I. There comes a time when the pathways of this wicked world collide with the burden of truth each of us carries in our heart. There is a point where we must stare upon these truths no matter how ugly and confront what we have wrought. For there is no question that we have all fallen short. And as we have lined our pockets with the riches that Babylon offers we have also fallen into despair. Trading all that is sacred for the opportunity to now vainly stare at ourselves in the glare that surrounds us.
II. So will the love of a partner now be replaced by the love of a plant? Will the warm embrace of your children be forsaken for the lumens of a 1000 watt grow light? Will you sacrifice friendships while gaining security? Will you destroy your family for the promise of whatever lies behind the curtain? Will you now commodify the healing power of this medicine in order to line your pockets? Place expectations upon it so heavy that it collapses under its own weight? Ask this plant to carry you rather then simply support you? Or add it to the vast list of icons and idols that you worship so blindly that your devotion turns into delusion.
III. Now as judgment day awaits us all, who do we throw our lot in with? Is it devil or deity? And when we fall down on our knees do we give it all or just pretend to see the lines between truth and iniquity? For we must always remember that the devil comes in many disguises and goes by many names. Luring us with convention. Tempting us with riches and false glory. Leading us down a path of self deception that blinds us to the trail of tears we have now left in our wake.