There are certain links, cause and effects, where one shouldn’t be surprised. We know there is a clear, definitive link between certain actions (or lack of) and outcomes. Drink and drive results in a high probability of an accident. Extended periods of no exercise while eating large amounts of food will result in a weight gain. Shape and form your life through selfish behavior and few will reach out to you for help. The fact that there is a link between the action and the outcome shouldn’t come as a surprise. Yet, for many, the automatic links between ones choices, values, and actions with particular outcomes seem to be something they are unable to grasp. I find myself writing about the subject while recalling all the ways I forgot just yesterday!
Some think the linkage, remembering, and being intentional going forward is not what really matters in life. “It is what I talk about, the ideas I hold dear which are important.” My response is simply, “rubbish.” Yes ideas are really important. However it is the true ideals of your heart that really matter. These show up in our mirrors by the actions we take, especially when nobody is watching. What did you do when the lady at the store mistakenly gave you an extra ten cents or pence? How did you react when the person next to you on the train needed a hand? Can you recall your actions when you were last ask to lie for a friend?
Whatever our ideals are in reality the full picture of the moment shows how often we fail. You and I continue to make simple, and in hindsight, obvious mistakes! There should be no question about it. The underlying reason is simple that we and “they will do these things because [we/]they never really understood the Father.” (John 16.3)
Today is a fresh, yet to be written, moment. See reality. See the possibilities. See the gap, void, and Divinity’s offer. You and I can reconnect with Divinity and be a part of life’s solution. Let’s do it.
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