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Word Salad

I could make this poetic and interesting.But I don’t want to.As rambling and uncoordinated as it is, it will sure give you a picture of the mind that is not at peace.

Do I need to do bad to achieve good?

Do I need to create darkness to make light?

If I believe in God and his awesome power, am I convinced that He cannot do Good all by himself? So much so that He needs to do good thru the avenue of evil.

If I believe in God’s time being the best, does it make sense that I would seek to run faster than him? That I would follow short cuts to a place that he may or may not have said I will eventually get to?

If I believe His plans for me are better than any I can ever have for myself, then why am I planning to take a path other than his?

It is all rambling and mumbling. But at the end of the road we need to know what is morality? What is principle? What does it mean to take a stand? 

I am convinced that to stand with God is not to guarantee success and victory in the battles of this world. That is why Job will say “though he slay me yet will I trust him” or the three Jews thrown in  to the burning furnace will say “Our God will save us, but even if He does not, we will not worship your image”.

I might be too strict with myself, but I know for a fact that God doesn’t need to create bad before he can create good. He can do good all by himself.

So this is where I make my stand today; ” even if I don’t get that good I yearn for, I will not do wrong or take a short cut to get it”.

Crazy….?  God help me.

©Fr.

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The Dilemma of waiting

The dog…. O the dog…
You are the symbol of waiting.

They said you ate the fat bone
But only because you waited.

And I dare ask O dog

Is it because other dogs were blind?
Or because they were generous?

Patience is not complacency
Waiting responsibly is patience.

When you till the ground and sow
Then you wait for the harvest.

When you do the needful
Then you wait for success.

The “patient dog” has long been misunderstood.

He has been labelled patient
But could have been the runt of the litter.

To wait or not
To be patient or not

That’s the dilemma of today
The tragedy of the choice.
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©Fr

The process….

When we succeed nobody remembers our failures, when we triumph, they forget our battles and it’s bruises. When they see our finished structure, they forget we worked for it and paid the price.
There is always a process to accomplishment; hard work, perseverance, tenacious focus, vision, and most of all patience.

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“What costs nothing means nothing” Success is in getting up after a fall and trying again, and again and again until you achieve success and then your failures are forgotten.
Give it another try ,you never know.

©Fr

Life’s Flash Cards #2

This is a continuation from the previous post.

Death is not the end . It is rather the beginning of eternity.

Emotions are not weaknesses. They are fulcrums upon which we define our humanity.

Time is not unlimited. It is measured in the rising and setting of the sun.

Hope does not die. It lasts forever for he who so desires it.

Risk is not jumping off a bridge, hoping the water will save you. It is rather jumping off a bridge after making sure the factors that will aid your fall and cushion your landing are in place.

A drunk is not always wrong. Sometimes he says the truth that we don’t want to hear.

Being alive is not about sleeping and waking. It is about having an interaction with people and environment, being felt wherever you go.

Religion is not about mosques, churches, temples or other places of worship. It is about your personal relationship with God.

Expertise is not about knowing everything. Its about knowing enough of everything to have a meaningful conversation.

Sight is beyond what the eyes see. It is more about what the mind perceives.

Care is not about provision. Its about your being present when necessary.

Books may hold the key to knowledge. But life experience holds the key to wisdom.

Patience is not always rewarding. But it is always hopeful and fulfilling.

Music is not just about sound. It is about both sound and words.

Animal pets can’t take the place of human friends. No matter the argument you put forward, they are still animals and you still need to relate with your species.

Passion can’t be subdued. It always finds a way to boil over and give excitement when needed.

It is not hard to dress well. You are always addressed as you are dressed.

The sun is not just to light your path. Its there to tell you that “another cycle has begun, make the best of it.”

Your boss is not your friend. He/she is a “slave driver” that must make returns to his/her own bosses.

No matter how bad your day is take a minute to relive your successes and victories, your good times and great times. And in them find courage and hope to attempt life again on a positive note.