Week 20: Friday

Week20_Day5

1 Corinthians 13:13

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO BE…

…Proud…

…Angry forever…

…Bitter…

…Self-absorbed…

…Irritable…

…Spending it on temporary things.

What kind of person do we want to be when we get to heaven?

How are we preparing for heaven while we’re on earth?

We don’t belong here on earth.

We’re pilgrims coming from the land of the dying going towards the land of the living.

The painful circumstances we go through are just temporary. They’re merely tests in the University of Life that are meant to mold us. And we were meant to pass these tests with flying colors, to bring out the best in us….

We only have one life to live.

Let God mold you into a person of faith, hope, love.

And the greatest is to be a person of love.

Let God bring out your best that you may offer the best of yourself to Him when you see each other face to face.

The Dash

by Linda Ellis copyright 1996

​I read of a man who stood to speak

at the funeral of a friend.

He referred to the dates on the tombstone

from the beginning…to the end.

He noted that first came the date of birth

and spoke the following date with tears,

but he said what mattered most of all

was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time

that they spent alive on earth.

And now only those who loved them

know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own,

the cars…the house…the cash.

What matters is how we live and love

and how we spend our dash.

So, think about this long and hard.

Are there things you’d like to change?

For you never know how much time is left

that can still be rearranged.

If we could just slow down enough

to consider what’s true and real

and always try to understand

​the way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger

and show appreciation more

and love the people in our lives

like we’ve never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect

and more often wear a smile,

remembering that this special dash

might only last a little while.

​So, when your eulogy is being read,

with your life’s actions to rehash…

would you be proud of the things they say

about how you spent YOUR dash?

http://www.linda-ellis.com/the-dash-the-dash-poem-by-linda-ellis-.html

Let’s make the most of every opportunity to be

Faith-forwarders

Hope-givers

Love-spreaders.

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