Chronicle: (n) a factual written account of events
It is a rather humbling thought–that each one of us basically makes our appearance on Earth and disappears, all within a hundred years.
A hundred years may sound like a lot if you’re five years old, but by the time you reach fifty, it is melting like summer ice.
Truthfully we all leave one lasting impression behind. How did we chronicle our journey?
Because we do chronicle it–through our attitude, our faith, our persistence, our interactions and our willingness to evolve and adapt.
Some people choose to chronicle Earth by acting like they’ve been placed here to critique it. They always seem to have a negative side to the most positive results. They will gladly tell you it’s just their nature–their way of helping to maintain quality control.
Some people chronicle the Earth by refusing to participate.They develop four or five ideas which they refuse to amend no matter how much evidence comes to disprove their assertions. They are proud of stubbornness.
There are those who chronicle the Earth by ignoring it and waiting for heaven. Their whole focus is in achieving an eternal life which has been heavily promoted but not seriously reviewed.
But for those souls who believe in simplification, the best way to chronicle the Earth is to stay silent until it is time to count one’s blessings. Obviously there will be some struggle in achieving good. There will be many errors in the process of getting there. And there will be moments when the Earth will seem like the hell we’re escaping to get to the heaven we desire.
Yet it is such a boring way to live–complaining about the status quo instead of announcing the coming show.
I shall chronicle the Earth, though I will only be here for less than a century.
I will make sure that century is peppered with good reports, bold experimentation and a faith that includes myself and others, with the presence of God.