” Just as the clouds in the sky change, so do we change, things around us change, circumstances change, fashions change, but through change done correctly, change can make us all better and stronger moving forward”
With each passing storm, to the clear blue sky, the clouds will change into many formations even as we gaze into the wild blue yonder. Change will affect us in many ways, whether being positive or negative, but even through negative change, when we adapt properly to the change, we can change the change into a positive, to move forward better and stronger.
Very true when we are set in our ways, it makes us struggle to accept any change, we become depressed, we become very negative of everything around us, we get angry of everything, then stew within our own anger, but the biggest thing we do is, even without realizing of what we are doing, we lose focus of who we truly are, we become lost along our paths of this journey through life, then we through the depression part we make ourselves sick, of which we then let it affect the way we treat others.
A lot of times we have no control over change, which is the biggest thing that we tend to not accept of it, especially within this broken society, when we lose control of anything, we then become angry of anyone and everything around us. But if only we take the change in moderation, learn to accept it as it comes and then fix what we need to fix, so we than can accept and let the change flow as natural as it may, so we can walk our paths of this journey, as smoothly as we can.
The journey of life is not always smooth or walked down a prim rose path, it will throw you many curve balls, as you need to learn to adjust your swing, to hit the ball out of the park. The journey will have many bumps along the paths, that will bruise you and knock you down, but the best way of healing yourself from the pain and hurt of the knockdown is, all about the way you get up from the fall and keep moving forward along your path of this journey through life. Being able to adjust and adapt to any kind of change, will go along way toward reaching your destination of this journey and for most, the destination is to reach the path of righteousness, for which Jesus taught us, when he came to us and showed us how to walk our paths through this journey of life.
There is a big difference between right and wrong and when we are out of focus, because we let change take our focus away, we then lose our direction as we try to reach our destination along our paths, which is reaching the path of righteousness. Within this broken Society only proves, that many have lost their focus along their paths, which has us all walking in circles instead of in any certain direction, it is easy to just make a choice, but when that choice is either right or wrong and within the clouds of our judgments, shows just how easy it is to become lost within this journey. Which then takes away the peace and happiness, of all our paths, through this journey of life.
” As the clouds form, so do we within all the changes all around us”
” The changes of life do not have to define us, if only we keep the focus along this journey though life”
” The journey of life is not always full of roses and smooth as silk, but with our focus and within proper change, we can be as peaceful and happy as we want to be”
” As we walk our paths correctly accepting change, we will find true peace and happiness”
” Jesus said the problem is within us: Out of the heart…….. proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: What a list! our real war is a rebellion against God- and it brings unending misery”
We all walk a path through this journey of life, just as Jesus did when he came to us. The difference between us within this society and the society back when Jesus walked his path is, we are far removed from the journey of Christ, so much so that it leaves us with much doubt and a lack of self confidence within the paths we walk. We are all so guilty of getting away from the house of God, because this society has become so fast paced, we use that as an excuse, to not enter the doors of the house of God on the Holy day of Sunday. But what we tend to forget in today’s world is, you don’t have to enter the house of God every Sunday if only you truly believe in God and Jesus Christ, they are deep within our hearts and souls, just that we have buried them so deep, we really can’t feel their love anymore. You can go to your favorite quiet place, whether in your home, or within nature, so you than can speak to God with your prayers, now some may say he never speaks back? Oh yes he does, just that you have to open your eyes and hearts wide, so not to only feel him within, but to see the signs he puts in front of you, to guide you along your path of this journey through life.
With all the ugliness and the hatred that surrounds us today, especially in the city of Chicago, where the violence is so bad, many are being killed in the streets daily, is all the proof we need to truly see of how true this quote from Mark really is. The evil will consume us when we don’t truly feel God’s love within our hearts and souls and when the evil consumes us so, we then bury deeply the true feelings of Christ, just so others won’t see us as weak? This is when we become someone for who we truly are not, this is when we not only lie to others, but we lie to ourselves, so we can try to be as normal as we think normal is. Now we are only doing what we need to do, to survive in this cruel and evil world.
God didn’t create this world, we ourselves created this world and we can only blame ourselves for all the ugliness and hatred that surrounds us. The solution is quite simple in that all we need to do is, bring Jesus back in our lives, truly feel his love deep within our hearts and souls, so we than can share this love with each other and not be ashamed of this feeling anymore. Out of love comes peace and joy, while out of evil brings all this hatred and ugliness, We the people of this society have to stand as one, against all the crap, then it will change over time, so we all can live in peace and true happiness.
