Wednesday, 2 May 2012

What most excites you in and about the world?

It sounds like such an easy question and yet I'm struggling to find coherent answers.

What excites me about the world?
There are just so many things, so lets just start at the beginning.

We are born, we live and we die. It sounds easy but it's so much more complicated than that. Life on earth is a miracle of physics, chemistry, biology and luck - or what I prefer to call a grand plan. How can there be no higher power? How can we just be a fluke of science? Really? That's one heck of an accident. The fact that we have life, despite how unlikely and hard that is, is surely a purest of all signs of God.

As I experience and share more love I am astounded by the pure unadulterated joy there is in loving another human being. It is as if we are gifted with this unending source of compassion, understanding and acceptance which we just have to share. And the greatest news about this; it's that we receive it back from those we love and from a God who loves us beyond all human understanding.

The world itself
Have you ever stopped and really looked at this amazing world we live in?

Watched the clouds move across the sky?
Felt the rain on your skin?
Seen the power of the waves?
Stood under the canopy if trees older than the oldest person?
Climbed a hill formed over millennia?

We live on a plant which sustains plant, animal and human life; we are truly miraculous as a planet and most of us have no concept of it.

We are all different; inside, outside, in our experiences and emotions and hopes and dreams. People are truly fascinating and I love to meet new people and hear their stories. It is not our similarities which are so interesting to me as our differences despite our shared experiences. That is really exciting.

If you could teach three things about what excited you in the world, what would you teach?

1. God loves us and wants us to live each other

2. Our world is a gift for us to care for and protect for the future

3. It is through understanding each other that we know ourselves better.

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