The Light

1 JOHN 1:7  But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.

Most all of us have read or heard these words at sometime or another. Now at times it can sound very complicated, maybe even strange. But if you try to put it into simple terms such as we need to walk as Jesus wants us to walk then it isn’t hard to really grasp. The times we mess up is when we fellowship with one another. Because if we look at the outside then we wonder where their light is. We have it in us where are theirs. The BIG little word is in. Inside where it can only be felt by us. But we must  try to show that light to others so we can fellowship. Sometimes that means opening up to others and being vulnerable. But again that light will protect us. Rarely have I ever opened up to a brother and have been hurt. I have also learned to be open and be a  safe person to talk too. Now that isn’t really bragging as it sounds. I have learned from Jesus and close brothers and sisters that being a safe person is only risky if you quit being safe. Keep those secrets, don’t tell your best friend what you were told.  Pray continually for you and the person that shared with you.

Second on my heart, is the darkness of the world outside of Jesus.  As I have stated before I am on Yahoo, a lot, reading the news stories and certain internet magazines. I like commenting and sharing my views. I have learned several things about others on the net and about myself. I can’t do much about the others except share the truth. But that is a place where I have trouble. You see I get caught up in the garbage also and I have done some name calling. No cursing but still name calling. That is not light but stupidity on my part. I have come to a point where I want to share Jesus but also do His work. That is not done by me calling a person a fool. Whether they are or not. These are not brothers in the Lord but atheist,  homosexuals, and sometimes Muslims.  I have to learn to turn the other cheek. I am getting better about that with people I love and care about but not so easy with strangers on the internet. I cannot be a light commenting on the net. I can share truth. But I don’t think I can shine the light of Jesus. Now that means I need to be a light to those around me. Whether or not they know Jesus. Whether they are atheist, Muslim or a homosexual.  It means being open to their needs and be willing to share, help, and sometimes sacrifice for them.

1 hour ago I had nothing on my mind to share. Watching a movie that I really like about a certain hobbit whose initials are F B. It hit me to write.  I have a lot to learn, about Jesus of course but I think I still am learning about myself. Good and bad.

Feel free to comment. I can take it.  BEN C.


At what cost.

These past few days I have been madder than a stirred up hornet. Not any one has done anything to me but what I read what happened to some parents in England and the commenters that have said dumb and hateful things about these parents has got my dander up.

They had a 10 month old child born with a very rare and always fatal disease. I couldn’t spell it now but if you look up the story, you can find out what it is. What made me mad was some bureaucrats in England said this child was not worth the money to send to the US to get experimental treatment. It may have been too little too late but no one will ever know now.  Second part, the hospital told the parents he should die with dignity. Then they denied him going home to die. This really burns me.  I know what is is to have a son severely stricken with a disease. I know what it cost and what doctors can and cannot do. I lost Marc at 16 to cancer. He could have tried experimental treatments but he had gone through 2 1/2 years of chemo, radiation, and a 17 hour operation. The treatment would be more used as a treatment for others down the road. He had little chance. He said no. Everything in me said to try but I was not the one being tortured by all this ” helping” treatment. We took Marc home and a few weeks later he was gone.

Now the part that gets me riled up. So many people throw off life as though it has a $ sign to it. This person isn’t worth more than this amount of money. Garbage. every life is worth any amount of gold or diamonds. People will yell about a puppy or a wild animal and expect millions to be shelled out but not for a sick person. NO MORE TAX DOLLARS.  BS is what I say to all of them.  I know I am hollering in the wrong direction on here and not one of you have upset me. I just needed this to vent out of my system.  Maybe now I can fall to sleep. Take care. If for some reason you disagree with me on this point. Better not say anything to me about it.

Ben C