I get the fact that fear has a strong hold on us today, simply because we have become to afraid of all the gangs and the violence they bring, we all have become a Victim of all these gangs, as we have let them just walk all over us? The time is now to basically treat these gangs as we did back as a child in school, when the Bully tried to control us with our fear and how do we handle this? stand up to these gangs and put the fear of God right back in them and when we do it together as one, then eventually these gangs will disappear simply because, the fear they used on us, will not work anymore, making them, fear us, as they cower away, like the true coward that they are.
There will always be evil within this journey of life, we the people that walk this journey just have to be smarter, better and stronger, never lose the feeling of Jesus’s love within our hearts and souls, when we become a Victim of whatever, just stand up to whom or what that has made us the Victim, so we than can fix what we need to fix, then move forward better and stronger, as we walk our paths of this journey of life, in the peace and happiness that we all so deserve.
” The formula for peace is quite simple and within each of our hearts and souls”
” Good will always win over evil, just that we need to be stronger with more confidence in ourselves moving forward”
” The love of Jesus Christ is within us all, we just have to truly feel his love and acknowledge him as our savior who died for us all”
” Evil will always be within this journey, we just have to deal differently of the evil with confidence”
We all walk our paths through this journey of life, in the beginning of Mankind the roads were never paved, that came later as we evolved over time. Now within this Society we all live in, so much has changed since the time back in the beginning, so much change for the better, as well as so much change that…………… well let’s just say has made us worse in a lot of ways.
” Change is good when done correctly, change can be bad when we don’t truly understand”
Societies of our past may seem like it was a simpler life? What we of this Society always forget is, they were busy trying to make it better for us all today, only because we of today think, we are the best and brightest of all Societies. Every Society has had their challenges, but unless we respect those of the past, we will forever be lost within the clouds of our judgments. We of this Society are so lost within the clouds, we can not see clearly enough, to walk our paths without tripping up on the bumps along the path. A lot of times we take action on something, without thinking through the ramifications of those actions, with all the technology we have today and yet, we can all be so dumb at the same time? In a lot of ways, technology has made us all fat, dumb and lazy.
Then there is thing called Political Correction, which now has us all fearing the ” I am offended” dilemma we are in today. If you can’t handle the truth, then stay home in the backyard under that rock which you crawled out from under. We say so many untruths today, that we totally have no idea between fiction or truth anymore, we hide behind our technology while we are on our social media, but really how social is this media, that we hide behind our technology on? Because we are on this so called social media, we then are not outside being social with each other anymore, instead we do nothing but stab each other in the back and create this thing called hate we see around us today. This journey through life was never about the hate and ugliness we see today, this is on us the people of this Society.
The roads never start out being paved and smooth, we are the ones that do the paving and make them smooth, but lately in this Society all the paved roads have become broken and riddled with cracks? As we all have become so lazy, all the infrastructure around us that Societies of the past have built for us, has become run down and broken and time to be rebuilt, the problem then lies with we the people being stuck to our so called ” social media”. Video games and how they have evolved over time and how they have become so addicting to so many in this Society, they to like our social media have torn us away from each other and totally have us glued behind our technology. It is time we get back to socializing face to face once again, time we stop being so negative of everything around us, it is time we share the love within us with each other, so we than can walk our paths of this journey in the peace and happiness we all so deserve and until we do this, the roads will become worse, with more cracks and bumps to trip us up.
” The roads were never paved and smooth as we ourselves had to get out and do the paving to make them smooth”
” Technology is good when it is used to make us better and stronger moving forward, but it is bad when it makes us fat, dumb and lazy”
” How social is social media when all it does is, have us hide behind it instead of actually being face to face with each other”
” And when I am lifted up from the Earth, I will draw everyone to myself”.
*** John 12:32 ***
May the Lenten journey bring you closer to the Lord, may you totally feel his love that is deep within your heart and soul, for which you need not look any further than yourself. Then as you feel the love of God within you and become soothed by the warmth, then let us all spread this Love with each other, instead of this hatred, that is ripping us apart.
Love is in the air and no it is not a red heart with Cupid’s arrow going through it, it’s the true love from Jesus Christ to us all, who walk a path through this journey of life. Jesus came to us and sacrificed for us all, he taught us so many things and with his teachings came his true love for us all, no matter of who you were. The biggest thing Jesus showed us, was how too resist Temptation, as it is everywhere and will try to control who we truly are. This Temptation is just Satan trying to steer us away from Jesus, so he can bring hatred and ugliness, instead of the true beauty and love that Jesus brings.
