Here is an excerpt from an unpublished short story I wrote about my experiences with faith. This happened when I was nine years old.
You see, I’m having difficulty not bringing up what’s happening in society. I feel as if it’s crumbling around us. I’m not supposed to have an opinion about it either, otherwise I could be ousted from society.
At times we may feel restrained by circumstances. We have commitments to keep, bills to pay and an inner critic to calm. We may wonder how to get out from a stagnant state.
by Lori (L. Virelli)
Because I don’t see you as a victim,
you’ve made me your perpetrator.
Because I see you as empowered,
you’ve made me ignorant.
Because I don’t blame your mistakes
on anyone else,
you’ve made me to blame.
Because I see failure as an opportunity,
you’ve made me insensitive
for having faith in you,
instead of pitying you. (more…)
~ Sometimes when someone accuses and/or judges someone else of having a particular character flaw, that same flaw is in the accuser.
~ Sometimes what bothers or annoys us in someone else, means they are mirroring something back that needs to be addressed in our own lives. (more…)