|Posted by Ragu on January 14, 2012 at 4:05 PM|
I will be as brief and to-the-point on things as I can be here-in.........
"A rose by any other name....." -- Shakespeare
It has recently come to my attention that, due to my name, there are those person(s) that are, shall we say, "put off" based solely in whole, and or in part, due to my name.
My name!?!? Are you serious?!?!?
About the best example and explaination I can give and make is what I call "The Prego Spegetti Sauce Explaination". I will make this the "condensed version" of this explaination, as I wrote it unto Rafa, and wish only to note a few things of and from it here-in. Now just like you go into the store and see all kinds and types of spegetti sauces, still each is in it's own container. And while someone will take the sauce out of the container, and put it into a sauce pan, which goes on the spegetti, which eventually goes into the refrigerator as left-overs or at the very last step into the dishes to be washed, either way it is still Prego Spegetti Sauce. And while things can be added, etc., to the sauce, it still does not change the sauce from being Prego Spegetti Sauce.
It is what "it" IS.
And while events and all prior to December 11th, 2011 have happened and taken place, which I do hope that any and all person(s) with whom I have, or may have, trespassed and or offended forgive me of such as I forgive them of such also, still these events were PRIOR to December 11th, 2011. That day changed me forever!!! And NOTHING has been the same since. And to talk of these events anymore is abuse. And while this is, in its own way, a(n) abuse also, still I hope that this IS the end of it all.
Moving on, and back to topic.........
To base thoughts, feelings, opinions, and or anything else on and or upon a "name" is, to me, childish. After all, that would be like an adult asking a child if they wished and or wanted to be friends with another child named "John". Here is what I mean.........."Would you like to be friends with John??"........"John?? NO NO!!!! My daddy goes to the John, and it smells VERY BAD when he goes there, and he takes a LONG TIME there in the "John" also, and I don't like it there, and so I can't be friends with someone named John 'cause they might smell bad, and take a long time also."
Now, seriously here, we all know or have encountered children that do think, and or feel, these kinds of ways, means, and or manners. And yet, really, how many adults are still in these same kind(s) of mind sets??? Just because someone gets older in physical age means nothing as to anything else. I know a LOT of 60-year olds that do not have the common sense of a 6-year old. And I know MANY 6-year olds that have more knowledge and wisdom than their young years would ever say, and or suggest.
Age. Another scale that is of human origin and means NOTHING.
Still, the same can be said and shared of names, societies, civilizations, religions, etc.. After all, God made 1 man and 1 woman, which came to be the 12-Tribes whom each have their own ways, means, and manners that differ from one another. Genesis Chapter 7, Verus 11 talks of the many changes that are, and happened, between each of these tribes which seperates them.
And if my name is a "barrier", than certainly I can remove that.
Thus, I now call myself Ragu here.
Well, just as December 11th, 2011 forever changed me, I combine that with this, and get......
Ragu............."Don't worry about it. It's In There!!!!"
Wishing everyone a Great and Blessed Day........