Faithful

Blessed are you when people insult you, lie about you because of me, for you will be rewarded.[1] It is truly hard to be calm amid gross misunderstanding… peaceful about malicious slurs. It is tough when slander becomes accepted as orthodoxy… false prophets become truth-bearers. Unconditional love affords a life of real relationship – standardContinue reading “Faithful”

Skinned Alive

Like Mother Earth, our skin is multilayered and it is essential to our existence. Skin promotes touch sensation, maintains body temperature regulation, provides harmful elements protection… Like Mother Earth, our skin is both precious and frail. Parts of us are thick-skinned and like mountains not much bothers us – difficult to get under the skin.Continue reading “Skinned Alive”

More Beatitudes

Some contemporary practices I believed condoned by God: Blessed are those who listen, for they will find accord Blessed are the marginalized, for they will be sustained Blessed are the builders of bridges, for they will be welcomed. Blessed are the truth-tellers, for they will have peace of mind. Blessed are the contrite for theyContinue reading “More Beatitudes”

Magnanimous

When we get our worldly way, often the feat’s apparent success is undone and comes under assault with an unintended result. Naturally we chafe under trial and fret with tribulation, especially at our undoing and motives misconstruing. Hardship nurtures strength. It creates possibility and fosters our assurance in God’s faithful endurance. “I have told youContinue reading “Magnanimous”

Losing

When at a lost whether total or not, it is always best to surrender. Beaten requires submission, surrender means losing graciously Competing for a title of epitaph or land, imposes on another. So, losing a game or war forces a surrender and accepting terms. Maintaining an emotional balance, contorts my being. So, losing my temperContinue reading “Losing”

Escape Entanglement

What am I to do? Despite the Truth, I seem ill-equipped to endure temptation and avoid muddle. What is the Way? The allurement of “love” and enticement of “success” are rife with superficial deals Why do I have-to change? Life is the same old same old challenge and we are all saved that is theContinue reading “Escape Entanglement”

Balance

Harmony is not achieved per se. Harmony is realized in relation… a delicate balance of being together alone – deep appreciation and devoted protection. Appreciation is awareness composed with suffering that appalls, vigilant with enhancements that appeals – regarding regardless of outcomes. Protection is attentiveness centering the marginalized with trust, transforming the satisfied with thirstContinue reading “Balance”