Expect the unexpected!

Fall 2020 Minneapolis from Saint Paul

Entering the fourth quarter of 2020 I am astonished at the inconceivable peace at my core. I can only attribute this to my submission to Love. That love that resides within all of us, though, from my perspective, not all submit to. Caught up in the tumultuous currents of fear, doubt and chaos, many resort to what is trending, where their natural doubts are vanquished by false exhibitions of virtue, guided by appealing premises which are not what they seem, and only wish to manipulate all of us into bitter division.

I don’t believe we’re so different, just as my photo demonstrates. We really just want to live our lives and help those that can’t of their own volition make their way without help. The impassable chasm, it seems, is how to best arrive there. On one side is the oh so “benevolent” tribe that wants us to surrender all of our efforts to the state so they can distribute those resources as they see fit, all the while taking care of their own, no matter how corrupt. Then there are the “greedy” ones that want to choose how their resources are used and have the choice to save or give to whom they choose.

Naturally scared

Fear or Love

Do you fear your opponent more than love them? Would you willingly do for them what you would wish them to do for you? Or would you celebrate them being beaten or killed?

I am on the side of Love, please join me, refuse to allow the perpetrators of division rule the outcome…or not

“Providence to whom we are infinitely more indebted than we are to our own wisdom, or our own exertions, has always displayed its power and goodness, when clouds and thick darkness seemed ready to overwhelm us. The hour is now come when we stand much in need of another manifestation of its bounty however little we deserve it.” George Washington

“I may be deemed superstitious, and even egotistical, in regarding this event as a special interposition of divine Providence in my favor. But I should be false to the earlierst sentiments of my soul, if I suppressed the opinion. I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and incur my own abhorrence. From my earliest recollection, I date the entertainment of a deep conviction that slavery would not always be able to hold me within its foul embrace; and in the darkest hours of my career in slavery, this living word of faith and spirit of hope departed not from me, but remained like ministering angels to cheer me through the gloom. This good spirit was from God, and to him I offer thanksgiving and praise.” Fredrick Douglass

“In a position of utter desolation, when man cannot express himself in positive action, when his only achievement may consist in enduring his sufferings in the right way – an honorable way – in such a position man can, through loving contemplation of the image he carries of his beloved, achieve fulfillment.” Viktor Frankl

How we respond to the the stimulus we’re attentive to and believe to be the Truth will have consequences on all of us!

I was inspired to compose this bit of conjecture by my dear blogging friend insanitybytes and her latest https://insanitybytes2.wordpress.com/2020/10/01/the-desire-for-power/

Published by jeffw5382

Stumbling spiritual pilgrim on my way from here to here. Recovered Addict, US Navy Veteran. Sharing my journey of self discovery, in the spirit of service, generosity and gratitude.

3 thoughts on “Expect the unexpected!

  1. Well done, Jeff! Thank you for the mention. I love how you said, “I am astonished at the inconceivable peace at my core.” Me too! Sometimes I am just blown away! This peace is so not me, not my personality, not a logical reaction to circumstances, this is clearly the peace of the Lord. Best thing to do at that point is just receive it and rejoice! God is good and faithful to bring us through it all. 🙂

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