Sunday, 27 January 2013

Allowing a breaking heart

Speak up for those who cannot speak up for themselves: ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes Speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice. Proverbs 31: 8-9

This right there is the reason why I can't stand by and let things happen. Why I throw myself into learning and political campaigning and into other people's lives - despite their distinctly anxious making quality that often brings me to tears. Jesus Wept John 11:35. That's it, it's okay for me to do this. Jesus wept for people and if we're called to be like Jesus then we must learn to weep for people, to cry over them, to be broken hearted be what happens in life. Right now my heart is being broken by a whole bunch of things but I struggle to do it; I focus on myself, comparing what other people seem to be going through to what I am and if it doesn't  reach the same level as mine then I discard it. That is wrong. I accept things as normal I don't get angry at things as I should, or I do but only on occasion. It needs to change.

Open up my eyes to the things unseen
Show me how to love like You have loved me
Break my heart for what breaks Yours
Everything I am for Your Kingdom’s cause
~Hillsong United “Hosanna”

I find that it is the unseen things to which I should focus my attention upon most, I need to look for the injustices which my mind has been closed to, to the people who are being crushed but being crushed quietly. It's seeing them and then letting myself feel it, letting my heart break and not turning off my emotions when things get tough or not switching to doing something else. I need to get involved - I've been filled with fire and passion and I need to use it. I've been filled with a love for people and I need to stop restraining it. British restrain, a fairly low opinion of myself and fear of a truly broken heart  have held me back but I'm working on it I'm trying to let myself loose in this respect.

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.  By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” – John 13:35-35
If we are to love all people how can we not fight for them it is natural to fight for the people that we love.So I will jump in and I'm going to fight, in everything I can fight, for what is right and just. For people who cannot fight and cannot speak and for people who have so much weight upon them it is all they can do to stand and all the other analogies out there. Because they are people and they are there to be loved. 

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