Urgent Recall Notice: A Different Take

Recalls are quite common for defective products, but here is a different take on "An Urgent Recall Notice."

 This morning as I read an email that I received from a friend, I thought of an age-old “problem” but from a different perspective. I decided to post it as a blog entry:


Regardless of make or year, all units known as “HUMAN BEINGS” are being recalled by the Manufacturer. This is due to a malfunction in the original prototype unit’s code named “Adam” and “Eve” resulting in the reproduction of the same defect in all subsequent units. This defect is technically termed, “Serious Internal Non-morality,” but more commonly known as “S-I-N.”
Some of the symptoms of the SIN defect:

[a] Loss of direction
[b] Lack of peace and joy
[c] Depression
[d] Foul vocal emissions
[e] Selfishness
[f] Ingratitude
[g] Fearfulness
[h] Rebellion
[i] Jealousy

The Manufacturer is providing factory authorized repair service free of charge to correct the SIN defect.

The Repair Technician, Jesus, has most generously offered to bear the entire burden of the staggering cost of these repairs. To repeat, there is no fee required. The number to call for repair in all areas is: P-R-A-Y-E-R.

Once connected please upload the burden of SIN through the REPENTANCE procedure. Next, download ATONEMENT from the Repair Technician, Jesus, into the heart component of the human unit. No matter how big or small the SIN defect is, Jesus will replace it with:

[a] Love
[b] Joy
[c] Peace
[d] Kindness
[e] Goodness
[f] Faithfulness
[g] Gentleness
[h] Patience
[I] Self-control

Please see the operating manual, the B.I.B.L.E. (BEST Instructions Before Leaving Earth) for further details on the use of these fixes. As an added upgrade, the Manufacturer has made available to all repaired units a facility enabling direct monitoring and assistance from the resident Maintenance Technician, Jesus. Repaired units need only make Him welcome and He will take up residence on the premises.

WARNING: Continuing to operate a human being unit without corrections voids the Manufacturer’s warranty, exposing the unit to dangers and problems too numerous to list.

Thank you for your immediate attention.
  – GOD 
P.S. Please assist where possible by notifying others of this important recall notice, and you may contact the Father any time by ‘Knee mail’! 

Because HE Lives! 

As I read the email and smiled with delight, I thought of a poem and a piece of music that I might add to enhance the message.

The section that lists the “fruit of the Spirit” brought to mind “In the Garden of His Presence” where all these fruit abound:

In the Garden of His Presence, fruit of the Spirit abound.

In the Garden of His Presence

For we are fellow workmen (joint promoters,

laborers together) with and for God;

you are God’s garden and vineyard

and field under cultivation,

[you are] God’s building.  

1 Corinthians 3:9 Amplified Bible



In the garden of His presence, all grace abounds,   

As love overflows from a fountain and resounds          

With joy to quench the thirst wherever there is need.           

Peace flourishes all around, sown from righteous seed.   

Gentleness embraces the ears with no harsh sounds.

Overwhelming goodness of the Father astounds

The heart, as patience and temperance exceed all bounds.          

From this ample harvest every soul God shall feed      

In the garden of His presence.                           

As a fragrant flowering hedge, meekness surrounds  

And thrives all seasons, as the gardener makes his rounds.

Though faithfulness is abundant, we still give heed  

In following wherever the Spirit may lead,  

As we stroll through bountiful vineyards of the grounds         

In the garden of His presence. 

To conclude the message, I recall the plaintive plea of the spiritual, “O Lord, Fix Me” that the soul cries out in its state of disrepair. The spiritual is beautifully choreographed by Alvin Ailey and performed by the members of the Alvin Ailey Dance Ensemble, as part of “Revelations” in the following video:


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2 Responses to “Urgent Recall Notice: A Different Take”

  1. MIke Tracy Says:

    I absolutely enjoy my “fixes” from the Apothecary Shoppe. Thanks so much for these inspirations.

    • Dr. J Says:

      Thanks for the kind words. I try to keep the shoppe open with “fresh fixes” that minister to the heart and soul.

      You are a blessing, my brother.

      Dr. J (aka Lonnell)

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