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Brothers and Sisters on Black In America, I just through reading this parable and the thought came to mind to share these words with you, enjoy.

The Unmoved Rock

Once upon a time, there was a man who was sleeping at night in his cabin when suddenly his room filled with light and the Saviour appeared. The Lord told the man He had work for him to do, and showed him a large rock in front of his cabin. The Lord explained that the man was to push against the rock with all his might. This the man did, day after day. For many years he toiled from sun up to sun down, his shoulders set squarely against the cold, massive surface of the unmoving rock, pushing with all his might.

Each night the man returned to his cabin sore and worn out, feeling that his whole day had been spent in vain. Seeing that the man was showing signs of discouragement, Satan decided to enter the picture placing thoughts into the man's mind such as: "You have been pushing against that rock for a long time, and it hasn't budged. Why kill yourself over this? You are never going to move it." Thus giving the man the impression that the task was impossible and that he was a failure.

These thoughts discouraged and disheartened the man even more. "Why kill myself over this?" he thought. "I'll just put in my time, giving just the minimum of effort and that will be good enough." And that he planned to do until one day he decided to make it a matter of prayer and take his troubled thoughts to the Lord.

"Lord," he said, "I have laboured long and hard in your service, putting all my strength to do that which you have asked. Yet, after all this time, I have not even budged that rock a half a millimeter. What is wrong? Why am I failing?" To this the Lord responded compassionately, "My child, when long ago I asked you to serve me and you accepted, I told you that your task was to push against the rock with all your strength, which you have done. Never once did I mention to you that I expected you to move it. Your task was to push.

And now you come to me, your strength spent, thinking that you have failed. But, is that really so? Look at yourself. Your arms are strong and muscled, your back sinewed and brown, your hands are callused from constant pressure, and your legs have become massive and hard. Through opposition, you have grown much and your abilities now surpass that which you used to have. Yet you haven't moved the rock. But your calling was to be obedient and to push and to exercise your faith and trust in My wisdom. This you have done. I, my child, will now move the rock."

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After the rock was moved for him, did the man lose his muscle tone?

Thursday, October 15th 2020 at 5:59PM
Steve Williams
I see that you missed the point again Steve. The Lord moved that rock which we was unmovable in your Live, Steve. Now, if we obeyed your commitment you made with our Father in Heaven, you became stronger for it, towards your next challenge in life.


Thursday, October 15th 2020 at 6:26PM
Deacon Ron Gray
So he was given another immovable rock? In that case we might agree.

Thursday, October 15th 2020 at 6:36PM
Steve Williams
Becoming stronger in your life's journey in called "FAITH" trust, belief, confidence, conviction, credence, reliance, optimism, hopefulness, hope, expectation and dependence in The Lord our Father.


Thursday, October 15th 2020 at 6:52PM
Deacon Ron Gray
What if the moral of the story is this?

In Greek mythology Sisyphus or Sisyphos (/ˈsɪsɪfəs/; Ancient Greek: Σίσυφος Sísyphos) was the king of Ephyra (now known as Corinth). He was punished for his self-aggrandizing craftiness and deceitfulness by being forced to roll an immense boulder up a hill only for it to roll down every time it neared the top, repeating this action for eternity. Through the classical influence on modern culture, tasks that are both laborious and futile are therefore described as Sisyphean (/sɪsɪˈfiːən/).[2]

Thursday, October 15th 2020 at 8:35PM
Steve Williams
NO Steve, you are referring about two deferent story all together. you already see my version of The Unmoved Rock

Now here is what you are talking about.

Sisyphus was the king of Ephyra (Corinth) in Greek mythology. He was the son of King Aeolus of Thessaly and Enarete. He founded Ephyra, which he ruled over as its first king. His spouse was the nymph Merope, with whom he had four children; Glaucus, Ornytion, Almus, and Thersander.

Although Sisyphus helped its city become a commercial hub and invested in navigation, he was a sly and deceitful person. In numerous occasions, he violated the Xenia, the concept of hospitality and generosity shown to travellers and guests, by killing them, so he could prove that he was a ruthless king. These violations made him fall in the eyes of Zeus, who was in charge of promoting the Xenia. Another time that Sisyphus infuriated Zeus when he told the river god Asopus where his daughter Aegina was - Zeus had previously kidnapped her. In return, Asopus created a spring to flow on the Acropolis of Corinth.

