"But Peter and the apostles replied, “We must obey God rather than any human authority." --- Acts 5:29
Recently I became a bit cranky, for a relative insinuated (twice over a month) that my writing is insignificant. Accomplishing nothing.
Anyway, eventually I grabbed the humorous Mrs. Appleyard's Year (published in 1941 and yes, it matters) and while reading, oh my! This perfect paragraph about her English aunt fluttered into my heart like confirmation from Heaven:
"But perhaps the deciding factor will be Aunt Hildegarde--her courage, her obstinate refusal to let Hitler change her way of life, her conviction that it is the best way and worth any sacrifice that it costs. Mrs. Appleyard is rather proud of being related to Aunt Hildegarde: not because she is unusual, but because there are so many women like her. Mrs. Appleyard would not care much about a world where Aunt Hildegarde could not say what she liked. She wants her aunt to keep on writing letters--those letters on thin paper that hold the empire together."
Wow. How remarkable that words many-times-reread can emit fresh meaning according to our present circumstances.
This pandemic era, this takeover by hostile, censoring, next-door-to-communism types? What an opportunity for us to fight back by insisting upon living Life our way. By boldly speaking God's word even though it's opposite of the general consensus of evil.
Don't let anyone/anything change you into someone else, ok? With freedom and wisdom, follow God's personalized plan for you.
listen to God,
--and view Life as an ongoing adventure. Why? Because it still is, even so, even now in a crazy 2021.
A perfect movie to confirm this post? Me Again. Tom and I enjoyed this special film last night.
Oh, and yesterday afternoon I could not put down this kindle book. So good, I finished it and wished for more.
Times have changed for the worse, but with God's help we as His people can change for the better!
Please remember: My posts are ALWAYS about more than they appear to be.
"For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." ... Matthew 6:14,15