I love a Maya Angelou any day.
I’m sure I’ve seen this quote countless times but today I’m using it again to remind myself that I need to be careful how I say what I say on paper and otherwise, since people will always remember how I made them feel.
My intentions are not to make you feel good always, No! Sorry, if you expected that. As sometimes, you will need a wake-up call to change direction and that might hurt 😦
They are not to make you sad all through either, but to give you LIFE and you know Life is a mix of all things bright, beautiful, sad, lone and happy…the good, the bad and ugly like they say. Or LIFE according to the Bible, but whatever it is you choose, I want you to enjoy every remembrance you have of me that I met you and left you better.
That, Colleen, is the onerous work on every writer to give every reader something to stop and think about before taking the next step.
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You will always know a peaceful person by what they seek after. Mother Teresa refocuses our attention on one another, away from self. The Bible says “Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.”
If we love God the way it is commanded, then loving our neighbour will be easy (hopefully), because that neighbour is expected to obey the rule too (I’m praying they listen). But what happens when they don’t? Does it negate the truth that we have been commanded to love? Peace is an offshoot of the love in your heart. I couldn’t agree more with her…we belong to each other and the sooner we realise that, the better.
I yearn for world peace, but whilst waiting for there to be peace in the world, I will start where I am; and that is in my heart, then my home and the spread goes on and on. How about you?
And if you want to read more about Mother Teresa and what she represented, check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother_Teresa
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