There's a fire burning.
On the horizon, it's burning brightly, with a heat so intense it can be felt from great distance. It's a promise of hope for tomorrow in a dry and barren desert, among the lost and broken, it's taking over, and like a wave after wave from a cool ocean, it's bringing refreshing and relief in the driest of lands.
Hearts are opening, healing and being led towards the greatest light of all. One by one, being drawn in to hope find a freedom they've never known before and a purpose renewed. It's a promise being fulfilled. A love greater than any other. A hope that reaches beyond the greatest of all hopes.
What I am witnessing here in the desert has opened my eyes and heart to things that may be harder to see in my own home country. People from all walks of life, the many countries represented too numerous to count, but all created for the same purpose, with the same hurts, wants and needs, but all with different abilities, who all have a story of their own. Stories of growth, hurts, desires and needs, but all longing to be loved, accepted, and a part of community, to eat, drink and share life with one another.
We are all so very different. The differences here are visible, but overlooked when you just look at the heart of people who are searching for their purpose in life.
To be light and love to those who may not be regularly shown either of those things is a great privilege and honor that I take very seriously. In this time, my heart has grown. There was already a burden for others, but it's grown, and I can't help but be moved to tears when I stop and really look at the heart of those around me. I am thankful for this time, and this experience. Even in all my own despair, I know a love that brings a peace beyond all understanding, and I pray that through that I am truly a light in a dark world. That is my prayer.
Look at the heart of people. Look for ways to love, even when your first inclination is to be judgmental. Stop for just one minute, and think outside of yourself, and ask the questions: Am I a light? Am I showing love?
Don't let our differences get in the way of being a person that is kind and shows love. We are called to be love. We aren't here just for us. We all have a purpose.
Love your neighbor. You may be surprised at the change within yourself if you, just for a moment, think of the people around you as more than just a person in the way, a car to be in front of, a mother with her loud kids, and an elderly person moving slowly and holding you up. People matter, not things. The way to change our nation, is to show love, even when we think it may not be deserved, after all, even when we are in our ugliest of times, we are just crying out to be loved.
Our cities, neighborhoods, nations are all crying out for the same thing. Instead of keeping up with the Joneses for a bigger house or more expensive car or possibly the latest new gadget, can you imagine what would happen by changing a mindset of being things oriented to people oriented? If we don't model this, our children will not learn how to think outside themselves. Our world will continue to be filled with stories of devastating things with no hope or light in sight. What if our focus was being a helper, and kindness, doing something for someone just because you see a need, and not because it was asked for. Let's start looking for the good that is still around us, and talk about it. I'm growing weary of all that we see in the news on social media talking about who wronged us, instead of looking for good things around us. Our focus has to shift. I see that more clearly than ever.
I cannot say this enough: Be a helper. Be love. Be light. Be kind. Be everything you want others to be to you.
It's happening here. Let it happen where you are. Make it happen where you are. Let the spark turn into a wildfire, that spreads so fast, it can't be put out....
I see a fire on the horizon. Hearts are changing. Love has called us, and Love has won.
Nothing, is more important than this.
Jun 26, 2016
There's a fire burning.
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