How strange it is…
We wish to earn loads of money, but we have the best of times only when we have just 10 bucks in our pocket..
We wish to wear high brands, but we feel most comfortable in dirty pyjama pants…
We wish to sit in taj and marriot with elite people, but we enjoy roadside vendor food with friends the most..
We wish to own big cars and go on long drives yet we talk our heart out only while walking down a long road..
Life is indeed simple..
Why make it complex by running after what never gives us joy..
Love life.. Take note of small things…
For when you achieve the bigger ones, you can smile and say..
‘I have lived it all’
A man died…
When he realized it, he saw God coming closer with a suitcase in his hand.
Dialog between God and Dead Man:
God: Alright son, it’s time to go
Man: So soon? I had a lot of plans…
God: I am sorry but, it’s time to go
Man: What do you have in that suitcase?
God: Your belongings
Man: My belongings? You mean my things… Clothes… money…
God: Those things were never yours, they belong to the Earth
Man: Is it my memories?
God: No. They belong to Time
Man: Is it my talent?
God: No. They belong to Circumstance
Man: Is it my friends and family?
God: No son. They belong to the Path you travelled
Man: Is it my wife and children?
God: No. they belong to your Heart
Man: Then it must be my body
God: No No… It belongs to Dust
Man: Then surely it must be my Soul!
God: You are sadly mistaken son. Your Soul belongs to me.
Man with tears in his eyes and full of fear took the suitcase from the God’s hand and opened it…
With heartbroken and tears down his cheek he asks God…
Man: I never owned anything?
God: That’s Right. You never owned anything.
Man: Then? What was mine?
God: your MOMENTS.
Every moment you lived was yours.
Life is just a Moment.������
Over the next series of post, I want to share some of the things I learnt a few months back on true Christian Spirituality. I hope they inspire you just as they did me.
Simply defined, Spirituality is the quality or state of being concerned with religion or religious matters.
Christian Spirituality is the life-long journey through which a person comes to discover Self in relationship to God and to God’s creation i.e. family, the Christian community, humanity, and the world.(Timothy W. Brock)
One of such expressions of true Christian Spirituality is LOVE
Love is a language everyone understands. Every race, tribe and tongue understands the language of love. As a Christian, it is what makes us unique, our ability to love without limits. Our ability to look at the cross and see the greatest expression of love and then apply that love in our day-to-day lives. From our homes, to the streets to our offices to the church, each place offers an opportunity for us to show and express what Christianity is to us. Let us face it. Christianity is all about love. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son..John 3:16”. It is the reason we are who we are. It is the reason we are called Christians.
I will leave you with some quotes by one person who in her lifetime personified this expression of true Christianity, Mother Teresa.
“Love is a fruit in season at all times,
and within reach of every hand.
There is a terrible hunger for love.
We all experience that in our lives – the pain, the loneliness.
We must have the courage to recognize it.
The poor you may have right in your own family.
Speak tenderly to them.
Let there be kindness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile, in the warmth of your greeting.
Always have a cheerful smile.
Don’t only give your care, but give your heart as well.
I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts,
there can be no more hurt, only more love.
I pray that you will understand the words of Jesus,
“Love one another as I have loved you.”
Ask yourself “How has he loved me?
Do I really love others in the same way?”
Unless this love is among us, we can kill ourselves with work and it will only be work, not love.
Work without love is slavery.
– Mother Teresa
Failure can be divided into those who thought and never did and into those who did and never thought – Reverend W.A. Nance
Someone once told me that the world has two kinds of people: thinkers and doers. They then said, “the thinkers need to do more and the doers need to think more” I have always tried to do both – reflect and act. When I have combined the two. I have greatly reduced the odds of failure – John C. Maxwell
Hello everyone, I just want to scribble down more inspirational quotes I have read this month.
It’s was becoming difficult for a while to believe in the things I was hoping for . I needed to take a deep breath, listen, read and be inspired by the Holy Spirit through the scriptures and the words of men that I should not to lose faith. For as a believer we walk by faith and not by sight. 2Corinthians 5:7
I have retraced my steps and I am walking on the path of faith.
Am I succeeding? Yes I believe so.
For if I was not succeeding, I will not be writing this.
So I want to share some of the scripture and words that helped me.
Maybe someone out there is going through what I went through. Doubting themselves and losing faith because the things they desired, prayed and hoped for still have not materialized.
These are very simple but powerful words that have motivated me and helped “ginger” my faith in God.
Hebrews 11:1 (KJV)
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
“Faith is what will carry you beyond the garment of human understanding.”
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr
“God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow or sun without rain but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way. If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.”
“I don’t pray for God to take my problems away, I pray only for God to give me the strength to go through them.”
– Jose Lozano
Don’t lose faith. God is on His throne and He is working everything out for your good.
I know I said at the beginning that I wanted to scribble some inspirational quotes. Ooops! Sorry! I got carried away…….(winks)