Thursday, November 1, 2007
You Are Not Alone
Every now and then I read a blog entry from one of my Bipolar Planet friends and feel a modicum of despair. It is painful to read and understand the hopelessness and helplessness conveyed in a few short sentences or lines of poetry. My own compassionate spirit will ache and only prayers for hope and peace can be offered.
How do I share my knowledge of God's love with folks that are convinced that His judgment and "punishment" are already upon them? Why are so many willing to accept that God would give them pain and blessings?
We are taught that God is unchanging. Okay, but do we not change our perceptions of God as we mature and grow? Are we not the only one's in His creation that must struggle to know HIM?
Many Christianists and sincere believers would reject my God as I know Him. He loves me as a son. He gives me unconditional love and expects that I love others without reservations. His blessing and gifts are not given to me alone, but for the edification of His Church -- His Creation -- His Children -- my Earthly Family.
God asks me to become more than my mind can imagine.
And, God asks me to INVITE others to Christ. This invitation is just that. We are not compelled to join and ally ourselves with His Church. The call from God must not be delivered or perceived as a threat or ultimatum. We have a choice.
I choose to worship a patient and loving Being whose Son came to Earth, to mankind, and taught that we must love God and our neighbors as ourselves. I could make a long list of what Christ DID NOT teach -- and all those alleged family focused POLITICAL "christian" groups with all of their "learned" pastors that promote hate, intolerance, and ignorance of the true love of Christ may... someday... repent and acknowledge their false teachings...
God loves me. God blesses me. And, all of these gifts are not given "in spite of" who I am, but because of who I am. I am a child of God.