World leaders are ‘rays of light,’ too!

While praying about world problems, I realized that I was seeing two world leaders, whose behavior always seems deplorable, as bad. I found myself picturing them as little children ranting and raving, pushing and pouting. Worse, I had developed the attitude that everyone living in those countries was also “bad.” This thinking had to be changed. 

So I asked myself how I handled this behavior when my children were growing up. In our family what’s often referred to as the “terrible twos” stage was transformed into the “terrific twos” by our understanding that being 24 months old does not necessitate going through a stage of misbehavior. There are no stages in God who is All—complete, mature, whole, balanced—and each of us is God’s expression.

During their teenage years I had to accept that our children would not be “little” all their lives, and to see them as God sees them—spiritual, complete, mature, and balanced. After diligent prayer about this, I found that our relationships were respectful and joyful. Using these previous lessons, I’m finding a different way of thinking about those two countries and their rulers.

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October 31, 2011

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