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Saturday, January 8, 2022

Superman brings Freedom?

*Dreams are weird… Let me tell you about the one I had this morning. While I could theologize it, I think I'm just going to let it do it's own work. Enjoy. 


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The zing of metallic sulfur hung in the air after the warning shots had been fired into a nearby parked car.

Clark’s stomach turned in knots at the decision in front of him.

Lex Luther had Louse Lane and Jimmy on their knees to each side of him, just in front. He fired the warning shots to make sure he had Clark’s full attention. He was wearing Kryptonite, large and obvious, in a necklace, but that was just for show. The cars up and down the streets were holding it in their open trunks, ensuring Clark would be weakened upon approaching the scene from any reasonable distance.

“Well, Superman, or should I say Clark,” Lex said via loudspeaker. “This is how it ends.” He cracked a nauseating smile.

Lex had figured out Superman’s secret identity and issued the challenge via live media coverage.

“I mean, with facial recognition programming what it is now, the average computer Geek probably would’ve figured this out by now.” Clark quipped to his boss, Perry White, as they watched the scene live from the news van, just before Clark walked out and down the street. “If I ever decided to have a private life, it would take wearing masks, and those are so uncomfortable.”

Perry offered a sympathetic laugh.

Clark made a decision, his stomach tension eased, but the sense of dread over the outcome of this decision crept up his spine, and crawled on his skin.

“It’s been nice knowing you Perry. I’m sorry for the way things are about to turn out.” Clark offered a weak smile, set his glasses down on the table, nodded, and walked out of the van onto the street.

Hundreds had left their buildings to huddle in the street, thousands watched from windows in the towering metropolis high-rises.

TV cameras were covering the scene from every angle, Lex had called in the media before announcing to the world he would take down superman.

The plan was ingenuous, really.

Simple.

Elegant.

Unable to approach without being weakened, he would be incapable of saving both. Theoretically, he could fly fast enough that he could snatch one before the bullet reached them and the Kryptonite would affect his abilities. But, he could never reach both in time. They were too far apart for him to get both, and he couldn’t stop and pivot without loosing the momentum and having the Kryptonite trap him there.

The arm-chair quarterbacks would watch this footage a thousand times and come up with solutions that Clark hadn’t considered, but he was under pressure, time was of the essence, and he had enough of this.

“Enough!” Clark yelled loud enough for the whole block to hear. As he walked down the street, he tore off his white dress shirt for the last time, buttons ripped and flew as he would never need it again. Underneath his suit was the iconic Superman uniform. He ripped the sleeves from this uniform too, and ripped the iconic S in half. The S stood for “hope” on Krypton, but hope died this day.

Hope for a better world…

Hope for a world in which he could love his enemies, just like the Prophet had asked many years ago, according to his mother.

Hope that he could just arrest all the bad men, when they would just get out on technicalities.

Hope… died in Clark that day.

It was time for a new tact, one he had intentionally and publicly and proudly avoided for his entire season as “Superman”.

Men like Lex Luther would keep cropping up, and the failed Justice Systems would keep letting them out, or letting them operate their empires from within the Prison walls. No, it was time for a new Justice.

Not everyone would understand, but that didn’t matter anymore.

Someone may succeed in stopping him one day, but he was going to clean up the world’s scum.

“So…” Lex said, “Which is it going to be? Are you going to choose Louise or Jim- .” But his voice was cut short.

Lex looked down in horror, both hands had been removed by lazer beams from Superman’s eyes.

He fell to the ground in pain.

“Lex, the world doesn’t need you, it never did. And I’m done offering you chances to repent.” Clark turned to a nearby camera, looked straight into the lens, “Every last criminal on earth, anyone who has caused another pain, I’m coming for you next.”

Then, turning back in Lex’s direction, Clark let out a single blast of from his eyes.

Lex’s eyes opened wide, gasping, but no sound came from his mouth. A huge hole where his chest once stood, and a breath later, he slumped over and fell to the ground.

A tear fell from his cheek, as Clark nodded to Louise and Jimmy, and then he took off into the air.

He didn’t plan on becoming Emperor Clark that day…

Clark  strode down the aisle of his fortress, black cape gracing the floor, thinking back to that day, he grabbed the windowsill, sighing at the outcome. He looked over his empire, listening for the slightest sound of mistreatment of one of his citizens.

Another tear rolled down his beard, no grayer than it was 300-years ago, remembering Louise’s International Funeral 50-years into his reign.

This is how freedom died, to save the world.

****



 



Shalom: Live Long and Prosper!
Darrell Wolfe (DG Wolfe)
Storyteller | Writer | Thinker | Consultant @ DarrellWolfe.com

Clifton StrengthsFinder: Intellection, Learner, Ideation, Achiever, Input
16Personalities (Myers-Briggs Type): INFJ


Monday, December 6, 2021

Greek Vocabulary | αμην

*This will act as an ongoing updated list of Greek Vocabulary Words, will be filled out periodically.








