21 October 2016

You Were Never Meant to Carry This – Smoother Ride

Greetings Dear Reader,

We all want a smoother ride.  I wrote recently about a smooth ride I had in my twenties.  I compare so many things in my mind to that ride.  When it comes to life I do wish for a smoother ride often.

I wish things were easier.  I complain about the things I dislike and too often want a path of least resistance.  That is not what the world is.  The world is a hard fallen place where those who seek to do what is right will find opposition.

The one we follow did not have a smooth ride.  When we show love and kindness it does not make the ride smoother.   We validate between joy and sorrow through the fleeting moments that speed by at the never wavering speed of time.  The only thing that survives is the love we give. 

We ignore the need for sacrificial love in hopes of a smoother ride.  We try to control things to make the journey easier.  We manipulate others, choose wrong paths, and carry what we should not in hopes of a smoother journey.

The path is the path.  The road is the road.  We cannot make it smoother but we can endure the journey and even prosper in it.  We will be carried when necessary. 

What we need to do is not carry the things that make the journey harder but focus on carrying each other.  We need to help each other through the rough patches without hesitation. 

Lovers in a Dangerous Time – Bare-naked Ladies

Don't the hours grow shorter as the days go by
We never get to stop and open our eyes
One minute you're waiting for the sky to fall
The next you're dazzled by the beauty of it all
Lovers in a dangerous time
Lovers in a dangerous time

These fragile bodies of touch and taste
This fragrant skin, this hair like lace
Spirits open to the thrust of grace
Never a breath you can afford to waste

Lovers in a dangerous time
Lovers in a dangerous time
Lovers in a dangerous time
Lovers in a dangerous time

When you're lovers in a dangerous time
Sometimes you're made to feel as if your love's a crime
Nothing worth having comes without some kind of fight
Got to kick at the darkness 'til it bleeds daylight

Lovers in a dangerous time
Lovers in a dangerous time
Lovers in a dangerous time
Lovers in a dangerous time

We were lovers in a dangerous time
We were lovers in a dangerous time
Lovers, lovers, lovers
Oh
Lovers in a dangerous time

Wishing you joy in the journey,

Aramis Thorn
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”

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