All of us have faith. We must, because no human can prove an absolute truth. Faith allows us to function: faith in the sunrise, faith that other souls exist. But we cannot know that any of it is as it seems. We cannot even find the ends of the universe, much less the rules that apply for the beings within it.
I became a Christian at age four. My simple little heart grasped the Gospel stronger that day than it would ever need to. With paper cut-outs, the teachers showed us how Jesus transformed our hearts from dark to light. Poisoned to clean. I wanted my heart to be clean. In what proved to be the most important thing I ever did, I asked Jesus to come live inside me. He was my Friend.
Life grew darker as I approached my pre-teen years. At the time, my home did not feel emotionally safe. I grew isolated. Continue reading
“He has beauty in the deepest caves.”
—words spoken by Jovi, age 7, on God
“We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
This is much bigger than Ferguson, Missouri. No system of injustice can change without individuals changing first. Too many heels are dug into the ground, and they cannot soften without love. Logic is a weak weapon in debates that are ultimately matters of the heart.
We must forgive.
What is there to fear
when the immortal soul
in the arms
of the inconcievable