Amos: Confessions of A Major Minor Prophet

PROLOGUE

Once there was a kingdom
very much like any kingdom,
meaning it’s people
were very much like
you and I.

Meaning neither better
nor worse than the people
of any other kingdom..

This makes a difference
to the story . . .

The leaders of the kingdom
were like the leaders
of any other kingdom,
meaning that wanted
to be known as great
leaders but mostly they
wanted more. More

riches. More persons to
rule. More victories.
More land in larger borders.
More. And more. And more.

This makes a difference
to the story . . .

This kingdom was like
any other kingdom,
meaning the people
were like every other people,

they wished to virtuous,
they hoped to be remembered,
they tried to be clever, but
mostly they wanted more.
And more. A more and more
different kinds of more.

This makes a difference
to the story . . .

These people in this kingdom
had an idea of the sacred,
they had their god who wished
them to be virtuous, much
as was the vision of the people
concerning virtue, but a little
better. Wanted them to
worship is just this way.

In this way their divinity
was much like every other
divinity, meaning their divinity
was much like the divinity
imagined by you or I.

Always does make a difference
that everything everywhere
is like everywhere else.

Makes a difference
in how we see how
everything is very much
like you and I.

Into this kingdom
came a prophet preaching
that the people of the kingdom
were much like all the other
people in all the other kingdoms,
but that they could be better,
not because they were better
but because they could act

more justly. And the prophet
told them what this looked like.
Not enriching their leaders,
or moring their land, or
moring and moring themselves
and their worship and rites
but by being kind. Imagine

that. Being kind. Being just.
Sharing their more and their
more with all the people.

In this the prophet
was like most other prophets
and the people like
most other people

listening not at all.

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