"Where is The Value" by Rolly A. Chabot
Let us take the time to sit and just rest and ask the question "Where Is The Value?
Strange question you may ask. I know I ask as well as I watch the degradation of society and the people we see daily. Some are as close as a look away and yet they are invisible because they hide their secrets.
"Who are they,"... The people we work with, the people we associate with and yes even the people we see in the mirror. They are us and the many around us. They come as a thief in the night. They win our confidence to gain more of us. Yet at the drop of a hat they can change the lives of thousands in one senseless act of revengeful hate.
Please dear friends I ask you to gather here, cuddle in close to each other and please whisper the words I love you to each other, to your loved ones and yes even your enemies as hard as it may be. The enemy has one purpose and that is steal and destroy what is right and just in our lives. "Love the man but hate what he does."
Above all else dear friends I want you to know that you are dearly loved and I welcome you to the Fireside. May you leave here today with a nugget of truth, a morsel of hope and a heart of love.
We all see the trend of the world unfolding before out very eyes. It is hard to miss when we sit in front of our TV's and see the devastation the acts of people can impose on each other. Mass shootings in our schools. Men women and children taken far before their time. The horrors of what took place during 911. Oh how it has taken its toll on us all.
We are prone to seeing it happen closer and closer to home with each event. It has become the norm to see if someone can outdo the next. It has bordered on absolute insanity when you think of a child having to lose his or her life because of some madman. I could go into all the details of each violent act we have been witness to of late but I think the revolving newscasts do that job for us well. We see the same scene over and over again and it just seems to never stop.
Take the last such event in Boston. The cause or purpose of all this is incomprehensible to the average Joe citizen who is out with his family to watch such an event as the marathon, this is absolutely insane. I mean really what could someone expect to gain from killing innocent people. It sickens me to think of what sort of a mind is behind something like this or any other act that can take innocent life. It is nothing more than mind boggling to anyone who knows right from wrong.
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Will it go away I would have to ask. I think not, the violence we see is far to common. Belief systems need to change, hearts need to change and the value of human life needs to change. Just because I do not accept your belief system does that qualify me to be the target of your hatred, your vile acts you impose on the average person to what? Make your stupid point. In the eyes of the world that is all it is.... a stupid point.
What a shame to think people have to be ever so constant and vigilant in the world. To think people are being held captive by special interest groups. We can go back all through history and we have seen it. Hitler, Mussolini, dictatorships and all run their course in life is driven by greed and power and control.
Maybe the fast action of the combined police and federal agency will change the thought patterns of some. The show of unity and combined efforts of so many was a blessing to watch. We watched here from Canada and our prayers and thoughts were certainly with you and especially the innocent victims.
Now is the time if ever has been where we are called to live in unity. What a waste of time it is to hate and be hated. We have as a human race lowered ourselves to a level below the animals in the wild. We have started wars over oil and political views that mean nothing to the average citizen at great costs in human life. The financial gain has been for what? Just for us to pay more taxes and pay more to the hands of those who supply our needs. Does food grow in the back of the stores, no it is grown by the small farmers and operators. It is grown for us at a small portion of the costs it takes to produce it. Maybe we could start to produce it ourselves rather than support huge industry. We have all the tools we need, soil, sunshine and water. The only component missing is a little hard work on our part.
As man we have become so ever powerful in our opinions. We display our might for the world too see and poke holes in our shirts saying we are powerful. Yes we need to stand and say no to the terrors of the world but then again who is it that gets hurt. Our National debt is skyrocketed to numbers never before seen by man. World economies are crumbling and yet we still feed the war machine. Man has lost sight of one thing and one thing alone and that is the word "Love." We have forgotten the basic principle of life and replaced it with a "Me,Me,Me Society"
No matter where you find yourself today. In your home, standing in a crowd, no matter where take the time to express some love to the person beside you. Take the incentive to simply reach out and say hello. I can well imagine you will find yourself forming a new friendship. It may be just for the moment but so be it, at least you have shown some caring and compassion for your fellow man. Just do it and see what happens.
There are those times in life when we are humbled and we need to embrace them. About the time we are poking holes in our shirts as we tap ourselves in the chest is when a crack of thunder resounds across the land and we are reminded of just how small we really are. Times such as what has taken place in Oklahoma are a reminder of the power we have no control over. It is one of those times when we are humbled and need to come to our senses and realize we are but a mere speck in life.
The choice is ours really, how do we choose to live. Do we continue to poke holes or do we extent a helping hand of love to those who may need some good old fashion love. When we extend a kind word we never really know but it ma just be the difference in another life that may stop the hatred.
I took this picture the other day and found great peace looking over this familiar valley where I spent many hours roaming around in. This river is part of the lifeblood for many. It is wild and free and yet controlled and offers much to others. It is pure, clean and only blessing many downstream, can we not do the same. A river where man can dip his hand and drink freely. Further down river it becomes polluted by man with industry but here is the example of what it could be like. Offer the drink of life to another in love.
May it bless you with some peace and grace you with joy. If I could give you some comfort it would be to tell you that I love you... And above all know that you are loved from above.
Thanks for stopping and resting a little while. It is always good to have everyone gather and share in love...
© Rolly A. Chabot
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