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July 9, 2007 [ More archived home pages here ]
Doing God's Work
Today's song is You'll Never Get to Heaven (If You Break My Heart) by The Stylistics, released in 1973.
A long talk with someone last Friday inspires today's words.
She is a wonderful person and makes life enjoyable for her family, mate, and friends. For those that know her, know she possesses a big heart.
Sometimes people with big hearts try to fix the world around them. They feel compelled and to some extent responsible for doing God's work as they see that work to be.
For those that follow the Bible's version of Genesis, God created Paradise here on Earth. The two people here apparently, according to that story, didn't accept the conditions God imposed and Paradise on Earth didn't last very long. I think the moral of that story and outcome is that we cannot make a perfect world in our image. We can only do our best to do God's work as we see that work to be.
Imagine if you will, had God said to Moses, "Go forth and make a perfect world. It is my Eleventh Commandment!" Each person alive is so different in their inner thoughts, attempts to comply with such a commandment would cause chaos.
Some would say the first Ten Commandments are hard enough to live by. Don't look for even more work to do.
Those with big hearts need to learn there are limitations to what can be accomplished in making other people happy. And when you stop to think about it, it's pretty hard at times to make ourselves happy.
It's okay to love people, even if they hurt you deeply in return. To do so is doing God's work as your heart feels that work to be. Love, but leave Paradise for the next level of existence and enjoy your limits in this one.
My short stories as published here and one of the other sites (shown below) together have just about reached the 5,000 page view mark.
BlueJ seems like a cool way to learn Java.
Here's an iPhone application to find movies by zipcode.
If you own an iPhone, you may be interested in this article concerning insurance.
On Sunday, I returned to Docent duty at the Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park. I haven't been active there since last August. It was great to be involved again and I met many nice visitors to the park that day.
My friend, Shelly, came by for her first visit and we spent some time catching up on our lives. In August, Shelly's going white-water rafting in Northern California in her first trip of that kind. I look forward to our next time to chat about how they went.
This personal journey using my written words winds down to this Digital Insight.
On Course To Paradise (Created in July 2007)
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