The loneliness of the righteous

The loneliness of the righteous is not a good thing it is a curse. What I speak of is the unbending beliefs and character of a person devoted to teaching his children the right way to do thing.

Far too often we are left with a choice. The choice to do what is right, or what is fun and easy. More often than not the choice of right will leave you with little to no friends. I myself have made that decision several times, and because of it been left by friends, girl friends and family. I grow tired of the constant sight of the hurtful and cruel nature of this world. This is not how it was meant to be.

Because I will not compromise my character am I cured to wander this realm alone? Because I choose to teach my children to follow god and his way I face criticism almost daily. Sometimes I almost feel it is not worth it. I grow weary from the criticism, the harshness of my workplace, the evilness of this world.The world we live in is almost pure evil. Every time I help a poor person, or give someone a ride I hope and pray my sons will see a better way and not fall into the wickedness of this world.Teens these days hurting each other, having reckless relationships not caring of the consequences. The drugs, the crime. What type of world will my children have to contend with when the grow up? What is this world coming to? It is something that brings me down.Then Sunday when I am in church and I see the effect it has on my boys I know things will get better.Then one of my boys always says something like, “I love you daddy. “ It is suddenly worth it again.

The loneliness of the righteous

ChrisJewell

Shreveport, United States

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A story of one man’s thoughts and struggles

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