Greek for the Rest of Us: Pronunciation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RkDDGnh4IY




Nouns – Family / Titles

Father

πατήρ

Lord

κύριος

Mother

μήτηρ

Slave/Servant

διάκονος

Brother

ἀδελφός

Man

ἀνήρ

Sister

ἀδελφή

Men/People

 

Son

υἱός

Woman

γυνή

Daughter

 

Woman of/Wife of

 

Fathers

 

Women

 

Mothers

 

Humankind

ἄνθρωπος

Daughters

 

 

 

Sons

 

Child/Boy

 

Family/Clan

 

Boy

 

People

 

Girl

 

 

Nouns – People - Names

Abraham

 

Yahweh, the Lord

 

Aaron

 

Joseph

 

David

 

Jacob

 

Judah

 

Isaac

 

Joshua

 

Jerusalem

 

Jeremiah

 

Jerusalem

 

Israel

 

Canaan

 

Moses

 

Egypt

 

Esau

 

Pharaoh

 

Zion

 

Saul

 

God

Θεος

Solomon

 

Jesus

,Ιησους

Samuel

 

Christ (Messiah)

Χριστος

Herod

Ἡρῴδης

Peter

 

 

 

James

 

 

 

John

 

 

 

Paul

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nouns – Places / Locations / Geographical Descriptions

Land/Earth

 

Eye/Spring

 

Ground/Dirt

 

City

 

Inhabited (known) Earth

οἰκουμένη

 

 

Cosmos (Created Order / World)

κόσμος

 

 

Skies (Heavens)

 

Cities

 

Clouds

 

House

 

Water

 

Houses

 

Sea

 

Place

 

Wilderness

 

Nation

 

Field

 

Way/Road

 

Border

 

Mountain

 

To the land

 

Fire

 

To (the) land

 

north, northern

 

Tree/Wood

 

 

 

 

Nouns – Time Designations

Day

 

Time

 

Days

 

Month/New Moon

 

Night

 

Morning

 

Year

 

life, lifetime

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nouns – Things

House

 

Word/Thing

 

Horse

 

Gold

 

Book

 

Silver

 

Flock (of sheep/goats)

 

Staff/Rod/Tribe

 

Stone

 

 

 

Vessel

 

 

 

Bread/Food

 

Sword

 

Cattle

 

 

 

ram

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nouns – Body Imagery

Voice

 

Nose/Nostril

 

Head

 

ear

 

Name/Reputation

 

hand, palm, sole of the foot

 

Heart

 

mouth, opening;

 

Soul/Life/Throat

 

friend,

 

Hand/Power (metaphorically)

 

 

 

Foot

 

 

 

Flesh/Meat

 

 

 

Mouth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nouns – Kings, Kingdoms, Royalty, Etc.

King

βασιλεύς

Army/Host

στρατιά

 

 

Armies

 

 

 

Instructions/Law

 

Ruler

 

Judgment

 

Gate

 

Announcement

 

War/Battle

 

Covenant

 

 

 

Strength/Wealth

 

 

 

Loyalty

 

 

 

Enemy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jewish (those of Judah)

Ἰουδαῖος

 

 

 

Nouns – Divinity and the Divine / Good vs Evil / Holiness

Yahweh, the Lord

 

Angels

αγγελος

God

θεός

Apostle

αποστολος

Savior

σωτήρ

Amen

αμην

 

 

 

 

gods

 

Lord of Hosts

 

Spirit/Breath/Wind

 

Instructions/Law

 

Soul/Life/Throat

 

Forever/Eternity

 

Covenant

 

Altar

 

Holiness

 

Prophet

 

Wise (skillful)

 

Priest

 

Good/Pleasant

 

Temple

 

Upright

 

Whole Burnt Offering

 

Blessing/Gift

 

Death/Dying

 

Sin

 

Evil

 

Glory

 

Bad

 

Righteous

 

Wicked

 

Holy/Set apart

 

Commandment

 

righteousness

 

sacrifice

 

 

Prepositions Transition Statements

THE

 

If

 

And/but/also

 

But/Except

 

Or

 

only, surely, nevertheless

 

Is Not / Are Not / Nothing

 

(neg particle) no, not

 

Also/Even

 

(poetic) no, never

 

Behold/If

 

(neg particle) no, not

 

Behold/Look

 

now, after all, at last

 

There is/There are

 

continually

 

Alone/By Oneself

 

thus, here

 

Around/About

 

so, thus

 

then, since

 

again, still, as long as

 

also, indeed, even

 

here

 

lest, otherwise

 

only

 

On behalf of / above

υπερ

opposite, in front of

 

