Lot 48: the world is not broken

August 2, 2016

the world is not broken






my heart is broken for the world. i feel like its on fire. with everything that is happening in the world right now, i feel like we are in the middle of an action movie where ethan hunt had to stop a "day x" plot where some evil human would set off a series of terrorist attacks throughout the world but failed.

as i mentioned in the instagram post above, when i open the news i expect to read of some new horror that has happened somewhere in the world.  look at all the cities i mentioned in my instagram post, there are so many! and in such a short period of time! this absolutely breaks my heart.  a phrase that has been floating around the internet lately is "love is natural, hate is learned.  let's stop teaching hate." and i really couldn't agree more.  it makes me so sad to think of where we are as a world.  in church recently, there was a baby girl sitting next to her mother playing while we had our lesson.  i thought of how innocent this baby was, how she had no idea what was going on in the world, that there was no way to comprehend it.  and then i thought 'what will life be like for this baby when she is my age?  what will the world be like then?' and that idea really scared me.  i thought back to when i was a baby, or even a few years ago, how the world was so different, how much things have changed in such a short period of time.

but i believe there is good in the world.  there is good everywhere if you but look.  i am trying really hard to focus on the good that is still in this world and not the evil that is.  hug your loved ones tightly.  do a good deed today.  love one another, love your enemies.  as the image above says, be the good you want to see in the world.

hope you're all hanging in there. 

 

6 comments:

  1. My heart has been breaking too for what's going on. I've had to remind myself that life is full of good times and hard times and we somehow have to figure out how to live in that tension.

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  2. I struggle with this too but it is comforting to know and believe that so many people are "the good ". :)

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  3. I've had many of the same thoughts go through my mind when it comes to my own kids. I can only hope that I will be able to teach them how to see the good and how to be the good.

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  4. I know what you mean the world is in a bad way but there is still good in the world and still good people in the world we just need to be stronger and louder then the bad

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  5. It's kind of true, sadly. It's becoming the new normal. So much hate, anger, and violence. But there is also so much good! We just have to make sure we share as much goodness as possible.p

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  6. There is definitely still plenty of good in the world. Yes, bad things happen, but a LOT of good things happen too. And I wish we could focus on that more. Thank you!

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Hearing from you makes my day!!