How can people profess to love God when being critical of others by making trouble for the next person taking the time to repaetedly submit affidavits in the hope of these being responded to? Consider this in relation to the latter part of 1 John 7:21: In love there can be no fear, but fear is driven out by perfect love: because to fear is to expect punishment, and anyone who is afraid is still imperfect in love. We are to love, then, because ho loved us first. Anyone who says, "I love God", and hates his neighbour, is a liar since people do not love the neighbour they see cannot love God, who has never been seen. So this is the commandment that he has given to us, that people who love God must also love their neighbour.
There are many instances of people judged unfairly, least not Christ himself, Philippians 2:6-11: His state was divine, yet he did not cling to his equality with God but emptied himself to assume the condition of a slave; and became as we are; and being as all people are, he was humbler yet, even to accepting death, death on a cross. But God raised him high and gave him the name which is above all other names so that all beings in the heavens, on earth and in the underworld, should bend the knee at the name of Jesus and that every togue should acclaim Jesus Christ as Lord to the glory of God the Father.
Philantrophic intermediary, suffice to say, considering Corinthians 3:1-6, "Unlike other people, we need no letters of recommendation either to you or from you, because you are yourselves a letter, written in our hearts, that anybody can see and read, and it is plain that you are a letter from christ, drawn up by us, not written with ink but with the Spirit of the Living God, not on stone tablest but on the tablets of your living hearts."
Carry on regardless being comforted by faith and the knowledge and assurance provided by John 14: 23-27, "if anyone loves me he will keep my word,
and my father will love him,
and we shall come to him
and make our home with him."
What Gives Me Hope
The following extract from John 9:1-41 displaying contrasting ignorance of man with omnipotence of God:
They brought the man who had been blind to the Pharisees. It had been a sabbath day when Jesus made the paste and opended the man's yese, so when the Pharisees asked him how he had come to see, he said, "He put a paste on my eyes, and I washed, and I can see." Then some of the Pharisees said, "This man cannot be from God: he does not keep the sabbath" Others said, "How could a sinner produce signs liek this?" And there was disagreement among them. So they spoke to the blind man again, "What have you to say about him yourself, now that he has openede your eyes?" He is a prophet, " replied the man.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
proclaim the contents
of John 15:14-17:
I shall not call you servants any more,
because a servant does not know
his master's business;
I call you friends,
because I have made known to you
everything I have learnt from my Father.
You did not choose me,
no, I chose you;
and I commissioned you
to go out and to bear fruit,
fruit that will last;
and then the Father will give you
anything you ask for in my name.
What I command you
is to love one another.
What/who changed my life and why
He is eternal as is evident from Christs' resurrection in my life.
Tempt fate until the day is done
Endure the cold to experience the sun
Fate may be cruel but also sublime
Offering as present part of time.
- H. Oliver
I am also reminded in this regard once again of the memorable words of John 15:23-27, "Peace I bequeath to you,
my own peace I give you,
a peace the world cannot give, this is my gift to you."