wisdom

Need a theatre break?

Me too.

This season at Soulpepper, Krystin Pellerin was in You Can’t Take It With You.

The show’s all packed up now. But…A while ago, I watched the following video.

Krystin and her co-star (Eric Peterson) mentioned a line that rings true to me.

Life is kind of beautiful if you just let it come to you.

(Emphasis added)

Consider the weight of those words. Real life-balance can be an enigma. At times I really struggle, trying to figure out when to push for what I want, versus when to let things happen. And the older I get, the less sense it makes for me to fuss over things that are beyond my control.

There are things that I long to get out of this life. Things that cannot be forced.

Matthew 6 contains an interesting passage. Jesus is talking about man’s favorite mental illness: worry. More often than not, we get worked up over a desire for material things. Deep down I believe that many of us measure ourselves by our possessions. But verse 33 says

…seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Can I confess something? Often, when I should be sleeping, I’m online. Do you know what I’m doing?

Wasting time. Looking at things that I want. Not have.

WANT.

For, you see, one day I would like an apartment in a different city, a career that I love, some new clothes…The list goes on and on.

Meanwhile, there’s work to be done. (I’m thankful that I’m learning to use this season of my life to prepare for its next phase.)

Lately, though, I’ve been thinking that I need to stop fussing over the desires of my heart, and start focusing on my mission.

“…seek first the kingdom of God…”

I really shouldn’t worry about anything else.

I mean, what’s the point. Verse 34 breaks it down even further.

…do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

The other night, I had to talk to myself.

Staying up late fixating on things that I can’t afford really isn’t gonna get me anywhere. The day is done. And whatever needs to be improved upon will have to wait.

So then. How do I go about seeking the Kingdom? I’m not speaking in an obligatory evangelical sense. (If you know me, you’ll know that I’m no hyper-conservative.) I just believe that human beings were meant for more.

The other day, three things came to mind. I don’t take full credit. Nothing that I mention can’t be found in scriptures.

Do you want to bring the Kingdom to life?

  1. Do good.
  2. Stay true to your purpose.
  3. Show love to your fellow man.

I believe that those three ideas are at the crux of humanity’s mission. They are the heart of what we were called to do. And of letting life come to you. Indeed, they’re all I have any energy for.

Have a blessed day.

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