Like the bulk of Americans I am concerned with losing weight/getting in shape. I would like to read more, get a great new job, buy a house and live happily ever after but this is my real resolution.
2015 is my year:
I'm not building up anyone or anything just to be torn down ANYMORE! I've given and I'm done. I live with no regrets... I've tried. My giving will be selective, my initial yes is now a potential no. My heart is open but so are my eyes. People are no longer innocent first, they are suspects. Nobody will take care of you if you don't take care of yourself. No more self sacrifice it's overrated.
No matter who we are or what we've done we are all interconnected people. Our ups, downs, differences or indifference affects the whole of society. It doesn't matter who we deal with or who we exclude from our lives we are still all interconnected. Cultural differences, racial divisions, language barriers or economic inconsistencies are just things that make the team have to work harder
Fostering love is probably the most difficult thing there is. It requires us to loose our preconceived notions of one another. It requires us to disregard our differences and it makes peace in unstable situations. Love is a simple concept that we have lost. If we could just love many of the world’s problems could be solved. If we could learn to accept the differences of other there would be no racial divisions.
We are working to eradicate every type of thing in this world, hunger, poverty, abused and neglected children etc., when the bottom line is learning to actively love. Picking up where others fall down creates a continuous strength of being. I know it’s Utopia, a perfect place where everything works together for the good of all. As a Christian I call it heaven.
So maybe I will practice loving like I feel like I’ll have to in my future. I will speak life, I will live uprightly, I will trust that God is in control and where my brothers/sisters fall I will help to lift them up.
No man is an island,
Entire of itself,
Every man is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thy friend's
Or of thine own were:
Any man's death diminishes me,
Because I am involved in mankind,
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
It tolls for thee.
The cares of this life have tried its best to infiltrate my soul. A soul that came here full of smiles and joy has been turned into a shell of itself, making it a hard and hollow place of unending sorrow, only to remotely balance itself on the people who fight so hard to maintain it. No, the soul is not alone. This fight cannot be won by the drifting soul but has to be fought for by the surrounding village of souls. Just as the soul came as a space for God to dwell it has been incessantly chased by the spirit of evil that is not happy unless the soul is totally lost.
This soul, my soul, belongs in the light of the sun. It’s fight is a struggle to show itself and others the way to redemption.
This soul, my soul, shall be rescued! Not just by the people that so desperately fight to keep in the light but by the God that they partition.
That God, my God is able to do exceeding abundantly above anything that we could as or think.
REST…This soul, my soul. You are at peace, hold on to the “joy unspeakable” that God, my God offers.
CELEBRATE…This soul, my soul…Life with all of your village of souls and fight to help them stay in balance!