Friday, April 22, 2022

Kindred,


Do you remember what you wanted to be when you grew up?  


Life probably has taken unexpected turns.  


There is a vast difference between dreams and reality.  


If you were able to look into the mirror of Erised from Harry Potter, what would you see? 


What is your deepest desire?


And back then, as a child, what would it be?


Is there a vast difference between your dreams with the passage of time? 


The difference between dreams and reality is that one is perfect and the other not in its imperfections and messiness.


One you work to strive to and the other, you work to live through.  


When you cannot reconcile the two, disappointments and attitudes, usually the bad kind, like weeds take root.


Now, look into the mirror of Ehcysp, what do you see (of yourself and of character)?


Who are you really?


Is there a vast difference between the person you dreamt of being and the person you are now?


How is your moral compass?  


Still in fine working order?  


Did any of the bad weeds take root?


"Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field.”  


He answered, “The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. 


The field is the world, and the good seed is the sons of the kingdom. 


The weeds are the sons of the evil one, and the enemy who sowed them is the devil. 


The harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels. 


Just as the weeds are gathered and burned with fire, so will it be at the end of the age."

                           -   Matthew 13: 36-40



Remember then to always align your compass to the Lord and periodically weed out the bad that may have taken root in imperfections of life's disappointments.


Because in order to live out your end of the age with the Lord in heaven, you must pass your tests of character and sow the good seeds in life.




  "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see the Lord."                                - Matthew 5:8  Without a pure heart...