Overcoming

empty boxesGood Evening, God,

The verse for today was “Overcome Evil with Good” from Romans 12:21. Well, the chaos of possessions packed away in boxes for a painting project isn’t exactly evil. (Hmm. Might excessive possessions be evil?) But, it sure feels good to slowly put things into order . . . overcoming chaos!

But, Order is not a prime virtue. Indeed, the creepy order portrayed in Wrinkle in Time is Evil.  Or perhaps it is excessive order in the service of Control? And, when I focus excessively on “getting things done” I fall into a Control Mentality which I do fear comes close to evil.

But, I’m off track! I wanted to pick up where my last blog left off about what is Your Will for us.  I could see that there are lots and lots of individual actions to take. But, a large part of my concern is for our World.  How can we work together for the benefit of all?

A TED talk by Fadi Chehade touched on this. The title was What everyday citizens can do to claim power on the internet. He talked about how individuals can be a power influencing Corporations and Governments.  I hadn’t thought about how we are 8+ billion people caught somewhere between corporations and governments.

Just the idea that we might act as a counterbalance to corporations and governments was so encouraging! I hadn’t realized how helpless I felt. And while helplessness and powerlessness are not in themselves evil — they do keep us from working to overcome Evil with Good!

 

 

Story teller,

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