For about six years we lived in Tyler, Texas. Although there were many, our best memory was the backyard swing. The previous owners had left a swing on the old oak tree that stood tall and strong in the middle of the yard. Ropes came down from at least twenty feet above, tied securely to a thick limb that reached out at a ninety degree angle like a steel beam of a building.
It should not surprise us that someone who studied sight could see so clearly. What we want is love. We just don’t know how to find it. The message we receive from birth is that love is conditional. We find it through a variety of ways: performance will get you noticed on the job, personality will get you accepted by the group
Sometimes we have to close our eyes to the way we have always
seen things and open them to a new way of seeing things. For instance, not long ago my wife and I and our oldest son were in Houston. It was dark and rainy and we were leaving a parking lot to go see our other son and daughter-in-law.
We live in an anxious society built off of creating anxiety. You need only watch recent political campaigning to observe it. If you didn’t know you needed to worry about Ebola or the border you do now. Or take in a few commercials. Until that hair growth commercial began showing you were unaware that your bald spot was.
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If you enjoy gift-giving you may need to thank Charles. Before he put his pen to paper, the observance of Christmas had come to a halt. Puritans saw it as a pagan holiday and worked to have it banned. Anabaptists ignored it branding it “Papist.”