being real

We spend much of life chasing the highs and avoiding the lows. Somewhere we picked up the idea that highs mean happy and lows mean sad and unsatisfied.

Thanks be to God this is not the reality.

Our experience has already taught us that there are times when all is going well for us but we feel an inner ennui, a restlessness and discontent.

Then there are other times when nothing is going well, but we have a deep sense of peace and even joy.

And so we have learnt that life is more about living in the reality whatever it is with a perspective that opens us to a deeper level of life and love.

Mark Richards is a great supporter of this Food For Faith mission. Earlier this year, just as he was completing doctoral studies, he learned that he has terminal cancer.

In this inspiring video clip he talks about life and love focussing us on the things that really matter.

Let’s keep Mark, his wife Kate and family in our prayers.

3 Responses to "being real"
  1. Great to hear him. I do not know Mark. I got his testimony from a friend of him. None of us knows what will be after our departure but I fully share that everithing good, true, positive we have experienced will be re-given because this is part of God as well as we will be in God since this is the promise we have from Jesus. It does not make sense to try to imaginate “how” it will be, this is still another attemp to put our temporal measure to God, but we know that we will be by him and we will fully along the image He has in mind for us which is what we tend in all our steps in this life. So we will be fully us. My thanks and prayers for Mark and his family.

  2. Great to hear this inspiring talk . It can be taken to heart that God walks with us and never leaves us.We recognise this when we let go and let Him be.
    Thanks Mark for sharing this reminder. Agnes Maire .

  3. This man is a gift. What an amazing person. I am particularly struck by how he talks about his faith as a “response”, and how we can experience the love of god in the everyday banality we must all deal with, whether it be mowing lawns or vacuum cleaners! I wish to have his “attitude” and share in such a rich testimony. Thank you.

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