6.4.11

"Be the change you want to see in the world." - Mahatma Ghandi.

When did we grown up? Start to be our own people...we grew, we created ourselves. And we destroy ourselves. When did we start to paint our faces with with lipstick and kohl instead of bright colours? When did we begin to curse at the wind instead of offering it the autumn leaves?

When was it that life turned from technicolour to black and white with a hint of yellow? Why are we so quick to judge, when we used to be so quick to embrace? How have we begun to weep at lifes sorrows rather than rejoicing in its triumphs?

When was it that we became so obsessed with ourselves?

“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.” 1 John 3:16.

We are among the richest people in the world. In the top 10%, if not higher. Yet our dreams and passions and apirations have fallen, stagnant, in to pile, replaced with people, jobs, uni, the desire to be known, to be loved, to be seen.

I watched a movies called 'China Blue' on Tuesday...it follows the lives of women in sweatshops in China, and it made me ANGRY. Righteously angry. That people could be forced in to such injustice, that humans could be so demoralised! A burning passion in my gut.

And this is what the dream is about! Laying down our lives for our brothers and sister. Who will you lay down your life for? Where is your passion? Are you with me, in the sustainable development of countries, of people who have no freedom? Or do you weep at the child prostitute, the broke businessman, the beaten woman, the lost teen with no father figure, the creatures that we abuse and misuse...?

Because where you stand is everything. Jesus stood next to you, and remains to stand next to you. And then he was nailed to a cross.

Where is your love?

I burn at injustice. I cry for the people who consume, yet are so empty. I yearn for those whose opportunities are snatched from them, and for the man whos life has been cut out from under him.

And so does Jesus.

Where is your love?

3 comments:

  1. Typo, 'womam'
    Anyway, great post. So much injustice everywhere...

    PS- what translation is that verse from?

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  2. Ah I was in such a rush to get everything out! My mistake...

    It's the NIV. Best. Verse. Ever.

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  3. True! I was thinking of John 15:13. COOOOOOOOOOOOOOL

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