In the USA, one of the highlights of our 2008 will be the presidential campaigns – who ran and who won. In some other circles, the headliner event may be the World Series, a Championship Game, or the Olympics.

As the year is winding down, some folks may conclude that the stock market losses, the recession, and our huge government bailouts are the focus of their attention.

It’s inevitable that we choose sides. We pick our heroes and heroines. We root for our team and champions. We support the platforms and policies we believe in. We choose between Wall Street and Main Street.

More so than ever before, let’s be careful how and why we make those choices!

Whether it’s political parties or sports teams, whether it’s a foreign country’s criticism of our country, a big business that puts us out of the market, or downsizes us from its workforce – none of us know the big picture.

Our first reaction may be to point fingers and blame someone for not having the foresight to create a different outcome than we are experiencing now.

And yet, no matter how unrighteous some people or some events may seem to be, they may be the only way our cultures and systems can get the wake up call to transform and ascend.

We have a lot of opportunities to make a choice and take a stand. It may take some time to weigh the information and to read the signs correctly. In all matters, let’s remember “Love does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth.” (1 Corinthians 13)

That which is true will shine with such radiance that it will compel seekers to look intently and deep. For some, this may be their second look at a person or event, a challenge or an opportunity. Perhaps that’s the best time then to take a stand and to follow with enthusiasm.

Where are you being asked to take a stand in your life? Is love standing there with you? Can you separate unrighteousness from truth? Drop a line in the response box below (or click on the comment link in Facebook) and share your thoughts with us.

I’m looking forward to hearing from you.

Janice M. Puta
Author of Pathways: Tales for the Spiritual Seeker
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