Something I wanted to say to another blogger who has big questions and wonders when or in what way the answers will come, say for example really knowing what you want?
“Spark of goodness within.” Where did that come from; have you asked yourself? Do you perceive correctly that in this messed-up “mean” world there is absolute goodness and simultaneously absolute evil? These two are the dichotomy of life the duality of what the struggle is all about! They both vie for your heart and soul or what it takes for true absolute love and freedom to exist within individual hearts and souls not automatons; and as you see in today’s world so easily with the advent of instantaneous global digital communication there are so many people doing wicked and horrific things each day as sure as the sun rises; but, all the while there are those individuals that fight the good fight, and like Abraham Lincoln who is one of my favorite top three historical figures referred to such persons at his First Inaugural Address Monday, March 4, 1861 how they respond and as he indicated his own conviction, “that “touched” once more by “the better angels of our nature,” but, I add though they struggle more than most to hold onto the good, they find the inner strength to persevere and bring out that, “spark of good within” themselves and encourage it in others; as I see them, as sort of the Don Quixote like heroes in their relentless journey to “follow that star of hope.”
I temper this with the brutal reality and fact that naivety can make one a target of the nefarious ugliness that roams the earth seeking only to ruin, which I personally know about from my having to contend with this very fact multiple times; but, I would rather deal with that as it comes as a challenge; than to toss in the towel and join the parade of fools, or even worse the wicked; thinking to appease evil’s thirst for my blood with allegiance; I kiss no ass! I walk alone at times, but, proudly of my own accord and on my own merits, trusting that my guidance will always come from above, the only source of absolute truth and love will watch over me; therefore I never truly walk alone! Now keeping in mind what I’ve said so far, do you think all of this is happening in a void and for no reason outside of what we puny fragile beings are capable of extrapolating regarding the why from all of this on our own, or is it more evident that the most high consciousness and power is totally aware of all we are facing and allows it to unfold toward a better end or the ultimate meaning and purpose, the final goal which is absolute love? I don’t mean love in the mere sense of what we contrive love to be, but, an absolute love that is actually never-ending and totally filling; a perfection that does exist far outside of our capabilities to fathom or produce. Could it be that this life as short or as long as it may be for an individual is just a beginning spark that we must strive to foster and protect “so that one day in the future” it will ignite and produce an eternal flame that will never be extinguished. As children and most certainly by the time we are adults we always know the difference between right and wrong, so too was that just in us by chance or accident? I see it clearly that we are tested over time, to choose the path to righteousness and that eternal love; or go in the opposite direction which is the path to damnation and total abandonment. Now, to cut to the chase so this won’t be too long and boring, let’s just consider from human history any historical figure that may have brought insight and truth to humanity like no one else did or could, and that truth was revealed over many centuries indeed millennia very specifically through prophecy and actual witnessed as well as recorded or documented events, that spoke to these questions very clearly and in such a way that nobody else could equal or duplicate and was obviously over time becoming even more valid as world events and all those previous prophecies become more self-evident and pronounced making it abundantly clear that the choice remains the same and is ours to make, each and every one of us; which is, do we want that eternal peace and endless love or would we rather choose to be destructive to others and our own lives in this world of constant conflict.
My friend, let me end this for now where I ended the last long comment to another of your articles with those very same words, which I just noticed I think not coincidentally, actually fits this communication to a “T” which I believe it was meant to. To me this is additional evidence of God at work in our lives.
“And, how would we love Him genuinely unless we had the opportunity to grow, or “evolve” as unique individuals who will decide for themselves, not controlled or manipulated, but, truly love God with all of our hearts of our own desire or volition!”