Stay on Track

I had a minister, many years ago, who regularly admonished me to, Stay on Track.

His analogy was that of the locomotive, who, if we can use our imaginations, wanted to travel though the fields and forests and cities and villages, it can not due to the restriction of the railroad track.

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Indeed, success in life or school or relationships are predicated on a  certain determination to follow a path that yields a successful outcome.

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A Faith Path is important to negotiating the deep valleys and the high mountains of life.

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Often, when I see a person who believes that they have no hope…I know that their life has ‘jumped the track ‘ of a belief that there is a purpose for each of us.

During the many disappointments that I have encountered in my life…I have always had an inner compass that will not allow me to vary to far astray.

I marvel at the dedication of the Jewish Faith.  Their commitment to eating certain foods and to the Sabbath and their commitment to help their fellow man.

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My Muslim friend, Alfie, prays seven time a day.

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Scripture and prayer and a belief in something greater then you…is an amazing centering and peace bringing enterprise.

A belief and a dedication to the fact that all human life is sacred…and to be cherished.

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We members of the human family are here but a moment…what if the secret of happiness is loving and helping others?

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UNITED STATES – SEPTEMBER 11: People seek refuge inside a bank building after the first tower of the World Trade Center collapsed. (Photo by Corey Sipkin/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

So many, extremely troubling and violent occurrences are happening in our country and across the world.

They illustrate hopelessness and desperation and chaos.

Terror has a face…and it is evil.

The purpose of terror is to make us all afraid to associate with anyone who is not like we are.

The purpose of terror is to give us a bunker mentality…to purchase more guns…and huddle behind larger walls…to only associate with the good people…but who is that?

‘ Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.’   Romans 12:21   KJV

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‘ A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.’   John 13:34   KJV

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‘ An eye for an Eye will Make the Whole World Blind’    Mohandas Gandhi

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5 responses

    1. Thank you, my friend. 🌞

  1. Good reminder post BJ! So many unhappy episodes in USA with the latest shootings in the Baptist Church. I wish you and Americans safety and peace always. Take care and I admire your stoic belief in following your path. Disappointment often times hurt.

    1. Thank you, so much. Disappointments do 😞.

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