|I wonder if they dream of the sky? Of being free?|
I am sick of the pain and strife throughout the world and in my country.
Far too many people are against things, not enough are for things. There is no positivity it seems, only negativity. Express an opinion, propose a solution, and just watch the naysayers begin to expound.
I'm willing to listen, if you have a better idea, let's hear it.
Between now and November there is much to think of, much to worry about if one is so inclined. The temptation to just sit back, to wait and see, is very strong. Let others call the tune, in reality it has always been that way. We might think we can change the music, but that's only in our heads.
We only think we're free.
We're all birds in a cage, subject to forces beyond our control.
And the world has gone completely insane...
5 Jesus said to them: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 6 Many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am he,’ and will deceive many. 7 When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 8 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains.And for those who think there is no such thing as evil...
9 “You must be on your guard. You will be handed over to the local councils and flogged in the synagogues. On account of me you will stand before governors and kings as witnesses to them. 10 And the gospel must first be preached to all nations. 11 Whenever you are arrested and brought to trial, do not worry beforehand about what to say. Just say whatever is given you at the time, for it is not you speaking, but the Holy Spirit.
12 “Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child. Children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death. 13 Everyone will hate you because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. - Mark 13 NIV
8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 9 Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings. - 1 Peter 5 NIVThe world wants us like this...
Boxed in, surrounded...
Whereas the Lord wants us like this...
I choose freedom.
My body may be in a cage, built for me by society...
But my spirit soars to the heavens.
Peace be with you on this Sunday.
Illegitimi non carborundum.