September 22, 2022
Radio Wave Mejanomics

Be An Idiot

[Podcast] (25 Minutes) – A Friend of Medjugorje talks about work and the value of being an idiot.

Episode Transcript

[ANNOUNCER]

The subject matter contained in this presentation is based on Biblical principles and designed to give you accurate and authoritative information with regard to the subject matter covered. It is provided with the understanding that neither the presenter nor the broadcaster is engaged to render legal, accounting, or other professional advice. Since your situation is fact-dependent, you may wish to additionally seek the services of an appropriately licensed legal, accounting, real estate, or investment professional.

 

[THEME MUSIC]

[NARRATOR]

“No one can serve two masters. He will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore, I tell you, do not worry about your life– what you shall eat or drink– or about your body– what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?

 

“Look at the birds in the sky. They do not sow or reap. They gather nothing into barns, yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are not you more important than they? Can any of you, by worrying, add a single moment to your life span?

 

“Why are you anxious about clothes? Learn from the way the wildflowers grow. They do not work or spin. But I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was clothed like one of them. If God so clothes the grass of the field, which grows today and is thrown into the oven tomorrow, will He not much more provide for you, oh you of little faith?

 

“So do not worry and say, what are we to eat? Or what shall we drink? Or what are we to wear? All these things the pagans seek. Your Heavenly Father knows that you need them all.

 

“But seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides. Do not worry about tomorrow. Tomorrow will take care of itself. Sufficient for a day is its own evil.”

 

[THEME MUSIC]

[ANNOUNCER]

This is Mejanomics with a Friend of Medjugorje.

 

[SONG]

 

When I get home from work, I’ll call up all my friends, and we’ll go bust up something beautiful we’ll have to build again.

 

When I get home from work, I’ll wrestle off my clothes and leave ’em right inside the front door, ‘cause nobody’s home to know.

 

You see the hammer finds the nail, and a freight train needs the rails. I guess I’m doin’ what I’m on this earth to do.

 

I don’t think on why I’m here or where it hurts. I’m just lucky to have the work. Sunday morning I’m too tired to go to church. But I thank God for the work.

 

When I get my reward, my work will all be done, and I will sit back in my chair beside the father and the son. No more holes to fill and no more rocks to break. And no more loading boxes on the trucks for someone else’s sake.

 

You see the hammer needs the nail, and the poor man’s up for sale. I guess I’m doin’ what I’m on this earth to do.

 

And I don’t think on why I’m here or where it hurts. I’m just lucky to have the work. And every night I dream I’m drowning in the dirt, but I thank God for the work.

 

And the day will come, I’ll find a reason. Somebody proud to love a man like me. My back is numb, my hands are freezing. What I’m working for is something more than free.

 

And I don’t think on why I’m here or where it hurts. I’m just lucky to have the work. Sunday morning I’m too tired to go to church. But I thank God for the work. I thank God for the work.

 

[FRIEND OF MEDJUGORJE]

My wife’s grandfather had a little plot of about ten acres.

 

When I first met him and went down to the place in the country, when we were dating, I was shocked what he did.

 

He didn’t have a job. For years, he hadn’t had a job. He made his own house, a handsaw. He grew everything. He grew the corn for the mule who he plowed with, corn for the hogs, for the chickens, all the vegetables they made in a big garden. His wife sold everything, made their clothes, made their quilts. Everything. They were independent, except on God

 

When her grandfather finished the day of work, they washed their overalls once a week. When he took it off at night, it was full of salt from sweating, and it was stiff, like it was starched. He’d put them back on the next morning.

 

But he was thankful for God that gave him the work.

 

Our Lady said,

 

August 25, 2019

Dear children! Pray, work and witness with love for the Kingdom of Heaven that it may be good for you here on earth…God will bless your effort[s] a hundred fold; [and] you will be witnesses among [the people]…[and the] unbelievers…”

 

We’ve got a crisis happening right now.

 

Nobody wants to go to work.

 

God made man for work. Genesis says that. “You will be eating by the sweat of your brow.”

 

There are people out there offering $100, $250, all kinds of things, just to come to work.

 

Let me tell you what’s happening right now. We are underneath an edict of Our Lady that everything’s passing, everything’s falling apart.

 

I know you’re tired of hearing that from me, but it’s important to see that it’s literally happening!

 

Our Lady said in that message, “…a hundred fold, by your witness…” (August 25, 2019) That’s glorifying God.

 

My wife’s grandfather, he glorified God. He was a Godly man. He worked hard. He wasn’t lazy. He stayed busy, his whole life.

 

We have so many people now that do not want to go to work. And many companies and many restaurants have gone down because they have no employees.

