Proverb of the week:
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
Confucius (551–479 BC) was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher.
Contents this week
Proverb of the week:
Story of the week:
“”If you think it is,it must is.” Written by Ronald L. Riedell
“Quote of the week
“If you think it is, it must is”
Perspective of going to heaven is just a matter of opening your eyes. The message is universal and is shown by example not words.
The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand, just open your eyes and see it. One of my friends on YouTube posted this video. When I watched it, I really was not sure at first because, it was done in another language other than English. When I started looking at it again. Holy mackerel man; This is just like one of the most amazing videos I have seen in a while, just by simple things I do every day I can change the world.
The video starts out with a man walking down the street and water hitting him on the head instead of complaining about the drain dripping water on him, he simply moves a plant over. So the water is not wasted.
Then he sees a woman who seems to be angry because she cannot lift up her card over a curb. He proceeds to helps her lift the cart up over the curb.
No one really understands why he is helping.
A dog is begging for food while he is eating and he gives the dog part of his food.
He walks by beggars sitting on the sidewalk,there is a little girl setting there too, he reaches in his wallet and gives them all he has; people are looking at him in disgust.
The next day he goes returns, sees the plants growing. The woman with the cart still needs help and is unhappy. The dog is looking for another handout. The beggars are still begging and once again, he helps them all.
Finally, he walks by the plant that has grown and a butterfly is being nourished by it. The woman with the cart is happy. The little beggar girl was gone, who he though had died or was sick, because she was not there. (This is the tearjerker) To his surprise, as he turns around, sees the little girl in a school uniform, afterwards you see the little girl helping the other woman learn. The dog becomes his companion.
The whole time the community is a better place because of the little acts of kindness he has done for others, rather than complaining about what he sees.
He manifested a kind of heaven for himself and the ones around him, by changing the way he thinks and opening his eyes to the needs of others.
He humbly gave of himself, and asked for, or expected nothing, in return. He shared God’s love with everyone he met by becoming a living example of God’s love.
As the result of his own perspective and choosing to do acts of love, opposed to forcing his will on others by complaining, he opened the door to the Kingdom of Heaven and shared with others the way to enter in.
Quote of the week:
Humility, for example, practiced through obedience in our work and through bodily hardship, is a great help. If we avoid avarice not only by having no money, but also by not wanting to have any, this leads us towards purity of soul. Freedom from anger, from dejection, self-esteem and pride also contributes to purity of soul in general, while self-control and fasting are especially important for bringing about that specific purity of soul which comes through restraint and moderation. No one whose stomach is full can fight mentally against the demon of unchastity. Our initial struggle therefore must be to gain control of our stomach and to bring our body into subjection not only through fasting but also through vigils, labors and spiritual, reading, and through concentrating our heart on fear of hell and on longing for the kingdom of heaven.
St John Cassian, On the Eight Vices, On Control of the Stomach.
And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.