Thoughts of peace
Thought of the day:
One of the most beautiful declarations of love addressed to man by God himself is found in the old book of the Prophet Jeremiah 29:11.
I quote, ‘I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected future.’
By refocusing our attention on ourselves, we find ourselves running desperately for the pleasure of the moment, often finding ourselves in the position where we do our best to please people to the detriment of God; those we consider superior to us, stubbornly believing that our future depends somewhat on their decisions.
We do it at work, in social relations and even in the Church, looking for the comfort offered by the moment we notice that those who lead us, whoever they are, are satisfied with the results of our activities.
One of the causes of this flawed mentality is that slowly but surely, post-modern Christianity has slipped into the hedonic lifestyle and thinking of the consumer society, in which man reigns tyrannically from the position of supreme king of the micro and macro-cosmic universe, and deity it has become just an archaic option, worthy only of the ‘old-fashioned’ minds of people considered too old and imprisoned in the past to understand the taste, pleasure, and ‘brilliance of the moment.’
However, choosing to get out for the moment of the ephemeral “soap bubble” artificially built around us by the strange intentions of the “ephemeral contemporary sages” driven by obscure interests, and who used the illusion of freedom to enslave us, we note that in each detail of this world is the imprint of a Supreme Creator, pre-existing and that He is in control of all aspects of the life of each of us.
Life, at the end of which even the illustrious opponents of the divinity begin to ask existential questions, marked by the expectation of the fateful moment, awakened as if suddenly from the disillusioned mentality that they followed and promoted with determination, but which proved to be a meaningless ending.
Pastor Florin Antonie