It’s Saturday again and there may be much to do or maybe little. Be at peace with your thoughts.
Here are a couple more quotes from Kahlil Giban:
“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”
“Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.”
“You talk when you cease to be at peace with your thoughts.”
(I’m not sure about this last one.)
Sometimes a Saturday can be a good day for just reflecting. If you’re out on the water, on a hiking trail, strolling a sandy beach, or just lazing in a hammock, let thoughts wander until suddenly there is the perfect life scene to reflect upon and then enjoy the journey. Happy Saturday
‘Two people were killed and 12 others injured after a man with a handgun opened fire on a bustling avenue in Toronto on Sunday night the police said. The gunman was later found dead.”
This headline this morning prompted today’s blog which is a slightly altered version of an August 1/14 post. It is actually the third time for posting this poem but somehow the times seem to warrant it.
In 1995 I wrote this poem called The Victim. It’s about crimes and war and unsound government, and the entire world possibly becoming victim to all of these things. And then thinking about the poem in a new light, I realized that it’s not only crimes and wars and unsound government that hurt people, but the way we treat each other on a daily basis. The sad part of all of this is the take heed part. If we don’t take heed, nothing changes, and if we do…can you imagine?
before their time,
of some heinous crime.
world’s worst foes,
of God only knows.
through sheer greed,
of abnormal need.
whose rule a hoax,
of the peoples’ votes.
Our planet Earth,
of our ignorance.
World, take heed!
The time has come
lest you become
Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgement…Romans 12;3
This post is a slightly altered repeat of an August 1, 2014 blog.
Whatever we are up to this Sunday, as we give thoughts to your plans and activities, may our thoughts turn to God in the midst of this day that he has made for us. Happy Sunday.
Here is something that caught my attention on Facebook yesterday. Sometimes we search for things to post and other times things just appear. This really gave me something to think about.
Stop! Right now, stop what you are doing and be still if only for just a few seconds…give in to the stillness.
In spite of any chaos around you or in you, give in to being still for this moment in time. Try to make this a habit, and eventually, at any time of the day or night while in the moment, a thought will occur about your life, the world, a problem; anything that has been robbing you of peace and serenity, and the brief respite will infuse you with hope, insight, and a new perspective.
Whenever possible, be silent and listen. Notice how these two words use the exact same letters to fulfill each other…be silent and listen.
In this moment in time hear what God says in Psalm 46:10 Be still and know that I am God.
For now, carry on…the rest of your day is waiting to be lived.
Some of us don’t always have the energy we need to fulfill the tasks set before us, and some of us become spiritually depleted. Even a weekend doesn’t seem to energize us. Here is a prayer from Norman Vincent Peale which I may have posted before but is always helpful. Happy Saturday.
A Prayer for Energy
Dear Lord, I need more energy and strength. I seem drained and tired and do not seem to possess what it takes to do all that I must do. I know that the wrong kind of thoughts can make one tired. Change my thoughts that they may be in harmony with your power.