A few thoughts in the new week.
Because I love to write. Because the Season I am journeying in is one of creativity and life. (Two novels and a Meditation Book published in the past 1 and 1/2 years.) Because I share little of personal life or experiences here perhaps some may think ‘she writes passionately about Hope and ‘better’ from a standpoint of a privileged life’.
I woke up today with the clear thought of gratitude for my life yet being so aware of the sorrows, suffering and needs around me.
Perhaps I need to answer the question. Yes! I do KNOW what it is like to be flattened.
My heart has affinity and absolute understanding for folk who through whatever circumstance feel like the box illustrated above. Death, Loss, betrayal, job insecurity, financial hardships. misunderstandings, rejection, put downs, and slander, not to mention the natural disasters of our shaking world. I have not been flattened by them ALL but shaken profoundly by most.
That’s why I write about HOPE. Because this I also Passionately KNOW with every fibre of my being. Love, Hope and Beauty always will rise as eternal beacons because
Love is Stronger than HATRED
HOPE – transforms……………… despair pulls down and stamps on.
Beauty ultimately shines and soars above…….. ugliness.
This was written on my date pad for October 5.
Let the eternal TRUTH be your sole and supreme JOY.
Thomas A Kempis.
Something to think about!
Let’s share JOY this week with others. Not jokes but the joy of life after being flattened.
It didn’t take long to find you. I’m sure you agree, Faye, that the joy of Jesus presence in the valley makes every valley worth it. Knowing that helps to make valleys bearable. I don’t like them but I have learned to trust Jesus in the midst of them. don’t like going through them but, as you say, there is Hope to sustain, “I will fear no evil, for Thou art with me…”