Change is never easy. Work is never easy. It's hard to keep up with the evolution of life. But all possibilities are not all that impossible. If you get bummed out by the work or the need to change, or feel like life is just passing by without you, you are not alone. Every generation has felt that way. But that didn't stop them from reforming the Church, ending slavery, or obtaining civil rights through peace making. Big goals are not impossible, but it does take plenty of hard work to make it happen.
My struggle this Lenten season is trying to stay focused on all that I set out to accomplish. I often feel I am letting all of it go instead of trying to get one thing done. In concentrating my meditative efforts reflecting on how God is calling me to shed light on ending homelessness, I feel like I am forcing the issue to be able to write about something instead of allowing the nature of communication to flow freely. I cannot control the conversation with God any more than I can control the evil of something as horrible as homelessness. That's just too hard. But I can control my time and efforts in the conversation itself. As I struggle to be present, I have to learn to let go and let life evolve around me in order to be fully present.
Meditate: "But you, are you seeking great things for yourself? Do not seek them; for behold, I am going to bring disaster on all flesh," declares the Lord, "But I will give your life to you as booty in all the places where you may go."
As we pray to end homelessness, pray also that we always remember we are not the answer, but the treasure. Through God, we hold of the solution even if we do not
An ex-copywriter turned punk rock pastor and peacemaker who dedicates his life to making the world a better place for all humanity.
"that they all might be one" ~John 17:21
“Prius vita quam doctrina.”
~ St. Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274)
* “Life is more important than doctrine.”