 

Let’s be prophets. Let’s think about what’s happening. You may be alright. You may be getting money from your parents or the government. But somewhere, when the level of businesses have gone under, there won’t be the jobs. Everybody’s going to wake up and say, “I need a job. I need to work.” Not a lot of people have ten acres to do something with.

 

The youth, especially, who don’t work, make a big, big mistake. You need to get in the workforce now. And if you don’t, it’s not going to be there.

 

There’s a guy by the name of Simon Sinek. He’s an ethnographer, which is somebody who studies the culture of a particular society or group.

 

I’m going to play a clip what this guy’s saying, and it’s just wisdom. It’s practical. It’s common sense, because people today are getting jobs, “I want to be getting paid a lot of money.” “If I’m doing the same job that somebody else is doing for five years, why can’t I make what they’re making?”

 

And he explains very simply why you shouldn’t be paid, and also, why you better get your jobs.

 

Here’s his clip.

 

[CLIP]

[SIMON SINEK]

The grass is always greener. You have people who are going from relationship to relationship to relationship. Worse, from job to job to job to job. And when I was younger, you know, if you didn’t like your job, or if you didn’t like your boss, the bad news was, you had to stay there for a year, because if you left in anything less than a year, you would hurt your CV. They would be like, “Why did you leave in under a year,” you know?

 

And now, young—again, particularly young people—there’s no stigma to quitting. And it happens sometimes too quickly. Like, if you’re confrontation-avoidant—and I’ve seen it happen—confrontation-avoidant, “I’m too afraid to ask my boss for a raise, so I just quit.” I’ve seen it happen, right?

 

Or, “I’ve been here for four months. I don’t like the culture. I quit.” Right?

 

Or, “I got in trouble at work. I hate my boss. I quit.”

 

And so, people are quitting so much, my fear, my fear…like, I don’t mind if something’s super toxic. Most places are not super toxic. Imperfect, yes. But toxicity is like a…There’s a standard, you know? And it’s a high bar. Or, “This doesn’t fit my values,” or “This doesn’t agree with my politics. I quit.”

 

My fear is that, if you go…If we flash forward five years, there’s going to be a disproportionately high number of people who have eight jobs in five years. And what’s going to happen is, an employer is going to look at them and be like,

 

“Mm. I can’t take the risk that you’re going to stick around. I’m not hiring you. You sound like an amazing candidate. But you’re too high risk for me,”

 

Or, and, “Because you had so many jobs over such a short period of time, you actually haven’t stuck around long enough to build up a skill set or know what it’s like to manage a storm because you’ve stuck around in the good times and bailed in the bad times. And so, you have now been in the workforce for five years, but you don’t have five years of work experience. You have four months of work experience. And so, I don’t want you either, because you’ve never been through a battle.” You know?

 

And I see it happening. A young person who’s been at a company for eight months goes to their boss and says, “I want a raise”—I want a significant raise—“because I’m doing the same job as those people.”

 

“Those people have been in the workforce for ten years.”

 

“I know, but I’m doing the same work as them, and I’m doing good work.”

 

“That’s true. You are doing the same work as them, and you are doing good work. The difference is, I’m not paying them just because they’ve obliquely been in the workforce for ten years. I’m paying them because you know how to hoist a mainsail in calm waters. And you can hoist a mainsail in calm waters as well as they can hoist a mainsail in calm waters. The difference is, they also know how to hoist a mainsail in the storm. I don’t know if you can hoist a mainsail in a storm. I pay them more because I know that, if we run into hard times, I know that they know what to do, and I can trust that we can navigate, and I also know that they will teach you how to hoist a mainsail in a storm.”

 

[END CLIP]

[FRIEND OF MEDJUGORJE]

We have a great crisis right now that people don’t want to work. It’s a sin.

 

“Well, I’ve got to do this and go with my friends.” “After I go to school, I’m doing this and doing that.”

 

No, you parents, you should be making sure your children are working.

 

You say, “Well, I can save dollars for your future.”

 

On March 19, 2022, Biden did an Executive Order 14067. You should look this up. It’s the most treacherous act by a sitting president in the history of our republic.

 

What did he do?

 

It gave the government surveillance of all U.S. citizens, to take control of all your bank accounts and your purchases. And if they want to silence anybody that’s dissenting, their money goes away. That’s why we push silver. You put it in your house. You put it out of the system.

 

We knot the system doesn’t glorify God, and we know it’s going to go away. You have to pray. You have to work. Our Lady doesn’t want it to go bad for you. She said in that message,

 

“…that it may be good for you here on earth…[and] God will bless [you] a hundred fold…”

 

I’ve done many things in my life, and many of those things were idiotic. I was an idiot. And I’m glad I did it, because I learned a lot of things that way.

