Blog 1507 – 11.03.2019
The Encouraging Word
I was unable to get the domain the encouraging word dot com when I first began this blog on Word Press in March of 2015. That was already taken by a Christian minister in South Carolina, I believe. Many think you have to be a Christian to offer any real encouraging words. I tried to be a Christian for many years but came to the conclusion that I should try instead to just be the best me.
I have also tried being a vegetarian and vegan several times but I do not like the “holier than thou” attitude I exhibit when I am trying to be something that clearly does not fit with who I am. I like to think that I am, we all are, like Jesus was, is. It was said of him supposedly before he came:
New International Version
A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice
You may be thinking, even the Devil quotes scripture. I believe the Devil is no more than just our puny little ego, the verses he likes to quote are the discouraging ones. I, more importantly, believe in my Higher Self, the One self we all share. That Self is always about the encouraging word. You can be sure if anyone is sowing discouragement, disillusionment, and disappointment that they are following the dictates of ego and not their higher best self. Anyone who thinks that they are better, wiser, or of more worth than anyone else, be that Christian, Jew, Muslim, Buddhist, Vegetarian, Vegan or any other religion, does not remember Who and Whose we all really are.
A haunting and beautiful chorus I used to sing in my “trying to be a Christian days” went like this:
“We are One in the Spirit
We are One in the LORD
And we pray that our unity
Will one day be restored
And they’ll that know we are Christians
By our love, by our love
And they’ll know that we are Christians
By our love.”
Many Christians are not very loving, not just Christians, others too because they do not really love themselves. Jesus was not a Christian. He was the “anointed” Heir of the One King. So my friends are we all, no matter what we call ourselves, and we are family. It is high time we acted like it and offered no more mixed messages, only encouraging words.
I quoted one of my favorite granny quotes yesterday, “If you can’t say anything good, don’t say anything at all.” Here’s to a quieter and more loving world.
Your friend and fellow traveler,
An encouraging word guy,
I’m Your Angel