Today, my internet connections are all abuzz with possibility for change from war, economic uncertainty and job losses into more hope, peace and innovation, and more understanding between nations and individuals of different backgrounds.
There is a freedom and connectivity that is happening now via internet that makes it possible for me to be in contact with others. We are more aware of the challenges that we face and more aware of the unlimited ideas we have to meet these challenges. There is a call to sacrifice that I feel people are hungry to respond to. There is a call for modesty in our consumption and I think people will rise to that. There is a call for tolerance that I think people are relieved to hear.
It is fatiguing and tiresome to continue to be at war with others. It is burdensome to always feel that you need more things to be happy. It seems that people are just about ready to jump out of that old limiting materialistic skin and to embrace what is truly at the heart of who we are all called to be: loving, generous, creative, innovative, strong and disciplined.
There is a growing sentiment that says we are not afraid.
Like a wrestler before hitting the mat, a racer before the gate or a mother before giving birth - there is a earnest readiness to do the work because we know that there is nothing that can separate us from Love. We know what we have hoped for will be realized.
Is this a sentiment similar to Paul's when he says
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
The rhetoric will soon die down and we will need to prove what we have so eloquently stated. There is great comfort to understand that God's love is infinite and that there are "infinite resources with which to bless mankind." And that comfort is magnified when we realize we are not alone, but that we stand by each other as we meet the new day.
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