As we all know the world is a violent place. So much of it is not fighting but something else. There is economic, political, environmental, ecological, social and spiritual violence that does as much harm you can’t see. It’s truly troubling what humans do to each other and to nature.
People have such promise for peace and they have the ability for unreal violence too. All this is senseless tragedy that doesn’t have to happen if we are intentional about pursuing peace, understanding and reconciliation.
How we treat our fellow man and the planet says a lot about us. We can do better. All of us can.
Be kind to the world around you. Peace begins with all of us.
Doing the right thing requires self-sacrifice and making decisions for the greater good. It is hard to do but necessary. Taking care of those you love is a higher priority when the occasion demands it.
For some the culture is their religion. When religion fails someone they need something to connect them to something with meaning and to one another. As a person of faith/religion I get that. Everyone needs someone whether it be divine or secular. Jesus Christ Superstar a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber addressed some of that. Jesus as a cultural Icon. Sometimes we all just need that thing that gives us hope when all seems to be lost and finding it means being divergent and taking other roads to the eternal or the next life to come.
It’s sad how oil, money and power have really screwed up the lives of millions. Oil and money seem to power a lot of machines and motivates people. Is the fight over them worth all the blood and souls lost. Interesting times we exist in. Thinking about Iran, Iraq and the not so good ole US of A
A group from my church are exploring mental health and supporting one another in those situations where life gets too much. Having resources and compassion can help a great deal. Across the blogosphere much is written about the subject and I will admit I don’t know it all but from my experience admitting you have a problem, getting help and even medication can help you through the tough times.
Personally I am dealing with depression so I am coping the best I can. There is way more to it I know but you know support and understanding is important. Bring those into the fold who suffer and make time to help and get help. This is the first I will post on this issue as I learn much more.
Sometimes you are happy
Sometimes you are just very sad
Sometimes you are secure
Sometimes you are scared to death
Sometimes you are rich
Sometimes you are wondering about bills
Sometimes you are the life of the party
Sometimes you are in the corner alone
Sometimes you are prosperous
Sometimes you are barely getting by
Sometimes you are fully present
Sometimes you are totally lost
Sometimes you are faithful
Sometimes you are agnostic
Sometimes you are attractive
Sometimes you are just not appealing
Sometimes you are good
Sometimes you are wicked
Sometimes you are where you should be
Sometimes you are dreaming about elsewhere
Sometimes you are the comedy
Sometimes you are the tragedy
Sometimes you are, well Sometimes