“a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.” ( Ecclesiastes 3:4 ESV)
Over the last several days, a long weekend, have seen a series of emotional events. “a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.” Trying, difficult, challenging for someone suffering with anxiety and depression, as I do. But also for everyone else it has been a trying, difficult, challenging time. Emotional! Painful!
On Friday, the 22nd school shooting in the 20th week of 2018 took place. This one in Texas took another ten lives and injured thirteen, “a time weep and mourn.” Then we had our niece and nephew sleep over, “a time to laugh.” A Royal Wedding took place on Saturday,
“a time to dance.” Intermixed with all these events were celebrations over the weekend celebrating May two-four. Known as Victoria Day, a holiday to celebrate the Queens birthday, “a time to dance.” Actually a time for fireworks.
Out of all this I became more aware of the greatest need, it is LOVE. Love God, Love your neighbour and Love yourself. Two sources of Love witnessed this weekend: a) Bishop Michael Bruce Curry preached on the “redemptive power of love.” b) And I experienced Love through family.
” In the New Testament, love is more of a verb than a noun. It has more to do with acting than with feeling. The call to love is not so much a call to a certain state of feeling as it is to a quality of action.” RC Sproul
Please understand that I’m not being dismissive of the tragedy that took place. It hurts. It causes remorse. I am grieving. So focusing on love is not to dismiss the tragedy of death; rather to help numb the pain slightly while focusing on love as an action verb. A determination to make worldly change. Love needs to become an action we all pursue.
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