Many think of themselves as being morally complete, and have no sense of need for truth and righteousness. It's personal, No time, Ego or I am just not the one. That alone is enough to let you know how great the need is.

I am a really nice guy and will do anything, within reason, to help anybody, but my fuse is a bit short.

I long since realized how bad people really are to each other. People never think about what others are going through. They push until you push back and then it is too late. But over the past few years it feels like I have been getting a bit week.

Just today, I was involved in an altercation over backing out of my drive. I will spare you the long story, but the other party did go to the trunk of their auto. On top of all that, after returning, another vehicle blocked my drive. I phoned the cops and the dispatcer says, it's been one of those days, I can't promise...............

I wanted to snapppppp... I hate to say this but I can almost understand murder;-)

That's just one day out of 51 years. The past seven years has been plaqued with incidents as describe above. So I am not coming across as a religious freak but as a person standing at the cross roads and in serious need.

In most of my writings, I am writing to myself, for myself to help save myself. So you can take it from a lesson learned. Had not it been for this kind of work, I would be somewhere pressing license plates or pushing up daisies.

I need help and the only safe place I know to get help is in the scripture. I have neither the time nor patience to make other deals.

"Ask, and it will be given to you . .." (Matthew 7:7 ). But God cannot give until a man asks. It is not that He wants to withhold something from us, but that is the plan He has established for the way of redemption. Through our asking, God puts His process in motion, creating something in us that was nonexistent until we asked. The inner reality of redemption is that it creates all the time. And as redemption creates the life of God in us, it also creates the things which belong to that life. The only thing that can possibly satisfy the need is what created the need. This is the meaning of redemption— it creates and it satisfies.

The true center of spiritual power lies in the tragedy of Calvary and the meaning of redemption.

I thank God for the others who have come before me and documented their journey, so I learn from them.

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