I’ve been really trying to figure out exactly what it will take for us to have a United front. We have experienced loss beyond measure. Our schools have been shot. Our children have been killed. Our women have been raped. Our husbands have become martyrs. We no longer feel safe in grocery stores, concert venues, traffic stops, and stadiums. Domestic terrorism is real. Its bigger than race, socioeconomic status, political affiliations, and religion. We all are victims. We all are affected. We all mourn. We all must unite. It is going to take all of us to demand the change we want to see in our country. We all must stand united to be the change we want to see in our country. Its bigger than us individually. If we don’t, we are leaving a legacy of violence for the next generation to inherit.
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experiencing worry, unease, or nervousness, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.
wanting something very much, typically with a feeling of unease.
Whether we want to admit it or not, we all have moments when our emotions get the best of us. We find ourselves letting the voices in our head speak louder than the faith in our hearts. We doubt. We don’t believe. We get scared. We panic. We’re human. Its okay. We just have to remind ourselves that we were not given a spirit of fear. We are not to be anxious for anything. The word directs us to pray and petition God for the desires of our heart. We need to be reminded that God is in control. Anxiety has no place. We have the power to cast down every imagination. We were not created to worry. We were created to worship in spirit and in truth, not fear or doubt or anxiety.
I promise no spoilers! I am a big Marvel fan and one of the recurring themes in the last two installments of the Infinity War series was reconciliation. I think most of us think that reconciliation is things going back to the way they were or restoration. However, to reconcile means to bring harmony. It does not mean that relationships are restored, it means you are at peace with the current state of things. It means you are willing to let go and let God. It means you may not understand or agree, but you trust that God is in control. Reconciliation is a necessary part of our growth and our process.
Some of us exist in a perpetual state of chaos. We go through life like a chicken with its head cut off. Peace is like some unattainable, abstract notion. Peace is doable. Peace is attainable. Peace is a dose away for most of us, if we choose to take advantage of it. Peace has to be chosen. You have to make a conscious decision to choose peace. You have to ensure that you protect your peace at all cost. Peace is easily lost. Peace is yours if you really want it.
There are two places in my home that I automatically deem as my place of peace. These two rooms are my bedroom and bathroom. There are the two places where I can always hear and call on God. Zen despite its mystical connotations is your place of meditation, your place of peace. For some, it may be the basement or the kitchen. Make sure that you have some place in your home where you can seek and hear from God. Make sure that you have a place where you can be free and transparent with your creator. Make sure that you make time and space for zen in your life.
soul (sōl/) ) noun
1. the spiritual or immaterial part of a human being or animal, regarded as immortal.
2. the essence or embodiment of a specified quality.
There's a part of you that is immortal. It's inside of you. It's living. It's breathing. It's speaking. It's whispering ancestral chants. It's guiding you. It's that part God gave you when he created you in his image. It's your inner voice. It's your soul. You can't ignore it forever. You can't deny it. It's in your eyes. It's your voice. It's in the fabric of your being. I see it. I know you got soul.