Are you having a hard time finding something to be joyful about? I can understand why. There is so much bitterness and hate being shown through the media today. In reality, there is much more goodness being done, that we never see. Seeds of violence and hate are being planted everyday. It’s up to us if we are going to reap the harvest; or are we going to weed them out. Our country’s foundation is based on one Nation under God. Our roots are strong, they have been growing for centuries. Now, however, there are those that are taking their axes and are chopping away at our branches; one by one. Not only is it taking place in our government, but it flows over into our families.
Why are we arguing about things that happened in the past that we had no control over. Our nation today, is not perfect, but it has come a long way. Our nation has gone through trial and error to make us better. Right now, we are bringing the past into the present; therefore making us start over again. One step forward, two steps back. Let’s put the joy back into our nation and our families. What can we do today, that would make our nation better. Our government for one, can forget their differences and work together to solve the problems. We did not elect them to fight among themselves. And, all the powers out there that are trying to make a statement against each other need to look around and see what they need to do to make things better, not worse.
How about our families? Do we have strife and hate among us. What can we do about it? Why not take a step back and look not only at the person that we are dealing with, but take a good look at ourselves. Are we hurting inside from something they did and we want to hurt them back or get even. We do not have to agree with them or even like them; but we do have to forgive them; not for them but for us to heal from the hurt and move on.
Let’s put the joy back into our nation and our families. Let’s let the past go and move on. We have a lot more going for us than against us. We need to remember that and step forward selflessly into the future!
We Three’s Shirley Perry
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice. Ephesians 4:31