Sunday, October 15, 2017

TRUE BELIEVERS IV

After being to their respective homes, the children came together one starry night at Alan’s place. Alan was lying on the roof of his house and watching the stars. One after the other, Ryan, Noah and Zach joined him. Without saying a word, they silently gazed at the sky for long. They noticed a galaxy that glittered exceptionally and recognized it as the galaxy of their friends. Then they began to voice what their experience in Nootra produced in them.

Alan: “I now know all things are possible.”
Ryan: “When you believe.”
Zach: “When your cause is just.”
Noah: “When you love unreservedly.”
Alan: “When you never give up your dream.”
Ryan: “He has fulfilled our dreams, all we ever prayed for. Alan walked in space, Zach had his duel, Noah met her superheroes and I received revelation of Him as the Man who defines all men.”
Zach: “Son Goku and all the heroes believe Him. Although they’re strong, they acknowledge the Agape for what He is.”
Noah: “Even Vegeta recognizes His authority.”
Ryan: “J’onn J’onzz and Professor Xavier speak of Him with great admiration. How did they grasp that knowledge which many of us haven’t?”

Zach: “After this experience, I’ve realized the Agape is the ultimate dream. He’s the hero. Who can fulfil dreams like He does? Who would do this for us if not Him? Who could beautifully bring our many dreams together in one like He did?”
Ryan: “I’m amazed at His love; He cares about our dreams. By placing everything good in us, He is pleased to see us acknowledge what He has become to us, and so we receive whatever we want. He brought us to experience what we’ve hoped for all our lives. Man is so lucky the Agape is his champion.”
Alan: “But this isn’t luck for it’s not by chance that He is what He is. He’s faithful to Himself and we benefit from what He is, even His goodness.”

Noah: “All our dreams are in Him. This is where I see Denver, Rahan and Vegeta always. Like Iron Man, I acknowledge all the good things in me. I acknowledge that cartoon heroes are in me because He is in me and they are in Him.”
Zach: “Superman said man is the representative of the Agape in the physical world. Wolverine said He has committed the building of our world to us. We’re the ones to bring forth the good and make this world a place of bliss. Son Goku entrusted me with this mission and I can’t fail him.”

Alan: “We’re all heroes and can bring about a change for the best in our world. Let’s promise that with our trust in the faith of the Agape in us, we shall make Earth the place of happiness for ourselves, our families, relatives, friends, neighbours and all humanity.”


The four children brought their right hands together and made that promise to each other. After the solemn exercise, they continued.
Noah: “There’s a world where we, our loved ones and our heroes live together. This is the place to be manifested, where all villains are good. We saw how Megatron allied with Optimus Prime and they won together. Galactus also did a good job when he prevented Son Goku from killing Broly. And Broly didn’t attack Son Goku when he changed into Legendary Super Saiyan within Galactus’ armour. The evil will soon vanish since it has already been defeated. The greatest enemy is despair. Rahan said we should think the best of and for everyone. I pray that all villains turn good and become heroes.”
Ryan: “If we live to make this place the best place in the world, we will see appear even here, the place of the dreams of every man. And we shall see Him face-to-face. Invisible Woman said that would be fulfilling. Meeting the Agape face-to-face is the ultimate of man.”

Alan: “Remember the words of Captain Nootra. We can experience satisfaction right now by knowing ourselves as we’re known, even as the Son. Son Goku said that’s our destiny.”
Noah: “What He asks us is to trust Him. It’s by trusting Him that we can experience the fullness of Him.”
Zach: “Archangel said our mission is to transform everything into good. We’ll turn every man, every creature, every speech, every situation, every matter, every element, every object and the whole world into good as we live fulfilled, entire, complete and satisfied knowing that the Agape has been made to us everything good, just and beautiful.”
Alan: “I am righteous for my family.”
Ryan: “I believe for my friends.”
Noah: “I love for the Earth.”
Zach: “I live for humanity.”
Ryan: “I know myself as son of the Agape.”

As the children were making these declarations, they heard beeps coming from the backpack of Alan.
Noah: “You’d better change your ringtone. I know you don’t like mobiles but Al, you’re using an old-fashioned stuff in a modern world.”
Alan: “Check this out, guys; it’s coming from the com Batman gave me.”
Noah: “You’re bluffing. Come on, let me see.”
Ryan: “Hey, it’s really from the communicator.”
Zach: “Do you think it’s from Nootra?”
Alan: “There’s only one way to find out. I think you have to press the blue button.”
Noah: “What are you waiting for, Al? Press it.”
Ryan: “Guys, are you sure you want to do this?”
Zach: “Where did your faith go suddenly?”

