This week promises to be busy and is full of plans. That’s on one level, but in the reality of things, we know that things can change easily without notice. In reading an article on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader-Ginsburg, I ponder and try to put things into perspective.
She was old, in poor health, and often lately in pictures she was sleeping. In the history of the world, no one has lived forever. So when a president whom she didn’t like is elected she opts for trying to outlive him. All of this, in spite of the aforementioned problems in health and a questionable ability to perform her duties to the best of her capacity.
And the best I can come up with is I’m so glad I don’t have such a false sense of worth that I can’t see the flaws in this option. Some have touted RBG as an advocate for women and their rights—she has a legacy so we’re told. I suppose that’s true. We all have a legacy and I wish all legacies were good and helpful for future generations. In looking back at my life my legacy began when I looked around me as a child and decided there had to be a better way to live than what had made my life so painful.
I began a path of seeking, falling, and seeking some more. I came to realize that it was a difficult path following the Lord and his teachings, yet it was the only one that yielded the fruits of peace and happiness. When I set out on that course and said in effect ‘not on my watch’. It was told to my son recently, there are always a million reasons to get a divorce. This is true about so many things in life not just with divorce, but with anything we may think we want. Through the years people have asked how Old Fuzzy and I have remained together. Sometimes it has been easy and sometimes it has been not easy, we just did.
I took from my childhood those things which made it fun, the good things and the discipline things, and I put it into perspective with scripture and common sense. Like the young boy throwing the starfish back into the ocean at the dawn of day, did I make a difference? I did with this one…and this one…and this…
Will the ocean waters of time wash away our legacy? Possibly someday, but not today, not on my watch.
10) Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11) Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12) For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.