Be the Change

When you look through the lens of love instead of fear…transformation is possible.

(Listen to the song of the day “Shall We Sing” on YouTube by clicking HERE)

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Genesis 45:4-5

“Come closer to me,” Joseph told his brothers. When they had done so, he said: “I am your brother Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt. But now do not be distressed, and do not be angry with yourselves for having sold me here. It was really for the sake of saving lives that God sent me here ahead of you.”

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Joseph’s response to his brothers required a higher level of consciousness.

He had been treated with extreme harshness by his brothers many years before out of jealousy.

They basically sold him into slavery and then told their father that Joseph had been killed by a wild animal.

But instead of wanting revenge, Joseph was now able to stand back and see a bigger picture.

He had gone through many struggles which led to much wisdom and growth.

It allowed him to look upon his brothers with mercy and forgiveness.

Sometimes it’s through great suffering or tragedy that we are most open to receiving God’s constant flow of grace.

Joseph saw that God turns all things to good if we cooperate.

That is how St. Paul could say, “We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28).

It is also why Jesus commanded us to love our enemies.

Retribution continues the cycle of hate and violence.

Love stops it.

Love transforms and restores.

Love is what God is doing throughout all of creation.

Love will win.

Why not take part?

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Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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