Life Can Feel Cold

by Fashqn6/26/14

Life can feel cold, dark and gray
People around us make it that way
Too busy to see the pain deep inside us
Too selfish to counsel, comfort or hide us

A world full of sin, humans are blind
Too busy to stop, show compassion, be kind
We find ourselves looking deep in their eyes
Searching for truth, finding nothing but lies

Natural affection so rarely is found
Friends are all missing whenever you’re down
Even when offering some form of relief
They seem to not notice the depth of your grief

Their thoughts are full with woes of their own
They don’t stop to think that you might feel alone
They don’t see the sadness you carry each day
Too distracted, and trying, to make their own way

They casually drop in a “how are you today?”
Without really listening to what you might say
It’s become a habit, a courtesy extended
Long ago the true caring behind the words ended

And as each day closes, you marvel anew
At what could have happened to love that is true
Love that puts others before its own needs
Love not tainted by indifference or greed

Love as defined by the One, the Creator
Nothing on earth is as special, or greater
Of this kind of love, there is barely a trace
Yet we keep searching for it, in each person, each face

Desperately trying to not lose our hope
Looking toward God to find reason to cope
Begging Him, please, send just one our way
Who can offer true love, help us through the next day

And as we are praying, He speaks softly this truth
I have already sent that one love to you
My own Son I have given, that you might not despair
He never will fail you , nor withhold His care

Hold tight to the promise I made long ago
And this love that you seek you will see, feel, and know
Then share it with others as I’ve shared it with you
Till that day when all things are made fresh and anew
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4 Responses to Life Can Feel Cold

  1. Timothy Lane says:

    Sounds good — provided one can develop the Faith that you have. As best I can tell, I have no such capacity.

    • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

      Timothy, if I have a calling it’s to be the St. Francis to the secular sect. Not you. I would never condescend to try to tell you what to think about metaphysical issues. You’re too independent-minded and are clearly not stupid.

      But look at how the secular/socialist/atheistic vibe has degraded our culture (at least I think it has, and obviously so). It has made plenty of people stupid. Perhaps I can never convince anyone to believe in Baby Jesus, but I’d like to at least help them with that first step and get them to disbelieve Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, and Al Gore. Then we can hand them over to Deane, Patricia, Glenn, or Fashqn for the next step.

      The most efficient leap would be to leap right from Jon Stewart to Jesus, of course. But there is a particular problem in that. Dennis Prager notes, for example, that a large percentage of Jews (perhaps up to 70% or more) don’t worship God as much as they simply worship Leftism as a substitute. And this aspect is rampant in Christianity as well. So it really depends upon which Jesus you mean, the one who asks us to pick up our own cross and follow him or the one who is a Che Guevara in disguise and where Christianity is diluted to a mere “social justice” anti-poverty program while the centrality of morals and ethics to human and humane living is ignored. One must really look before one leaps, whether regarding a matter of faith or not.

      And “faith” can be little more than an affectation — another way for today’s narcissists to make “feeling good” central and above all things. But to actually follow the model of Christ is not about feeling good (although there’s nothing wrong with that in itself).

      But we need “good” instead of just “nice.” In many ways, part and parcel of reclaiming Western Civilization from the secular-socialist-atheist horde is to reclaim Christianity as well. And you might be surprised that “faith” is something not as cut-and-dried as the stereotypes you see on the TV preacher shows. When packaged like a commodity, and lived and practiced as a commodity, that’s about all one ever gets. It’s worth considering the question deeper than the often schmaltzy stereotypes. I’m not sure I want the kind of “faith” that some people often claim. Considering what “faith” itself is can be step one.

      • Timothy Lane says:

        This is why I consider liberalism a political cult; it combines both politics and religion. Their ultimate dream is a god-king, and they keep thinking they’ve found one. Of course, this is yet another affinity between liberalism and Islam, though they differ on the details.

        • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

          Timothy, I like that I can speak frankly to you. I was just telling Mr. Kung the other day, one of the reasons I started this site was to have a place to speak plainly and without the usual PC baloney. There aren’t many places left.

          I’m not one who is naturally inclined to cults or cult-like thinking. One can consider this a strength or a weakness, for it is obviously deeply embedded in human nature to gather into strong identity-groups.

          But for those who wish to view topics such as Christianity through a lens other than an emotional or social one, there is lots of precedent for this, from St. Augustine to St. Thomas to C.S. Lewis, and many others.

          And, yeah, what a horrible idea is the liberal political cult.

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