Passion is good; passion is not so good!
Okay, that’s out of the way. Passion is described as a compelling emotion or feeling, as love or hate. It is also defined as lust, a strong sexual desire. A milder definition is a strong enthusiasm. In the Bible, The Passion of Christ is the story of Jesus Christ’s arrest, trial, and death. In this case, passion means suffering.
So, what does it mean to live with passion?
Every minute of our existence is like a precious pearl pulled from the deep. This is true because we are God’s agents of grace and unlimited sources of hope to all creation – our God-given duty. We are born into passion by the will of God who asks us to live a life of love and giving. We are to live a spiritual life filled with words of comfort, filled with a life of joy and sharing, and led by universal love with no prejudice or malice. We are loved; therefore, we love in return.
We free our spiritual energy boosting the Goodness. When we open our hearts to other people, we open ourselves for God to enter and something wonderful begins to happen to all. As our passion grows, so does our love; as our love grows, our lives become whole. We are calm; we are as a carnival, a place of joy and wonder. We hear the hush of the birds as they laugh at us while walking with nature and suddenly knowing all of their individual names. The calmness of the soothing breeze testifies to our reverence of life.
My passion grows and I appreciate all of God’s nature; love surrounds me; my happiness is your happiness; my success is your success. My laughter is your laughter. We are one with nature. We are nature’s passion. We are God’s passion!
© Russell Kendall Carter