How to be Less White Book Review

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                                        How to be less White                            White Fragility Book Review  I used to love reading books, but in the last several years I have not read that much. So my goal for 2021 is to read one book a month. For the month of March the book I chose was White Fragility by Robin Diangelo that I bought at my local Target.     The reason I chose this was because It was on the New York's best sellers list and I wanted to see what people were consuming lately with the high race tensions in America. This book is geared towards White liberals. I am not a woke liberal in fact quite the opposite. So me going into reading this,  I am coming in with a critical mindset from the beginning.        I am coming with the perspective of a Conservative Christian.  The book had some good insights. Very few, but I am a learner and can learn from almost anything or any situation. I agree that there is Systemic Racism. I agree that it is embedded into society.

God is Beauty

                         God is Beauty



   I was walking by the beautiful lake today early in the morning. Usually if I walk it is in the afternoon, because I am not a morning person, but how different it is to walk in the morning compared to the afternoon. There is a whole different essence about it. The waters were more sparkley and alive. I could smell the lake more vividly. It was complete Beauty.

  As I walked and enjoyed this beautiful eye feast. I pondered about God's magnificance. His creation. 

For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. Romans 1:20


 Yet there are people out there looking at all this beauty and saying Meh to God. Really? They worship the creation instead of the Creator. I feel  sad of how much they are missing out. It's like being in awe of the rain without the rainbow. Or admiring the sun with out ever seeing a Sunset.  

   It reminds me of when I was a child and my family was trying to teach me about death strictly through nature's eyes. They read me a book about a leaf and how it returns to the earth. I was left empty and even a bit scared. It brought no comfort or joy to me. I wished they would have read a book about heaven instead of a shriveled up leaf with no hope but ashes. 

   As I was walking along the beach one day, admiring the beautiful rocks, I collected some and but them in a bag. I marveled at their beauty. I noticed a very pretty terrecotta rock that stood out in the sand. It was beautiful and it stood out, yet I felt like it was missing something. It reminds me of a beautiful woman from the outside adored in wonderful clothes and looking flawless. Yet without God, is still lackluster just like that rock. Even though it stood out and got my attention I wondered what what missing from the rock. It was the glow, the shine that was missing. It could not compare the clear crystal rock I found that glowed from within. That glow my friends is the HolySpirit. Without the holyspirit everything turns lackluster. True Beauty is gone. Nature is beautiful but when you have your supernatural Glasses on you have a whole new upgrade in your vision.

  If you think nature is lovely in it's current form. Just wait till what the New Earth will be like that the bible talks about! 

One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD And to meditate in His temple. Psalm 27:4

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