Just as God our Father gave us his one and only son………… Jesus Christ. Maybe to one day? Jesus will bring to us his son, so we of this Society being so removed from his journey, can truly see and feel his love deep within our hearts and souls. We so truly need this. as just like the Society back then, there is way to much Temptation, hatred and ugliness, at every turn along our paths of this journey. With so many that have wandered away from the house of the Lord, I think it is time we revisit, see what has changed and what has stayed constant? Just maybe if we all make the trek back to the house of the Lord, we all can get back in touch with who we truly are, which is someone who is nothing but love, happiness and joy, with at no time has, any kind of hatred or ugliness. These are learned from somewhere and it is time to unlearn them, so we all can move forward, in the Peace of the Lord always and forever.
May the waterfall of this picture, cleanse us all and wash away our sins, so we than can move forward in Jesus Christ, truly feel his love deep within our hearts and souls, so we than can share this love with each other and not, this hatred or ugliness, that consumes us now. The good will always prevail, just we so need to have complete faith in, not just ourselves but in Jesus Christ as well, so we than can have the hope in all we do moving forward. If you look deeply into the water going over the falls, you can clearly see the strands of water, instead of just looking and seeing black….white……then black again. The white of the falls represents the paths of each of us, as all our sins, pain and suffering gets washed away, so we than can get back in touch with who we truly are, with zero distractions, as we walk this journey through life, in Peace and Happiness always.
” The journey of Lent isn’t just for Catholics or Christians, as Jesus Christ welcomes all to come to the journey”
” The Lenten journey is all about love, peace, sacrifice and a self examination of your inventory deep within”
” The love of Jesus Christ is within us all, time we all truly feel it and unleash it’s true power”
” Jesus is around us everywhere, we just have to see his signs and truly feel his love, then we can move forward with true strength always”
” Therefore, do and observe all things whatsoever they tell you, but do not follow their example, for they Preach but they do not practice”
” We walk a path through this journey of life, nothing is ever of it seems, much like this stream, where with each turn around it’s rocky shores, there is a new obstacle for the stream to flow over”
We all speak many words throughout our lives, we also may preach to others of how to do things, but what we all get caught up doing a lot of times, we either speak or we write the proper words for others to follow, then we forget just how to follow those words ourselves, or maybe we don’t think we have to follow what we preach? Some may set an example of what they preach, but is this the true way of how Jesus Christ taught and showed us, when he came and walked his journey with us? Jesus followed the word of his father, the same father to each one of us within Heaven, yes we all have a father here on Earth, that loves us unconditionally, that guides us and supports us through all we do and never asks for anything in return, but the love of God our father is within us all, this love is within our hearts and souls, but yet in this Society we carry on, like it doesn’t even exist, we have lost the faith in our father in Heaven, as in this Society of ugliness and hatred proves just that and with no faith in our father in Heaven, it then leaves us with no hope moving forward along our paths of this journey through life.
The words of God our father are within the Gospel, which Jesus taught us of where to look and read, so we can follow these words and do the right thing always, but within this Society we get so caught up within the clouds of our judgments and within, our own minds of which we think we are smarter than our father in Heaven, that we then Preach our own words to ourselves and others, then we don’t even follow what we preach. The biggest example of this is, the ones we vote into office to lead us to prosperity, or so we think? These Individuals tell us what we want to hear, then forget what they preached to us and go within a whole different direction, with all the examples these Individuals set, we all then get caught up within the same crap, then we find ourselves doing as they, which then has us lose all faith in our father in Heaven, with no hope as to our true future moving forward,
There is a lot of information out there today, but the truest of all the information are the words of God our father and with these words, they can stand the test of time, which they will never get old, as well as they will never mislead us, for what ever we may do or encounter as we walk our paths through this journey of life. The key words to these words from God are, Faith, Hope and Trust, as we first have to have the faith in God our father, so we than can have the hope moving forward, as then with the positive vibes we get from God our father, we than can totally trust him in all we do, which will then help us be better and stronger in all we do and walk within this journey in peace and happiness always.
” Practice what you preach, so you than can follow what you preach and others will then trust you, which will give all the hope moving forward”
” True faith is believing with all your heart, so you than can feel the true love of God the father within you”
” We all have two father’s along this journey, they both love us deeply, as one is always within and we can feel his love in our hearts and souls, the other father is always on the exterior and loves us unconditionally then guides us and supports us with his love throughout our journey”
” The crown of Jesus Christ is everywhere, we just have to look more deeply into what we see, to truly see it”
Let’s think about this for a minute, time to end all the crap, end all the unnecessary drama, stop this epidemic within the NFL of taking a knee, especially doing so of a symbol that is dedicated to all the men and women that have died for the country of the flag you disrespect. You play a game in which you are paid big money for and now that you mention it, you definitely are not worthy of the contract you signed.
