I’ve been doing quite a bit of reflection as of late and have a strong need to put pen to paper (or finger to keyboard) and share a few thoughts. I’m 56yrs old this year but feel like a youngster (aside from the fact I no longer have a neckline and I avoid waving at people, in fear my lower arm may fly back and slap me in the face). None the less, I am old enough and wise enough to take nothing for granted or lightly.
I find with each year the only thing I know for sure, is that I don’t know much and neither do a lot of other people who maybe think they do. I have always found myself and most others to be contradictions with feet. For a good deal of my life I have been the ying to my own yang (I know that really doesn’t sound too good). Life is so darn complex and ever changing. It seems also that we always complicate it further with one contradiction after another. Please indulge me with just a few silly examples:
“I’ve heard it said so it must be true.”
DON’T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU HEAR!
“I saw it with my own two eyes”.
LOOKS CAN BE DECEIVING!
“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me”.
THE TONGUE IS SHARPER THAN THE SWORD!
I’m hoping you get my drift. Whether it be by circumstance or never ending opinions (and like bottoms, everybody’s got one), contradiction like change is constant.
However, I for one find so much comfort in knowing that my faith far outways both. My faith is the gift of love through my sweet Jesus. Faith is Love and that remains as constant today as it was yesterday and hopefully many more tomorrows.