Adversity...Strife....Tribulation.....and Confusion! Sometimes the substance of our everyday world. Sometimes the reality of our everyday life. Friends; they come and go. Sometimes the winds of change continue to blow even before we can put up a tent. And we sometimes wonder why the sun continues to shine everywhere but on us! Sometimes we wish we had a rock just to knock it out the sky! Because in our hearts all we ever feel is the rain. Some distant storm that keeps on bounding! And never seems to go away. We scream for mercy, but it never seems to be at hand. Life becomes like some desert wilderness. And you're that one speck of sand that can't get out the whirl wind! Where can we go when all faith is lost? How can we continue when the hope we sought estranges us, like a butterfly leaving the cocoon. Our mind tells us that there's got to be a better way. Yet our heart continues to beat two steps to the left. Can passion rule the day? Can life's forces really shift in mid stream, like the changing of an ocean wave. Is hope yet lost only to be found? Can our life evolve like circles; yet see our way straight to the finish! I've often heard it said if you want to climb a mountain, then first you have to try. No one get's to the finish if they never enter the race. And if they never enter the race, they can never hope to win. The truth of victory, is it's in the trying. And the truth of life, is it's in the faith. You can't live if you don't live, so to speak. And you can't have faith if you don't believe. It starts with yourself! Turn first to God in all things of substance. And he will give you the substance you need to get through all things. And that's a true measure of Faith!
Bless you all in the name of Jesus! Blessed Brother Sirvante.