The Pot Calling The Kettle Black (Idiom)

“Get a life”

Yes, it is told to folks who chase what we think are insignificant occupations. They participate in what some assess as time-wasting practices.
It is a good phrase, accusatory. It encompasses the intended message, in a cruel insinuative way.
Yet it is the pot calling the kettle black.

Which is an idiom;

1.a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words (e.g., rain cats and dogs, see the light).

synonyms: language · mode of expression · turn of phrase · style · speech ·

Our occupations, which are varied and colorful. And in some cases, heralded with much acknowledgment and celebratory status, are actually “Distractions”; IE mere Anxiety diminishing ploys.
Yes, this is “Life” as we know it.
Yes, just like the “Perfectionist”, whose quest for perfection, unawares, is born out of an “Imperfection”, so is that (occupatory practice) which we accept as “Life”.

It appears that we see life as a “haven”, a place of safety, comfort, and rest, and once we find this created, sought after place, we then settle there. Paying no mind as to principally why this is what we need.
You see, the simple message is that we mark our incept into this life with this preoccupation, because we possess within a casualty of war.
The soul of man is a casualty of a war.
It is the absence of the Spirit of God within which designates us for disposal.
We are incomplete.
And so it is that we are on the run from an old battle’s outcome.
In needing to diminish the anxiety produced from that battle’s mark upon us, not possessing any longer God’s Life, we attempt to delude ourselves creating false objectives, with imaginary tags of value, which though inventive, born of desperate genius are in fact illusory mirages.
We practice many occupatory distractions to fill our hands. O’ what a tangled web we weave…
Yes, we have created a widely accepted cosmology of lies. Widely accepted ruses, duping all of the humanity. No wonder the feeling, “Somebody’s watching me…”, the conspiracy theorists…
If only we could see that even the generally purveyed idea of “religion” itself is in the wake of its flaws serving as the decoy which keeps man deceived.

I can be reached at;, and, and at Facebook as Miguel Angel Oquendo. (Mickey, of Huachuca City, Az.)

Or you can contact these folk; Rev. Bob Schembre (Missouri), or Ministerio APG  (My Brother, Pastor Angel L. Oquendo, Spanish and English, Florida) both on Facebook.


4 thoughts on “The Pot Calling The Kettle Black (Idiom)

  1. Reblogged this on andnowmiguel and commented:

    Here is another old post which likely is too brief, yet due to my habitual convoluted style of writing, best kept to the length you find here. Maybe I’m mistaken but sometimes I read what flowed from my mind to my fingers as simple, yet upon reading it I picture someone reading and rereading a paragraph just to grasp the thought. Trusting I’m no Henry James, and lack words (dictionary) but what words flow are a product of two cultures, American and Spanish. And mind you in Spanish we seem to write and think backwards.


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