This day creates tension for me. A tension between where our world is, and where our world should be. A tension between my daily experiences and the experiences that I read from others. A tension between the thoughts in my mind and the stories and views of others.
I want to ignore it, and move along blissfully along my own path, however, I know that’s not good. It’s better to stop and examine it. And then create a way forward balancing the tension and continuing to grow and transform my little mind into one that matches the wishes of my master.
And with that, here are a few thoughts on the matter from the man of the day.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
Let us continue to choose love as we interact with all the people of this world.
For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself. For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s. For to this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.Why do you pass judgment on your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God; for it is written,“As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me,and every tongue shall confess to God.”So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.Romans 14:7-12 (ESV)