If you express your belief through cynicism, cruelty, and mockery of your opponents, you have only strengthened their case against you.
Archives For March 2012
To begin to love our neighbors is at times the most difficult of undertakings, especially when we must begin to deal with those dark places inside of ourselves we’d rather forget or cover up with more dirt. To love our neighbor is to look beyond not only what we dislike about their character, but also our own vulnerabilities, fears, and scars. When we say to one another “I hate you!” we are actually saying “I hate what I cannot control.” To hate our neighbor is to expose our lack of wholeness. As long as we struggle with our hatred, we wound ourselves as with self-inflicted cuts, bleeding ourselves dry.
To love our neighbor is to finally accept that we lack control of our own destiny. It is at that very moment that we may take our first step forward, not over our neighbor, but beside them, where they belong. We are all on the same journey.
I LOVE JESUS because He saved my life, and because with Him i don’t have to pretend and be fake. And because Jesus accepts and loves me with every single mistake i make. And i don’t have to change a single thing! He takes care of everything just because i can’t!! I hate religion, because people and traditions fail us, and it’s not the way to go to heaven! And i want people to to experience everythng i’ve experienced with Jesus, and i want to see people let Jesus change them! i’m ready to occupy Jesus and watch the world CHANGE!!
Many of us are slaves to our minds. Our own mind is our worst enemy. We try to focus, and our mind wanders off. We try to keep stress at bay, but anxiety keeps us awake at night. We try to be good to the people we love, but then we forget them and put ourselves first. And when we want to change our life, we dive into spiritual practice and expect quick results, only to lose focus after the honeymoon has worn off. We return to our state of bewilderment. We’re left feeling helpless and discouraged. It seems we all agree that training the body through exercise, diet, and relaxation is a good idea, but why don’t we think about training our minds?” -
Sakyong Mipham (via fatherearth)
Love is here.
WHAT ABOUT JESUS INSPIRES YOU?