Out for a Bit of Beauty
Before the showers of the day a quick paddle around the lake at sunrise caught the goodness of light and life.
After a day of soft rain showers a walk through the freshly washed world worked wonders.
How wonderful it is to live in the midst of such beauty,
and to live so well,
Despite loved ones become enemies by their choice lying and wreaking havoc in my life to try to ruin in.
Who has time or energy for revenge, though new enemies treat me as if I would somehow allow anger to ruin my life?
God will judge those who have participated, who have maltreated me, who have tried to contribute to my ruin. That judgement is more real and more profoundly problematic than any revenge I could seek.
As for me, I can choose again and again to forgive,
to bind and move on,
or ignore the work of evil against me or the stupidity that it masquerades as.
The wonders of fresh water astound and point to the goodness of the Creator.