The now furious father of gods decided to punish Sisyphus for good. He asked Thanatos, personification of death, to take him and chain him in the Underworld. When Thanatos went to Sisyphus, the king asked how the chains actually worked; Thanatos agreed, but Sisyphus swiftly managed to chain Thanatos instead. With Death now in chains, no mortal could die and go to the Underworld. After a while, the situation aggravated, and the god of war Ares, unhappy that his wars were no longer interesting as no one died, released Thanatos. He then trapped Sisyphus and gave him to Thanatos too.

Another version of the story has it that Hades was sent instead of Thanatos, and it was him that was tricked and chained by Sisyphus. As a result, people could no longer make sacrifices, and the sick would no longer find peace as they couldn't die. All gods told Sisyphus they would make his life a living hell if he didn't free Hades, and he reluctantly agreed.

Before surrendering though and dying, Sisyphus told his wife Merope to later throw his lifeless body in the middle of the city square, as a test for his wife's love for him. As a result, his body ended up on the banks of the river Styx. Sisyphus, now in the Underworld, told Persephone, queen of the underworld, what had happened, and told her to release him and send him back to the living, so he could punish his wife. Persephone agreed, and Sisyphus went back to the realm of the living. He found his wife and scolded her, but he then refused to return to Tartarus. In the end, the god Hermes took him and dragged him there.

Zeus, fed up with Sisyphus' tricks and cunning as well as his hubris - believing he was more cunning than Zeus - punished him to eternally push a boulder uphill. However, as soon as he would reach the top of the hill, the boulder would roll off and Sisyphus had to push it back again.

The Parable that I 'am talking about is a reward by being faithful and this Greek mythology Sisyphus works as a punishment Steve, which is something else all together and that is NOT what I 'am talking about, in this post.
Thursday, October 15th 2020 at 9:15PM
Deacon Ron Gray
Some would say the unmoving rock was recompense for causes bmade in a past life. You say life a a finite beginning and a finite end. I disagree Ron. If I'm wrong then tell me how eternity will be anything but boring.

Thursday, October 15th 2020 at 10:19PM
Steve Williams
First off Steve, do you recognize that you are talking about two different stories here?



Thursday, October 15th 2020 at 10:51PM
Deacon Ron Gray
I'm talking about your story Ron. You think humans exist in time then something called their soul enters non-time and exists forevermore with nothing to DO. I'm saying the soul exists whenever the person has physical form and every time we have physical form we ALWAYS have immovable rocks. God will never save you from death, the final immovable rock.

Friday, October 16th 2020 at 8:31AM
Steve Williams

The Unmoved Rock

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Once upon a time...Lord....Satan...the man returned to his cabin sore and worn out,

feeling that his whole day had been spent in vain..... "Lord," he said, "I have laboured long and hard

in your service, putting all my strength to do that which you have asked.

Posted By: Deacon Ron Gray
Thursday, October 15th 2020 at 3:01PM
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I did READ this blag....before any comments....AND thought well well, another deaCON slaveThought

put in the mind of the American slaves of AfricanAsian descent from their kingJames paganGreek

slaveONLY education....I did not want to comment on pagan.."Once upon a time"....BUT....

....After deaCON only; commentator and "Brothers and Sisters on Black In America"...steve wrote

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"...What if the moral of the story is this?

....Greek mythology Sisyphus or Sisyphos....Ancient Greek: Σίσυφος Sísyphos)....king of Ephyra

He was punished for his self-aggrandizing craftiness and deceitfulness by being forced to

roll an immense boulder up a hill only for it to roll down every time it neared the top, repeating

this action for eternity. Through the classical influence on modern culture, tasks that are both

laborious and futile are therefore described as Sisyphean (/sɪsɪˈfiːən/)....."

Thursday, October 15th 2020 at 8:35PM
Steve Williams

.........AND

"..Parable that I 'am talking about is a reward by being faithful and this Greek mythology Sisyphus

works as a punishment Steve......."

Thursday, October 15th 2020 at 9:15PM
Deacon Ron Gray

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....Thanks Steve.....and borrowing the deaCON phrase(if I am or I'm able)...

(deaCON)---"The Parable that I 'am talking...."...is another deaCON paganGreek parable or tale put

into the False Lexicon of kingJamesVersionist-Slavers and Racists begun in the 15-19th centuries

about the African Asian Monotheistic Belief of the Creator of Adaam(as).....



