My desire is to always walk on the lighted path shown to us by Jesus 2000 years ago. To my highly educated brain, and to my uneducated brain, life shows me that this is the only path of Truth that there is for mere mortals, like me! This blessed path shines God’s light on my hidden life, the life God prepares for me; the hidden life I find in my hours of contemplation. I let go of my ego and let God lead.
Nothing can bother me when I do this for, I never face obstacles alone. God and family are always with me. When I feel God’s presence, all of my worries become very small; I do not fear, even death, because I know that my destiny lies with God.
I am a very human person; being a former history professor, I read the news; I care about what happens to our human society. We have created a very violent world. Guns, violent mobs, erratic police action, and uncaring, aloof political leaders are causing to many of my brothers and sisters to lose their human lives. My only comfort is knowing that God welcomes them home. Just this morning, I learned of a mass shooting in a Memphis hospital. More people killed by senseless violence.
We must pray and then work to correct the direction we are headed. If our hearts are honestly tied to God, we have no other choice. We cannot pray for something and then deny its existence. Through faith, not religion, we can correct our paths of life and find the path of heaven. But we must act upon our prayers. We must strive to right the wrongs of society and turn the light of truth upon them. This is the only way to God’s Grace.
Lord our God, we praise your name by bearing witness to and trying to correct the evil we see and replace it with Your Truth. As John writes: “. . . if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another. . . (1:7),” and we find the true paths of heaven.
©Russell Kendall Carter