We all have flaws
Things we need to work on
but if we start with a mindset of brokenness
We’ll always be swimming upstream
trying to keep up with the invisible Joneses
Instead, focus on Jesus
approach life with a perspective of self-love
Then life will become more a celebration,
Rather than a do-or-die situation
where every failure
sets you back a billion paces
This is not chutes-and-ladders, folks
It’s your life
Live it well
There are prisoners in jail
There are poor needing food
There are lonely needing friends
There are opportunities to better the lives of others
around every corner
Will you keep your eyes open to see them,
your ears to see them,
your hands to reach them, your feet
The opportunities are there
Will you accept their invitation?
Cathedrals used to use gargoyles to ward off demons
Samurai used ferocious masks to intimidate enemies
God use what scares me to sanctify me
So that the cathedral of my soul would stand firm
For eons in You.
You are strong
complicated but desiring to be known
You are here
you are loved
you are together
in this moment
You can’t go back You can’t go back
YOU CAN’T GO BACK
Eden has been razed, with a sword-wielding angel
No returning to the womb,
the only choice is to walk
into the arms of Jesus.
Baby steps are still steps,
as long as you reach your destination.
So here’s the thing:
compost is essential to good gardening.
It’s like natural Miracle Grow
What’s in compost?
Food scraps, leaves. Things you tend to discard.
But you put it all together and give it some time,
it does some really cool stuff.
I think this is an important life lesson:
the soil doesn’t start good.
First we’ve got to get all our garbage out there.
It does it no good just sitting about in a corner of our kitchen,
but put it in the ground and give it time,
and good things happen.
So air out your garbage and see what good fruit comes from it.
The difference between flowers in vases
and flowers in the ground
is, though both will die,
the latter will give birth to new life.