Noah eagerly stretched out a hand and pressed the button, and they all listened attentively. It was silent for a while and then there were some sound vibrations, and soon the link became good. Then they heard an audible voice at the other end of the line.
Voice (through com): “Alan, come in; it’s Batman. Have you four arrived safely on Earth?”
Alan, Noah, Zach and Ryan remained speechless and stared at each other in bewilderment…

Sunday, October 8, 2017

TRUE BELIEVERS II

Noah: “It’s because we were never here but in Nootra, home planet of cartoons.”
Alan’s Father: “Children, you can’t get away with that story. I think I’ve been telling you this since you were small: cartoons don’t exist.”
Agent 2: “How irresponsible! You allowed them to get addicted to that stuff and here’s the result. That’s why I forbade my children from watching those shows, which come from the evil imagination of people’s minds.”

Director: “Zachary’s arguments are logical and sound credible, but what you’re saying is completely impossible. Let’s even suppose you made the journey to space. Will you do such a hazardous thing only to come up with a story to prove that what you believe is true?”
Ryan: “We’re not trying to prove anything to anyone; we’re only living our dreams. You may believe us or not but you won’t stop us from saying what we know; or else we would be hypocrites just because we fear you wouldn’t approve of what we say.”

Alan’s Father: “Children, your action was daring yet risky. If a space shuttle had to land here anytime, you could have been hurt. You must be responsible. Son, if you wanted to spend a few nights in the astronomy base with your friends, you should have asked me. Did you even think of how worried we could be? Your mother was terribly distressed these two days.”
Alan: “I can’t believe you of all people don’t want to believe us even after hearing Zach’s explanation. Aren’t you all rationalists? What then do you answer to that logic? You’re the astronomers, those in quest of life in space. But look at your reaction when we tell you there are men up there. How do you want to meet people from other worlds if you don’t even expect their existence? It’s like you’re not sincere as regards the grand aspiration of your profession.”

Alan’s Father: “I’m puzzled but your story is too unlikely that my mind can’t take it. Even if I have to believe, then your journey to space would be the most unkind thing you would have done to us, son. What if you didn’t come back? Did you think about that?”
Alan: “Dad, you had to know Ryan was with us. We knew we risked nothing since the faith of the Agape in him would save us. And that worked out well for we met our superheroes and Iron Man asked me to take care of you, mom and the two brats.”
Lady: “Child, this is your imagination. Superheroes come from people’s minds. They’re drawn, manipulated and animated by men and computers. They can’t exist.”

Zach: “People’s imaginations bring things into being through the operation of faith. The whole world was once the imagination of the Agape and He called it forth into existence through His faith. Men have His nature and they do the same.”
Noah’s Mother: “What you say is hard to believe, Zach. Do you mean man can give life to an inanimate object?”
Ryan: “Not man, madam; the Agape. It’s the divine power that gives life to all living things. Man’s part is to agree with what the Agape believes about him. All that the Agape believes about Himself, He equally believes about us. The supernatural occurs by the power residing in a man who acknowledges that the Agape has received everything on his behalf. Our part is to take from Him what is rightfully ours.”
Agent 3: “There is no such thing as the supernatural. We believe what we see. If I can’t see it, if I can’t hear it, if I can’t smell it, if I can’t feel it, if I can’t touch it, then it doesn’t exist.”
Zach: “That’s your reality, sir and not truth. If you can see something, what’s the need believing it? Believing means trusting what human senses and logic can’t prove. If you trust in facts, that’s only what you will see. Besides, you’ve heard it already but you still don’t want to believe.”

Noah: “Truth is greater than what you can perceive with your senses. When you believe in love, love is going to be your reality. You believe what you see, we see what we believe. Our faith breaks limitations and takes us to our dreams.”
Director: “Foolishness. It’s complete nonsense. I don’t want anyone spreading such trash in this city. You insinuate that cartoonists bring their characters to life on other planets? That’s against the law of creation. Watch out what you say and fear His wrath.”
Alan: “Sir, we do not fear Him; we trust His love, which is good towards us. And we know He’s pleased with us.”

Ryan: “Although man has the power to call things into being, it isn’t the cartoonists who gave life to the people we met. Our writers and artists were only inspired to represent a people that already existed. Cartoons’ heroes are humans like us and we testify to Earth that they’re real because we’ve met them.”

Zach: “It’s no use, guys. Remember, they’re adults and have given up their dreams.”
Director: “Their parents should take them home. Apparently, they’re in good condition and need no medical assistance, except for their crazy story. You two, make sure to tell the parents of the other two to teach them to keep their mouths shut, lest other children believe and try something similar. Now everybody disperse before the media comes.”