Change doesn’t just happen for most of us. For most of us, change begins with an inner wrestling. We pray and hope for our environments to change. Sometimes, the answer to our requests come in the form of a nagging feeling inside, an urge to take one step.
I’ve experienced the crushing blow of seeing a post online of a friend that is going through something and realizing, I haven’t seen or spoken to this person in years. Sure, I still care for them, and sure, we all have valid reasons why life sends us on different paths and journeys, but it’s worth exploring the question, Have I done my best as a friend?
Many times, the answer is yes, and adding some strange sense of guilt isn’t necessary. But sometimes, just sometimes, we must come to terms with it: I must show love, face to face, beyond the Facebook thumbs up and hearts. I can do better extending myself, and sharing my life, with others.
I often hear statements like this from listeners and I do appreciate what they are saying. Many listeners hear a genuine sense of sadness, but that sadness has been fused with a hope that transcends my own understanding at times. I find that fusion in life to be sacred, and worthy of being captured in song.