2 comments on “A Lost Soul

  1. Hi Jim;

    When I lost everything I owned in the way of the material three years ago and headed back to Canada, I was referred to as the Prodigal Son. People prayed for my return to Christianity.

    It didn’t happen and I am further than ever away from it. Material things aren’t important to me. This was not the first time in my life I lost a home and personal items.

    I still smile and can enjoy the day. I don’t harbor resentment as it destroys you. I forgive people realizing no one is perfect. I try and help if I can.

    I wrote three books, one almost got published. It doesn’t matter to me if they do or not. I know I wrote a book, that is good enough for me.

    Once these desires of self fulfillment are kicked out, the realization of humility sets in and nothing is quite as important as you thought they were.

    If someone in my household is sick or in trouble, I do my best to help them out.

    Life still goes on, the world turns and for some reason I woke up this morning early enough to see the sun rising, that as well as the night brings me peace.

  2. Ich,

    I want to suggest you read a book called “Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thought On Christian Spirituality” by Donald Miller. He has a great way of describing why he likes Jesus but not Christianity, and has a great chapter called “Church: How I Go Without Getting Angry.” If you are one who doubts God, doesn’t trust “organized” religion, sees the huge pain that has been done in the name of Christ, thinks WAY outside the religious box and likes people who authentically dedicate themselves to follow Jesus without religious paraphernalia, you’ll like this book.

    Blessings,

    Jim

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