25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? – Matthew 6:25-27
I’m in a lot of pain today.
Truthfully, I’m in pain everyday but, as often happens with disability, sometimes pain hits you hard. It’s too great to move on, literally.
The last several days, I’ve really been struggling. Chronic pain can be cruel that way.
Stress certainly doesn’t help and stress, both internal and in the world around us, abounds. That’s where rest comes in. Sometimes, by force.
This is one of those times. So, I’m not going to write a lot today, mostly, because I can’t.
Then, I’ll pick back up when I can.
I think that’s the point of the above scripture.
It’s not that you shouldn’t fight against the ways of the world. Don’t forget, this scripture comes right after the Beatitudes in Matthew 5.
Resist if you can and, if you aren’t in the fight at all or enough, begin! Start today!
It’s just that, ultimately, God’s Love carries on even when I can’t go further.
Remember that, justice warriors.
Take care of yourself and each other.
There will never be a shortage of injustice to fight.
Just look around.
Wherever you are this day: Love Accepts You, No Exceptions.
Notes: Matthew 6:25-27 from Biblegateway.com