I’m learning more and more the value of people.
I realized today, that I’ve taken this plunge into the depth of Love, and it’s producing in me this vast feeling, this understanding, that every day the value of humanity rises; with every child born, laugh shared, and hope remembered. All too often, we forget that we are alive; that we are not regressing in this day-in-day-out experience.
As of late, I’ve listened to people pour themselves out in conversation of bitter disappointment, blame, and frustration. But in all of this feeling as though they are on the “right” path- because they measure their being alive, in the feelings of pain, shame, and burnout. Thinking all the while that “feeling” means you’re alive; that they’ve given their lives for something, but that is not the case. I am not denoting negative feelings. I’m not saying they do not have a place. I am saying that they cannot measure your life; they cannot produce for you anything more than death, because that is their nature.
I know. I know “discontent for a season”, a season that last until hope deferred as made your heart sick. I know disappointment, in life, in people, who had “so much potential”, but because of a standard we are “raising” we hold mistakes against them as we suggest that their mistake now affects their life more greatly than the finished work of the Cross. I know sadness, depression that creeps in and makes its home in your emptiness. I know, the anxiety of “awakening a generation” and seeing it fruitless; fruitless because we assume that because we have a conviction, they rest of the world doesn’t see that we are just like them… alone, sad, and drowning in the chaos.
But that’s not right. Life is about relationship; relationship with Love, relationship with people. It’s about valuing people, valuing relationships and giving your best whether it is deserved or not. Humanity knows about rejection, it knows pain, and the damage caused by the hardness of hearts that forget to love more than anything; that that is what matters most, loving people, and being real with them despite their brokenness and they’re distorted views. Life is about offering hope to hopelessness.
The human Soul, no matter how strong, can only handle so much damage before it shuts down its light, in hope that it is no longer seen; that the world will no longer notice it. With this in mind… Let’s not damage people, let’s remind souls that they harness the ability to bring light to the earth; that there is always Hope.
There is always Hope.