Friday, July 6, 2012

Quote of the Day:   "If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away."  --  Henry David Thoreau
Karen, John, and I have always marched to the drummer far away.  We have suffered much as a result, but we have received so much, much more and have been able to give so much, much more.  Joseph Campbell used to say we should all "follow our bliss" which was his way of restating Thoreau's quote above.  What we really do is march to the heavenly drummer's beat and let the world call us crazy and worse.  Who would leave all that we did to come here to a third world country to give away what little we have left?  Well, we would because that is our "bliss" that is where we march when we listen to the beat of the Holy Spirit.  It is not everyone's beat.  It is ours.  You have yours, if you listen for it.  You are probably right where the Holy Spirit needs you, but if not, listen and you will be guided.  You cannot give up what was never yours--at least that's how we see it.  Everything we have is, was, and will be a gift from God.  At worst, we can be accused of re-gifting, but I don't think anyone is complaining.  When you are in tune and in time with that "distant drummer", life is full and rewarding no matter where you live or what you have.  We are truly happy in ways we never could have imagined.  Try it, you'll like it.

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