People need to realize something on both sides of the fence and those straddling the fence.
I post this as a warning to every person who reads this, regardless of your faith tradition or lack thereof: BEWARE of society, governments, institutions that seek to take your beliefs a part piece by piece. Watch out for changes that happen within public educational systems and media outlets. These are the two biggest areas of influence that do not have immediate effects. Twenty years from now we will be in the middle of further changes in our culture and those two entities are the catalyst for those changes. There are people in control in our country that do not care about your beliefs, your freedoms, your rights, your way of life. All they can see is power and money. They have a false sense of security and control that they want to keep in place. The fact of the matter is that this is how it has always been and how it will always be.
Your task: search for and demand truth with every last fiber of your being. Do not stop seeking it. Do not give up in the midst of adversity when all your chips are in and you start to question your own sanity.
Your challenge: Live life to the fullest that you know how. Day after day after day. When you see this post in your inbox take this moment to think about how you plan on spending this day and whether it lines up with giving it all you have and leaving nothing on the table. Forgiveness needed to be given or received? Go, do. Know of somebody you haven’t talked to in forever that you keep meaning to check up on? Go, do. Have a marriage on the rocks of life that just doesn’t seem to be getting any better? Fight for it. Estranged relatives (mom, dad, siblings, cousins) that you haven’t spoken to in years over some offense that should have been water under the bridge many moons ago? Make the call, write the letter, visit them. You get the point. Live it to the fullest.
If you do this then please post a comment letting me know how it went for you.
Don’t be assimilated or annihilated. Know the truth and let the truth set you free to walk in it even when others are blinded by the darkness.
Love to you all,