It has been a hard few months. I am always overwhelmed by bad news. It just makes me feel impotent- paralyzed by not being able to do anything. It is sad. It hurts.
I am trying to focus on the good. There is good out there, too. That is something I can do.
I can pray. Praying is powerful. It's comfortable. It's comforting.
I can love people where they are, and not where I want them to be. It's freeing, actually. It lessens the edge of unmet expectations. It's what Jesus would do.
We are commanded to LOVE. Not to sort of love, not to pick who we love, but to love all people.
So, while its been hard to hear all the bad news, the scary news, and the sad news, choosing to live in a posture of love can make it better. Nothing is easy. Nothing, though, is scary. Living with purpose gives me a sense of control. It's doing something. It might just help.
One of my favorite bloggers says love wins. I agree. Also, God is good. All the time.