Jesus wasn’t remembered or was of little consequence; the only fact that mattered then and still remains true today is that when humans are given a choice, we can and sometimes do choose evil over goodness; even when we are offered redemption that comes through selecting the true, good, and right choice.  Pilate choose the easy way out.   

Throughout our history, the human race has proved time and again that through acts of free will, we are prone to making bad choices.  Jesus came into this world as man, to prove that He is the Son of God the Father, Truth Incarnate, Prince of Peace and the Creator of all that is good.  

During this year’s Easter Season, let’s try just a little harder not to be just one of many; another Barabbas.           

If this is my last post, I want all to know there was only one purpose for all that I have written; to have made a positive difference in the lives of others.

Anthony “Tony” Boquet, the author of “The Bloodline of Wisdom, The Awakening of a Modern Solutionary”

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