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Building a Castle of Love

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“Overtime, I’ve been building a castle of love.” Sounds familiar? It actually is. This is the first line of the song “Overjoyed” by the one and only Stevie Wonder.

More than the wonder of its maker, I love this song because of its meaning — love.

What is love, then? Some say, “Love is for the benefit of others at the expense of one’s self.” Others believed that “Love covers a multitude of sins.” Most say, “Love is the fuel that runs our engines.”

With different viewpoints, we can gather different answers.  Answers that best fits our emotional realization of what it really is. Now, what is it really for me? In what way have I made it constructive?

Tough question!  Why did I write this blog anyways? I have learned that by asking ourselves the most difficult questions, we will eventually find the right answers (if what we have are not) and thereby we learn ourselves better, turn out to be a better man, a man of purpose and meaning.

Honestly, I cannot have a definite answer, not just yet. For I live now in the world that is progressing and that I must humbly say, I am a work in progress as well.  However, after much careful reflection, more than the “what and how”, I ask myself why?

It is because, first, I was loved.

No one has ever displayed the highest form of love except Jesus– the epitome of love itself.  Who by the will of his Father came down to save us from the sins of our forefathers. What greater love could there be?

Second, I am commanded to love.

Someone asks Him, “Master, what is the greatest commandment?”

Jesus answered, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with your entire mind, with all your soul, with all your strength. And Love your neighbors as you love yourself.” 

Jesus answered, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with your entire mind, with all your soul, with all your strength. And Love your neighbors as you love yourself.”

Matthew 22:29-31

What a realization!  Someone said deal with the Whys in life and the How’s will follow.  It truly will and it gives us the confidence that we can build that castle of Love, overtime.

But what if time is not given us?

It’s either we build it now or never. I must say because now, is the only time we have.

 

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God and Man

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Consciousness of God

Is only known by man;

But go ahead, use logic;

Rebuff Him if you can;

But when argument is over,

You will see what must be true—

Were there not a God,

There would also not be you.

By B. Killebrew

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What Is…

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What Is…
What is within …
What is within the depths of my soul …
What is …

What created what is.

What lies without …
What lies in the serenity of a morning
hike through the forest, along side a
mountain stream, slowly and steadily
cascading a bed of mountain stone.
What is mighty and majestic as
the roar and tumble of the ocean’s
tide at storm.
What is as gentle as the touch of the gardener,
tending the rose.

What is …

Gentle, Calm, Mighty,
and Majestic from the depths of my soul
to the world around me…

God is All-Surrounding.

Magnificent, Unfathomable, Astonishing…
His vastness is beyond comprehension…
His mercy unceasing …
His love…undying.

By Robin M. Ferguson

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Look to This Day!

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Look to this day!
For it is life, the very life of life.
In its brief course
lie all the verities and realities
of your existence.

For yesterday
is already a dream
and tomorrow
is only a vision;
but today, well lived,
makes every yesterday
a dream of happiness,
and every tomorrow
a vision of hope.

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How Are You?

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Nobody wants to hear you complain;

Nobody’s interested in your aches and pains;

But if you are willing to stand still and listen

With a look of dismay as a slight tear glistens,

You will hear all about how someone else feels,

About where they hurt and about all their ills;

And your attention will earn you a brand-new best friend—

But beware… their tale of woe will ne’er end!

There’s no way to escape, once you show that you care,

So be cautious when asking how someone’s health fares.

By Elizabeth Ruth

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