The Heartbeat of Life

Life has a heartbeat

Some days are full of joy

Others filled with sadness

Sometimes there is gladness

There are times we look at the madness

Other times we have to turn away

Too much to carry the weight of cruelty to others in our minds
How people can be so filled with hate

These people don’t see love

Only judgment of the color of a person’s skin

Lessons of debasing others passed down through the generations

We need to come together

To understand that more hatred isn’t the answer
More compassion for others is
Accepting that everyone regardless of their race are created equal

Be wary of wolves in sheep’s clothing
Their message sounds pleasing to the ear
Be careful
Be alert
Be mindful that often what sounds too good to be true is

What we need in America, in this world, are truth speakers
What we need is acceptance of one another as brothers and sisters
United in a common cause to root out injustice wherever it is exists
Call it out
Name it
Bring the truth of it out from the darkness of obscurity to the light of day

Your life has its unique heartbeat
Listen to its message
Pray for insight
Ask for godly wisdom how to proceed when you see injustice
Pick your battles wisely
Let your life be guided with acts of kindness
Where you find you are judgmental admit it to yourself
I seek to do that
I know
Easier said than done

Work on being more loving

More giving

More accepting that our differences don’t need to divide us

They can unite us in a common purpose

To care
To not just say we love but do it
Teach others what it means to have a heartbeat

Dr. Kevin James Osborne M.A., M.Div., Psy.D.. D.A.B.T.E, C.M.H.C. is Dean of Psychology and President of Student Affairs at St. James the Elder University. Karen Osborne B.A., D.Sc. in Psychology (honoris causa) C.M.H.C. is the Registrar of St. James the Elder University.

About Dr. Kevin Osborne B.A., B.Th., M.A., M.Div., Psy.D. Ph.D. and Th.D. Candidate

I enjoy spending time with people just having a coffee or talking about life, philosophy, religion, politics or sharing a favorite joke or story. We learn from one another as we interact and share our joys, challenges and even our times of sadness. I enjoy reading, writing, singing and sharing in the blessing of community whether that is one on one or in groups. I'm married and am powned by two kitties named Sir William of Lounge a.k.a. Sir Lounge a Lot and Princess Catherine of Chaos a.k.a. Her Royal Highness Catherine of Englehart. Two years ago I completed my Doctorate in Psychology (Psy.D.) through St. James the Elder University. On Sept. 26th 2020, I graduated with a Master of Divinity degree from Canadian Christian Theological Seminary. These journeys were started over 20 years ago. In 1997 I received a Bachelor of Theology degree from Canada Christian College & Graduate School. Between working and studying it took 13 years to finish it. Let us pray for and reach out to each other with kindness, love and an embracing compassion. We can working together be servants with two open hands to those in need so that hate, indifference and inequality would lose and love will win. The peace and abounding joy of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

Posted on January 28, 2021, in Poetry, Rethinking and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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