January 1st, 2007 10:31 EST
An Old New Year Resolution
Year-end statistics are depressing. Year-end Resolutions are oppressive. 2007 should be a year of jubilee, of prosperity, of healing and peace. Could we all resolve to that? Sure, no problem. Without a catalyst, though, it is just another Polly Anna Resolution. The catalyst is found in the ancient law upon which civilized society took root. Unfortunately, The Ten Commandments -- given to Moses, those Ten -- have fallen out of favor. This is likely a result of miscommunication and misunderstanding.
The Greatest Generation, the Me Generation, the Baby Boomers, the Gen-Xers and the Gen-Nexers will unite under common law once they see it from a more personal point of view. Therefore, before the charitable spirit ends and trauma drama reclaims the airways, let us unite and agree to the following:
Whereas, peace on earth is a desirable objective sought by all people of good will; and, Whereas, peace on earth begins at home; and,
Whereas, peace is only possible when ground rules are established; and, Whereas, fear hinders and has no place in the pursuit of happiness; and,
Whereas, endless attempts to un-chisel the original Ten Commandments from the face of the earth are misguided and mysterious. We, therefore, resolve to adhere to these revised Ten Commandments, which shall hereafter be known as:
X in XXI I. You should love your god.
II. You don`t need statues or pictures, or such. III. You should watch your mouth.
IV. You need your rest, what`s the problem? V. You need to do what your folks tell you to do.
VI. You shall not kill me. VII. You shall not cheat with my spouse.
VIII You shall not steal my stuff. IX. You shall not lie to or about me.
X. You shall not covet my stuff. Now, then.
Â©2007 by Nancy Lee Wolfe