 

Simon Sinek, he’s got another clip about the value of being an idiot.

 

[CLIP]

[SIMON SINEK]

The reality is, I’m an idiot. Like, and I’m not being flip about it. I don’t understand very complicated things. And so, I ask a lot of questions, so that the person who’s telling me something complicated, who’s talking in terms as if I understand them,

 

[MAN]

Sure.

 

[SIMON SINEK]

Finance or neuroscience, I don’t know what you’re talking about.

 

[MAN]

Right.

 

[SIMON SINEK]

And I ask enough questions just so I understand it.

 

“So, is what you’re saying this?”

 

“No, that’s not what I’m saying.”

 

“Well, what are you saying?”

 

So…And most…

 

I’ll give you a perfect example.

 

So, a long time ago, I had a client. They were a public company, and they brought me on to do some work for them. But they invited me to sit in on a meeting from the consultant that they had hired.

 

And so, all the C-level executives and me. And the consultant was giving a presentation about something…

 

[MAN]

And this is during your marketing…

 

[SIMON SINEK]

This is when I had my little marketing company.

 

And all the C-level executives are sitting there nodding and taking notes on the, you know, on the power point that they had printed up in front of them. And I had it as well, and I didn’t understand a word of it.

 

[MAN]

Yeah.

 

[SIMON SINEK]

Right? I was like, looking around, like…

 

[MAN]

Yeah.

 

[SIMON SINEK]

…I’m…

 

And so, I’d raise my hand and say, “I’m really, really sorry. I know I’m the only person in this room without an NBA, but this doesn’t make sense. Like, you say a + b = c, but based on your logic, a + b = d. Can you just say it again please? I’m really sorry to slow the meeting down, everybody.”

 

You know, and you could see the consultant getting frustrated with me and would try and explain it again.

 

I said, “I’m so sorry.” And one by one, all the C-level executives said, “Yeah, I don’t understand it either.”

 

Now, if the idiot hadn’t spoken up and said, “I don’t understand,” they all would have nodded their heads for fear of looking stupid, because they don’t understand, and they would have paid a lot of money for a document they didn’t understand, and they would never have used it, and it would have sat on a shelf.

 

And it’s because, I’m okay being the idiot. Like…that’s why I’m not being flip. I’m okay with everybody in the room going, “Ugh!” because I have to ask questions until I understand it.

 

But the reality is, is once I can get to the point where I understand it, I can get it so simple that I understand it, and I can say it in simple terms, that means other people understand it too.

 

[MAN]

Sure. Yeah.

 

[SIMON SINEK]

So, there’s a lot of value being the idiot.

 

[END CLIP]

[FRIEND OF MEDJUGORJE]

I wanted to start a tree business. The first job I had was about a 40-inch diameter tree between two houses, only 25 feet apart.

 

I reasoned out, I could put several ropes on other trees and cut it from the bottom.

 

That was very being an idiot.

 

But what that did for me, I had the guts to do it, and those ropes sounded like guitar strings about to go popping. And miraculously, I got it down.

 

But the cognition, the experience by being an idiot, I became successful. And that’s what Simon’s talking about.

 

My mother just gave me, recently, my report card from 1970-71. In geometry, I didn’t like it. So I figured what I’m going to do. I could just play and do whatever I want to and not do anything in that class.

 

And I looked at the quarters. If I made, on the first quarter, an F, I could play around, get out of school and go working, because I was interested in working. I wasn’t interested in geometry. I knew, the next quarter, I had to make an A. I’m holding the report card right here.

 

First quarter: F

 

Second quarter: A

 

Then the next one, a D, and then two more Fs.

 

And I passed.

 

I wasn’t an idiot. I wanted to start I high school, running a business, and I did.

 

People are following everything in the culture in the wrong way.

 

Being an idiot, as Simon says, that what people think of you, helps you not to be thin-skinned. I didn’t care. I didn’t care what anybody even thought about me.

 

And what I’ve done with Medjugorje and with Our Lady and with the messages and all the persecution, I don’t care what people think about it. I’ve been told, “Don’t do this.” “You can’t give this message.” “You can’t come back to Medjugorje anymore.” “You can’t do all these things.”

 

I work for Our Lady, and She’s Wisdom, and if you hang around with Her and what She says and what She does, She’s bringing you to a position that it may be good for you on earth.

 

Work is holy, and there’s been a lot of people making mistakes not working.

 

We’re going to have a different way to work in the future. As what I’ve said over and over and over, get your food from your ground to your mouth as fast as you can. Get out of the system.

