We all came into this wonderful world wearing nothing but our birthday suits, naked. We were not only thrust into a new world but came longing for the comfort of our mother’s love. Love quickly took us from a state of fear to the reassurance and safety within the arms of our mother’s warmth, tenderness, and sense of security.
While going through life, love is exhibited and validated by endless sacrifices and understanding. We long for this love internally, and we find great peace within its confines. We are expected to go into the world on our own and display this love to others we come in contact with. Along the way, we find soul mates and others we bond with in many different relationships. We have spouses, significant others, children, relatives, lifelong friends, workmates, fellow citizens, and even mere acquaintances. Each validates an inner need for the love of companions, friends, and strangers.
Life then gets a little interesting; we sometimes get distracted by things that really don’t matter as much: possessions, position, and personalities. We are distracted from our inner desires to share kindness, hope, and charity with each other. Often we find ourselves more interested in success than assuring one in need. We may overlook what really brings the content to the soul by moving with the flow in a hurry for things of the world.
When we have lived the life we were brought here for, we are faced with leaving this earth the way we came into the world, wearing the same birthday suit, naked. Those distracted by seemingly gratifying possessions, positions, and personalities learn that these are all left behind. Those who remembered the sacred affection first exhibited by a loving mother and the true happiness one receives by possessing it never leave naked but with a love that extends into eternity. No gift is greater, no rank is higher, and no feelings are more significant.
Yes, today, we are all feeling the frustration of a turning economy and are either dealing with it personally or know someone who is adversely affected. If we concentrate on what was lost, we are not remembering the naked truth. This is an occasion when we need to revert to a time we all experienced coming into the world naked and the comfort of unfailing love. Not all or even a portion of what our lives have or will be, is lost with the love of our fellow beings. Now is a time first to rebuild our love for each other and comfort those who may be in despair. Then together, we can rebuild what material things may be missing from our lives.
I need all of you, whom I have called companions, children, parents, relatives, friends, and strangers, to know I love you and am interested in helping you through these times. Publicly I thank my loving wife for being so incredible during these times. I thank my family and those on this site who I call friends. I thank a mother who introduced me to love and true happiness when I came to the world naked. May God bless you all.