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FAITH

Faith is something that each and every Christ follower should have. Not only Faith in the Lord, yet, Faith in yourself, Faith in your family, Faith in your significant other, Faith in your friends, Faith in every aspect of your life. Peace be with you all!



MATTHEW 5:7


Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.


Have you ever made a mistake and it seemed that another or others never let it down? Or has someone you know, or you heard of did something to you or others that you felt was a wrong?.....


“To err is human, to forgive divine” (Alexander Pope 1711)

The verb "err" means to do something wrong; to make a mistake is "to err". "To err is human" because all people ("humans") make mistakes. "To err is human, to forgive divine" says we should try hard to forgive others because all people are human and make mistakes. Example: "I am still angry about what my manager did yesterday!" Answer: "It is best to just let it go;  to err is human, to forgive divine." The world of people is "human" and the world of God is "divine". God's special power to forgive people for their mistakes is called "divine" mercy. When we forgive other people we are acting "divine". "To err is human, to forgive divine" says that we are all human and we all make mistakes so we should all try hard to forgive other people when they make mistakes. Example: "I will never forgive my mother for what she has done!" Answer: "Don't be angry at her. To err is human, to forgive divine." (Because we use the word "is" in the first phrase "to err  is human" we do not use "is" again in the second phrase: "to forgive divine".) We are all people who make mistakes so to forgive others when they make mistakes is the right thing to do; "to err is human, to forgive divine."


.....In the big picture. It truly takes a bigger person to show mercy and offer forgiveness to another or others for a mistake or mistakes one or others have made.


God Bless!

20 FEB 2010






JAMES 1:17


“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”
  



Have you been graced with good gifts, perfect gifts? With these good gifts, or talents as men would call them. Do you use what has been given to you to effect good with others, your brothers and sisters, your community? Or do you use them for the purposes of evil, oppression, self-fulfillment, power and greed being one with Satan and his dominions? Each and every person has been graced with good gifts, perfect gifts. There are church leaders whom have lost their paths and walked in the shadows, pursuing greed and power versus serving the Spirit and fulfilling the prophecy of their good and perfect gifts. Each and every person are given good gifts, perfect gifts. Don’t let your greed, thirst for power or using others to effect evil against others to rule your life. Be bigger than the darkness. Use your gifts for the betterment and enlightenment of all.


“Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends, for it is one of God's best gifts. It involves many things, but above all, the power of going out of one's self, and appreciating whatever is noble and loving in another.”  (Thomas Hughes)


“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”  (William A. Ward)


“We should give as we would receive, cheerfully, quickly, and without hesitation; for there is no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers.”  (Seneca)



God Bless!

28 FEB 2010







                                                                                         1 JOHN 4:20

If anyone says, “I love God”, yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.


Being called a liar is strong in any connotation when it comes to loving your brother as well as God. Yet, this scripture holds truth. How does one come to love his brother? How does one choose to love thy brother or not? You can not love God whom you have not seen, if you do not love your brother whom you have seen. It would be awesomely simple if we all were omnipotent just like God. To truly know whether or not you should associate with your brother. Unfortunately, we are not all knowing. Therefore, the only way to truly love our brother is in knowing our brother. Oh yes, just watching someone from near or afar, is by far not the same as getting to know your brother. Getting to know your brother requires direct and personal contact. So show brotherly love, get to know your neighbor, your fellow church member, co-worker. Remember, love is universal, God is LOVE.



“A brother is a friend given by Nature.”  (Jean Baptiste Legouve)

“Blessed is the servant who loves his brother as much when he is sick and useless as when he is well and an be of service to him.  And blessed is he who loves his brother as well when he is afar off as when he is by his side, and who would say nothing behind his back he might not, in love, say before his face.”   (St. Francis of Assisi)

“I don't believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers.  It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage.  Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at.”  (Maya Angelou)


God Bless!


6 MAR 2010






DIVINELY INSPIRED