INNOCENCE

HAVE YOU LOOKED IN THE EYES OF A CHILD RECENTLY?  SOMETIMES IT IS POSITIVE TO TAKE JUST A MOMENT AND LOOK AT “INNOCENCE” THROUGH THE EYES OF A CHILD.  INNOCENCE IS SOMETHING WE ARE BORN WITH.  INCAPABLE OF COMMITTING SIN, WE ARE BORN WITHOUT GUILT AND A SOUL, PERFECTLY INTACT. INNOCENCE APPEARS TO DWINDLE DAY BY DAY AS WE BEGIN TO AGE.  IN FACT, OFTEN LIFE IS SO DIFFICULT, WE LOSE ALL HOPE OF EVER REACHING OUT TO TOUCH INNOCENCE AS WE ONCE DID.   THE MORE sins we commit, the less innocent we stay.  

When I go to church is probably the closest I feel to innocence.  I feel like I have a new direction towards innocence when I go to church.  I feel that my soul gets purified, but prior to this, I feel regrets for all the mistakes I have made. Each mistake or enjoyment we have that is wrong to ourselves, carries literal “weight”.  “No matter how often we tell ourselves what we are doing isn’t hurting anyone, it still harms our soul of it purity.”

The regret I have are from the sins I’ve committed.  Perhaps I have hurt someone’s feelings and haven’t taken accountability for it. Perhaps I have justified my own sin and its burdens. Part of being innocent is being able to exercise forgiveness.  Before you can forgive others, you must learn to forgive yourself.  This requires honesty in your heart. Often the anger we are feeling toward others, is anger misdirected.  Perhaps underneath our blame towards others, we really blame ourselves.  Part of what creates innocence is knowing what simplicity is.  The innocent, our fabric of society, are always honest.  They aren’t capable of telling a lie.  They only know one thing;  how to tell the truth. 

My hope for each of us is that we can move as close to innocence as possible.  Have you ever noticed the more simple a lifestyle, the happier people seem?  You see, it is so true that the very things that can bring us pleasure, can often move us away from the feelings of wholesomeness and innocence.  Let us take a look at the definition of innocence now in our Webster Dictionary.  

Definition of innocence in the Webster Dictionary-1.  The state, quality, or fact of being innocent of a crime or offence.  2.  Lack of guile or corruption 3.  used euphemistically to refer to a person’s virginity. 

Daily Wisdom Words Definition of innocence-the feeling a child has before the process of corruption.  

Onc of the saddest things I ever have seen is a child approximately six years old, dressed in clothing barely bigger than that for a toddler in military outfits and a gun they are holding in their hand.  Their innocence they have such a limited time to enjoy anyway, is taken from them.  These children are victims of the saddest situation of all:  Wars they are forced to fight when they are taught to by adults. 

There are many ways to rob the innocence of a child.  When I see abuse or what I suspect is abuse with a child, my heart wrenches.  It is so very wrong, and the person administering the abuse is mentally sick themselves.  My point today on writing about innocence is enjoy it.  Relish is the feeling of innocence.  Consider more simplicity with your lifestyle.  The guilt associated with the pleasure we feel when we do something for short-term gain knowing no matter what justification we use that it is wrong, create the consequence of guilt.  Feeling guilt means you know the difference between right and wrong.  This is the opposite of violence.  

One  last thing I want to mention is the horrific acts that rob children of their innocence which go on in our world.  An act of violence as part of War is the most common of these violations and atrocities.  The most relevant of these cruelties towards children are the following:  1.  Recruitment of a child into war.   2.  Use of children in war. 3.  children being taught  how to kill. 4. sexual violence imposed on them 5.  abduction of a child. 6.  attacks on children when schools are bombed and hospitals demolished.  We can help to change this.  If each of us simply does one thing, (just one), I believe we can make changes for children helping them  from all six things I just listed.  You get more back than what it costs to give to a charity inside.  Perhaps you don’t have money.  Volunteer your time.  “Time can be our greatest ally or your worst enemy.”  We choose this. 

I wish in no way to lead others to believe I give of myself except through donations to charity and what I write.  I take the easy way out with prayer and send money to UNICEF for children, feeling most sorry for those children attacked in Syria during Chemical Warfare ordered in countries such as Syria by the leader of the country himself.  Life doesn’t have to be this ugly.  Let us do all we can to help others in small ways and big.  This is the closest you come to that amazing feeling of “innocence” with each good deed you do.  Do not confuse the feeling of innocence with naivety.  When we come closest to innocence, it is when we take positive action.  Thanks so much for reading.  Samantha Leboeuf

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