CHOOSE OR LOSE
“I have come to bring fire to the earth”,
Jesus says in Luke.
Some folks call themselves “born again Christians”. Most of us need to hear that call of God:
You know the book, “Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good Folks?” In hard times, when life gets rough, it’s harder to follow God. It is easier to blame someone else, have a deaf ear to God or pretend we are confused.
In the hard times and/or feeling harsh emotions, it’s important to pray and work right there, right in the pain. It’s only in being aware, listening and dealing with it that we can heal and move on. God is right with us as we are dealing with the suffering.
It is so much easier to close our eyes or ears or hearts to ourselves. That’s NOT the fire of Jesus. That’s not what Jesus did and it’s not what Jesus asks of us.
Remember John Foley, S.J’s song, “Come to the Water”? There is a line
Healing happens as we choose to engage our life and death experiences with God’s help. As we help ourselves, we can help others. When we don’t engage our life experiences, we LOSE.
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