As I revised (rewrote) Asylum, I had the privilege of interacting with some of my characters I hadn't seen in a while. Yes, I realize I'm talking about them like they are real people, and yes, I know they are not. In my head, though, they are fully manifested. I see them, hear them, know them. That's just one of the cool things about being an author. We're all a little crazy.
A faction I created with a presence throughout most of my series is the Ghosts. They are amazing people who stand for truth in a universe that will fall for anything. They cling to justice and righteousness, even in the face of death. They fight for honor in the name of the Crown, hoping to leave behind a better place for future generations.
I stumbled across a beautiful verse from Romans today that suits this faction perfectly.
"Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor." Romans 12:9-10 ESV
That's a good charge, don't you think? Something we all can adopt, regardless of the beliefs we hold. If we all tried to practice these things, I think the world would be a much better place.
As I observe people slinging insults and rudeness about which "side" is better, it crushes my soul. There's a much bigger war here to fight, and it doesn't involve petty arguments.
Love genuinely. Everyone is worthy of love. Hold fast to the goodness and light. And I love that last part... OUTDO one another in showing honor.
Puts it all into perspective, doesn't it?
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