Saturday, November 21, 2020
Given this Beauty,
To Make Our Way with Hate and Vengeance and Injustice
To Abide in God’s Blessings and Love, Shared With All People,
For which do you think God created the universe?
So I will bless you as long as I live; I will lift up my hands and call on your name.
1 John 4:16
So we have known and believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them.
Words of Grace For Today
There is a lot of excrement that people produce from their hearts, minds and strength, which has nothing to do with the digestive system.
Trying to make one’s way through it each day is a huge challenge.
We can see that challenge as the evil created by others, which impedes our progress in life, so that we respond with hate and vengeance and injustice in our futile efforts to make right what is wrong.
Or we can see the challenge as a dance, in which God enables us to participate, with the goal not to put it all right. Rather we participate in the dance of life each day in such a way as to reflect God’s love for those excrement makers, God’s unconditional love for them … and for us.
We know that dancing, especially into old age (80’s and 90’s), provides tremendous benefits to one’s body and one’s mind … and to the love one has for one’s gracious partner, who can move in response to the music, the words if there are any, and to the ‘traffic conditions’ on the dance floor.
Viewing life as a dance around the Devil’s Work, the excrement abundant, brings great benefit to one’s heart, mind, and strength. Thus we are able to bless God, God’s people, and all creation, and to lift up one’s hands in thanks, joy, and hope as we call on God’s name, in whom we abide, and who abides always in us.
We are not ever alone.
No matter the lies told about us. No matter the false convictions against us. No matter the Gaslighting directed against us. No matter the Devil’s attacks on us in all guises.
No matter the isolation and distance required by sensible Covid 19 restrictions, we are not ever alone.
God walks with us each hour of every day.
Fearing and loving God, how then would we choose to live: filled with hate,
filled with love?
How do you choose again this day?
If you choose to fear and love God, then reach out to others, and share God’s love, unconditionally.