Ready, and GO…
Losing is hard. Losing is easy. Losing is necessary. Losing is unnecessarily cruel and unpredictable. Loss is heavy and heart wrecking.
We have lost so many to senseless things. Grieve. Ache. Doubt. Question. Lose. Lose. Lose. But we are not without hope. Hope is not lost.
I am left wondering what will happen when we drop our legalism, our selfish pride, our religiosity, our judgment, our hypocrisy, our holier-than-thou, our bent to be right at any cost. I think those things are worth losing for the sake of restoration.
I am only one of many, but I believe each one of us can make a difference. Lose the bigotry. Lose the contempt. Lose the hatred. Lose the racism. Lose the bias. Lose the oppressive spirt. Lose the finger pointing. Lose the pharisaical attitudes. These things are worth losing in an effort to be repairers of the breach.
Losing the ugliness, bitterness, and unloving attitudes can change the atmosphere. I’m choosing the way of love. It’s not always an easy way, but it is worth it. I am choosing the way of reconciliation because it’s what I’m called to – creating space for friendly relationships. I’m choose to love myself well so I can love my neighbors well too.
Losing isn’t so bad after all. I gain hope, purpose, and the divine ability to expand my capacity to love without condition when I lose those actions and attitudes the destroy.
What does losing mean to you? I’d love to hear your story. I’m linking up with Kate Motaung for Five Minute Friday. And today’s word got me thinking differently about what it means to lose.