reply to post by Alethea
I find it just the opposite. Loving people come to my door, offer me their time and only want to help my life and walking closer with my "higher
What would be strange is if you went to a small town church formed by who knows who, give ten percent of your earnings as tithes for years - and you
don't show up for a month,year and no one cares.
I find it heart lifting to know the church still cares, they bring my family homemade brownies or pie at Christmas, they go to my 72 yr old mothers
house and pray with her and guide her. They never ask anything of us - and yes - they haven't given up on our family in all this time.
People can label anything - they see what they want to see - perhaps a reflection of animosity towards those who have experiences in something they
have shunned, don't understand or avoided all their life.
However - I call it the strength of God and a human will to save and help as many as possible. Because isn't that what Christ was all about -
spreading the message of love - peace, and brotherhood to man? Does everyone have to fear what they don't understand? Isn't that what kills people
more than anything else?
I see the hatred around me - for no reason! People get mad for the simplest things, guy standing at a store counter to long, car driving to slow and
someone goes off on them, cops at the neighbors house for domestic incident. It is too easy to shun each other/neighbors at every turn. It is almost
like they want to destroy compassion for the near/close to us all. It is like they want to destroy families, no jobs - weathering the financial storm.
There is a reason all this is happening. Why is it so hard to go to a neighbors house, shake hands, get to know them and know/learn who you are living
next too. It might be the best thing you have ever done! I have found peace in opening up to those around me.
The test of human love - understanding - peace and compassion.
I am far from being anything special in my Lords eyes - but I can see what this world, our direct environment and neighborhoods are turning into!
Suspicious neighbors watching as you drive by - instead of waving - they lower a hand to shelter their eyes from the sun to get a better look at you
just in case. It is getting crazy. Extend a hand - give someone needy a buck - donate used things instead of throwing it away.
I know - it sounds like preaching - and I am not. It is a common bond we all have and share to help each other out. It is what "USED" to make us
strong. Reach out - help someone - the feeling you have and get will be something of a magnitude 10.0 quake inside you, and you might actually
It is Christmas - not X-mas! It is time to help others - and it comes back to you 10 fold! Trust me - love is such a simple word - but it rules hate
without even a glance!
Addition - I never wore white undershirts or underwear to protect me from this world. A friend of mine I worked with at one time did. I thought it
strange. Just wanted to ad that.
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