Monday, August 28, 2017
Welcome to my Monday Blog, my Friends – And a special HELLO to our new friends from India and Australia. Thank you!!
Actually it’s hard to believe that we’ve been sharing each others thoughts and opinions here for almost five years now—call me thrilled and humbled and I’ll call you fabulous! I’ve been so gifted with all of you—visiting me each week from all over God’s great world, has truly been a blessing and I’m so grateful.
My title today is for all of us to take notice of the fact that We Are The World. Each and everyone of us who has been gifted with Life here, can make a difference – tiny but mighty in many instances. I admit that if we maintain a daily diet of the news channels, our incredible gift God created for us all can be anything but uplifting and hopeful…much more like doom and gloom, right? I too, have become almost numb to the angry rhetoric we’ve been inundated with this past year or more.
The fact that most of us live in one specific part of the world at any one given time, doesn’t mean we are not all living in the same world at the same time. We are. Remember that infamous line from the 1967 American film, “Cool Hand Luke”, with Paul Newman and Strother Martin? “What we have here is a failure to communicate.”
This is an understatement! With over two hundred countries in the World, there may be only three or four who actually agree on more than one or two issues at a time, and I can’t prove even that. It also appears that our World Leaders cannot get along with even 50% of their own jurisdictions.
The kind of world that lights us up, is no longer shining brightly for any of us. Shoot, if there was any other place to go, I’m sure many of us would have already gone “there”—I sure would!
Here’s the problem: too many people believe they are calling all the shots. There are now two sides to everything (maybe even three or four) but we are split apart because we’re not willing to agree to disagree, and get on with the business of working together for the good of ALL the people, not just a few. I know the problem and there is a solution, but I fear there will be much more destruction here because not enough people believe that this World does not belong to them, but instead, to GOD. He created this World for us ALL to live in ….but sadly it will not be happily-ever-after. WE THE PEOPLE have made a gigantic mistake in recusing God from His own creation and I truly believe there will be hell to pay.
I for one, will continue to pray about the enormous hate and fear now growing in God’s World. It’s hard to believe what His world has turned into, but without God, we are literally nothing and have nothing. It’s interesting how God gives us all the freedom of our own will…to make our own choices, to believe or not believe in Him.
We Are The World, but the World and everything in it belongs to God and may He have mercy on us all. Amen.
This week, let’s all try – no, not try, just do it…let’s all pray without ceasing that God will have mercy on ALL his people and touch our hearts in such a way that we’re aware of His holy presence. What are we guilty of that God may change in us by merely being sincere and asking Him to do so. Remember, the tiny but mighty changes we may make in ourselves can be as the little mustard seed…POWERFUL!! And finally…
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all you mind; and, love your neighbor as yourself.” – Luke 10:27
GOD is Good! GOD is Great!! Always!!!
I love you,
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