Life... HA! What a JOKE! Oh.. its not a joke? lol... oh yeah... that's right... life is not a joke.
When I first thought of this post, I thought it would be called A Sinful Nation... but to make it more fun I chose the word, Naughty! :) Either word would work... as we look around and see whose naughty and whose nice... so funny... its always the naughty ones who get into trouble and who gets us into trouble!
It may be fun and easy to be naughty... but let me tell you why its much better to be in control and do good things instead of bad. For starters... when you do good works, no one can say anything bad about you at your funeral! HAHAHA...
And... the life of a good person, well... it is miraculous how THE GOOD PEOPLE survive!
It is always wise to LOVE OTHERS more than you love yourself.
There are to many people in the world who love themselves more than anyone else... well, except for their idols and icons... but for the most part, people who love themselves more than others will not hesitate to sin against GOD and will hurt others for their own personal gain. You can look around and see people who lie and cheat and steal and kill... all for personal gain.
Now the trick is to make them realize that there is something greater than they are.
That something came in the flesh to teach us a better way... the right way... the way of LOVE.
When you love someone more than you love yourself, you would never have a thought to hurt them.
And this is the message that Jesus had for us... it was his GREAT LOVE, taught to him by THE SPIRITUAL FATHER, GOD... who dwelled within the heart and mind of Jesus! And Jesus offered up his life to tell us something that most people don't want you to know! That GOD is REAL and He's right there inside your very own heart and soul, when you ask HIM to come in and be with you!
So anyways... getting back to the subject... LOVING one another is a great thing. When you love each other, you help each other... and no one is haughty or arrogant or expectant... just people helping people to become better people. Yeah... that's the ticket!
Because we are really born to sin... remember? Its fun and easy!
Now the good news is... there are many people in the world doing very good things... and that is how we know what goodness is... when we SEE people being good, we learn to be good!
The problem is when people choose to do bad things.
We have known for a very long time the difference between good and bad. And we have learned that... to be bad has terrible consequences... and to be good has very good rewards.
Some people are blinded... have no clue what to do... they follow the way that has been taught to them... they say, "I am a good person, so I will go to heaven". This is not true... as we must fight the corruption wherever we may see it. We also should self reflect and see ourselves how others see us and try to do good things in this life... cause you know... we only get one life.
What I believe... is we must create our own heaven while we are here... not wait for others to make us happy... but to make the changes needed to become a GODLY person... and what we become is our gift to GOD. Frankly, I want GOD to be happy with me when I get there! I don't want GOD to look at me and say... "I never knew you." And boy let me tell ya right there... that'll really get ya when your standing before GOD HIMSELF and HE is examining the details of your life... seeing all the things that you thought were secret and sharing it with all the heavenly hosts... What will GOD say about you?
Oh, we've done it all... people deceiving people... its the way of the beast... women waltzing around half naked... oh well, maybe 3/4 naked... and then we must punish the men for lustful actions... there are so many ho's out there it isn't even funny! There are so many men who are dogs and yet treat women like dogs... and this goes on and on. A good father would keep his daughters in line... not allowing them to run around 'lookin' like a hooker'. Yeah.. and the hookers too... again, sinful nature... but alas... the nature of the beast...
Carpenters ripping off home owners... Doctors ripping off Insurance people... Car dealers ripping off the car buyers... Drug dealers ripping off druggies... women ripping off men... and men ripping off women... men ripping off men and women ripping off women. These things would not be happening if we carried LOVE in our hearts for one another.
The way to find your true happiness... is to make others happy...
When we go around in life grumpy and mean to others... it puts a negative spin on your reputation and when you die, the people... YOUR people... will be saying... GOOD riddance!
What matters is what we do for others in this life... while we are here! That is what GOD will be looking for... what kindness did you show? What sort of forgiveness have you given? What sort of HELP were you to others in need?... Even a slave has a purpose higher than being a slave... we are alive and free to be whatever we choose to be. We can choose to be hateful and negative... but then remember, it has its consequences... someone might just decide to catch you unaware and shoot you dead<<< TRUE STORY! The good people will avoid hateful people. And haters always die and no one will remember them...
not even GOD!
One of the greatest things that we can do is acknowledge there are many diverse people in the world... many different doctrines and traditions... and some with none... who are just trying to get by in this world. People who are looking for something to fill that empty spot they feel so deep within their souls... that spot is solely for GOD... where HE was meant to be... where HE wants to be... living in you... leading and guiding you into the way that is good. Sure there are many demons in the world enticing you to sin... remember, sin is fun! But there is something way more important than some fun sin. Its so easy to fall. But in this day and time... we have the knowledge to know that if we do good... then we will reap good. And if we do reap bad things, its usually an example that GOD has put upon us to teach us to LOVE the way that is good and right!
They almost had it right in the 60's... Free Love... yeah... but NOT sexual love! That's where they failed... they confused GODLY LOVE with physical love.
But the message that we must most remember... is that 'LOVE is universal'... and with LOVE comes kindness and with kindness comes loving actions. No matter if you are Buddhist, Muslim or Christian or Jew... or even an Atheist or Agnostic... doesn't matter what you are labeled... what matters is that we learn to LOVE ONE ANOTHER!