Sunday Reflection: Time to Rest and Time to Serve

Here’s a few thoughts inspired by the day.

Take Time to Rest – Everyone needs a day to chill out and renew. Everyone seems to be overscheduled and overworked and that isn’t good. We all need at least one day where we can reconnect with ourselves, others and, to reset ourselves. If rest is good for the divine its good enough for me. Rest and recreation are given a bad rap and that shouldn’t be the case for anyone. Don’t look for things to do because certainly you will find plenty of stuff to occupy your mind and time. Busy is not good for anyone.

Power In Service to Others – So many people look for power and status that they fail to realize that power can be found in serving others. Our world needs helpers more than it needs bosses these days. To me, service can impact the lives of many and that is a powerful thing. Everyone in service to others has the capability to make the world a much better place and you know that is a special place to be in. Not to say that people in power don’t serve but if one is just interested in a position and not the responsibility then there can be a problem.

I hope you all have had a restful Sunday and that you are ready to serve in the coming weeks ahead. Grace and peace and love to you all.

Sunday Reflection: Fairness

As we have seen lately life is so not fair. It can be annoying that way. Things are difficult for everyone. The Rolling Stones sang you can’t always get what you want, that is wisdom for everyone. No one can win all the time. Life is set up for some adversity and the lessons taught there are valuable.

Fairness is something hoped for however it isn’t always what you get. The world has lost so many good people in the past few months that its very human to ask where the fairness is here. It can be tough for all of us to keep going when there is always something that can smack you across the face and make you feel like nothing is going right. When we see injustice happening it’s understandable to say something isn’t fair.

Everyone should have some level of anger when you experience an unfair level of strife and disappointment. No matter what you must keep moving. Remember there are a lot of people who are going through the same thing. While someone gets away with all sorts of things, fairness can be a source of justice.

Sticking together can keep you going when the chips are down. No matter what time in your life you are entitled to ask why things aren’t fair. Someone has an answer, that’s fair enough I would think.

Sunday Reflection: Coronavirus and George Floyd

Coronavirus and George Floyd without a doubt are the two stories that have dominated the public consciousness over the past few weeks. The virus and racism are things that are serious illnesses that everyone is contending with these days. It would be safe to say that both have caused much chaos in the order of things.

Can we say that the chaos we are experiencing is going to create lasting change. Perhaps a new way of living and thinking is being born. Normal life is being recreated and in my mind its for the better.

For too long the status quo has ruled the day but I recognize that is a highly personal situation. However in a universal sense the status quo got us to where we are in this point of history. There was no way anyone could have predicted a year ago the pandemic but racism has always been there. Racism of any type is wrong. It is the great sickness that has cost humanity dearly. Why are black people treated so badly?

My friends we are going through some hard times in the world we live in. How we answer the call and face the challenges will be recorded in our history books. Now is the time to learn to love more and hate less. Be mindful of the needs of others. We cannot afford to mess this up. The future of our world depends on it.

Right now we owe it to those who have lost their lives due to the virus and racism to make things better for everyone. Yes my friends Black Lives Matter. May those who need healing get it freely. As a person of faith I pray for all to be well sooner rather than later.

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday is the final Sunday of Lent, the beginning of Holy Week, and commemorates the triumphant arrival of Christ in Jerusalem, days before he was crucified. Palm Sunday is known as such because the faithful will often receive palm fronds which they use to participate in the reenactment of Christ’s arrival in Jerusalem.

Palm Sunday for many in Jesus’ fandom is very different this year. It’s happening without the fanfare of the palms and other ceremonial trappings. Maybe it’s helping those who celebrate be more intentional and introspective. Thinking more about the event and what it means. Jesus came into Jerusalem with a humble heart knowing what awaited him. His journey would be one of the most important road trips in history.

Being Happy Or Something Like That, A Sunday Reflection

Happiness is a deeply personal thing that is so fluid and dynamic. I haven’t been truly happy for a long time. Sure I have had moments of joy but nothing long term. People worry about me because I am not full of happy awesome sauce right now and I appreciate their concern. Don’t worry about me. I am not suicidal or anything drastic.

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The year 2019 took a lot out of me and I don’t know when my emotional tank will be full again. I suppose it takes a year of recovery to get over a year of hardship, emotional stress, and the death of my father. I am very much a work in progress. People who go through this come out different on the other side and I can accept this.

Believe me, I am grateful for all the support. It’s going to take a while. Being my old self might not be what is in the cards.

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