A RE-BLOG POST – Gratitude

Your appeal is universal. Thank you Isabella at REDRESSED…so worthy of re-blogging this here.


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I am so grateful to all of you that have left likes or comments. Thank you. I am grateful for re-blogs and support likes, like I think yours are Jim. I am grateful to be able to have a voice because I know it is not for granted. I am grateful to be able to think, write and feel. I am grateful for so many gifts in my life, and I am even grateful for being grateful. Thankfulness is a wonderful medicine against negative and destructive patterns.

I am grateful that I no longer believe we are born to fit in, rather to stand out.

Yes, and even though this is hard and requires courage barely within my possession it fuels me. I am not brave, and only in parts I play as pinched from clay I may appear so. It is hard to stick…

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Last Sunday I posted a topic on being ‘missionary.’  Today I’d like to further this discussion.  With the whole of Creation, there is the “universal good news of the everlasting Gospel (John D. Garr Ph.D.)  What does this mean?  The good news implies restoring God’s Covenant of spiritual inclusion with all peoples.

We as missionaries are called to evangelize faith, hope and charity which is Love.  Like the 12 Apostles and disciples in succession today, Christ gives us power to “walk over serpents and scorpions…and nothing can harm us (Luke 10:19).  But with a caveat – “Do not rejoice because the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice because your names are written in heaven.” (Luke 10:20)

The barriers to becoming missionary have always existed.  Idolatry, narcissism, a ruling elitism and disrespect for all forms of life abound even more today.  “Too many people have demanded that the whole body be one big sore thumb just like themselves!  (John D. Garr Ph.D.)

Thank Goodness!  there is a remedy for the buzzword ‘globalism.’  The Holy Spirit of God calls all of us to exercise  this universal good news.  Being a missionary for Love will bring about through us this agent for diversity.  With God’s power, we are all one for a new day to come!


“He drew a circle that shut me out — Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.  But Love and I had the wit to win:  We drew a circle and took him in!”  –Edwin Markham