reply to post by EvanB
Speaking personally, I found this quite an intriguing thread and I feel woefully for you that this has brought upon tears. With a real pregnancy tears
follow usually. A new mother, holding onto a new life that she labored into this world, such responsibility, such love and the one thing you know to
be true is that their existence shouldn't be denied. That is if you are "God loving."
From my perspective we have an ocean's worth of jigsaw pieces and with all of our human flaws the only way they may come together is with fellowship
of many perspectives, many variations in many versions of those variations allowing special talents to come to the table when necessary - sometimes
when they are not. This is when our greatest talent must shine through, to be humane and show humillity.
As a mother and being raised around baptist family, these very words were used in raising me, my brother by my mother,and grandmother. My grandfather
who was a preacher passed when he was was 48, on a pulpit preaching the King James Bible spreading gospel around coffe tables, classrooms, lunchrooms
and barns. I would think that he is proud to hear so many speak about the bible, guide others in scripture but he would be sick to see how many seek
to be the mightiest of a people they were never to be mighty over.
I will step down from my soap box, I am a single mother, my family far spread, oddly. These days weigh heavy on my mind. I come here basically as my
think tank. Hoping to learn how to best read my compass. To prepare for what I have known to be the end of days.
I see the world is so diferently than most. My grandfather felt it was his calling to spread the Christian word as far as he could, It seems we have
been lead to this site to try and pull pieces together, scriptures of various theological forms together or apart - in hopes for what or from what?
Here is where we as individuals all leap off and give our own personal perspectives. We choose to band together or die alone. From my stand point I
see no one having the right degree or the higher IQ to take that away, whatever that may be.
May God bless us all and I hope that I can continue to find hope and will have a unique opportunity to sip tea with my grand daughter some day to tell
her that the worst of people found the best in people by knowing their creator and when to show love.
Sorry Evanb, I didn[t mean to highjack your thread, I only hoped to offer you some sort of comfort in these bewitching days ahead.