“…DNA: Nothing new. I’m still the same guy… with the same descendants… the same pedigree. Same o’me…”

Pedigree:  What’s the BIG deal about pedigrees?  We all have a ‘pedigree’ rather we like it, or not.  Rather or not we know who our parents are, or not… we still have their genes… they are our pedigree.  It seems, with the discovery of DNA, these days, everyone is becoming more aware of ‘their pedigree.’  We ‘worldly creatures’ are caught-up in class, social status, money… and blood-lines.  But, of course, not me.  Yeah!  

I cannot wait, every few months… I’ll enter my ancestry names to see ‘what’s new’ on the internet.  Always, though… nothing new.  I’m still the same guy… with the same descendants… the same pedigree.  Same o’me.

Even Barack  NO’bama, 44th President of the USA is Queen Elizabeth II’s 10th cousin thrice removed… it is said! And, George Bush, president of the United States from 1988-1992, is a 13th cousin twice-removed from Queen Elizabeth II.  Hilary Duff, the actress and singer best known as Disney’s Lizzie McGuire, is America’s “most royal” celebrity, according to a new study which names her the U.S. star most closely related to Queen Elizabeth II.   Enough!  Enough, you say…..and I agree. 

For myself….um….well, I am a decedent of the Lord God, Jesus Christ….just as we ALL are.  Moses tells us in… Genesis 1:26-27 reveals, “Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, in our likeness’ … So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.”   Can ‘it’ get better than that?

So then… At the very least, this means we humans occupy a higher place in the created order, because we alone are imprinted with God-like characteristics. Our God-likeness is the path we navigate to our greatest fulfillment. We will feel the greatest pleasure, accomplishment, and wholeness when the person that God made us to be is fully developed and expressed in our journey through life.  We, all… should take this ‘gift’… and do with it, as God intended.

Jeremiah 29:11For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

…Blessings… as we all… seek to be ‘more God-like… cjlb…3/31/2013

About Charles Brooks

who is originally from Miami, Fla., moved to SC, holds two degrees from the University of SC. His business background is primarily in Real Estate Development (Motels, Hotel, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Residential) and Business Consulting. He currently is Managing Director of Brooks, Baker, Lehman & Kohlhepp - Investors in Real Estate and Mining, and has other business interests under the umbrella of Brooks Properties. FULL-TIME-MINISTRY: Fully engaged in spreading the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on the Business Community.


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