A friend recently shared this quote from James Finsley and I am still not sure what I think of it. On some levels, it rings true. We are not protected from the vicissitudes of the world, the “effluvia of the fall,” as Carson calls it. But then, I am not sure. Please leave your thoughts and comments. “The love of God will protect you from nothing, but it will sustain you in all things.”
No. We are not commanded to like anyone. From today’s Gospel reading: 13:34 [Jesus said,] “I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” We are not called to like others, but rather to love them. That is an entirely different and harder prospect.
I am fan of comics, you know that. A recent strip I came across is Zen Pencils by Gavin Aung. The premise is simple, he takes inspiring quotes and draws a comic to go with them. A few days ago I came across this very appropriate and apt Lewis quote from The Four Loves. I think it goes well with my earlier comments about the need to keep dreaming, keep loving, and keep living. “Love […]
Yesterday was our 20th anniversary. I am truly blessed, as I have said many times to E, she is the miracle in my life. She shared this quote that sums it up beautifully. “What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined for life to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to […]