Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Action 379 - Reach Out And Touch Faith.

I'm a fixer. Talk to me about a problem you are having and I am quick to offer up a solution. Someone talking behind your back? Confront them directly and sort it out. A family member being a jerk? Take the high road and leave them to wallow in their own muck. Co-worker not pulling their weight? Lay it out for them that they need to step up or you'll let them fall.

Oh, yeah, I am all about the solutions. Well, for everyone else, that is. It's only when I try to deal with my own questions that the answers seem elusive. And I'm starting to think that the big mysteries are going to stay that way for me. It might be time for me to approach this whole spirituality thing from a whole new angle. What if the answers aren't to be found in a book or a chapel or a pilgrimage to some exotic land? What if the answers have always been much closer than that?

Action 379 - Reach Out And Touch Faith.

My friend, Leslie, keeps telling me that she thinks spirituality flows from my actions. I tell her that I feel adrift and removed from the power of god, and she tells me that I seem more aligned with god than even I know. Maybe that's true, but it makes for an odd "come to Jesus" moment.

I'm going to continue to be me and stop pursuing some grand spiritual answer. It's time to go back to the basics. I'll ignore the questions and focus, instead, on my own actions. I will strive to be the grace that I seek from this life.

It's a bit of a weird action, even by my own standards. But I need to let go of the idea of an epiphany that changes everything. Life isn't always like that. What I do know for a fact is that many of the people in this world that I love and care for are struggling for reasons of their own, and the very least I can do is listen and encourage them when the opportunity presents itself.

I'll stop chasing faith and, instead, reach out and offer it to others. We'll see where that takes me.
Reach out and touch faith
Your own Personal Jesus
Someone to hear your prayers
Someone who cares
Your own Personal Jesus
Someone to hear your prayers
Someone who's there

Feeling's unknown and you're all alone
Flesh and bone by the telephone
Lift up the receiver
I'll make you a believer

Take second best
Put me to the test
Things on your chest
You need to confess
I will deliver
You know I'm a forgiver
Reach out and touch faith

Your own Personal Jesus
Feeling's unknown and you're all alone
Flesh and bone by the telephone
Lift up the receiver
I'll make you a believer
I will deliver
You know I'm a forgiver
Reach out and touch faith
Your own Personal Jesus
Reach out and touch faith



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