rejoicing & mourning

life is simple…

albeit extremely complex – yet simple.

I’m not saying it’s easy, but it is simple (there is a difference)…more simple than I had once thought.

– we rejoice/ we mourn

Admittedly, sometimes our natural inclination is to:

– be secretly jealous when something good happens to someone else: “how come nothing good ever happens to me?”

– be secretly happy when something bad happens to someone else: “well, I’m glad that didn’t happen to me.”

How selfish, no? How love-lacking it is to respond in those ways…

We walk through this life, seemingly stumbling at times, groping our way in the dark. Things happen – good things, wonderfully joyous things; and bad things, horribly mournful things. These things have happened to you. These things will continue to happen to you.

Just to let you in on a little something: these things have happened and will continue to happen to the people you co-habitate this earth with. You know this…

When these things happen to those around you (and they will), what will you choose? Secret jealousy and/or happiness.

Or will you choose the higher/ harder road?

Rejoicing with those who rejoice and mourning with those who mourn.

Life may be more simple than you thought. Rejoice and mourn and forget about yourself for a moment.

…and as you do, you may even find yourself loving. I pray you do.

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