The hymn “Lead Kindly Light” is a good focal point for me in this particular time of my life.
Keep thou my feet;
I do not ask to see the distant scene–
one step enough for me.
It seems rare these days to find movies that have actual substance and entertainment value, but Black Panther definitely delivered. I went in to the movie theater having only the expectation of enjoying another Marvel movie, only to have my heart explode because of the absolute beauty of every aspect of this movie.
The reality is that things can get worse, and likely will. I’m a devout Christian and I truly believe that the world is going to continue getting worse before Christ comes again. If you don’t believe in Christ, or a God at all, that’s okay. I’m not trying to change your beliefs. I’m simply trying to express mine.
Honestly, there are no words I can think of to describe the way I’m feeling for my fellow human beings (I say human beings, because men are not excluded from this narrative). The deep sadness and empathy running through my heart and mind has me distracted from my homework and other things I need to be doing. That’s why I’m pausing and writing this out.
Writing is more than just something I do for a hobby or for work, even. It’s about being vulnerable without getting hurt. It’s about sharing stories (whether they be true, fiction, or embellished) and getting ideas out of my mind and transforming them into something that someone, somewhere, might just want to read. Or enjoy reading. Or hate reading.