There are more than twelve thousand things I could write about for my twelve thousandth post. And what follows is what I have decided on.
Twelve millenia from now, will we remember the times we marginalized others? Will we recall how we impersonalized people by equating their human worth to their belief system?
Will we have changed twelve hundred decades from now? Or will we still treat others the same? Would the same things that appear to matter now, matter then? Money? Conformity? Popularity? “Normalcy”?
In twelve thousand years, will we have been reformed from our vilific ways? Will our hearts heal from one another’s malice?
Come one hundred fourty-four months in the future, what will be the norm of society? Will we finally be bound in love—which is the perfect bond of unity? Or will we have destroyed ourselves by that point?
When the sun rises and sets four million, three hundred eighty-three times more, do you think we will have accessed our ability to look past our own preconceptions of others? Will we be able to speak their language? Not just a language like Chinese or French. But a language like “scholar”, “layman”, “non-Christian burned by the Church”, or “Christian in love with the Church” and everything else.
What might happen one hundred five million, one hundred ninety-two thousand hours from now, if we decided to celebrate our differences today?
It’s a long way away, but every one of our words and actions carry meaning. And along with the meaning, the power to change—for better or worse.
Will you forgive me? I certainly forgive you. Some of you may think I am a wolf in sheep’s clothing. If, indeed, I am in love with destruction, will you forgive me for any cognitive distortions? Before your next heartbeat heartbeat, I forgive you.
Call me a non-believer or whatever you might. Maybe I am. And if I am, treat me with love. I don’t want your hell—you can keep it to yourself. Tell me about your life. What do you even do? What do/did you study? Who are your friends? Who even are you?
I’m never going to desire your beliefs if I have no clue at how it has impacted and impacts your life. Let me know you. An impersonal presentation of good news is not worth entertaining.
There was no good reason to hide this beautiful post behind a break.