A Walk in Someone's Shoes

Yesterday, I had SO many thoughts on everything that is going on in our world. I didn't know how to articulate it very well, so I just didn't say anything. It's not like you HAVE to say anything on facebook for your opinions to count, but I think that we all want to articulate what we feel and that's why everyone always uses facebook to express these emotions. We want others to say that they agree with how we feel, but that's the entire issue in the first place I think. I spent an hour writing a facebook status. I'm not even kidding, and it might seem silly that I even spent that time but I saw someone say that the opposite of love is not hate but indifference and some other friends say that the silence of their friends hurts as if they don't even have the time on facebook to stand up for injustice. 

I didn't want to be the person who pretended that it's not going on, but I just couldn't quite put together the words I wanted to say in that little box. 

So, I'm not saying this is good, but this is what I came up with.

It's really hard to focus on the good in the world with all that's going on and we are all sad. Any logical person is sad, and some are even scared of what is going on. It's impossible not to have emotion, and that's okay. Some are mad that it's all you see on facebook but how can you expect otherwise? We can't just let these things not be talked about. They NEED to be discussed and people not to be ignored because that's why we ended up in this place by ignoring other's feelings. 

However, I saw the quote that was being passed around by Mr Rogers, and I think it's such a good point. 

When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.
— Mr. Rogers

We have to see that in the midst of all of the bad, there are still SO many more good people then there are bad people. That's why we are having all these discussions because we want change. We want GOOD things. At the core of who we are, we want good. We all are born good and then through our life experiences, we formulate judgements, opinions, prejudice but for the most part, if you are open minded, you can recognize those things and think through them to change them. 

We also want justice and truth though so we continue to argue. We continue to fight. We do the thing that we hate because we so deeply want this all to end. I've seen people saying that you have to just live life and not think about all of this, and while that's true, I think that these people deserve to be talked about and their families want to talk about the injustice.

I know that there might even be people reading my blog that are personally affected by the things that are going on, and I'm so sorry. I'm so sorry to all those that have to endure this. 

If we could just all walk in someone else's shoes for just one day and see what they go through then I think so much would change. But we have to focus on the good. We have to focus on the helpers, because there is more good than bad and you'll find it in the simplest of things if you go looking for it. If you can't find it, then YOU be the good in your community. Be the change and good will follow.

For me, I focus on the truths of Jesus that I find to be so true for my life. It brings me comfort and joy. I know that He is good, and that He is SO very sad with how we are living. I know that He weeps with those who weep and He wants such good things for us, but that we also have choices to make on our own. So, as they say, as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord and what comes with that is peace that surpasses all understanding in a world where there isn't much peace.

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