LIVING A LIFE OF GRACE

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WEDNESDAY’S BLESSING

Forgive often and always

Living a life of grace requires a constant effort to forgive those who offend us. That does not diminish the wounds afflicted on us, but forgiveness renders freedom from resentment, anger and jealousy. That may take time but the reward is infinite. Forgiveness heals and makes everything new in us and most likely others.

FINDING LIFE RICH

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For me, Sunday is rich and mysterious – a day just to breathe in the scenery of life; to thank God for His goodness and abundance on everyone.  Like David, I shall dance before the Lord with all my might. (2 Samuel 6:14)

I hope you will find time to do what you really want to do today and throughout this new week.

God Bless You!

LEARNING FROM CONFUCIUS

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Continuing on an expose of Confucius’ life.

Confucius contributed to the world a philosophy of universal harmony which is very lacking today.  He had a genuine desire to bring peace and prosperity to all people, especially his fellow Chinese.

He was deeply rooted in virtue, ethics and proper behavior.  He established 4 virtues:  benevolence, moral wisdom, righteousness and honoring traditions.  He taught that “once we understand our shared humanity, we open ourselves up to feelings of altruism, respect for one another, and even friendship.”  Where is that today around the world?

“The man of virtue is not left to stand alone.  He who practices it will have neighbors.”

Confucius spent his life promoting this philosophy which is still a foundation for the Chinese people. 

 

O TASTE AND SEE

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“Life is always a rich and steady time when you are waiting for something to happen or to hatch.”

–E. B. White

Sipping on fresh pressed coffee helps me to taste and see that the Lord is good!  My future comes one day, one step, at a time.  I may have laundry to do or something else to invest in my tomorrow.  Whatever transpires throughout the day reminds me that being alive is a grand thing.

What makes your day super?