"And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:
If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;"
This was cool to me today... I think that the "alienated" feeling has happened to me; and that is scary. Feeling alienated from God, from other people... who do you have left? It isn't a pretty sight. I like also the part about not being moved away from the hope of the gospel. I think that is the absolute core of what the gospel is, and when we start feeling hopeless and despairing... that is when we don't have the spirit with us. On the other hand, when we do have the spirit... it helps us with SO many things. Ideas for new solutions or things to try with everything in our lives... jobs, art projects, friendships... all of it. Sincerely, God is great to have around all the time. He understands everything that we do, like no one else really can. Let's work on getting unalienated today, and sticking with hope, and with God. :)