Hey good woman I found a piece in my search for truththat brings closer then farther I hope you enjoy the spirit like I doI like to read it while I listen to Stevie Wonder's "If You Really Love Me" to get the full effect.
The Strength Of Love
Then said Jesus,"Father, forgive themfor they know not what they do"-Luke 23:34
If we are to call ourselves Christianswe have better avoidintellectual and moral blindnessthroughout this world.
And even if we die herewithout having to receive the earthly promise,he shall lead us down that mysterious road called deathand at last to that indescribable citywhere he has prepared the way for us.
His creative power is not exhausted by earthly life,nor is his majestic love locked withinthese limited walls of time and space.
Would this not be a strangely irrational universeif death were a blind alleyleading the human race into nothingness?
God through Christ has taken the sting from deathby freeing us from its dominion.Our earthly life is a preludeto a glorious new awakening,and death is an open doorthat leads us into eternal life.
The Christian faith makes it possible for usto nobly except that which cannot be changed,to meet disappoint and sorrow with an inner poise,and to absorb the most intense painwithout abandoning our sense of hope,for we know, as Paul testified
"In life or in death,in Spain or in Rome,that all things work together for goodto them that love Godto them who are the called..."
- Love in ActionMartin Luther King Jr. 1963
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