Monday, August 10, 2009

lost cause...

for the disciples of Jesus...

what is a lost cause?
simply defined, it is a hopeless undertaking; a cause that's been defeated or faces inevitable defeat.

oh how often i faithlessly assess situations and casually throw them into the category of "lost cause." it's just easier that way, isn't it? i know i'm not the only one who does it. all the suffering and sorrow of this world can overwhelm even the strongest individuals at times, making it difficult to hope for things we do not see, things we have never seen.

in these times of trouble we often surrender our minds to the same hopeless mentality as the world. we choose reason over faith, natural eyes over the eyes of the Spirit. we look at situations with logical eyes, and with logical minds we analyze and categorize them. with logical mouths we "call things as we see them", under the banner of "speaking the truth."

but the reality is that many "lost causes" are not lost at all. we have simply given up fighting for them because they are too difficult. much of what we call lost, if we are to be truthful, has actually been abandoned.

if a cause is truly lost, perhaps we can do nothing. but if abandoned, the responsibility for what is lost by inactivity lies completely on we who have given up.

that's all i've got for now.

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