Maybe we all should take two knees and kneel before God and ask for his forgiveness, for the way we have taken his creation and turned it into this ugly Society today. God is definitely not happy with us and all the fighting, bickering and the disrespect of one another needs to stop, so we all can move forward in peace , to be better and stronger as we walk our paths through this journey of life.
RESPECT………is the word of the day and if you can’t show it, than please stay home and don’t associate with those that do. Now I don’t mean being respectful to the face of others and then stabbing them in the back when they turn away from you, I mean being respectful from the heart and doing so, cause you have a love for all those around you. Those that disrespect the Flag and the national Anthem of this country, should seriously go to foreign soil with our troops, sit within a fox hole with them, as live fire goes over head and so close, that it not only buzzes your ear, but makes your hair stand up on top of your head, not too mention that you can’t get up to go to the bathroom or even cook a meal for yourself. This is what our troops go through, not just for us back here in this country, but for the good of all, that walk a path through this journey of life.
Respect is a two way street, if you want me to respect you, than you need to respect me back and not superficially, but from your heart as I would you. I get the meaning of the first amendment in this country, but there are some that have twisted around what it truly is all about, not only to fit their agendas, but to shove their opinions down your throat, then cry when you do back at them. We are blessed here in America, to have some from the past, put together these Amendments and the Declaration of Independence for us, so we can walks our paths better and stronger than they did. We are also blessed over the history of this country, to have many brave men and woman, that have fought and died fighting for not only of what they believe in, but have died fighting for all of who that walk a path of this journey, within this great country of America and beyond. Time we all start not only showing our respect back at them, but showing more respect toward one another, as well as showing more love and empathy as well.
Jesus Christ came to us and not only walked this journey with us, he also taught us many things, he showed us how to walk our paths correctly, so we can find that path of righteousness, which is full of peace, happiness and love. The way we are going within this Society, is not only disrespecting each other, it is also disrespecting Jesus Christ and everything he taught us during his journey with us. It is never to late to make things right in the eyes of God, he will forgive us for all we have done, all we need to do is, instead of taking to one knee in protest, let’s take to two knee’s and pray for God’s forgiveness, so we all can get back on track, get back our love of selves and those around us, get back the respect we lack today, so we all can walk our paths of this journey through life, not just as Jesus showed us, but to truly feel his love within our hearts, then share this love with each other. Then as we do this, we all can walk in peace and happiness always throughout this journey.
” Respect is a two way street, the time is now to drive properly on the street so we all can see the true beauty that is in front of us”
” It is true that the 1st amendment gives us the right to voice our opinions, but not the right to shove them down our throats”
” Instead of taking a knee and disrespecting, lets take two knee’s and kneel then ask for God’s forgiveness”
” We have all lost our way along this journey through life, the time is now to ask God for forgiveness and find our way back to the path of righteousness”
Tranquility, Serenity, Peace, these are the keys to lessening the Burden we put onto ourselves. God, Jesus and Mary………… Having complete Faith in these three as well as ourselves, this will also help us in lessening the Burden we cast on ourselves also. We all walk a path through this journey of life, as we walk our paths we are part of a Society of many, to which makes it very easy to lose focus of our paths and focus on all the ugliness around us, not to mention, become engulfed in it as well. We also get absorbed by the life events that come to us, which will control every fiber of our being if we let it? Some of these events are self induced, while yet others are brought to us, as we grow into this Society and walk our paths of this journey.
We have all heard of the Burden of truth, well that burden will have us hide the truth and live a life of a lie, which will then complicate our journey so much more. This Burden will keep us from being truly of who we are, We are Burdened in so many ways, we then stop walking our paths for ourselves, so we then can please all that is around us. The Burden of our daily lives can become so overwhelming, that we then become out of touch with all that is around us, then we try to get back on track, so we try to fit into wherever we think we should be, which further complicates things throughout our journey.
