Viewing the world and flipping between positively or negatively is easy done. Carefree and all that presently matters is typically the pos-mode. Perhaps with something up and coming an encouragement. Negative has a wide ol'gamut. Circumstances leave us only able to deal and struggle with the space around us. So overwhelming of need and attention, outside consideration is remote.
Took the title from a PewDiePie jokey line. Half sarcastic/half inviting proclamation. Oh happy one, certainly looks the case. Stimulating social times and bright horizons fizzle out from this cheeky. Not sure I should spend the two minutes watching but somehow there was a nub; is this tragic or joy, pathetic or sublime?
The power of performing is evident. Something like these posts are for me. Expression that gives a sense of who and being. Form of self-medication. Coping mechanism. A way to relate in prayer and get some word.
There's lots I can and do self-deceive about. Following Christ is fraught with this. Graced love is such there's reassurance knowing even in deception this doesn't change. Perhaps we can come to a place where we escape this grasp of God, surely theologically possible? Difficult to self-assess unless y'knows-y'know etc. And know, you ain't for seeking.
Don't sit complacent. Give myself that. Not about the state of me and God, what crap I can/and have got up to. Sadly so. Although this has pros and cons? More about mission and cannot shake off, called for a purpose and the distress, all seems quite in the barracks.
OK -- not relating to others, with all due and much respect. 'Awake and open where to find?'-- the summery.
One line is rest and peace are believing choices. Here's a paradoxical "yes and no". Like the one that goes; 'you can't love others 'till you love yourself'. That one I'd swap 'know God' for 'love yourself'.
Know your sphere of responsibility and address most all disturbance as unnecessary indulgence, is the wholesome and progressive crowds' mandate. This and be oh so credible to the unbelieving 95%-ers. The reasonable church and vision for society. (It's all yes and no's, this post).
Unless there's every reason to be hurting and maybe even bereft, do the appropriate psychological's and contemplation -- get perspective and healed up. More.
Readily admit my upset has been historically molded and self-induced.
YET, God is clearly for incarnational identification through us. Jesus did the suffering once and for all, in the totality of realigning, all who can receive. The forces that arose to oppose, smashed authorities in potentiality, our mission, to wrought into the lands.
Verse is proceed by:
The people of the land practise extortion and commit robbery; they oppress the poor and needy and ill-treat the foreigner, denying them justice.
News and current affairs eh.
Who be the robbers? -- one and all. But who the manipulate and turn up the heat, the frog boilers?
And so God is looking. For those we know are the pharaohs and caesars, 'religious' leaders and devil's children in arms. Who are known and for the Cross-brought, victorious dismantling. Destruction. Loves liberation.
We who stand between a suffering people and God who suffers.