Wednesday, May 26, 2010

So many things...

So many things I ache for.
So many things I want to dive into and hold in my arms and comfort and solve and break through the door with an automatic weapon shouting, "You wanna piece of ME? Let's GO!"
So many things.

There are things we grieve over.
We hear about them and our hearts break.
So we support them financially when and where we can and we pray for them.

And then there are the things that ache constantly in our heart,
that won't leave our thoughts in the middle of they day or night.
They invade our dreams and we find ourselves thinking, "What can I do? How can I act? Would this help over here? Or maybe this thing right here?"

I think God calls us to different things, to act in different ways.
There are so many injustices going on constantly in our world, and we can't be hands on with each and every single one.

But we CAN with at least one.
Or two. 
Or maybe a few.

I'm starting to think that God calls us to invest in and support a variety of things through prayer and finances.
But, there are a few He calls us to invest our time and energy and physical being in.

We can't all do it all. 
But each of us can do some.
And in the each of us doing some, we CAN do it all.

What are you called to dive into?
What is your gut aching to hold in your arms and comfort and solve?
What do you want to break through the door of and shout "My God is bigger and you. will. be. conquered..."

And some of us are called to be wildly involved in one.
And some of us are called to be involved in a few.
But, and here's the thing...

...we are ALL called to be involved.
Because that is the heart of our Father.
People are the heart of our Father.
To break the chains of injustice,
to set the captives free.

What are you called to?

"This is the kind of fast day I'm after:
to break the chains of injustice,
get rid of exploitation in the workplace,
free the oppressed,
cancel debts.
What I'm interested in seeing you do is:
sharing your food with the hungry,
inviting the homeless poor into your homes,
putting clothes on the shivering ill-clad,
being available to your own families.
Do this and the lights will turn on,
and your lives will turn around at once."
~Isaiah 58:6-9 (The Message)

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