The light came into the world, but men loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were wicked. Everyone who practices evil hates the light; he does not come near it, for fear his deeds will be exposed
A friend of mine believes gender is a social construct. In my disbelief, I kept asking her why she believed in this concept, but she refused to give me an answer. The place I call home is no longer safe; it has become a foreign piece of land.
Fear has delicately found a place in our heart. It masquerades as a friend, media, food, we need to have something to give us vitality. We live unfilled lives, which are vacant of the beauty and abundance that God meant for us to have; we are stuck in the cold darkness of superficiality.
But he who acts in truth comes into the light, to make clear that his deeds are done in God. John 3:19-21
Even in the dark of the night, I cannot see, it is like being blind because I’m not sure of what I am seeing in front of me. Jesus tells me to shy away from those who are evil. You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemies. But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you* The early morning dawn has a quality of a flower that is beginning to open up. The dusk that plagued my being vanished and an exchange of light has restored all that the darkness destroyed.
Our labour here is brief,
but the reward is eternal.
Do not be disturbed
by the clamour of the world,
which passes like a shadow.
St. Clare of Assisi
Stay clear of worldly, idle talk and the contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge. In laying claim to such knowledge some men have missed the goal of faith. Timothy 6:20-21
* Matthew~ 5:43-44
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