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The Voice of Southwest Louisiana April 2018 Issue

The Voice of Southwest Louisiana News Magazine April 2018

Reflective Light

Reflective Light INSPIRED REVELATION FROM A MALE PERSPECTIVE Falling ...the magnificent contrast of rising and falling magnifies the importance of living. By Ronald J. Blanchard From early beginnings, one learns that life is a journey that is filled with triumph as well as tragedy. Reflecting back, hindsight becomes 20/20 vision as one is allowed to see through divine transparency. What one did not understand becomes crystal clear through the gifts of time and experience. History offers life lessons and instructions that help to define one’s present as one search to find one’s future. However, there is the reality that to value celebration and elevation, one must accept the certainty of falling. Pressing the rewind button, one is reminded of one’s infancy through captured images of photography and videography. Months removed from the comfort of the mother’s womb, mistakenly one may assume that the world offers a similar comfort until taking first steps and missteps, attempting to walk, one often falls. There is the dramatic and shocking introduction of “pain”. Looking up, there was a special someone that offered soft, caressing words of comfort and a sure hand of support. Regaining confidence, one learned to stand to gain the eventual skill of walking through the appreciation of falling. A wise man once shared, “it’s not how many times one falls, it how many times one gets up”. A lesson in spirituality teaches that through the limitations of human carnality there is an inability to truly understand the imperfections of a woman and a man. Indeed, gravity suggests that all must fall. Traveling the emotional rollercoaster of life, one must hold on to the higher power of hope that offers answers to countless questions. Highest education should teach that there is a universal purpose, pattern, and plan which orchestrate the movement of all mankind. There is no chance or happenstance; there is only the consistency of spirituality. The human condition gives the drive and motivation to rise understanding the possibility of falling. Fast-forward to now, a man meets a woman, a woman meets a man, and they are subject to fall. This time, it’s called “love”, or perhaps a close facsimile. Falling in love is the ultimate fall for it provides an unconditional opportunity to give of oneself with no expectation of reciprocation. A better explanation is actually love falling within a man or a woman through divine inspiration causing more than a temporary sensation or temperature elevation. The day to day struggle to reach a common bond is not without distractions and obstacles. Hopefully, supernatural mathematics will cause one plus one to equal one. Moment by moment, together they fight the forces that may alter their path to soulful unity. Forgetting why they fall, they continually strive to stand. A special revelation gives the insight to see that the magnificent contrast of rising and falling magnifies the importance of living. 18 April 2018 WWW.THEVOICEOFSOUTHWESTLA.COM Volume 5 • Number 9

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