If It Was Easy,Everyone Would do It….
As children, our parents took us to religious services…taught us about God and His Love. We were taught the basic prayers within our respective religions. As children, we had so much courage to love, to care. We believed that if we did anything to violate any of these teachings, that “God will be mad at us.” It was so easy for a child to do this, without any doubt in their mind, that it was the right thing to do. The simple things is what made us happy: from spending hours playing outside; riding bikes; getting dirty in the mud; singing songs together.
So as adults,what happens to this unwaving faith? This simplicity? We are all capable of doing this. We were all born to do this. So what happened along the way? Where did things go so wrong? In this day and age, doing a act of charity is considered to be a tax write off or an image pleaser. We are now competing for who has the biggest campaign for a cause than the other. For college bound kids, who’s act of kindness will get them into a better school. Or now for the little ones, raising the most money for a prize. Why is that? As we grow up, we forget what our parents spend so much time instilling us with. Did you ever stop to notice the change within one generation?
All beliefs proclaim that it is our duty as Mankind to help consecutive generations to become better than the previous generation. To love unconditionally requires a spiritual aspect to it. We have now, put earthly parameters on something that can only be measured by divine parameters. We have now taught future generations that the quantity of the acts of kindness is what will assure us higher spiritual ground, and not what our previous examples in history demonstrated, the quality of the acts of kindness. By this I mean, what is the intent behind each act? Did you truly do it because it was the right thing to do out of love….or was it because it was to add another thing to your “list of accomplished things” list.
All those who have made a contribution, socially, to Mankind, started off with one SIMPLE thought….”Why is this happening? It is just not right.” It is this compassion….with the deepest of convictions, believing that God did not mean for this to have been translated as a way of life of Love, on this Earth. This way of thinking has a Divine Spiritual Element to it. And you can take any person from any part of the Globe, that was considered to have changed Mankind in someway, came from all walks of life….but all translated their way of life of Love in the same way. That is how I know that this way of thinking…for them to have accomplished such great feats with such simple acts.
God has always said, that acts of kindness…done in His Name are only done in secrecy. Why? They are done for the Glory and Honor of the God that created them. And not for earthly glory. God has clearly stated that earthly glory for your good deeds does not mean a thing to Him. In fact that will be the only praise and recognition you will get. And hey if that’s good enough for you…then you have decided to shackle yourself to this world, that is not of Him, but by satan and his darkness.
So how does Darkness cloud us from the original path that we were all born with, to love uncondtionally; as we did as children? I think, personally it’s by how we deal with our life experiences. If we decide to hold on to hurtful experiences…that only creates a window in the soul for darkness to dwell. And that will only continue to grow if we do not come resolve them within ourselves. Then the attitude of “If I went through it, others have to go through it too….”, develops. And then a vicious cycle of events going round and round in circles begins…and continues on.
For me, I think despite how much we search this entire earth for someone to completely understand us, we will never find that. Because though many of us can experience SIMILAR experiences, they are never the EXACT same. As a result, where can we go for someone to completely understand? To the God that has SEEN all of it. He knows our pain…and He will get us through.Solely Him. Once we have come to this realization, there is no earthly event that could phase us from living our lives on this earth. I think the biggest soldiers of love are those that suffer in silence…and rely on God for their comfort. And continue to love unconditionally all those that are suffering around them…in the silence of the world. Asking for no one’s recognition for such acts…but acting on what God has put in their hearts as His Will of their lives. Plain and simple. No rewards…no records of any sort.
But in this day and age, we need a celebrity to back up every cause, to make ourselves go and do something. Sure we join causes, but there are everyday people within our lives, that can use this very help, as well. Where is the personal touch when we take a personal interest in helping everyday people? This particular aspect is what set apart people like Mother Theresa, Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela…to name a few. To love with such a capacity where you give up all that is considered of value on this Earth, and to live by the calling within our hearts…..its a very hard thing to do. While all those around you will see you as poor and devoid of earthly riches, you are rich in the Eyes of God, for the heart that you have within you. That is something that can not be obtained…but only comes with the inspiration of the God of Creation. Faith is a gift from God, not something that can be learned or bought.
I think today, darkness has even crept in, even in this aspect….it has seeped in areas that we would least recognize, to bring us farther and farther away from those little children we all were once…having the total capacity to love without condition every thing that God had created on this Earth, without any boundaries…in honor of Him. We have just come so far from what God has created all of us to be? My heart aches at the thought of how many hurting people are out there, and yet we just walk by them as if they are not worth our time. I see people caring so much for themselves, for animals, and even the environment more than other people….children…..WE ARE ALL EQUAL in GOD’s EYES…no matter what part of the scheme of nature we belong in.
I think Aerosmith said it best with the Title of their “Greatest Hits Album”
“THE DEVIL HAS A NEW DISGUISE”
THEN AGAIN, IF IT WAS AN EASY PATH TO TRAVEL; EVERYONE WOULD BE TRAVELLING THIS PATH TO GOD.
I GUESS THE DEVIL JUST FOUND ANOTHER PATH FOR LOST SOULS TO TRAVEL….AND DECEIVING US IN A MANNER WHERE WE ARE DELUSIONAL IN THINKING THAT WE ARE ACTUALLY DOING GOOD. IN REALITY, WE ARE ONLY EMPTYING WHAT GOOD IS LEFT WITHIN US.