Balm:(n) a fragrant ointment or preparation used to heal or soothe the skin.
The skin begins to flake and fall off because of a lack of moisture.
Got it. Some lotion, or balm, is very helpful. You also might want to drink some water.
But in like manner, our society is dried out. Pardon the expression, but we’ve become quite flaky.
To sit around and discuss the condition or lament our dryness seems futile.
We need a balm–something to spread all over us which will moisturize us and make us pliable to reason and willing to at least consider the truth. Those noble souls who are willing to bring that ointment to our society will certainly be doing the work of the angels.
So what is the balm?
I will give you a little secret. There are two things you can do which totally change the complexion of the human beings around you:
Everything bad that happens in our lives occurs because we are worrying or complaining when opportunity knocks on the door, or we’re in such a hurry that we make stupid mistakes.
It’s no more complicated than that.
If you’re going to spend all your time hurrying to solve a problem that’s come up and the rest of the time, worrying about the next problem around the corner, you will be undesirable and a real flake.
Just bringing a non-worrisome attitude without hurrying is a balm of healing to our times.
- Stop preaching.
- Stop praying so much.
- Stop trying to find the new solution to the old problem.
Don’t worry. Don’t hurry.
You will anoint every situation with newness … and bring “fresh skin” to the human race.
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