Join us TONIGHT at 7:00PM for our Summer Wednesday Study Series, The "BEST OF..." "To focus on Christ means to focus on the goodness and power that lie latent within us, in order to invoke them into realization and expression. We get in life that which we focus on. Continual focus on darkness leads us, as individuals and as a society, further into darkness. Focusing on the light brings us into the light. “I accept the Christ within” means, “I accept the beauty within me as who I really am. I am not my weakness. I am not my anger. I am not my small-mindedness. I am much, much more. And I am willing to be reminded of who I really am." -A Course in Miracles by the Foundation for Inner Peace
The Least of These⠀
Another occasion when Jesus was asked a question and gave an answer quite different from what might have been anticipated is found in the sermon recorded in Matthew 24 and 25. The disciples came to Jesus and asked about the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem and the time of Jesus’ return (see Matt. 24:1-3). The conclusion of Jesus’ extended answer to this question referred to feeding the hungry, giving a drink to the thirsty, welcoming strangers, clothing the naked, caring for the sick, and visiting those in prison. He assured them, “When you did it to—or refused to help—one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!” (see Matt. 25:40, 45).⠀
This is connected with the questions that began this teaching as a picture of the final judgment. Throughout Matthew 24, Jesus presented more direct answers to the disciples’ questions, giving signs and warnings about the destruction of Jerusalem and the end of the age, but He emphasized the need to “keep watch” and live well in light of the promise of His second coming. In the first part of Matthew 25, the story of the wise and foolish virgins urged the need for preparation for an unexpected or delayed return; the story of the three servants introduces the need to live well and productively while waiting; then the parable of sheep and goats is much more specific about the tasks God’s people should be busy with.⠀
Jesus’ statement—that when we serve others, we are doing it to Him—should transform all our relationships and attitudes. Imagine being able to invite Jesus for a meal or visit Him in the hospital or prison. Jesus said that we do this when we offer that service to people in our community. What an incredible opportunity He offers to us in this way!⠀
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WHY WE NEED GOALS 💥
Goal setting is not easy and many be discouraging. Here are some reasons why we need to set some goals.
. 🌸 Purpose. Setting goals and achieving them makes us all feel better about ourselves. .
🌸 Mental health. Keeping busy and working toward something you really want and bettering your life keeps you away from dwelling on the past or giving in in to your thoughts.
🌸 Self awareness. It gives you the ability to put things into perspective and assess what is and isn't important .
🌸 Happiness. Working hard to accomplish your goals gives us a sense of euphoria when we accomplish them. Using our senses and emotions to create we have always dreamed of is exciting
Goal setting is not easy and many get discouraged. Here are some reasons why we need to set some goals.
Do you set goals or are you a go with the flow kind of person ? Let me know in the comments below
Io non ho paura di quelle che il mondo chiama “belle donne”.
Io ho paura delle altre.
Ho paura di quelle che escono di casa con un filo di trucco.
Di quelle che capisci subito se hanno passato una nottata in bianco dalle occhiaie che si portano dietro.
Di quelle che si legano i capelli con una matita.
Di quelle che si guardano allo specchio e sorridono perché non hanno nemmeno un capello al posto giusto.
Ho paura di loro.
Di quelle che si fermano sui dettagli,
su particolari tuoi che nemmeno tu stesso pensavi di avere.
Di quelle che sanno stare accanto agli altri,
ma non sanno come stare accanto a se stesse.
Di quelle che sono sempre di corsa,
ma si fermano ad ascoltare. Uno sconosciuto,
Ho paura di loro.
Di quelle che ad un
“Sei bellissima”, arrossiscono,
Di quelle che custodiranno gelosamente il Girasole che le hai regalato finché l’ultimo petalo non si sarà seccato e rompendosi cadrà sul pavimento,
perdendosi tra la polvere, sotto l’armadio.
Di quelle che non appaiono, non si vedono,
non si notano.
Il mondo sempre in primo piano.
E loro dietro.
Ho paura di loro.
Di quelle che sorridono alla vita,
tutti i giorni,
nonostante abbiamo migliaia di motivi per non farlo.
Di quelle che ti ascoltano davvero.
Di quelle che amano essere belle,
solo ogni tanto.
Solo per qualcuno.
Di quelle che sanno piangere.
Ho paura di loro.
Di quelle che per passare un’ora con te,
passerebbero anche otto ore in treno.
Ho paura di loro.
Di quelle per cui vale la pena restare.
E ho paura di loro, soprattutto,
senza dire una parola ti scelgono,
restano e tu sei troppo distratto per accorgertene, troppo concentrato a fuggire da non sai cosa.
Ho paura di loro perché di belle donne il mondo è pieno.
Una donna del genere, invece,
se te la lasci scappare non saprai mai in quale parte del mondo la ritroverai.
Se mai la ritroverai. ["Io non ho paura" - Abdou Mbacke Diouf]
We All get lost sometimes #bebrave#Understand
When you wake up, your whole world's flipped
It's just different, and you gotta, you know you gotta, you gotta go with it
And, that's just simply growing up
And not see it in a negative way
You have to see it as it's been given to you
I mean, as much as times can be crazy
You're gonna feel like that's where you're supposed to be
You're not going to feel out of place anymore
You're going to feel like that's where you meant to be
You don't have to pretend that it's easy all the time
You just let it go, and, and grow with it
And you can't hold on, to the old you, or the old this, or the old that
Because, you know, you change, and it's not changing in a bad way
It's just changing because that's what happens in life
You grow up, everyone moves on
You're just learning
You stay true to yourself
Changing isn't a bad thing, it never was
But at the end of the day, you know?
You're the same person
And, and where your heart is
That doesn't change
Happy birthday, though widely misunderstood. Your story has changed lives to this day. Some over dramatized your accounts, and other don’t agree you existed. The fact of the matter is your message was clear cut; Knowledge, Love , Honor, Assertiveness. So glad I was shown the rest of your story.👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿🙏🏿 - Sincerely, @Erikthechosenlightworker
열심히 정진중이신 저의 인친 @springbudk 님의 지목을 받아 스마일터치 릴레이캠페인에 참여합니다.
작은 움직임이 누군가에게 희망을 줄 수 있어서 기꺼이 동참하게 되었습니다❤️
[ #스마일터치_릴레이캠페인 ]
여러분의 밝은 미소와 따뜻한 터치는 희귀 질환을 앓고 있는 환우들에게 희망이 됩니다.
스마일 터치 릴레이 캠페인은 컬러가 담긴 미소 사진을 업로드 하면 게시글 하나당 1000원씩 적립되며 적립된 기부금은 추후 희귀 질환 환후들에게 전달될 예정입니다.
Your smiles and warm touch will be a big support and hope to children with rare diseases.
SK Wyverns 'Smile Touch Relay-Show Your Hope' Campaign. Post a picture with yoursmile colors in 48 hours. Each reply will help raise 1,000 won and will be donated to kids with rare diseases.