With Rev. Jimmie Scott
Hello Dear Friend,
This week as we travel the road ahead, I am reminded how challenging life can be.
Realities are always shifting in the outer world. As they shift they can generate much inner angst. The angst can then create pessimism, fear, worry, or any number of troubled feelings.
Solomon’s statement, ‘there is nothing new under the sun,’ reminds us that life goes on no matter how it unfolds. So if you are feeling some unease, please know there is nothing wrong with you.
Faith is often illusive, but never absent. What we do with faith is the key.
This week as I read some of Walt Whitman’s great works I was inspired by the following excerpt, perhaps you will be too;
“From today I enter upon my 64th year. The paralysis that first affected me nearly ten years ago, has since remained, with varying course – it seems to have settled quietly down, and will probably continue. I easily tire, am very clumsy, cannot walk far; but my spirits are first rate.
I go around in public almost every day-now and then take long trips , by railroad or boat, hundreds of miles-live largely in the open air – sunburnt and stout, (weigh 190) – I keep up my activity and interest in life, people, progress, and the questions of the day. About two-thirds of the time I am quite comfortable.
What mentality I ever had remains entirely unaffected, though physically I am a half-paralytic, and likely to be so, long as I live. But the principal object of my life seems to have been accomplished – I have the most devoted and ardent of friends, and affectionate relatives-and of enemies, I really make no account.”
To quote Sammy Davis Jr. “Can you dig it?”
Keep the Faith Friend,
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