Our lives abound with the callings of Love as we welcome newborn infants into the world; join together to introduce a newly married couple to our community; share our food, goodwill and financial resources with others in times of need… Yet our lives likewise experience darkness and evil as we introduce hate into the world via killing; discrimination, abandonment and apathy.
What are we to learn and take away from this reality? I contend that evil unfortunately serves an important and unique purpose and role in our lives as a constant reminder of the need for good, for positive energy toward others and to enhance our limited awareness of the stark reality of what our lives are like, absent God and Faith.
As peace is contrasted by violence and light unto darkness, the lives we lead must equally reflect that balance. And that balance is necessary as a result of our existence being inextricably melded with sin. I will be the first to offer that I am not a perfect human being, I am a sinner as are we all. Yet, that knowledge does not only prevent me from striving on a daily basis to offset that curse with positive thoughts, but in fact, motivates me to transform my positive thoughts into actions and behaviors of goodwill toward others.
As atoms comprise molecules and molecules form matter, from the infinitely tiny, progressively to large, significant and impactful; each positive thought, behavior and action, from one person to the next, synergistically combine to form a peaceful, calming and equally positive environment for all of us to share and enjoy.
Yet, this eloquent soliloquy cannot be collectively “heard” by others without consistent energy being applied by many in unison. Evil acts, events and momentum have increasingly been witnessed in our world in the past century; blindingly in the past week. For many, the unfortunate fate and future for our world, has already been accepted as inevitable and the will, conviction and resiliency to continue toward peace and Light has been all but squelched into complacency, desensitizing many and creating a numbness of spirit.
I proclaim to you that Now is the time, to recommit to the Truth, to recognize, realize and envision the positive outcome we still hold dear in our hearts, of a world where peace is the norm, where people willingly and regularly extend a helping hand to their neighbors and likewise to those they do not know.
“Evil is as real as the air we breathe and unfortunately, as necessary to remind us of our singular purpose and destiny in life.”
We are all children of God whether or not we care to admit and accept it. And as sure as the sun rises each day, we will be held to account for our lives once that light ceases to permeate our physical being. It is never too late to melt a hardened heart, yet it will not materialize without Love and Compassion, and most importantly, Forgiveness.
So let us each find the courage and energy to identify those areas within our lives where we desperately need to forgive someone of a wronged past, perhaps a hurtful word or failure to support or console us in our time of need. Let us recognize the root of forgiveness is to “give” to others of ourselves, to rid our souls of the blackness that is in truth, an absence of Light, and to replace that dark void with warm feelings of camaraderie, goodwill, peace and Love.
Amazingly, we will find a new wealth that is defined and valued by the warmth it creates and the goodness it resonates. Let us reach out now to mend those broken fences, comfort those that have hurt us or that we have hurt, lift up our hearts to that higher vibration and energy known as Love.
Genuine Peace of the world is within our reach; if indeed, we only in fact, reach out for it. I call it Spiritual Maturity and our world desperately needs it now.
Please, listen and meditate on the lyrics of this Angelic Song emblazoned by the late Great Ray Charles… and then; transform those positive and heartfelt emotions into visible actions and an enduring behavior of goodwill, camaraderie, and Love toward others.
The Power of Forgiveness is REAL; the Truth of Love is each of our responsibilities. When we eliminate the darkness of sin that is characterized by hate and apathy, only Love remains… Be well.
- Forgive (versical.wordpress.com)
- You Forgive Me (dranilj1.wordpress.com)
- Today’s Prayer – Place of Forgiveness (mychristiancoffeeshop.wordpress.com)
- Break Your Heart No Longer (jharnisch.com)
- Peace (sahedgewitchblog.wordpress.com)
- Dealing with Tragedy (briandtaylorplays.wordpress.com)
- The Power to Forgive (learnactshare.com)
- Forgiveness…how good are you at it? (pastormikesays.wordpress.com)
- The Art of Forgiveness. (positive-thoughts.typepad.com)