This blog has a heavy social justice element to it. As a person who feels deeply and cares about what’s going on around the world I want to post about it show support and awareness. Be warned I come from a center-left perspective and if what I post is too much then you have my blessing to unfollow. No hard feelings. Right now the world is in need of advocates for people who want to have rights and resources to make their lives better and I am answering that call. Some posts will have comments turned off because I don’t want any conflict between people. Thanks for your understanding and interest in what I have to say.
Let your heart not be troubled is something I hear from the scripture of my faith. However I have to admit right now my heart is troubled. With all that is happening in the world I cannot help it. So much is going on that gives me concern. There are lots of situations that give us great concern.
There are times that its easier to not let my heart and soul be troubled. In these days I am trying to keep the faith but its easier said than done. No matter ones faith there will be days of calm and days of chaos.
Just because my heart is troubled doesn’t mean I have a lack of resolve and confidence in my higher power. It’s very human to feel unsure when things like a pandemic is going on. Everything has turned upside down and no one knows when things will be safe again.
My heart is also troubled about racism when an African American is gunned down in a neighborhood or on the streets, LGBTQ people are discriminated against, transgender people are murdered just for wanting to live their truth, poor people are having to figure out where their next meal comes from, unemployed people are missing paychecks and benefits that keep them going. Death of loved ones who you thought would be with you forever. There are so many more things to be troubled about too that the list would go on and on.
Having a troubled heart is a very human thing. It’s appropriate in times like this to comfort one another as best we can given the era of social distancing. My friends let your heart be troubled but also let your heart have courage too. You can have both which is a very human experience.
Thanks to Deacon John for your homily this morning which inspired this post.
I have talked previously about the return to “normal” and frankly I don’t want to go back there. Right now we have to chart a new timeline and a new course. Taking the lessons of the past few weeks and applying to a new way forward. We aren’t going back because that’s not the direction any of us is going. Courage and compassion are the rules of the days ahead.
Be kind to one another and have patience as we go through this time of the global health crisis. We have a lot of people who will need much love and healing through all this. Don’t panic (much) but keep a level head. Now is the time to be practical and thoughtful. We have been through trials like Coronavirus/COVID19 before. Let’s hope for healing in so many ways very soon.
Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.
I am more of an old school blogger and less content creator. My writing is within the confines of creating a post of things I find sacred, serious and even silly. My posts are short and concise featuring writing, media and sometimes both. My goal is to be a good all-around blogger where I can connect with fellow bloggers and others.
I am taking yet another Facebook break. I have discovered its hard to be yourself there and control who sees what you want to keep private. Yes, I know my blog is open for all to see but the one thing about my blog is that I pay for domain registration and the premium package through WordPress.com. It is important that I have total control over what I say, my content and even who sees these words.
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2019 sucks more than 2016 and I thought that couldn’t be possible. To hell with this year.