This post will have very little to do with politics.
I spent the weekend with some of the most wonderful people on the planet. It was humbling for me, a perpetual screw-up, to be surrounded by such goodness. They are people that will do whatever they can to further the cause of good and truth and freedom. They unabashedly love their families and their country and God. I was inspired. I felt like there was an increase in light in my life just for the sheer privilege of rubbing shoulders with magnificence. They are people with purpose and with the courage to follow that purpose. I cannot speak highly enough of them and will do whatever I can to support the same cause and to try and follow their example. Today I feel so blessed to have had that increase in light in my life. Thank you C4P community.
I came back to work and have been catching up on writing initial evaluations. I work with beautiful beautiful people who have endured so much ugliness. Facing that again was like this Mack Truck crash of light and dark. Knowing the truth about what some of these dear souls have endured hit me hard. I have to admit I just sat on the floor and cried. Evil exists and it persists. And I hate it. The casualties of darkness are numerous from children being harmed in the worst ways, to women who have to suffer the long term emotional damage of abortion, to any number of things. Casualties need not be fatalities and I and so many good people are working to try and help. But, the stark contrast between darkness and light just seems to be getting clearer.
There is supposed to be both, darkness and light that is the way of it and has been from the beginning. There are seasons when it is darker longer, that is also the way of it. But, God created the sun to rule the day, the moon to rule the night, and even when there is no moon the stars provide some light. No matter how dark it gets the light always rules. In that truth there is incredible hope. There is also hope in knowing that winter does indeed eventually lead to summer. There will come a time when the greatest light of the world will rule at all times.
For now we keep moving forward. We keep trying to battle against the darkness of corruption, immorality, lies and abuse. We keep connecting with others who are people of light and conviction of truth. We know who wins in the end. So, shine the light, be who you are out loud, speak the truth, repent when you screw up, and pray always.
God bless the good people of this world, and God be praised for letting me know so many of them.