The grief known to life is hard enough,
Then the figure of strife becomes the stuff,
Of life so lamenting we cherish the day,
When all may be over to end life’s stay.
Gee, how horrible that does sound!
But that is the plight when attacks do ground,
Breaking over the rocks those crashing waves,
It’s only in God we find the faith that saves.
There is nothing we can do about what other people think; just as there may be hardly anything anyone else can do to impact what we think. So why do we judge? Why do we condemn others? Why do others judge or condemn us?
But judgment and condemnation continue to scourge the planet.
Whatever we do in this life, at the end of the day, we will need to answer to God about. Many people think that is rubbish. I wonder if it is worth the risk, though. Is it really worth living as though there is no God, when, in fact, there might be? Is it worth facing an eternal hell? Of course, those who rail against God are in a living hell, yet they’ll not even realise it.
But the ignorance, anger, and fear that spreads like wildfire out of the mouths and hearts and souls of those who detest God, and God’s people, is a retribution causing much grief to even those they say they love. We cannot spit fury over the world and not expect some of it to land back on us. And why can’t people see that furious anger as being in direct proportion to the unconscious fear that they cannot or will not reconcile? That fury spat on the world will come back like flaming vitriolic caustic into the eyes of the furious against God. It is more a pity that they won’t turn back now.
Ever noticed it’s the hypocrite in their frail tower of hypocrisy that sees only hypocrisy in the ‘religious’? Their ignorance, anger, and fear do much to twist their perceptions. They have no time for virtue, for it sickens them. Their hardened hearts bring dismay on all who truly care for them; who continually pray that they would turn and love those who love them. But the malicious hypocrite cannot do that. They are so indelibly won to ignorance, anger, and fear. They despise themselves, so they can only despise others, especially when the other does not agree with their viewpoint; one delivered from the privileged spire of self-righteous anger?
Ignorance, anger, and fear bring grief, not just to the ignorant, angry, and fearful, but to everyone who cares for them, also. Grief compounds grief and sorrow is known immeasurable, and there is nothing humanity can do about it. What God does not change, no human can change.
Ignorance in the chosen realms stems from fear, as does anger. Attacks from these places cause much irreconcilable grief. There is nothing we can do about it except learn to patiently endure and pray for hearts to turn, for nothing is impossible with God.
And underlying all angry fear is sadness.
© 2013 S. J. Wickham.