Friday, October 16th 2020 at 1:02PM
robert powell
ROBERTPOWELL, After reading both readings "First The Unmoved Rock" by Source unknown or this story Steve came up with called Sisyphus.

Do you believe these two story's are different?


Friday, October 16th 2020 at 7:11PM
Deacon Ron Gray

The Unmoved Rock

SUBJECT

Once upon a time...Lord....Satan...the man returned to his cabin sore and worn out,

feeling that his whole day had been spent in vain..... "Lord," he said, "I have laboured long and hard

in your service, putting all my strength to do that which you have asked.

Posted By: Deacon Ron Gray
Thursday, October 15th 2020 at 3:01PM
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"....ROBERTPOWELL, After reading both readings "First The Unmoved Rock" by Source unknown

or this story Steve came up with called Sisyphus.

Do you believe these two story's are different?...."

Friday, October 16th 2020 at 7:11PM
Deacon Ron Gray

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deaCON..."ROBERTPOWELL, After reading..."First The Unmoved Rock" by Source unknown"

...UNKNOWN .. ??.... until....COLORED'whiteSupremist-slaveMasters' MADE it KNOWN to slaves

They are the same source...Same paganGreek source...source of kingJames-greekFables...!

Saturday, October 17th 2020 at 9:32AM
robert powell
I don't know WTF you are talking about ROBERTPOWELL. I asked you Do you believe these two story's are different?

I don't ask you a thing about THE STORY SOURCES. Do you understand my question to you?

ROBERTPOWELL, After reading both readings "First The Unmoved Rock" by Source unknown or this story Steve came up with called Sisyphus.

Do you believe these two story's are different?


Saturday, October 17th 2020 at 9:49AM
Deacon Ron Gray

...I am an African Asian Believer of History/Scholarship/Science...euroFables are Same: like...

Hansel/Gretel, aseopsFables, beowulf, deaCON Zeus, steveSisyphus -newTestament..euroFables

....deaCON unknown story and steve story...NO, no and no no ..they are NOT different stories


Saturday, October 17th 2020 at 10:07AM
robert powell
ROBERTPOWELL.... Please explain.

Sunday, October 18th 2020 at 11:53PM
Deacon Ron Gray

The Unmoved Rock

SUBJECT

Once upon a time...Lord....Satan...the man returned to his cabin sore and worn out,

feeling that his whole day had been spent in vain..... "Lord," he said, "I have laboured long and hard

in your service, putting all my strength to do that which you have asked.

Posted By: Deacon Ron Gray
Thursday, October 15th 2020 at 3:01PM
You can also click here to view all posts by this author.

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"....ROBERTPOWELL.... Please explain...."

Sunday, October 18th 2020 at 11:53PM
Deacon Ron Gray

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1)....I am an African Asian Believer of History/Scholarship/Science

2)...euroFables are Same: ... Hansel/Gretel, aseopsFables, santa, deaCON Zeus, steveSisyphus

newTestament, euroFables...generally euroETHNIC paganStories...

3).....African Asian Believer of Monotheistic History/Scholarship/Science of Adaam(as)

.... CANNOT IS NOT, ....euroCENTRIC Ethnic paganStories....they are different narratives

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For Instance; the Words of Creator of Adaam(as) that most African American slaveAncestors, taken

across Atlantic, ... they heard and recited, for 500 years; were and are closer to:

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Sűrat AnNaml

(The Ants, The Insignificant Kingdoms) XXVII

Bismillaahir Rahmaan irRaheem

1. Tâ-Sîn

The Words of Creator are a Reading or Book that gives understanding to Mankind.

2. A guide to the correct Path for the Believers of the Oneness of Creator , Monotheism.

3. Those who perform AsSalât (Iqâmat-AsSalât); give AzZakât and they believe with certainty

in the after death meeting with Creator, and for appropriate recompense for life's behavior,

of their good and bad deeds.

Monday, October 19th 2020 at 6:44PM
robert powell
ROBERTPOWELL, Shame on you. You are not telling the readership here on Black In America how these two these two story's are the same.

You have NOT answered the question at all. I said these two stories are different and you say they are the same and when asked to explain your point, you came up with this BULL 💩 (LAUGHTER…) SHAME ON YOU....




Monday, October 19th 2020 at 10:19PM
Deacon Ron Gray
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