“Surely the most enduring testament to the sagefromCapernaum is that he continues to hold hearts and minds in his gentle grasp.”—AUTHOR GREGG EASTERBROOK.
The g~e~n~t~l~e grasp of mind holding… hmmm, more complicated/delicate/(sensitive/smart-skill-set) and more hands/hearts-on than hand holding…the perpetual state of living in the compassion space/village of Capernaum…aka “village of comforting” (definition of Capernaum, “V.O.C.”,–Insight on Scriptures, Vol. 1)…
Those needing comfort (just about all-of-us-fellow-fragile-life) are also, those of us giving/administering comfort, huh?… and those comforted possess/(ing) capacities for comforting…and in-depth comprehension(s) and application(s).
In my daily life/my daily intentions…don’t wanna be the village idiot!;)
(Comforting (and being comforted) is not a waste of my life/day/time.)
26 Observe intently the birds of heaven; they do not sow seed or reap or gather into storehouses, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. […] (Matthew 6:26)
To the animals he gives food,To the young ravens that call out for it. (Psalm 147:9)
An observation: Do birds worry?! No, they are busy eating, singing, flying, soaring–being birdies, lol🙂
Worrying is paralyzing and damaging!… (and gets ya no where.)
“when” human“kind” (chooses compassion) …there is enough for everyone (to share)…🙂
the earth is rich!… full of plenty to sustain/maintain life… for birds, for people… for all-fellow-fragile-life!!… “when” man”cruel” selfishly mismanages Earth… misuses resources/abuses power…causing poverty, famine, hunger… and not just for food.
My positive outlook/Hope: ultimately/eventually everything will be alright… with compassion (and Divine Intervention) education!
enjoyed this past reading(s)…
The Bible makes many references to birds, often to teach valuable lessons. For example, concerning the ostrich and its incredible speed, God said to a man named Job: “When she rises up and flaps her wings, she laughs at the horse and at its rider.”*The ostrich is the largest living bird, and it is the fastest runner, able to reach speeds of about 45 miles an hour (72 km/h) for short bursts. (Job 39:13, 18) God also asked Job: “Is it by your understanding that the falcon soars, . . . or is it at your order that an eagle flies upward?” (Job 39:26, 27) The lesson? Birds perform their feats without any help from us. Their abilities testify to God’s wisdom, not ours. [excerpted “Observe Intently the Birds” Awake! 2014]
What i’ve come “to learn” through Bible study/practice (through the years)…is putting my personal preferences aside… and attempting to do “God’s” Will (and not just live by my own selfish will/desire/limited understanding/perspective of things/life)… aka living to the best of my abilities in harmony with the unfolding, progressive Divine Purpose… aka compassion, etc…things turn out alright & PEACE is found!:)
My experience: “there is more happiness in giving than there is in receiving.”
Check it out IF You🙂 choose…(further reading and research)…matthew/6/
Guess who? Got Hot Coco… with mini marshmellows!!:)…”mellow” out:), ya, i know, it’s technically spelled “marshmallow”… IDK IF? it’s a “New England” (Somerville, Massachusetts) thing (accent) or a kid thing, but have been saying “marshMELLOWS” my whole life (in and out of Massachusetts)… either way–it’s YUMMY and sweet!! to me…a favorite cold weather treat… that brings back warm, happy, childhood (and Other) memories playing in snow, etc. (Thank You Chato for my Coco!)
When You have offspring (kids/teens), it’s fun to relive/share some healthy/in moderation (healthy for body/mind) stuff with them.
Isn’t hot coco suppose to be good for you?!;) (in moderation and IF no food/lactose intolerances or Diabetes, etc.) please, do your own research…i am enJOYing mine right now…
Sip, sip… wouldn’t it be nice IF everyone experiencing cold weather today had access to some hot coco with mini marshmallows or big marshmellows…IF they wanted some?!:) Wouldn’t it be wonderful to live in a world where everyone’s (healthy) needs are met appropriately and at the appropriate time?!
Perhaps, when we could all share (more) and care (more) and study compassion and unselfishly live it… there would be enough of everything for everyone earth-wide!:)