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God's Secret

December25

Even though God is in my life (what choice do I have?), I don’t know for sure that Christ rose from the dead. However, I can see that he changes the world every day.

The inspiration; the challenge; the secret is living your life like Christ. Its such an ambition, if you will, that can rally and unite men of all faiths – be they Christian, Jewish or Muslim.

For background, and the sake of this post, let’s assume that Christ was a real person.  

Though nobody knows when He was born (and the exact date is not important – especially given the “spirit” of this post) … the fact that He brought light and good news into the world during a time when the world was under the oppressive yoke of the Roman empire and other oppressive foibles of religion – both Jewish (NOTE: I feel my Jewish Brothers) and pagan. How strange must have been this good news – wise men, Magi, and kings bowing down to an infant they were compelled to believe radiated divinity. What an inversion of man’s power to rule! The world was turned right side up on that night. For no flags were unfurled when GOD – as He is understood today – crept into the world, from the arms of a little girl (that would be Mary).

It’s the world’s best known secret.

You might also consider:

“Defending Belief” – http://briancork.wordpress.com/2008/09/25/brian-cork-defending-belief/

“Jesus Christ and Santa Claus Smackdown” – http://briancork.wordpress.com/2008/12/05/jesus-christ-and-santa-claus-smackdown/

“Image” – http://briancork.wordpress.com/2005/03/14/image/

I am listening to “You’re So True” (go to iTunes) and “You’ve Been Loved” by Joseph Arthur.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

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Surfing Mexico: 18°92′N 103°88′W

July4

18°92′N 103°88′W, about 50 km south of the city of Colima.

Cork off Pasquale

Cork off Pasquale

I offer these coordinates to one of the best surfing spots in North America. But, imagine me drawing a line in the sand. I know most anyone that reads this will never find the spot.

Few live their lives our way.

Boca de Pascuales on the coast of the State of Colima is a surfers dream; or, nightmare.  A river mouth beach break with some of the biggest, hollowest, fastest tubes in Mexico.  The waves break both right and left with enormous power.

Sunday and Monday we had only 8 people in the water – and, one board was broken.  The faces are 20 feet and up with lips 2 – 3 feet thick.  There are stories, shared around icey cold Modelo Especial’s, around Pascuales (spoken reverently) of “around the corner tubes”; waves so deep you can’t see daylight.

The break is not far offshore – only about 50 to 100 yards. A short paddle; but, the 8 to 10 foot walls of whitewater can be formidable.

WARNING: Don’t try to surf this spot if you are inexperienced or out of shape.  Surfing Pascuales unprepared may be hazardous to your health.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

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