Looking at the partial quote of John Donne’s “No man is an island, entire of itself”, I find truth in the implied recognition that ‘Every man IS an island”. You just have to find out if and how you are connected to the neighboring pieces of land.
For in truth, each person is accountable for his or her self. That is not to say that people should be, or are selfish. However, it is saying that, in reality, after all is said and done,—you are accountable for you. To that end, each person has to make a decision on what he or she will choose to do when a situation turns critical. Some will choose to be a friend to the end; some will choose to look out for themselves. But regardless of what “they” have decided to do—the choice is and will be theirs to make.
AP reports on Yahoo that a large ship [coverted to a skimmer] arrives in Mississippi to assist with the oil spill in the Gulf. Ship is reported as the largest skimmer to date. Follow this link to view video and see the report. Skimmer Ship
It is more about what you believe. I was reading in the book of Matthew (Chapter 8). A particular passage of scripture stuck with me, because it read true. “Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee”, the verse read.
The preceding scriptures were a couple of parables that described how faith operates. Basically, the requirement to make “faith” work is “belief”. As I re-read the scriptures a few times, I was fascinated how easy it was for some people to believe just because they do. One of the parables was about a centurion who asked Jesus to heal his servant who was some distance away. Jesus said okay, and had offered to go to the soldier’s house to heal his servant. Read More
There is a phrase that goes “outside looking in”. It usually indicates that either someone is not a part of an activity (even though they may desire to be) or they are somehow isolated from a course of normalcy.
This Thanksgiving holiday I encourage you to focus on the opposite. Focus on the “inside looking out” parts of your life – whatever they may be. Be thankful that you are not living on the streets and pray for those who might be that they would find shelter. Be thankful that you have food and give whenever possible to individuals or organizations who supply that need to others. Read More
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