Progress does not lie in being consistently successful. Progress sprouts from mistakes, but more importantly, from taking that wrong, learning from it and making it right.
We are all called to be saints. It’s funny how long it has taken me to actually distinctly hear the voice of God. Through all static noise the world produces, I find myself often deafened, but it’s just a matter of being still and opening one’s heart.
We are all called to live holy lives, lives dedicated to love. Uncompromising and unapologetic kinda love. The kind that keeps on giving. The kind of life that the saints lived, and the kind of life that suffers. Perhaps, more than a few of us have loved and have been burnt, but loving isn’t about being requited, loving is about giving, it’s about serving and about being present above and beyond someone’s time of need. I suppose that’s bound to be discouraging to someone, but when you’ve got a purpose bigger than you are, bigger than this earth and bigger than any thought or idea you can possibly conceive, when you’ve got a God who gives, loves and cares more than you ever thought possible, it’ll all be worth it.
The life of a Christian isn’t cracked up to be easy, and the Bible has set this out for everyone from the very beginning. The prophets were subjected to cruel, bordering on inhumane, treatment from the people, and although that may have deterred them a few times, God’s voice always rang through all their fear and hesitation. It’s not a booming, large voice, quite often, it’s a quiet whisper that simply tells you “I am here.” And that reassurance is more than enough to tell you, that in your weakness, God is made strong. The God who makes all things possible, telling you that He’s right beside you. What else do you have to fear?
By no means do I evangelize because I am the epitome of a great Christian. I am a disciple and everyday I struggle to follow Jesus’ way as everything else seems to veer me off course. I evangelize because I can, because I’m privileged to have the right to, I speak on behalf of Christ because it is His gift to all of us. I evangelize because I intend to live my words. I evangelize because I am called to be His servant, and a saint, and so are YOU.
God gave you His son, He gave you His all when He died on that cross for your sins. You’re a Christian, not somewhat of a Christian. Don’t compromise, don’t be lukewarm.
The Comeback Kid.
Well, not quite.
I’ve been extremely non-committal to such minute matters such as my “blog.” I’d have to be extremely optimistic to assume people even vaguely cared, or are moved by my sudden disappearance from this site, or maybe those that cared don’t bother with the site themselves. But again, that’s being optimistic. Second year at UofT hasn’t been kind, but I’d hate to go down without a fight, and so, that’s what the past 2 months have consisted of; me battling to slay the dragon that is Physiology, Genetics, Biology and Biochemistry. I was at Portugal, Spain and France for 3 weeks in August, and I had every intention to write… but very little action, obviously. I can’t quite summarize the experience, because my mind is quite filled with much too many memories, thoughts and analyses.
Anyway, the past few months have been nothing short of action over intention, and goodness, it has been so much more satisfying than writing about my frustrations. Granted, doing so has its own merits, but the reward/pay off in this recently developed mindset has been astounding, and I’m grateful, and appreciative, more than ever.
I do miss writing though. My grammar and vocabulary need work, and eloquence is drifting panfully far from me. It’d be a good skill to maintain. Anyway, pce out homies.
“I had to call you, Charlie”… from Collier’s magazine, 1951.
Suzy Parker, supermodel.
Instrumental video nine
I love the Bible.
Seriously, there is so much in here that more and more I am discovering how awesome it is! From reading it, I accumulate questions, I find answers, I feel comfort. If you haven’t sat down and read your Bible and had a quiet time today, just go and do it. Exit your tumblr, turn off your phone, close your door. Give God all your attention and dig deep.