Dear Loved one,
Take a deep breath.
It’s official, we have lost control.
Fear is running wild in our hearts.
Life’s are being lost, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, fathers and mothers are passing away at an alarming rate. There is no “end” in sight. We are all terribly burdened with our own helplessness. All societal progress has been brought to a screeching halt and 99% of the people in the world are incapable of stopping this worldwide sweeping sickness. What on earth can anyone do? With circumstances beyond our control is there a right response?
Today, 3/25/20, my daughter was born. In the midst of worldwide crisis and turmoil, my beautiful baby girl took her first breath, shed her first tear. As I look into her eyes for the first time I have a choice to make…
Fear or Love
Amidst terrible circumstances completely out of my control there is only one thing I CAN control, my choice to Fear or Love.
IF I choose fear all his friends will come with him. Anxiety, doubt, anger, depression, worry, terror and hopelessness will take up residence in my heart IF I choose fear.
IF, I choose Love beauty will unfold.
Love drives out ALL fear. In Love a profound light will split the night as the sun peaks above the horizon. No matter how dark the night, no matter how cold, hopeless things may seem NO ONE can remove my freedom to choose.
If I CHOOSE Love, Light will shine in this dark time because…
Love is patient and kind; Love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.
Love bears the weight of all things,
Love believes the best in all things,
Love hopes in all things,
LOVE NEVER FAILS.
There is no mandate that can keep us from doing these things. Every human on earth can and will agree the attributes of Love are good. There will never be a law against Love.
The only thing I can do, is the absolute most important thing anyone can do, CHOOSE LOVE.
Even if I could speak every language in the world, if I could see the future and understand all knowledge, if I could stop this virus in its tracks and fix every economy of the world but had no Love I would have done nothing. If I laid down my own life for the sake of my daughter but did not Love her, my death would be worthless.
No matter the circumstances, Love remains.
LOVE NEVER FAILS.
My Son, Daughter, Brother, Sister, Father, Mother will you stand up and choose?
Will you decide right now to choose Love?
Will you join a Light that could spread faster than any wild fire or virus?
A Light of Love that drives out ALL fear.
I will, for my daughter’s sake.
For my family’s sake, for the world’s sake.
I will be patient with all people.
I will be kind to everyone.
I will not be envious of anyone.
I will not be boastful.
I will not be arrogant.
I will not be rude to anyone.
I will not insist on my own way.
I will not be irritable.
I will not be resentful.
I will not rejoice at wrongdoing.
I WILL rejoice in TRUTH.
I will bear the weight of ALL things and not be broken.
I will believe the best in ALL people and of ALL things.
I will HOPE in ALL things.
I choose a LOVE that will NEVER FAIL, I choose to set my selfishness on fire and SHINE BRIGHTLY with Love in this dark time.
Friend, will you take hold of the only thing you have control over? How you react to what is happening.
Will you react to and stop just letting circumstances happen to you? The only law keeping you from doing so is your own law of fear.
Will you turn away from the natural instinct to fear?
Will you join your light to mine and many others?
If you will say yes to Love above all else you will be a part of the most powerful movement this world has ever seen, because Love Never Fails.
Shine Brightly, Share the Light, change the world.
-A Loving Father.