Imperfections

Were we to love none who had imperfections, this world would be a desert for our love. — Thomas Jefferson
In many people, I love them for their imperfections, not the other way around. It’s our flaws that distinguish us from others, and we all have them no matter how hard we try.
Some people suggest to love someone, we have to look past their imperfections, I’d suggest we look the flaws right in the eye, and love them for what they are — evidence of humanity.

Spiritual Health

Before my transplant apparently every body knew I was sick but me. I suspect the same goes for spiritual health. The last person to come to terms with my spiritual health is me.
That’s why sometimes God intervenes in our life with a wake up call. We get caught up in our attempts at material success, prestige, and recognition, we fail to see that our spirit is starving for humility.
The more we recognize God’s intervention as a wake up call and not some bad luck or break in reaching our ultimate goal, the more we begin the process toward sound spiritual health.
The more we heal our soul, the more we realize we need help from God and others.
Life throws us all a lot of curve balls and pitches that leave us swinging wildly. Hang in there, and God will serve you up a change-up right over the plate just when you think your life is going to go hitless.

The Call

Remember the deep root of your being, the presence of your Lord. Give your life to the one who already owns your breath and your moments. — Sufi Poet and Mystic, Rumi
As we meditate, serve, and pray we are constantly searching for that elusive call — God’s plan for us. There are hundreds of books and Utube videos that try to give us guidance on how to discover that call, but it remains elusive.
My uninformed guess is if we devote our time to prayer and service to others and justice, our call will be fulfilled. More than likely it will not be the plan or call we see for ourselves, but it will be his call nonetheless.
Worry less about hearing his call, and more on serving his flock.

Doing Good

Suzy gets upset with me when I respond to a question about how am I doing, by saying “good.” She reminds me that the proper word is “well.”
However the phrase “doing good.” has a separate meaning, and one should never fear “doing good.” “Doing Good” is an art we all can cultivate and learn to do “well.”
Eastern philosophy suggests we live well if we practice three things — living without regret, infusing our day with happiness, and “doing good.”