Monday, April 22, 2013

Love, Peace & Martin Richard

A tragic week for Boston, Massachusetts and West, Texas.  A tragic week for us all.  As these horrific events have unfolded and still unfold as I write this, we are touched with the devastating loss experienced as part of the human family.   We are connected in soul and the ripple effect of such destruction touches us in the loss of life and damaged bodies, both physical and emotional.  As we try to make sense out of insanity, order out of chaos, peace out of terror, there are more questions than answers.  

The intent of today's post is not meant to dwell on terrorism; we are well aware of what took place this past week in Boston.  However, I did look up the dictionary meaning as to accuracy:   terrorism - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear.

My short consensus.... Belief systems run the world from said political to religious to ideology as well as  personal mindsets, which are instilled by culture, indoctrination and environment.  And most believe that they are right and have the truth.  Atrocities occur because of a belief, which becomes tainted and turns radical in nature with the intent to kill, wound, maim and justify in the name of a cause or vendetta.

Jesus Christ said this: "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength and Love your neighbor as yourself.  There is no commandment greater than these." (Mark 12:30,31)  A very short and simple Commandment containing the formula and power for peace and harmony.

We would experience peace in the world if  ALL would come to believe, obey and adhere to this one great and pure Commandment.  What a Utopia  this world would become!  If it could only be so - however; it becomes complicated in execution because of  the clash between light and dark in a fallen world.
Scripture:  2 Timothy 1:7  God did not give us a spirit of fear but of power and love and sound mind.  
Different Bible versions use self-control, sound judgment, wise discretion for sound mind.  They all mean a mind that is well balanced and under right influence.  It is not a mind that is bedeviled and fooled into acts of carnage for personal revenge or a group agenda in a belief that becomes corrupted by departing into extremism.  Blindness overcomes reason and rational.

In this day of fast media through the internet, smart phones and TV, we become instantly aware of what human beings are capable of in causing destruction to other human beings and in places and things throughout the world.  The age of innocence has long passed us by.  And yet there is a paradox, for where there have been untold sufferings, people have been heroic in such efforts as....
- to right a wrong
- to do good and counter evil 
- to aid and comfort the downtrodden
- courageous in the face of terror
- imposing against cowardly deeds
- victorious in overcoming adversity 
- perseverance through hardships
The human spirit has risen to meet the challenge in great moments throughout the centuries as documented in history as well as our present time.  

Martin Richard had it right when he wrote this sign - "No more hurting people Peace"  A young boy who held the truth of the Love Commandment, which was written on his sign and in his heart.  His life was cut short in the Boston bombing, a victim of madnessMartin's essence lives on, enjoying the ecstasy of exquisite Peace as He beholds the face of His heavenly Father and has become one of God's own stars set in His Kingdom of Peace and Love.   

Little Martin caught the desire of God's heart in his young age more than many do who live out a long life on this planet.  May we all join Martin in wishing for peace in this earthly realm.  May we pray to the Bright and Morning Star for His edict of "Peace and Good Will among men" to finally reign among mankind.  In the name of innocence and the innocents,  I present this wonderful "thought" in Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star - a song we all sang as children.  It is a bit of fantasy and delight, refreshing in the simplicity of message and brings a light heart during a heavy time.  Enjoy a few moments to escape from the worries of this world into a place of starlight and star-bright and catch a shooting star.....

"...make a wish with all your heart..."
 Martin, may your wish for Peace come true

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Come and meet me next Monday at The Turn-Up Patch...... 


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