Just be.

Just be.

Friday, May 20, 2011

drifting and trudging

Our society has drifted into a land where our natural resources are wasted in the name of profit and our social values debased into mindless consumption and a materialistic web of lies. Where addiction to power is many times more dangerous than the addiction to pills, alcohol, powder and Afghan poppy fields.

How can we make it through this desert land, where scorpions and rattle snakes wait around the hidden rocks to poison us? We just trudge down the road and try our best to be what we are called to be, "sons and daughter's of light." How can we keep on loving in a world so full of hate? It is difficult for us, but we do it perhaps one person at a time. Just one moment at a time. One prayer at a time.

Praying for my enemy when I cursed him just this morning, and forgiving myself.  Finding hope wherever possible.



jek said...

Your post reminds me of how when Jesus gives us a new command and says (paraphrasing here): "You've hear you shall love your neighbor and hate your enemies...but even the Pharisees do that." Christ goes on to remind us that we are to love our enemies as ourselves and pray for those who persecute us. This is such a challenge. And you are right, there is so much hurt and pain in the world, it is easy to lose sight of this important lesson Christ is showing us, but it is the only way to freedom. Good post. We all struggle with it and your honesty is important. Hope you forgave yourself and moved on with the day. God bless and have a peaceful weekend.

Dave Rosen said...

Thank you jek. Yes many times it seems best to just accept ourselves and wait for God to remove our character defects.