Life is a Burden because we put so much pressure on ourselves to achieve so much and then only give ourselves so short of time to achieve everything we want to achieve, that instead of walking our paths in peace, we never get to enjoy the path for which we walk, simply because, the pressure has become so much. it has clouded our judgments and took us out of focus, for truly being of who we are. The pain of the pressure is also so great, that we then will do anything to ease the pain, so we lean on a substance to help ease the pain, or without realizing it, become an even bigger Burden on those around us, which then will not only make our pain greater in the future, but we now have supplied another with unnecessary pain as well.
when we become burdened and the pain becomes so strong, it takes us out of focus along our paths, our biggest mistake is, losing the faith in God and Jesus, as well as ourselves. The Church which is the house of God, is always open to us in our times of need, but yet we become so afraid to enter it, that we let the pain then consume us and turn us into someone we truly are not. If we always keep hold of the Faith, the house of God will never be a scary place, then we can sit in the house of God and pray for his forgiveness, so we than can forgive ourselves for letting the pain become so strong, that it took total control of who we truly are. True communication is another key for us to, lessen the burdens of life and the biggest communication that will help us greatly is, the communication we have with God and his son Jesus. This will help us communicate deeply with ourselves, as well as being more comfortable with communicating with each other. We all walk a path through this journey of life, it doesn’t have to be as complicated as we make it, all we need is the complete faith in Jesus Christ, God our father and the biggest faith of all……….. The faith in ourselves, so we then can walk in peace and happiness always.
” The burdens of life can be overwhelming, but they don’t have to control who we truly are”
” Tranquility, communication, serenity and peace are all the keys, for us walking this journey through life with great happiness”
” This journey through life really isn’t that complicated, it is ourselves that makes it complicated by our actions and losing all faith”
” The Church is the house of God and it is not a scary place to enter, it will help us greatly in keeping the faith in ourselves as we walk this journey”
” And when he entered Jerusalem the whole city was shaken and asked, “who is this?” and the crowds replied, “this is Jesus the Prophet”, from Nazareth in Galliee”.
*** Mt 21:10-11***
This picture was last summer as I vacationed in Maine, went out for a daily trek in the kayak and as I paddled into this inlet, it was this clump of roots that caught my eye and you can see a clear resemblance of the crown of thorns, for which was put a top Jesus’s head. When I turned into the inlet it was positioned right in the center of the water way, so as I got closer and focused what it was, I could clearly see the resemblance of the crown of thorns. You never now where your epiphany will come from, you never know where Jesus will come to you, or where one of his signs will come before you, he is all around us and we can truly feel his love within our hearts.
Within this Society today and all the ugliness that is around us, we think Jesus doesn’t exist? Only because we let this ugliness consume who we truly are, we then lose all faith and belief in Jesus, but his faith and belief in us never dies, his love within our hearts is always there, it is just us that don’t acknowledge his love that leaves our hearts cold, we are the ones in fault of all this ugliness around us, we just have to get back to believing in ourselves, so we then can have faith in ourselves and only then, will we truly feel the love of Jesus within our hearts, so we than can get back to believing and having faith in Jesus Christ once again.
Forgiveness is a very powerful feeling within us, Jesus forgives those who forgives themselves, when we don’t forgive ourselves as well as each other, this is when the ugliness comes to us the strongest, the power of forgiveness is within us all, but when we don’t know how to properly use it, is when our paths of this journey become in so disarray, that we then lose sight of where we are going and become lost within this journey. Jesus taught us of all this when he came and walked his journey with us, only being so far removed from this time, we get caught up within the status Quo of, losing all faith and belief in Jesus Christ.
Now that today marks the beginning of the Holy Week for all Christians and as the forty day journey of Lent comes to a close, let us all regain that true feeling of the love of Jesus within our hearts, let him come back to us, so we then can share this love with each other, so we can all move forward better and stronger along our paths of this journey through life. When the love of Jesus warms our hearts and souls, we will then come to find that, all the ugliness that surrounds us will disappear, there will be a silent peace that will overwhelm us and make us smile with happiness, You may still have a few that may try to control everything around them, but within this silent peace, it won’t be as strong and evident as it is today. Trust and faith in Jesus Christ will have us all believe in him, as we then will always believe in ourselves, through this belief comes our forgiveness of ourselves and Jesus’s forgiveness of each of us, without this forgiveness is when we become someone we truly are not and become lost along our paths of this journey through life.
” An Epiphany is a strong feeling that comes to us that we can’t deny, we all have these Epiphany’s just that we don’t acknowledge them when they come”
” Jesus sacrificed himself for each of us, so we all can move forward with strength sharing his love within us, with all that is around us”
” Forgiveness is a powerful feeling within us that when we use properly, will have us all walk this journey in peace and happiness”
” Jesus taught us many things as he walked his journey with us, his love is within our hearts always and all he asks is we share this love with each other”