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The Giver of Wisdom

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the image is not mine

So I’ve got something to tell all you.  I know I shouldn’t be entirely proud of it, but it’s given me an idea for some good advice to pass on.

Almost every wicked-awesome idea I think of for The Golden Lands come to me when I’m praying.

Note that I don’t say “through prayer”, as in “I pray for cool ideas and then God gives them to me”.  Nope.  I get distracted during prayer, and that’s when I get the ideas.

Oops!

Now don’t get me wrong.  I’m sure that, even if I’m getting distracted at Mass (the service Catholics hold on Sunday), the inspiration may very well come from God.  God is good like that.  And I’m sure He wants to help me to become a better writer, and to create awesome stories.  And who better to help me than the Creator of Wisdom?  He’s the smartest person there is.  And He’s the greatest author there is.  Do you have any idea how complex and yet perfectly “plotted” the Bible is, all leading up to Jesus in the Gospels?  Over the course of thousands of years?  Every single prophecy fulfilled?  It’s ridiculous!

I cannot lie when I say that The Golden Lands is heavily inspired by and produced for God.  God finds His way into it, even when I’m not expecting it.  Even when I should be paying attention at Mass, or during prayers with the family.  But all goodness is from Him.  So if I get a totally awesome idea for the series, I’d better believe it’s from Him.

God’s the greatest author ever.  Ever think about talking to Him?  Ask for His help.  In my trilogy, The Saga of Montairyus (https://montairyus23.wordpress.com/), I have noticed a prominent difference in how gripping and beautiful my writing is, compared between the times I prayed before I started writing, and those times when I didn’t.

Pray before you write.  You’ll be surprised at the wonders He works.

the image is not mine
the image is not mine

Your AA,

Aul

The Light

My Friday thoughts bellow:

Maybe we would argue that we’re living for our husbands or wives.  Maybe our mom or dad, or a grandparent.  Maybe it’s a little brother or sister.  Maybe it’s our children.  Or a friend.  Who do you live for?

Whether we like it or not, it’s hard not to live for ourselves.  Selfishness is an unfortunate characteristic that tends to permeate the human race.  We all act selfish sometimes.  Maybe we think that’s okay; sometimes we need a little “me” time.  But then, that’s not necessarily selfishness.

Are we called to live selflessly?  Or are we called just to make ourselves feel happy, and we can help others whenever we feel like it, or when we feel that it’s right to?

Is life meant to be lived based off of our feelings, or principles?

Who do you live for?

The answer might be able to be found by answering “who” you live for, but maybe you should ask “why?”.  Why are you alive?  Why are you here?  Have you ever wondered that?   Do you honestly think you exist just because you exist?  Or do we all have a purpose?  Are we all meant to behave in a certain way?

I’m a deeply religious person.  All these questions have answers for me.  I may not always understand the answers, but they’re there.  I have a light.  My light is God, and the lantern that bears this light is the Church.

If you’re in the dark when it comes to these questions, maybe you should join the light, and be a part of the lantern.

Who do you live for?  Do you love for you?  And if you give of yourself to others, what part?  How much?

I believe—no, I know—that we are all alive in order to become a gift to another person.  Or a gift to many people.  We are alive, we are “why”, in order to live and die for each other.  The world’s about love.  I think everyone knows that.  I think most religions preach that.  You don’t have to be a Christian to believe that.

What’s love?

Doing what’s best for each other.  Putting the good of others first.  Giving.  Living.  Dying.  Fighting.  And most importantly, sacrificing.

Do you agree with that definition?  Good, then you agree with me when I say that love isn’t all about feeling.

Why love?  Take the words of my man SJP2: “The only kind of treatment that human beings deserve is love”

That’s right.  All humans deserve love.  And that’s the only thing they deserve.  Why?  Just ’cause they’re human and they can be loved.

image is not mine
image is not mine

Your AA,

Aul

More Than Just “The Golden Lands” on this Blog!

Just wanted to let you all know that, from time to time, I’m just going to write about whatever crosses my mind.  That could be some beef I have with our culture, tips and experiences about writing, religious stuff, etc.  I think it’s only right that I tell you, because I’m aware that recently I’ve only been blogging about my fantasy novella series.  And that’s because it’s going to be coming out very soon, most likely as an ebook.  But I just don’t want it to be a surprise when I throw an insightful post about a contemporary issue at you.

So stay tuned!  Lots of exciting, thought-provoking stuff on the way!

Your AA,

Aul