I've been rather quiet here.
Struggling to write--to write what I need to. To write something good.
Truth be told, all is well. Truly.
But--really good stuff is missing.
Tell me something good.
We are always trying to better our little cosmos of family life and friends.
But out there--out in expanse of the universe and public space--how we treat outside people, our workspace and environment, where we shop and congregate, where we spend time apart from those closely tied to us--how do we act? Are we being good?
In our work, neighborhoods and community--that's where we are called to be good. Like, it's expected that we are good. We hope we are doing good. We hope that others are striving to be good.
Yes. Good. I'm all over that.
But, what happens when it's so NOT GOOD.
(Why is there so much ugly bad out there?)
I have found myself watching way too many videos on The Dodo of animal rescues. Animals are neglected, or rejected; and observant, loving people step in to help. Find me a mangy dog that gets a makeover and I'm jelly and weeping.
Or stories of homeless people, where good people are trying to intervene and change their future. Kids raising money to help kids with cancer. Really old people running marathons. People banding together to recuse and offer help to others when tragedy strikes. Countless stories of unwanted pets finding forever homes. I'm a sappy mess.
MAN, I AM SO UNBELIVABLY HUNGRY FOR GOOD.
(Aren't you?) (Like, famished?)
Just good. Good stuff. Good people. Good hearts who take action. Good people that take the time. People that put others first. People looking out for others and looking to see the best in this crazy world.
I've been really preoccupied with the yucky stuff. (Hence, the blog silence)
YUCKY PEOPLE STUFF.
People thinking badly. People behaving badly. People not taking the time to find the good. HUNGRY PEOPLE. Who act out when they are hungry.
I'm praying. Like, really praying. IN FRONT OF PEOPLE.
Trying to take action. Trying to keep my view above and beyond myself.
I'm so hungry. Starving.
With all my might I'm trying to point people to the buffet. The freaking FREE buffet.
It's there. Here. Can you see it?
FOOD. SATISFACTION. FULLNESS. For your soul. For your body and mind. For you. It's good. It's really good.
Won't you come along side me to find the good???
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’