Yet, the inflexibility within people’s hearts and minds seems so sadly similar to today. Like so many artists before him, he’s paid a deep price for his art.
I remember women’s forgiveness much more than any punishment. I’ve seen the genuine hurt and deep disappointment in their eyes… So, that’s my story: I’ve been saved by love.
But now, according to the popular blog, Vlogbrothers, there’s a new reality to despair about: “the Sad Gap.” …This is where “our outrage meets up with our hopefulness.”
Worship weakness, not strength.
Mastering, not masking our mistakes or weaknesses, will lead to tomorrow’s successes. Instead of feeling alone with your weaknesses today; you’ll have a joyous soul to share with others, tomorrow. Turning weaknesses into strength!
Life really is the master and it demands a grateful heart. We’re free to dismiss or condemn it, but experience shows how circumstances can change and get worse as we harden our attitudes.
Almost a decade ago, I wrote about a street person who because his dog wasn’t welcome in soup kitchens or overnight shelters, would forgo eating and a secure night’s sleep. But, he was happy to do so. Happy?! But what about now, with the ravages of COVID-19 all around us…?
The other consideration is longevity: we tend to get use to waking up every day. I don’t want to be left wondering, on my deathbed, how I managed to lose such a beautiful human being – while life passed me by.
When our youngest daughter was a little girl, she asked if Santa Claus was real or just pretend? Now, as a young adult, she’s asking is religion real or an illusion? Her intelligent, inquiring mind never suffered fools lightly. Now, she’s asking if I’m just fooling myself.
As a society, when all this is over, we’ll have to go back to living “normal.” We must reconcile this within ourselves before addressing others: giving peace another chance! With Brian, we loved him like a brother.
I love writing stories about genuine individuals who live out their lives with purpose. These people increase my responsibility to give them proper recognition – like a portrait artist who captures the spirit, as well as the image of his subjects.