The year 2015 is now 16 days “young” … and I wish her start has been blissfull and promissing to you …
I’ve decided to let go of old things and start anew. A new beginning not only by mind but also by heart.
The world is in turmoil … I have mixed feelings.
The recent events in France are awfull and I understand why the fast majority of our population wants to send a message of disapproaval of terrorism. But my heart also goes out to the female victims of rape in India, to the abducted and abused schoolgirls in Nigeria, to the innocent warvictims in the world.
The message of Jezus Christ was to love all beings, for we are all part of Gods Creation.
The world we engage and experience is a mirror of our own actions, thoughts and feelings … when I encounter abuse or suffering, it is up to me to act on the situation. Sometimes by deeds, but allways in my heart … not by judging nor by condemning but by aknowledging the truth and by forgiving. I have yet much more lessons to learn.
Gladly there have been wonders too … for instance a piglet that was found wandering a snowy road. He was picked up and brought to a safehaven. He, or she, was probably ment for a privat slaughter, for no one has claimed possession. Closer to home I have wittnessed some wonders too. For instance the opening of new creative possibilities and the fact that my old lady-cat Sammy is still with us, giving us joy and laughter.
We, the Dutch people, like to make words small, use abbreviations and the first letters or just one word of an expression. For example “huis” becomes “huisje” which means small house. Expressions we tend to reduce as much as we can and so “do it yourself” becomes DIY. It’s a generally accepted fact that a spoken word has an impact. But most of us can’t or don’t want to realise the effect our words have. We talk, we shout, we whisper, we swear, we curse. Words in full, in abbreviations, as initials. Especially the swearing and cursing in Dutch is done with initials. I will give an example with the opposite of swearing … “God zij gezegend” becomes G.z.g, in English that would be G.b.b. as in “God be blessed”. I once had an aquaintance who used to swear with every sentence, by using the abbreviations or initials. At some point in time I couldn’t take any more cursing and asked her not to do so while talking with me. She didn’t realize it but neither did she acknowledge the fact that she swore all the time. Every time we swear or curse, we ask God to condemn us. When we realize that a spoken word has impact, than we should be aware we are calling upon us the wrath of our own words. I don’t think we are so ignorant of what we’re really saying while cursing. Neither do I think that God will condemn us because we ask him to do so, time after time. I believe we make our own misfortunes, time after time. Untill we truly and deeply realize that we have done it ourselves all the time and take full responsibility, we are not likely to change a thing. And yes, I too did swear and curse, one time or another. Candidly …I didn’t care. But now I do care and I now choose to be blessed.