There was once a stone cutter who was dissatisfied with himself and with his position in life. One day he passed a wealthy merchant’s house. Through the open gateway, he saw many fine possessions and important visitors. “How powerful that merchant must be!” thought the stone cutter. He became very envious and wished that he could be like the merchant. To his great surprise, he suddenly became the merchant, enjoying more luxuries and power than he had ever imagined, but envied and detested by those less wealthy than himself. Soon a high official passed by, carried in a sedan chair,... Read more »
A request made to God never reaches him directly. The angels, his servants, are the ones that transmit your wishes, your prayers. Or maybe they don't transmit them, even, and many requests don't reach their destination. Why? Because entities sort them on the way. They examine your requests, and with some of them they say, 'Why take all that all the way to God? He's got other things to do than listen to these sorts of complaints. Throw them in the waste basket!' So, I hope that's clear. When you pray, you can address the Lord directly - I do... Read more »
One young academically excellent person went to apply for a managerial position in a big company. He passed the first interview, the director did the last interview, made the last decision. The director discovered from the CV that the youth’s academic achievements were excellent all the way, from the secondary school until the postgraduate research, Never had a year when he did not score. The director asked, “Did you obtain any scholarships in school?” The youth answered “none”. The director asked, “Was it your father who paid for your school fees?” The youth answered, “My father passed away when I... Read more »
If someone doesn't want to be a part of your life, why beg them to stay? Once you allow someone to walk all over you eventually they are going to start stomping on you, because that's what you've allowed. Don't allow someone to take advantage of you. If they don't see the good in your heart and no longer want to keep you around than allow yourself to let them go. You shouldn't have to ask someone to be in your life because someone who wants to be will be. Be the bigger person and never allow your last words... Read more »
Love is more than an emotion or a physical need. It's a touch or a word of encouragement and loyalty. Love is companionship and laughter. The freedom to share beauty and sorrow the need for two souls to understand each other to be gentle yet strong.