Here’s something for you Deanne . I thought these texts were a reminder of the true battle we face .
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities , against powers , against the rulers of the darkness of this world , against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Luke 12: 2-3
Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. Therefore whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed on the housetops.
Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life
Sometimes I am overwhelmed by the seemingly endless hatred and corruption in the world . This is how I see it :
Pray for each other . Even those we consider to be the” other ” and those we see as abhorrent need our prayers . Try and see God in everyone . Have no fear. Trust in God . Everything is part of the plan . All in Gods time .
One of the most insightful answers I have found to the question, “What is Ubuntu?” is contained in a reflection by a South African, Barbara Nussbaum, after the carnage of September 11. Her poignant literary style enlivens the concept. “Ubuntu”, she says, “is the capacity in African culture to express compassion, reciprocity, dignity, harmony and humanity in the interests of building and maintaining community with justice and mutual caring.”
Ubuntu is not just an African philosophy but a spirituality and an ethic of African traditional life. In his work, No Future Without Forgiveness, Desmond Tutu, describes a person with Ubuntu as one with self-assurance who is open, available to others and affirms them.
Even though African society has been largely eroded of this primal value, the kernel of its philosophy remains a veritable motif for the forging of global peace platform. In history, the Ubuntu spirit, whatever name it has been given, is the one that has propelled the world towards oneness in the likes of Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Theresa of Calcutta, Oscar Romero, Desmond Tutu, Joseph Stiglitz and Nelson Mandela.
They all embodied the Ubuntu spirit in the different contexts that they lived. It is however not sufficient that the Ubuntu spirit has punctuated history; it needs to be the default consciousness of humanity if there is to be a global culture peace.
Peace is never achieved through peace treaties and agreements because there will always be loopholes to circumvent the treaties, but through a deliberate and consistent commitment to the common good in the spirit of Ubuntu.
The above is an excerpt from Ubuntu, an African culture of Human Solidarity.
We are all weary Deanne . The world seems to be a hostile alien place, full of different factions fighting for control, of us, of our beautiful planet.
Sometimes in the fight for our freedoms, we may forget our ultimate goal is to be united in peace, harmony, mutual respect and ultimately love.
UBUNTU is a philosophy that may have originated in Southern Africa but it transcends race, color or creed. UBUNTU is about us, about being both totally human and at the same time recognising the spark of divinity to be found in each and every one of us.
To look into the face of your neighbour , whoever they may be and see not only yourself in just another form but also the face of God in that person .
We spend so much time looking at the lives of others whom we may feel are more privileged in some way than we are; not realising that our seemingly small lives have huge value, and in fact our small gestures of kindness and love can make the biggest differences.
We spend so much time pursuing “happiness ” and fulfillment we forget these things are found within ourselves and our unique ability to give of ourselves in love . This is where our true joy is. Loving others.
I found this and thought of” us ”
Life is beautiful!
There is more good on this earth than bad.
Remember the things that count, family, friends, a roof over your head, a warm meal shared with friends.
Lots of information Deanne .
There are countless articles on the internet and in libraries throughout the world .
I have touched briefly on just a few of them .
Always question and keep an open mind !
Gordon Brown has the last word ! Open to interpretation , very interesting speech with lots of key words .
Wow, Lots to sift through! People wake up they have a plan that must be stopped!
Wow, Gods grace is overwhelming as I prepare for The Real Walk To Freedom I am continually blessed…. @potus our hope is in the Lord may He protect you against the evil during this time @realDonaldTrump thanks for Keeping America Great and standing for good! pic.twitter.com/XGIPCgkIXa