"Remember! Remember the Fifth of November,The Gunpowder Treason and Plot.
I know of no reason why the Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot!"
The quote of the traditional rhyme that immortalized Guy Fawkes evokes what I hope is a sense of nostalgia and anticipation. V for Vendetta did an excellent job, I think, of telling the story that is true throughout history, that ultimately it is quite ordinary people that must decide and act for what is Right, so that Right triumphs in the everyday battles that comprise the fundamental conflict between Good and Evil.
In the past week I enjoyed re-reading Deep Wizardry, by Diane Duane. It is an inspiring story of sacrifice and courage, filled with awe-inspiring elements of mastery and tantalizing tastes of home and family.
Excuse me, I gush.
I mention both of these stories as the illustrations of my intention for life:
A life lived with purpose, using the gifts of every kind that I have been given to advance the Kingdom of God throughout the world, in my life and in the life of those around me. A life that embraces risk and sacrifice, not focused on success but committed destiny and becoming all that my Creator made me to be.
This blog, BXDS, will be, among other things, the record of that life. It will be a place to remind my friends (and if any of this resonates with you, be assured, you are my friend) while reminding myself of What is important, and even more, Who is important.
Until we meet face to face, God keep you.
"For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. " Ephesians 6:12, ESV