|Mar 31, 2017||Hospitable|
|Mar 30, 2017||A Blessing for All|
|Mar 29, 2017||Lazily Efficient|
|Mar 27, 2017||Reverend Howard Oliver Hough, 1926|
|Mar 26, 2017||Tell Somebody|
|Mar 25, 2017||Tree of Great Peace|
|Mar 24, 2017||Where was God?|
|Mar 23, 2017||Faith Fits|
|Mar 22, 2017||Mystery Mechanics|
|Mar 21, 2017||In Antakya|
|Mar 20, 2017||A Pleasant Illusion|
|Mar 19, 2017||Blessings from Curses|
|Mar 18, 2017||Green Eggs|
|Mar 17, 2017||Wint'a in DC, Summ'a in Montpeli'a|
|Mar 15, 2017||Dear Universe|
|Mar 14, 2017||Knocking on Heaven's Door|
|Mar 13, 2017||Durable Engine, Worn Out Body|
|Mar 12, 2017||Hot Stuff|
|Mar 11, 2017||Pavers|
|Mar 10, 2017||Breath of Life|
|Mar 9, 2017||Thwarts and All|
|Mar 8, 2017||Blackberry Pie|
|Mar 7, 2017||Intentional Misdirection|
|Mar 6, 2017||Inside Outside|
|Mar 5, 2017||Untangled|
|Mar 4, 2017||Hope Adorns Our Way|
|Mar 3, 2017||Words|
|Mar 2, 2017||A Visit to Heaven and Hell|
|Mar 1, 2017||Jesus Wisdom Teacher|
Title: Intentional Misdirection
Date: March 07, 2017
Let me show you a card trick. Shuffle. Pick a card. Now put it here. One, two, three, four. Put it on the bottom. Is this your card? No? I’ll take this card and put it here. I’ll do this seven times. Is this your card? No? Is this your card? No? Is this your card? No? Is this your card? No? Is this your card? No? Is this your card? No? Let’s go through this deck again. Is this your card? No? Is this your card? No? Is this your card? No? Is this your card? No? Is this your card? No? Is this your card? No? Is this your card? No? I’ll hold these cards in my fingers. Say Hocus Pocus. Slap. Is this your card?
Deliberate misdirection is as inconsequential and as subtle as a card trick and as consequential and sophisticated as politics in government. Deliberate misdirection takes your eye off of the genuine action.
God is Genuine. No trick. No misdirection. Just Truth. There are no secrets or deceptions when we stand naked at the Gate of Heaven with Eye of God upon us.
Let’s Pray: Holy Truth, the One and Only Wisdom reveal Yourself to me--again and again by touching my soul--that I may grow wise and innocent in You. Amen.
A Thought: The Eye of God sees through you and me.
Sources and Scriptures
This best of all secret card trick was taught to me by a Roman Catholic Xaverian Brother in 1973 with a promise to keep its secrets to myself. I do.
From Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misdirection_%28magic%29
“Misdirection is a form of deception in which the attention of an audience is focused on one thing in order to distract its attention from another. Managing the audience's attention is the aim of all theater, it is the foremost requirement of theatrical magic. Whether the magic is of a ‘pocket trick’ variety, or, a large stage production, misdirection is the central secret of all magic. The term is used to describe either the effect (the victim's focus on an unimportant object) or the sleight of hand or patter (the magician's speech) that creates it.”
"I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.” New International Version
"Look, I am sending you out as sheep among wolves. So be as shrewd as snakes and harmless as doves.” New Living Translation
“Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.” English Standard Version
“See, I am sending you out like sheep into the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.” New Revised Standard Version
“Into your hands I commit my spirit; deliver me, LORD, my faithful God.” NIV
“I entrust my spirit into your hand. Rescue me, LORD, for you are a faithful God.” NLT
“Into your hand I commit my spirit; you have redeemed me, O LORD, faithful God.” ESV
“Into Your hand I commit my spirit; You have ransomed me, O LORD, God of truth.” NASB
“Into your hand I commit my spirit; you have redeemed me, O Lord, faithful God.” NRSV
“If you don’t find true balance, anyone can deceive you.”
Borrow a bar table.
Get a volunteer -- Jim and Chris?
Schedule a production date.
Have the day before to set up and set the set.
What background look? Go shoot a location? What location? Why?