Imagine you’d been lied to about something vitally important to your self-worth all your life—something absurd, like you are a male, yet everyone in your family told you over and over that you are a female and they had always dressed you in girl’s clothing. Or say you were born into a black family, yet every member of your family, who you look like, insisted all your life that you are as white as the blonde neighbors next door. Can you imagine your confusion and how you would never trust yourself, or anyone else, about anything?
That’s how it is with us and our world. Somehow, and I don’t know how exactly, we’re all playing a part in a confusing story that can be a nightmare, and the hero in each of us is struggling to wake up to see the real world. On some level, we all know that when enough of us wake up, the nightmare world will disappear and, as it fades away, everything, us and the ground on which we stand, will be reborn into an entirely different way of being and living—yet so much doubt remains. How did this happen, this nightmare, pretend world? And could it possibly be true that we just need to wake up?
I may not know how this craziness happened, but I do know we are made of Love and this Love has somehow been twisted into what we are today. Humans have lived through a LOT of darkness and many of us are feeling enough, already! It’s time to come home, to love and be loved, to live in peace in God’s abundant world. It’s our birthright, for we are sons and daughters of God. Can you hear His/Her voice calling, “Wake up! The time has come. Wake UP!”