Christ is not valued at all; unless He is valued above all. -Augustine
Luke 10:27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”
This is one of the main reasons today, why young men find this so difficult; must we open our “heart” to follow Jesus? As followers of Christ, we are supposed to give up all. And this in the world that is asking us to take full control of our destiny. Our man dominated culture of great self confidence, is now being replaced by the submission to God and to God confidence, God dependency and God centered lives.
To love means to open oneself, to make yourself vulnerable to someone else’s ideas and plans. Ironical this change has made me better father, better husband and better friend.
My wife use to say “Its better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all” Now that we have been married for nearly 18 years she says this no more. And the reason why; its that one gets use to the love, begins to trust the person and feels comfortable in their presence. This comes with maturity and experience acquired as we share our lives with each other.
Yes the Bible does portray us (Christians) as the Bride of Christ but it also shows God as the God the Father who cares for his children. His love is deeper and wider and more meaningful that we could understand, yet even though we are so low in our ability to understand him he is not shy in his abundance of his revelation.
What does Jesus mean to you, are you ashamed of the Cross? Or do you testify to its power to save and transform.
Defend the Word
“I think that if God forgives us we must forgive ourselves. Otherwise, it is almost like setting up ourselves as a higher tribunal than Him.”
― C.S. Lewis
Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical. - Blaise Pascal
Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it. - Blaise Pascal
There are only two kinds of men: the righteous who think they are sinners and the sinners who think they are righteous. - Blaise Pascal
The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing. - Blaise Pascal
Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary. - Blaise Pascal
My objective has been to find the wonder of life, and to get this I try to find beauty in “ordinary” depth in “everyday” meaning in each day’s start. Life is full of great reaches; don’t waist it on running after the experiences nor material possessions, nor some worldly recognition but you will find reward in the number of lives you have touched – Defend the Word
Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on its truth and it proves false? If you gain, you gain all; if you lose, you lose nothing. Wager, then, without hesitation, that He exists.
There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t.
Do you wish people to think well of you? Don’t speak well of yourself.
Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.