We Can’t Get Along

I guess nothing has changed since the dawn of recorded history. We can’t get along. As a human race we constantly let us be divided rather than united. We fight, we war, we annihilate. And it seems to be getting worse rather than better. I know. Rather bleak picture. But there’s always that constant light in the darkness. No matter how dark it seems the darkness can’t overcome the light. Never. Ever. That light is Jesus. (See John 1:1-5)

Whenever I get discouraged—especially in high political season, when the daggers of darkness come out—I focus on the light of Jesus. I may not understand why God gave up His only Son for us when we can’t even come close to listening to Jesus’ one command to us…

This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. John 15:12

Forget about love. Imagine if we were just civil with one another. Better yet, imagine if we put down all the guns and bombs and looked up at the stars. If we worked together we’d be exploring other worlds, not trying to destroy this one.

I’m not trying to be bleak or pessimistic. I do wonder on occasion why God loves us so much when we can’t love ourselves. But in the beginning and in the end there is always Jesus. The alpha and the omega. The light in the darkness. The true king who will come again. Our savior. That thinking turns the bleakness to hope, the cold to warm, and the darkness to light.

Jesus. Say the name; think the name. Salvation in any darkness in your life. Not religious mumbo-jumbo. Just practically living life.

Have an OUTSTANDING day (in the light)!!!

Best Super Bowl Commercial Ever!!!

What!!! I’m not trying to impart some wisdom or talking religious mumbo-jumbo? Best Super Bowl commercial ever? What’s that about? Well, here goes…

In my book, the best Super Bowl commercial is the “Coke and a smile” commercial with Pittsburgh Steelers great Mean Joe Greene and the “kid”—Tommy Okon. As in my little brother Tommy Okon. I’ve seen the commercial over 1,000 times (pretty accurate) and it still gives me goosebumps. Maybe they don’t make like that anymore, but there is something special about that commercial.

If you’re too young to know the commercial, pull it up on YouTube here. It’s worth a minute. In this day and age of darkness, a little kindness does a lot to shed some light on the darkness.

Love my brother and always so proud of him!

Have a GREAT day, enjoy the Super Bowl (and the commercials), and have a smile!

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