If it seems like I am grasping at straws, I guess that’s a fair assessment. Am I the only one who feels like we’re missing some details? Sometimes it feels to me like we’re missing whole galaxies!
I have a vast array of friends on facebook, Christian and those who want nothing to do with Christianity alike. The Christians are varied. Some are actively political. Some paste scriptures everywhere. I used to do more of that. But then I started seeing how alienating it can be for someone who doesn’t know the Lord. It’s like we’re talking over people’s heads instead of speaking heart to heart in a way that is meaningful. Some are contending for miracles. I see a pretty good portion of the gamut of the spectrum in terms of what is represented as Christianity in the world. What I would like to see, more than anything else, though, is the kind of love and devotion to each other that Jesus showed us. I believe if people saw that, lives would be changed: specifically, the quality of people’s lives would change…for the better. I think love, and specifically, Christ’s love, is the greatest miracle of all. So if it looks as if I’m looking for answers beyond what we’ve had available to us, then yes. I most certainly am. If we can’t find it in what we have available, I have to ask…what are we missing? And where do we find it?
I know that my love is imperfect. It seems I’ve so far to go with love being matured in me to the point of actually being able to do some good in this earth. And when I see such loud and prevalent press presence given to those who name the name of Christ but no love can be felt in the message being conveyed, my heart aches, and the feeling of inadequacy to make a difference almost overwhelms me, and I feel alone, and helpless.
I am looking for answers. Perhaps I’m even looking for shortcuts. I feel I’ve so little time…
“And we are put on this earth a little space that we might learn to bear the beams of love.” William Blake