 

 

there, then, at that time

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nouns (?) Descriptors

Good (ms)

 

Old (Elder)

 

Good (fs)

 

Small/Young

 

Good (mp)

 

Near/Close

 

Good (fp)

 

Far (distant)

 

Little/Few

 

Great/Many

 

mighty, valiant, heroic

 

Great/Big/Large

 

 

 

Foreign/Strange

 

 

 

Living

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjectives

What

 

After/Behind

 

Who, Which, That

 

To/Toward/Into

 

Why

 

With (or) Direct Object Marker

 

Why

 

In the midst of/inside

 

Who

 

For the sake of

 

Who/That/Which

 

 

 

Because/But/Except

 

From upon

 

Except/But

 

From under

 

Above/Upward/On top of

 

From with

 

Beyond/Other Side

 

On account of

 

Until

 

In the midst of

 

On/Upon/Account of

 

From the midst of

 

With/Together with

 

In the midst of

 

Face/Front

 

From the midst of

 

Under/Below

 

Other/Another

 

All/Each/Every

 

 

 

Before/in the presence of

 

 

 

Away from/out from the presence of

 

As/Like/According to

 

Middle/Center

 

To, Toward, For

 

In the face of/in the sight of

 

In (At, With, By, Against)

 

Very/Exceedingly

 

Between

 

 

 

From/out of

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Numbers


One

 

First

 

Two

 

Second

 

Three

 

 

Third

 

Four

 

 

 

Five

 

 

 

Six

 

 

 

Seven

 

Seventh

 

Eight

 

 

 

Nine

 

 

 

Ten

 

 

 

Hundred

 

 

 

Thousand

 

 

 

Two Thousand

 

 

 

 

 

Cubit

 

 

 

Length

 

 

 

Half

 

 

 

Width/Breadth

 

 

Pronouns & Pronominal Suffixes

Translation

 

 

 

his (its)/him (it) 3ms

 

 

 

her (its)/her (it) 3fs

 

 

 

your/you 2ms

 

 

 

your/you 2fs

 

 

 

my/me 1cs

 

 

 

their/them 3mp

 

 

 

their/them 3fp

 

 

 

your/you 2mp

 

 

 

your/you 2fp

 

 

 

our/us 1cp

 

 

 

 

He/It (3ms)

 

This (ms)

 

She/It (3fs)

 

This (fs)

 

You (2ms)

 

That (ms)

 

You (2fs)

 

That (fs)

 

I (1cs)

 

 

 

 

 

These (mp)/(fp)

 

They (3mp)

 

Those (mp)

 

They (3fp)

 

Those (fp)

 

You (2mp)

 

 

 

You (2fp)

 

 

 

We (1cp)

 

 

 


Verbs: Paradigms

 

 

 

 

 

3ms

 

 

 

 

3fs

 

 

 

 

2ms

 

 

 

 

2fs

 

 

 

 

1cs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3cp

 

 

 

 

2mp

 

 

 

 

2fp

 

 

 

 

1cp

 

 

 

 

 

Verbs: Paradigms

 

 

 

 

 

3ms

 

 

 

 

3fs

 

 

 

 

2ms

 

 

 

 

2fs

 

 

 

 

1cs

 

 

 

 

3mp

 

 

 

 

3fp

 

 

 

 

2mp

 

 

 

 

2fp

 

 

 

 

1cp

 

 

 

 

 

Verbs

to eat

 

to sit (down)

 

to say

 

to draw near

 

to be

 

to give

 

to walk

 

to do, make

 

to go or come out

 

to see, perceive

 

blessed

 

to hear

 

to be(come) strong, have courage

 

to remember

 

to be heavy, weighty, honored

 

to know, know sexually

 

to be full

 

to write (upon)

 

to rule (as king/queen)

 

to find (out)

 

to lie down

 

pay attention

 

to send, stretch

 

to watch (over), guard

 

bear (children)

 

enter

 

to fear

 

to build

 

to go down

 

to take

 

to die

 

to fall

 

to pass over

 

to lift, carry

 

to go up

 

to stand

 

to call

 

to rise

 

to live

 

put

 

to be able

 

return

 

to turn (aside)

 

to cut, cut off

 

redeem

 

to work

 

to miss (a goal or mark), sin

 

to answer, respond

 

to add, continue (to do something again)

 

To approach, draw near, come near

 

 

to inherit,

 

to be(come) numerous

 

to spread out,

 

to drink

 

to leave,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





 


Shalom: Live Long and Prosper!
Darrell Wolfe (DG Wolfe)
Storyteller | Writer | Thinker | Consultant @ DarrellWolfe.com

Clifton StrengthsFinder: Intellection, Learner, Ideation, Achiever, Input
16Personalities (Myers-Briggs Type): INFJ

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