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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Not What’s Greedy, Just What’s Better

“Maturity begins to grow when you can sense your concern for others outweighing your concern for yourself.”

~John MacNaughton.

It is the super-staged life that presents itself in ways that seemingly forgets itself. This only makes sense as we approach it, coming to attain it. For how can someone truly forget themselves and live with that pining notion, and be happy? Only they who genuinely get there, that’s who.

And it may as well be a temporary location; a glimpse as in a day. Casting all our cares on the person opposite we fill their shoes really well; our eyes theirs, our heart theirs also. There is a symbiosis occurring between us—this is how we tell it our concern is operant, cogent and meaningful.

Something Better in Mind

Far too much of our default thought is directed from the implicit subconscious mind warranted of feeling. We at times bear the greed of the flesh-felt soul without even a thought.

Something better awaits; it sits and stays patiently astride invitation. It looks with devoted interest on the broad and often ignored or glossed-over needs. It senses what has not yet been communicated, but what is altogether there.

It goes to the higher ground, not for any sense of prattling acclaim, but for the need, for it knows that need will always be there—it’s a cavernous pit of requirement known all too well to the conditions of our humanity.

That which is Better We’ll Always Have Time for

We’re robbed of the truth as we think, “What about me in the sense of all this?” We too easily cater for ourselves at the expense of those who truly need us.

Although we have the compassion and the desire, we rarely have the time—or so we’re inclined to think, and therefore believe. The challenge is making the time; for the time is there. We always have enough time to do the things we really want to do.

An Added Bonus...

Just when we thought things couldn’t get much better, they do. They often generally do when we least expect them to improve; when the focus isn’t upon what we’re not getting.

Many moments after we’d shelved plans for self-provision and self-protection, these very ordinances come flooding back to us. It’s called the blessing of the Lord; for God is with us in our selfless love—our hearts after the very heart of God... to give, give and then give some more.

© 2010 S. J. Wickham.

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