We are living in an age of fear. Everyone sees it, and everyone goes about their business in a very small room filled by a very large elephant, and we’re suffocating a little…arent we?
It will either make shallow narcissists of us (in order to survive it we will have to turn away from the world around us and focus solely on ourselves), or we will let it break us down… and then breakthrough… and finally, we make the choice, as a global village, to fight fear with love.
If love is the most beautiful instrument we have/own/and connect to in this life, if it is, infact, the one thing that truly makes this life worth living, then we need to be just as willing to die for it as we are to say we live for it.
I for one say bring the fear. I am finally ready to love as extremely as some are willing to hate. I have finally had enough of the shameful wrongs of this collective twistedness. If we as a world, made that decision….to choose love and to live that choice FIERCELY… not to turn a hungry refuggee child away, it doesnt matter how many viral videos there are playing on a constant loop to further imprint the fear. The same fear that will have us believing they are all bad, their religion too violent, their intentions too ill, their risk far too heavy, the fear that will have us selling our humanity for the illusion of safety.
For those who say we must take care of our own first. We must take care of our own??? Any child born into this world is ours, whether he/she is blessed enough to be born in Canada, or unlucky enough to be born amongst the rubble of a war torn country…every hungry child crying is going to make me run towards them with food, with love, with a heart filled with compassion. If evil be lurking in the bushes, so be it, so bring it, I will fight to feed that child.
Im an extremist too ISIS…you can kill me, but you cant scare me, Im willing to die for love. Now I need to trust. I need to trust the government who made a choice that alligned with the love I get to have (which is the ultimate freedom, and for that I thank you and I love you Canada) Now I have to trust, that Mr.Trudeau will do everything in his power to make this as safe, and as healing to the world as possible.
I will live in a country that has a larger debt, to be able to live in world that has a lot more beauty. Thats worth paying for, freedom isn’t free…but we need to know its possible, and if the only way to find out is to fight fear with love, Ill be gearing up for the most important battle of my lifetime. I will be braver than I ever thought, I will love at all costs…repeat after me people…I will love at all costs….they can only be terrorists if we live as if we are terrified. Love is courage. (“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul?”-Mark 8:36