Ci hanno detto che per amare gli altri bisogna prima imparare ad amare noi stessi. E ad amare noi stessi, ci si abitua in fretta.
Diventiamo, senza accorgercene, il centro attorno a cui gira il mondo.
Ma resta un'inquietudine.
Restano emozioni che non sappiamo decifrare.
Resta una nostalgia, una mancanza.
Un vuoto che non si colma.
Poi un giorno ti accorgi che tutto ciò che ti manca o a cui non sai dare un nome, può dartelo e dirtelo solo quel mondo.
Quello che non si aveva il tempo di prendere in considerazione perché troppo presi a rimanerne protagonisti al suo centro.
I was having trouble with this riff and my dad yelled out, "Practice that with your eyes closed." And suddenly I stopped thinking about which finger should be on which fret. It was just a pattern of hand motions. And it felt right. 😃
There were not many kings of either Israel or Judah who had the privilege of peace throughout their reign. In the same way there are not many of us who can claim to have a full life of peace - peace with God, peace with other people, and peace of mind. Yet having a life of peace is an attribute we all desire.
Asa was one of those few kings who did have a peaceful reign. We find that "the kingdom was at peace under him." (v 5) And, "The land was at peace. No one was at war with him during those years, for the LORD gave him rest." (v 6) It was not just an accident that there was peace during Asa's reign, nor was it chance or coincidence. Asa had peace because he "did what was good and right in the eyes of the LORD his God." (v 2) Asa put God first, not only in his own life, but also in the life of the whole nation. God came first at every step. He relied on the LORD at all times.
If we can put these same principles to work in our own lives, we too will be able to dramatically increase the peace in our own lives. We may find ourselves facing persecution, but we will be at peace with God and have peace of mind. So let's begin today by doing what is good and right in the eyes of the LORD.
Robert Prins # peace #peaceful#christadelphianvideo#sunset#bibletruth#goodandright#thoughts#thoughtfortheday
This past year has been a tough one for Sean and I, especially Sean. His accident was really the worst, most horrifying thing that we could’ve ever imagined. I’ve been feeling so grateful and in awe of his strength, optimism, and amazingly fast recovery lately, and also so grateful for the kindness so many people showed us during this scary time in our lives. Help someone out today, if you can. Ask someone how they’re doing. Actually listen. You never know how much somebody might need a little empathy & kindness.