From what was seemingly the most humiliating defeat in earth’s history, to the most glorious triumph, all in the span of a few days.
That’s what a surprising victory looks like.
In the life of Jesus as recorded in the sacred texts, there is an episode that we could all identify with.
Jesus comes to the shore, and with Simon (Peter’s) permission, boards his boat. They push out from shore just a bit, and that wandering Jewish preacher begins to teach to the people listening. When he finished, to thank Simon, Jesus tells him and his crew to go out farther, and lower their fishing nets for a catch, because Simon and his companions were professional fishermen.
Here is how that episode reads in Luke chapter 5, from the English Standard translation from Bible Hub. When Simon says “Master,” he is speaking to Jesus.
4And when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” 5And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.” 6And when they had done this, they enclosed a large number of fish, and their nets were breaking. 7They signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. 8But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.” 9For he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish that they had taken, 10and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.”
Each of us at some point in almost any career one can imagine is about “catching people,” hopefully in a good sense of the term.
A close look at the evidence reflects that our industry is under assault from outside and in. America is too. If you look at other nations, they likewise have their own woes.
But for those who believe and act upon that faith, the final victory is assured. That’s what this day called Easter and the recent historic events are all about. The rest are the details that makes every life on earth an adventure to be celebrated.
Some of those who resisted or opposed Jesus of Nazareth, or who followed Jesus in secret, went through that emotional roller coaster of His controversial life, Jesus dying a humiliating death, and then His rising from the dead. Some changed, others did not. That’s free will.
The forces of the Roman empire and the local leaders of that era looked to be all powerful. But in the final analysis, they were not all controlling in the end, where they? The world order of that era was turned upside down by those events in that obscure outpost of a now long gone empire.
We at MHProNews don’t claim to have a script as to how the events in our industry and nation will play out. But we believe in that final victory.
Thus, we move on in faith, day-by-day doing reporting and analyzing what the evidence appears to the truth of a given matter. We plan our moves, in faith. We may connect the dots of a specific event to the larger puzzling picture of the struggle for freedom our industry’s honest professionals merit.
We believe in our affordable manufactured homes, in free enterprise, and we oppose deceptively rigged systems. We believe in the God-given rights of the people. We believe in money honestly earned.
Yesterday, in the Jacksonville newspaper the linked item below was published. They chose the headline, as editors are permitted to do. But the copy was submitted by me. In 300 words, it flips the script on John Oliver.
From our family and team to you and yours, Happy Easter!
With no further adieu, let’s look back at the week that was from 4.14.2019 to 4.21.2019.
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Most of human history is a story of the struggle for authentic freedom against various forms of limitations, captivity, or enslavement. Much of history is the hidden or open battle between the truth and a captivating lie. People are often offended when lied to, and for good reason.
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Mortgage Prison – What Australian Housing, John Oliver Can Teach Americans – Correcting Corruption, Incompetence with Classy Affordable Manufactured Homes – manufacturedhomelivingnews.com
The executive summary of this article could read something like this. Accurate housing or other fact checks are useful. Pulling back the curtain on popular reports, to see what’s not stated, can be beneficial too. When affordable housing shoppers hear about reports like the ones posted or linked below, its wise to step back to look anew at what the evidence says.
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“Why do you look for the living among the dead?
He is not here, but has risen.” – Luke 24:5
Once more, with thanksgiving, happy Easter.
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HBO’s John Oliver on Last Week Tonight Mobile Homes Video, Manufactured Home Communities Fact Check – manufacturedhomelivingnews.com
” Mobile homes were perfected by humans, but invented by snails,” John Oliver on HBO’s Last Week Tonight, per Time. ” The homes of some the poorest people in America are being snapped up by some of the richest people in America.” Really?
Why is Seattle Dying? Affordable Housing, Misplaced Compassion, and Manufactured Homes – manufacturedhomelivingnews.com
In just over three weeks, this video below entitled ” Seattle is Dying ” by KOMO, a local ABC TV affiliate there, has broken 2.1 million views. It is an hour-long and compelling documentary that ends with hope based upon some promising solutions. But it first lays out one troubling fact and example after another.
Debunking the Trailer Trash Stigma for Affordable, Modern Manufactured Housing for Residents, Home Shoppers – manufacturedhomelivingnews.com
There are few turn-offs that are arguably worse to manufactured home owners and residents than that of ‘trailer trash.’ First, it is unjust. Second, there have been no mobile homes since June 15, 1976. The ‘trailer house’ era ended roughly 2 decades before then.
Celebrities, Millionaires, Billionaires and Their Appealing Manufactured Homes – manufacturedhomelivingnews.com
There’s an incongruity stirring in most of the U.S. and Canada. Hundreds of millions think of mobile and manufactured homes as housing built for the poor or lower middle class. Really? Tell that to the celebrities, millionaires, and billionaires who own and love their manufactured and mobile homes. Don’t get me wrong.
Bridging Gap$, Affordable Housing Solution Yields Higher Pay, More Wealth, But Corrupt, Rigged Billionaire’s Moat is Barrier – manufacturedhomelivingnews.com
America woke up today to division. But perhaps 75 percent (+/-) of the nation’s people could come together on a plan that demonstrably could do the following. Increase the U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by some $2 Trillion Annually, without new federal spending.