Committed to a cause.

People are angry. It isn't a new trend. Maybe I just see and feel a lot more of it because of social media? The fact is, we often respond more to what scares us than to what we love.

One day I'll have the gumption to respond to every fear-mongering post on FB or call for retribution and hate. Eventually I will have enough and act out of my own anxiety/angst/passion to put my foot down once and for all.

But for now, I just want to reflect that no response (namely, my own) is practically a response. Whether we admit it or not, we are committed to something. I know this is true because we produce results with how we live. Sometimes they are intentional like studying hard for a grade or putting time into that project. Other times, results are "unintentional" because we inability to act was an act in-and-of-itself producing the result. To get super theological on you, sins of commission and omission are still sins.

If that doesn't make sense, think of it this way: whatever weight you are right now is the weight you are committed to. I know I know, you probably want to weigh more or less than you actually do, but at the end of the day, the weight you are is proven by reality, thus, creates commitment. I don't mean people have complete control over their weight, just that actuality creates reality. Someone who weighs 70 lbs simply can't act like they weigh 250. They are restrained, committed, to their weight.

So in this way, some people are super committed to a cause. Their actuality creates reality. They'll produce a result and until it produces fruit, we won't know what it is, really. God, I hope I can be intentional about the right cause, namely, if I'm not where I need to be, I hope I can be honest about where I am so I can get to where I need to be, and committed to the right things.

I hope it isn't more pain, fear, and anger. I hope it is peace, love, and joy. You know - those things Jesus likes.