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I Was Disowned
Mary Kay made a fortune because she understood the essential need for all humans, to be the center of attention, to be noticed, to be loved. This fundamental element of mankind extends to relationships too. Yet, as humans we build walls, we don't build connections. If we actively built connections, we would have had world peace, yet for centuries we have fought.
Religions sadly build some of the biggest walls. Jesus came to save us and unite us. He never meant for a divide. He meant for love, review his actions and you will see we all one family, a family with unconditional love. All our sins are forgiven.
Yet throughout my life, I have been abandoned. The sorrow, the sadness, the loneliness and yet there has been one constant, my God. My savior my Lord.
There is only one sin God will not forgive and that is blasphemy against the holy spirit, against God's very essence. We must look to our friends and family and forgive. I know it hard. Forgiveness is the hardest challenge we have in life. Nothing is more difficult. The anger, the resentment, the feeling of being shunned, abandoned create a fear so deep that we cannot rise above it. But we can with the help of the holy spirit. With God's grace, we can heal, we can forgive.
John Lennon Quotes on Peace
If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.
I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It's just that the translations have gone wrong.
A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.
Jews and Christians Share the Same Story
Yes, Jews do not believe in the new testaments and while Christians believe Jesus was here and is coming again, the Jews are more similar to us Christians in that they too are waiting for Jesus to return.
Jews and Christians share the old testament and yet we want to look at the differences. Why do we not look for the common ground and the similarities?
My Personal Story of Being Disowned as a Christian
I was disowned. I have been forgotten, I have been banished. I have been "courted" by a Jehovah Witness, I have been befriended by a Catholic friend who later became my RCIA sponsor and now I have been abandoned by both "friends".
For you see, I was disowned because I did choose their way. I chose not to join "their church". After much reflection, my husband and I were married in a nondenominational church.
These "friends" have abandoned me.
Me - an orphan with no family. Me a widow whose husband died many years ago. Me - woman seeking friendship - true friendship. Me - woman who married for the second time in her life 2 weeks ago. Me - abandoned by two females I had once proudly called friends.
Oh, the world is wicked with hatred. Oh, I long for trust and understanding.
Muslims and Christian divides - and yet close religious choices here in the land of freedom are readily forgotten and friendships broken over the "religious divide".
Don't cry for me, pray for me but first pray for peace. Pray for wisdom - across the entire world.
I long for a world of true peace and love.
I long for John Lennon's Imagine....
Imagine with Lyrics
Feeling of Abandonment - Loneliness - Disownment
Am I the only one who has been abandoned in the name of choosing another religion? How can this be in a "Christian" society? What did Jesus' words, I am the truth and the way mean to you? Should it mean one religion is right and we abandon friends because they choose another path?