In the midst of a chaotic world.
When shredding of values or lifestyles etc threatens to damage the very fabric of family life and society as a WHOLE
Different ideologies, political correctness defying even human logic, different lifestyles, violence and money, sport and achievements being idealized as the most ‘desirable’ attainments even at the extent of character and pursuit of beauty and quality.
What have we been called to be and do?
When Jesus Christ died and cut a New Covenant at Calvary, He said:
‘A new commandment I now give to you. You must love the Lord your God with your whole heart, mind and spirit and you must love YOUR NEIGHBOUR as you love yourself.’
Who is our neighbour? The rest of humanity…….even if they are our enemies.
The Christian Church has failed much in past generations but NOW when the very fabric of society is becoming more and more chaotic and the Word (The bible is also viewed as being ‘fluid’ ie ……….able to be changed at the will of people to conform to their society’ not society conform to the Word…… this then means we must be”
LOVE TANGIBLE AND REAL IN ALL OUR LIFE.
Not OUR love BUT GOD’s Divine Love…..revealed in us.
We cannot compromise to societal ideologies and waxing and waning…….We must be free to HATE the things impinging on society but walk on knowing we must LOVE THE PEOPLE. LOVE and PRAY for ‘better’ in the lives of ALL.
Jesus also left a legacy,
My Peace I leave with you……..Not as this world can give. But, My PEACE.
Blessings this day. A-men.
I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions.
I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.