There’s only one thing worse than a Rebel without a cause; a Rebel with a Cause!
“I’m a Rebel and I’ve got a Cause!”
Update: This is the Deal!
Not all rebels are cut from the same cloth. Wasn’t Jesus Christ the ultimate rebel! He came to show everyone once and for all that the old ways were in need of revision and that the time had come to set things on the right path out from the drudgery of the daily material routines and rituals that had served their purpose of establishing some order among men who had come out of the wilderness raw and naked. Now he would show them a new way and in a sense transform them from the earthly chrysalis in which they were trapped to be truly free and able to fly off into the heavens like the butterfly. He told us all that we have that capacity and gift within us that is ours for the taking if we will accept it by acknowledging Him by our devoted faith in Him. That in the end is what it all comes down to is a question of faith, and if we are looking to Him to guide us we can never lose!
Some rebels I’ve actually met told me they were born to lose and even had that tattooed on them. But they, are surrendering to failure and sin totally missing the point or tossing a gift of opportunity beyond imagination aside, to be instead a defeated one. Why do I even allude to this idea of being a rebel of any kind you still might wonder and I tell you it’s simple. The ways of the world grow darker all the time and many are caught up in the vortex of worldly affairs which cares nothing about you or me. This world is falling away and the system by which we live is very corrupted and not of God or His heavenly kingdom. Emphasis is being placed on so many foolish and even wicked practices and behaviors diverting so much attention and energy away from where it should be focused. When I say I’m a rebel I’m talking about being one who tries to point out these failures by all of us to make the best of all we have before us; to serve Him and make a difference in everything we do and not slip into this complacency of accepting the status-quo, or as someone once told me, “to just go along for the ride!” Don’t be swept up in the frenzy of technology and an overabundance of information (TMI too much information or information overload) that is at times so titillating and alluring or in the very least extremely distracting, which is just like those captivating sirens In Homeric mythology of Ancient Greek literature beckoning to those at sea, leading the seafarers to the rocky coast or quagmire drawing them in closer to their doom, not seeing clearly in the fog or haze what danger lies in those treacherous waters beneath them.
We don’t have to accept the circumstances or follow all convention; we should always discern and ask questions in order to understand clearly all things that encompass our lives. Then where change or improvement is needed it can and should be applied by all those involved doing what they should to make things right, never sacrificing justice but to instead see that it is served. We are the stewards of this earthly world while we inhabit it and should never take that responsibility lightly. The old adage of “do the right thing,” certainly applies to all, so the more of us that follow that precept the better the world becomes. “I’m not my brother’s keeper,” but I can at least watch his back and ask that he do the same for me. By just doing that we can all make life more compassionate with fewer unnecessary pitfalls along the way. Being a good minded rebel in this way can serve our best interests, just by not “going along to get along;” you see a problem or concern then find a way to highlight it and address it! Much too often too many people just “blow it off,” and say “it’s not my problem” which is the exact opposite way to look at things if we really care about our lives and the state of affairs in our daily activities.
Yes, instead we must be next to “still waters” as often as we can be to restore our souls with the light of love from the eternal, which shines down upon us always if we will seek it in our hearts. Because it is there in our purest heart that lays the connection to the Great One, the Most High, which is the source of all wisdom and eternal love. Don’t be so caught up in this material life that you lose sight of this, because it is plain to see how dangerous and unkind this earthly man-made system is, especially if you are seeking the “light of truth and justice” that only God can provide, nothing else can or will. Trust in Him, “as you move forward in your day, a day of promise and hope.”
Lawrence Morra 8/11/2019