Sunday Reflection – 09182022

In the afterlife, money won’t mean much. You can’t carry it or anything else with you. Forgiving debt is a moral thing to do. We can’t get away from taxes, mortgage/rent, and everyday expenses but there are things we can do to make life easier for those we love and those who just need a break that we can provide.

Justice is an important thing and it’s what can make the biggest impact on our world. It comes in many forms and it’s amazing. So many people are struggling in one way or another and if they can encounter some grace and mercy it could do something wonderful for them.

Don’t forget to love and forgive those who need it and that includes yourself.

Sunday Reflection: Love Is An Opportunity

It’s important to entertain the least of these in the world. We never know what their back story is. Love requires that of us. It also means that you have a chance to impact the lives of people who need it. The opportunity to impact the course of someone’s life is exciting.

Taking care of those who aren’t pretty or polished is a challenge and requires our better angels to do so. In a world where people need love, we have to be willing to be brave and bold.

So my friends learn to do good things that can change the direction of people who need love more than anything.

Sunday Reflection: Lifting Up And Change

It’s nice to be cheered on in the good things you are doing. There are also times when you are down a little to be lifted up to get you back on track. Spirits both past and present are seeing you and hopefully giving you a hand up while you do the things you are doing.

Personally, I believe God loves all and wants everyone to feel the love that can sustain and help us all prosper. As a believer, I find it better to encourage than to do something else.

Even as we do our own activities there comes change. It can make life feel new and exciting but it means leaving some old stuff behind. Change can make us feel uncomfortable but sometimes it is necessary. Burning forests can clear stuff out for new things to come forth.

The fire burns and hopefully we change from it. I know for me it’s a spiritual thing and that is powerful.

Sunday Reflection – Bonus Edition

Everyone has their own views and opinions. I know I do. Understanding those differences comes from having conversations and establishing dialogue. In every family, there will be disagreements even among people who you love. I am a very black or white sort of person.

I do know I need to be more grayscale because that is where others are. You can appreciate others in the gray but it’s harder when it’s an either-or situation. Everything from politics to religion to sports to science fiction is deeply personal and moderating that passion can be good for everyone.

I need to work on this stuff. Life could be better if I do. Work requires being uncomfortable and a little conflict. Let’s see what happens.

This is something I must remember and strive for. It won’t be easy.

Sunday Reflection: Sense Of Wonder

This landscape of “mountains” and “valleys” speckled with glittering stars is actually the edge of a nearby, young, star-forming region called NGC 3324 in the Carina Nebula. Captured in infrared light by NASA’s new James Webb Space Telescope, this image reveals for the first time previously invisible areas of star birth. Credits: NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI

We are all guilty of being busy and distracted in this hustle and bustle world. I am guilty of this too. When do we take time to wonder? Also, the world has become a hard place to live in. Perhaps if we looked to the stars or the oceans to reclaim a little of our humanity the world could be a better place.

Creation is a big place and it somehow puts our problems in perspective. If we don’t lose our sense of wonder perhaps we will be better people. As we go through this life may we work toward peace and reconcile with the people and problems that keep us in chaos.

Grace and peace to you all my friends.

Sunday Reflection: A Few Thoughts

The thing about reflections is that they can show multiple things simultaneously. With that being said here are a few thoughts.

People are made up of a body and a soul linked together. It takes both to create a human being. Everyone is created in the image of their creator/higher power. It is important to understand that the body and soul are linked.

People need love and understanding. Without those important things people can feel like they don’t matter. Just think about how the world can change when we give a damn about our family, friends, neighbors and people we haven’t met yet.

Someone once said what the world needs now is love. In all it’s wonderful forms.

Sunday Reflection – The Ukrainian Flock

As I went to church this morning I was in a safe place with no chaos. Today in Ukraine people were just trying to find a place to worship where they could do so in safety and peace. I am mindful of this fact and I should be more grateful. Who knows what Easter will be like for these people. It’s also OK for those folks to be pissed off at God for what is happening these days. All I know is that God is with them, no matter what.

Sunday Reflection: Water And Light

Light and water are two things that make life possible. They are also things that can cleanse our hearts and souls. Water can flood and end life. Too much light can blind and burn. It’s amazing how a candle can interrupt the darkness. Water can quench a thirst. We need light to bring forth the truth.

It’s water that can generate power to create artificial light. In my faith life is brought into existence by the light of the sun and the waters of Earth as spoken into existence by God. They are connected and essential to every living thing across the universe. May we be guardians of the light and stewards of the waters.

Let there be light. May water give life.

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