“The Beauty Around Us”
Asking a hard question is not what most of us like to do let alone being forced to answer it. It is not what makes us comfortable and generally we avoid them if possible. However, sometimes the question is asked and we have little choice but to answer it. So what is life really worth?
If one is faced with making a decision about the importance of the life we know and the need to protect what we have or what we desire, how would we react?
Would we give our life for one last good meal?
Would we give our life for something we can experience only once?
Would we give our life for our wife or husbands safety?
Would we give our life for our kids safety and future?
Would we give our life for our neighbor in need?
Would we give our life for our country and its freedom?
Would we give our life for freedom around the world?
Would we give our life for our freedom of religion or what we believe in?
Just what is important enough to give our life for or to ask someone else to give theirs for or to just stand by while they do?
Ok, this is a heavy question I know. But how would we each react if faced with making a decision to live or to die trying.
Many lives have been lost over the hundreds of years of wars and feuds. Men and women have died protecting their families. Freedoms have been won and lost in the efforts that cost lives. To give of one’s life is no small deed and should not go unrecognized. Disrespect for those lost lives should not be tolerated. Those who take lives disrespecting others just to help themselves should be stopped. Each of us as people have rights and we should recognize how we attained those rights. For those that have lost their rights we should have compassion. To tolerate continued loss of rights should be condemned and stopped in it tracks.
“freedom isn’t free unless everyone is free”
In the beginning there was one man and one woman whether you believe in God or not. In the beginning there was freedom in the human race. What happened?
Flipping a coin to make a decision is leaving luck and chance control what will happen or what path one will take. It’s either heads or tails. Heads, we move to the right. Tails, we move to the left. The only thing left is if the coin should land on its side. Then we are faced with indecision. We should all know that if we ride the fence long enough we will fall off but sometimes we try.
In either case, if the coin comes up heads or tail it still takes a level of faith to move forward with that decision. Other wise we would not have flipped a coin. We made a decision to leave everything to the fait of the flip of that coin.
What happens if someone has a coin that has two heads on it and we always call heads? So the coin is flipped in the air and as always we call heads and as it settles on the ground we see it is heads. We may assume that this is the answer and we move forward believing that this is meant to be. That this is the direction we will go, this is what we should place our faith in and we move forward. However, not knowing that it would come up heads no mater what, we have been deceived by the one with the coin. Our life has been directed by someone else that has their own interest at heart. The decision was really not ours. It was stacked in a direction of someone else. We have been deceived!
“When it come to where we place our faith are we flipping a coin?”
Perseverance and faith will drive one to victory! Without either one of them we only stand in one place or wander about wondering why!
We all face daily challenges, but we shouldn’t allow these challenges to deter or discourage us. We should allow them to be a driving force until we achieve that which we set out to do. Too often we miss out on achieving success because we don’t persevere. We give up without realizing how close we are to victory. Remember that victory is achieved through perseverance!
So your mad at the world, made at your country, upset with the violence, discussed with the TV and radio media, disturbed with the politicians, and even angry with God. The church has let you down, your country is going to hell in a hand basket, you search for answers but all you hear are the issues. No answers can be found. When searching you only find reasons why every concept will not work leaving zero answers for a remedy. Pointing the finger is the first reaction of most and many times the only reaction. Every minority and majority wants their rights regardless of color, race, religion, way of life and could care less about anyone else as long as they get their way. Many times these different groups speak out against others just because they don’t agree with their point of view or beliefs even when they have never taken the time to understand each other. When a majority is made up of many minorities like the Christianity and Muslim religious beliefs, they don’t even agree with each other within each group. Everyone is out for themselves and strongly desire that the rest of the world believe their way of thinking but won’t give an inch towards comprehending the other side. All you see is hate and very little love. Kindness many times just doesn’t exist. One faith despises another – it’s their way or the highway in spite of the fact most of them preach “Love”. When will it all end????
Ok, I must stop myself. But does this feel like you on occasion or possible most everyday? So what are the answers?
1) Is it Gods fault that bad things happen?
2) Is it mans fault that bad things happen?
3) Is it money that drives everything?
4) What happened to: “Love your neighbor as yourself?”
5) What happened to: “Do onto others as you would like them to do to you?”
If we try to sum things up just a little we might recognize that if there is no God as some believe, than it must be man (man/women) that is messing with things and causing all the problems.
The other side of the coin is that there is a God (which many believe) that started everything. If He created everything and then added man (man/woman) then what we see is pretty good except for how man has turned out. So I would suggest that man again is the one that is causing all the problems. And remember that if you believe in God and follow the Bible or even the Koran, then it all started with just one man and one woman. Even science tells us that we all go back to one man/woman.
Suggestion: “If man (man/women) would use integrity as the model of how to live, would not this world be a better place?”
Fear is an emotion that when controlled one can move mountains! David killed Goliath with a stone because he did not let fear take control, he trusted in himself and his God!
To be or not to be – the oath of America for which does it stand now.