Anonymous asked: you smell
YOU DONT KNOW ME
YOU DONT KNOW MY LIFE
When someone wrongly accuses you
And feels justified to criticize and condemn you..
And you in turn feel the burning feeling of hurt, indignation, and pride. It cuts your heart..and you face the inevitable decision. You either retaliate or respond in love with the latter far less common.
But Jesus, wrongly accused, misunderstood, and condemned.. responded in love. He heals the first man to be hurt on his behalf. He comforts the women who weep. He says, Father forgive those that do know. And he tells his fallen companion, you will be with me in Paradise.
John Green, Paper Towns (via yesdarlingido)
apologies to all.
and plan C has always been tucked away so quietly and in secret so that no one may know unless God says so.
Whenever I try to do what’s best, people will get upset. I’m so sorry …
The starfish story (abridged)
Once upon a time, there was a wise man that would go to the ocean to write.
One day he saw up ahead a man that appeared to be dancing. As he drew closer, he realized that the man was throwing small objects back into the ocean. Then the following conversation unfolded.
"Good morning! May I ask what you are doing?"
"Throwing starfish back into the ocean."
"May I ask why?"
"The sun is out and the tide is low. So the starfish will die if they are not thrown back in."
"My good sir, you realize that there are many more all along the shore line. Would it matter if you toil here?"
The man threw another one in.
“It mattered to that one.”
“…Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.”