These days as this decade of my life passes me by, I'm filled with questions for my generation. I'm saddened by some of the things I see and hear. So many people are partying and crying and drugging their way to their end with no hope or expectation for the next plane of existence. They are in a vicious cycle of being hurt and hurting others. Then, the circle of pain and anguish extends further and further until none are untouched by it. Let me go a little deeper so you can see my point.
I was raped by a minister. Upon further investigation, we discovered that he himself had been molested by his uncle. He'd grown up an abused young man with no intervention and no understanding. Thus, he became an abuser. It was most unfortunate to find out I was not the only victim and that young ladies in his wife's family had also been victimized. He was the father of daughters who are definitely not safe. I had every reason to hate this man, even to make an attempt on his life the way I desired to. But there were his daughters looking up in my face as I confronted their father. His wife, already suffering a chronic illness, already torn apart inside, was looking at me. He had a family and no matter how terrible his actions had been, it wasn't in me to make them suffer more than they already had for something he done. So it ended with me praying for him and his family, believing God to do whatever it is HE deems necessary. I had to have mercy upon him though he'd had none upon me.
For healing to begin, someone has to administer mercy and love. It can't happen in justice and vengeance. Justice and vengeance require punishment and further affliction upon an already afflicted soul. How can a wound heal when damage is constantly being done to the area?
The point of life is not pain and affliction. The purpose of life is to paint a portrait of love, to be Love's conduit to one another and express the full creative powers thereof, beginning with applied mercy. Sure, it hurts sometimes because we're in a fallen world, meaning most people have been separated from their purpose, have lost their passion and their love has grown cold. But even in this fallen world, we should not allow ourselves to be sucked in. We must hold on to and maintain our faith and purpose. We must keep mercy square and center because we are never in a time when we ourselves do not need it. And really, a merciful person experiences joys and beauties most other people will never know and words can never explain. A merciful person experiences a closer, more peaceful, more purposeful walk with God. A merciful person is an aware person, someone who has tapped in because sometimes mercy simply isn't within our human capacity. Some things we cannot get over on our own, but through the Source, we can break the cycles and overcome anything, everything. Through the mercy of God, when applied to our daily lives, pain is alleviated and mental anguish. Mercy brings about peace.
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