Pray don’t find fault with the man who limps
Or stumbles along the road,
Unless you have worn the shoes that hurt,
Or struggled beneath his load.
There may be tacks in his shoes that hurt,
Though hidden away from view;
Or the burden he bears, placed on your back,
Might cause you to stumble, too.
"For Jesus, there are no countries to be conquered, no ideologies to be imposed, no people to be dominated. There are only children, women and men to be loved."
- Henri Nouwen
There is a story told of a blind girl who hated herself because she was blind. She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. He was always there for her. She told her boyfriend, "If I could only see the world, I will marry you."'
One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her. When the bandages came off, she was able to see everything, including her boyfriend.
He asked her, "Now that you can see the world, will you marry me?"
The girl looked at her boyfriend and saw that he was blind. The sight of his closed eyelids shocked her. She hadn't expected that. The thought of looking at them the rest of her life led her to refuse his proposal of marriage.
Her boyfriend left in tears and days later wrote a note to her saying: "Take good care of your eyes, my dear, for before they were yours, they were mine."
This is how the human brain often works when our status changes.
Only a very few remember what life was like before, and who was always by their side in the most painful situations.
"I believe in God not because my parents told me, not because the church told me, but because I've experienced His goodness and mercy myself."
There are some things money can't buy, for everything else there's Mastercard. I'm sure you've all received their applications in the mail.
However, I'm here to advertise a different card. You see, my life is a product for others to see. I'm a card-carrying representative for the Master's Card. That's right, the MASTER'S CARD.
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