 

No, you can’t do it tomorrow, or even next week. But you have to have a plan. I had a plan in junior high school how I could pass and where I could spend more time doing something else I wanted to do.

 

Many people may be tired now, but in the future, you’re going to be really tired.

 

Many people think, “We’ve got to go back to normal.” We’re not going back to normal. We’re coming into a phase that’s abnormal.

 

Our Lady said,

 

June 25, 2010

“…Dear children, be my carriers, carriers of my messages. Spread my messages in this tired world…”

 

It’s going away, people.

 

The song we played in the beginning, “Something More than Free,” we’ve got so many things free, so little labor compared to what my wife’s grandfather and how he worked and most of the nation did.

 

Our Lady came to the world in Her first apparition, not in royalty, but with a gray mantle.

 

Why gray? Why plain?

 

She’s coming to the world for work. She’s working for us. She’s trying to motivate us. She’s trying to get us new mentalities. She’s building something. She just told us, August 25, 2022,

 

“…God permits me to be with you and to lead you on the way of peace, so that through personal peace, you build…”

 

Build is construction.

 

“…build peace in the world. I am with you and intercede for you before my Son Jesus, that He may give you a strong faith and hope in a better future, which I desire to build up with you…”

 

And that’s what this song was that started. “We’re going to have to build again.”

 

“You see the hammer finds the nail…”

 

“I’m just lucky to have the work…”

 

“When I get my reward for my work will be done…”

 

“I thank God for the work…”

 

Contemplate the words again.

 

[SONG]

 

When I get home from work, I’ll call up all my friends, and we’ll go bust up something beautiful we’ll have to build again.

 

When I get home from work, I’ll wrestle off my clothes and leave ’em right inside the front door, ‘cause nobody’s home to know.

 

You see the hammer finds the nail, and a freight train needs the rails. I guess I’m doin’ what I’m on this earth to do.

 

I don’t think on why I’m here or where it hurts. I’m just lucky to have the work. Sunday morning I’m too tired to go to church. But I thank God for the work.

 

When I get my reward, my work will all be done, and I will sit back in my chair beside the father and the son. No more holes to fill and no more rocks to break. And no more loading boxes on the trucks for someone else’s sake.

 

You see the hammer needs the nail, and the poor man’s up for sale. I guess I’m doin’ what I’m on this earth to do.

 

And I don’t think on why I’m here or where it hurts. I’m just lucky to have the work. And every night I dream I’m drowning in the dirt, but I thank God for the work.

 

And the day will come, I’ll find a reason. Somebody proud to love a man like me. My back is numb, my hands are freezing. What I’m working for is something more than free.

 

And I don’t think on why I’m here or where it hurts. I’m just lucky to have the work. Sunday morning I’m too tired to go to church. But I thank God for the work. I thank God for the work.

 

[FRIEND OF MEDJUGORJE]

I pray for you, that everything may be good for you on earth. Our Lady’s here for that purpose.

 

I wish you Our Lady. We love you. Good night.

 

[THEME MUSIC]

[ANNOUNCER]

The subject matter contained in this presentation is based on Biblical principles and designed to give you accurate and authoritative information with regard to the subject matter covered. It is provided with the understanding that neither the presenter nor the broadcaster is engaged to render legal, accounting, or other professional advice. Since your situation is fact-dependent, you may wish to additionally seek the services of an appropriately licensed legal, accounting, real estate, or investment professional.

 

This ends the Mejanomics broadcast with a Friend of Medjugorje. These broadcasts are available as CDs, which are sent directly to your doorstep on a monthly subscription. For information, contact Caritas in the U.S. at 205-672-2000.

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  1. I noticed executive order 14067. I remember in one of your talks the Blessed Mother was coming at the time of 140 and also backwards in this executive order is her regular time 6 0 41 thought that was interesting. Im hoping she destroys this executive order. AMEN.

  2. City: Harwood
    State: TX
    Country: USA
    Great Radio Wave, as usual! You always hit the nail on the head! I will share with family & friends! Thanks for your many years of never giving up on Our Lady! You are by far her Most Valued Employee! Keep up the Good Work ! We Love You and the Community and Pray for you always!

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  1. I noticed executive order 14067. I remember in one of your talks the Blessed Mother was coming at the time of 140 and also backwards in this executive order is her regular time 6 0 41 thought that was interesting. Im hoping she destroys this executive order. AMEN.

  2. City: Harwood
    State: TX
    Country: USA
    Great Radio Wave, as usual! You always hit the nail on the head! I will share with family & friends! Thanks for your many years of never giving up on Our Lady! You are by far her Most Valued Employee! Keep up the Good Work ! We Love You and the Community and Pray for you always!

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