why can’t i just go about my business, my life…and forget about you!!
you can’t help it, can ya?? (nope)
bunnies can’t help being bunnies (fluffy/cuddly)
crocodiles can’t help being crocodiles (snappy)
and butterflies, butterflies
would it be nice IF i could just FLY away……………………………………………………………..ugh.
flowers can’t help being flowers (fragrant)
and plants, plants
doggies, doggies and
everybody’s hungry, thirsty, whatever, whatever…
spiritually, physically and emotionally/mentally
i sound so arrogant!…i know (aka understand to some degree) compassionately caring/and/or giving is another word for “privilege.” Cause the capacity to care (help) be aware…on a deeper level…(i think) springs from a vast (spiritual) wealth.
5/5/17 @ 9:29 p.m.
believe me, i am really nothing
(just caring (may be cause i can)/doing what i should be)
and maybe i should being doing MORE…(being kind-er to all kinds, etc) justice means…compassion; (i think/feel.)
5/5/17 @ 9:33 p.m.
God, just writing this (post)…i am? so self-absorbed..i am making myself sick.
Senseless suffering of fellow-fragile-life…earth-wide has me sad at the moment and i’m fighting tears…the “temporary” nature of it all brings me solace.
Look around, look around…You don’t have to look too far or too wide to see the injury fellow humans inflict on each other constantly (physically or psychologically, etc.).
Can we all stop! Get along! Show Love and Compassion. And “try” to forgive.
(We would all feel so much better…and cry less.) and maybe–Laugh More:)
No matter what our pain, or plight…Couldn’t we all use a JUST hero?!…who compassionately pleads/works tirelessly…for all of us including the cause of the lowly, the lost, the burned and the maimed, the forgotten and the unpopular, the powerless, and helpless, and hungry, and “for whoever has no helper”…
“Remember that there is only one important time and it is Now. The present moment is the only time over which we have dominion. The most important person is always the person with whom you are, who is right before you, for who knows if you will have dealings with any other person in the future? The most important pursuit is making that person, the one standing at you side, happy, for that alone is the pursuit of life.” Tolstoy
Be brave, be compassionate..Now! is the Time to Act. Be kind to All-Fellow-Fragile-Life and try to do the right thing anyway (aka unselfish)! Then…do it again tomorrow..IF it comes for me/You;) And sleep with Peace and without regret tonight.
(contemplations of a worrier (or is it warrior?? of compassion-lol;)))
“Living things have done everything we want to do, without guzzling fossil fuel, polluting the planet, or mortgaging their future.” [Notes the book Biomimicry—Innovation Inspired by Nature]
Some years ago, a man well-versed in evolution interviewed people who accepted the theory. He said: “I discovered that most believers of evolution are believers because they have been told that all intelligent people are believers.” Yes, when educated individuals express their atheistic views, others are dissuaded from giving God the credit he deserves as the Creator.—Proverbs 14:15, 18.
Have scientists come to their conclusions because facts and evidence point that way? Hardly! We are surrounded by evidence of a Creator. Regarding him, the apostle Paul wrote: “His invisible qualities are clearly seen from the world’s [mankind’s] creation onward, because they are perceived by the things made, even his eternal power and Godship, so that they [unbelievers] are inexcusable.” (Romans 1:20) The Creator left his imprint on his handiwork. Paul is thus saying that from the start of mankind’s existence, it has been possible for humans to ‘perceive’ evidence of God’s existence by means of the visible creation. Where is this evidence?
We see evidence of God in the starry heavens. “The heavens are declaring the glory of God,” says Psalm 19:1. “The heavens”—the sun, moon, and stars—testify to God’s power and wisdom. The sheer number of stars fills us with awe. And all these heavenly bodies move through space, not aimlessly, but according to precise physical laws. (Isaiah 40:26:
“Lift up your eyes to heaven and see.
Who has created these things?
It is the One who brings out their army by number;
He calls them all by name.
Because of his vast dynamic energy and his awe-inspiring power,
Not one of them is missing”)
Is it reasonable to attribute such order to blind chance? Significantly, many scientists say that the universe had a sudden beginning. Explaining the implications of this, one professor wrote: “A universe that eternally existed is much more congenial to an atheistic or agnostic [view]. By the same token, a universe that began seems to demand a first cause; for who could imagine such an effect without a sufficient cause?”
Do hard heads need hard hats?? 🙂
We also see on the earth evidence of God. The psalmist exclaimed: “How many your works are, O Jehovah! All of them in wisdom you have made. The earth is full of your productions.” (Psalm 104:24) Jehovah’s “productions,” including the animal creation, bespeak his wisdom. […], the design of living things is such that scientists often seek to mimic it. Consider a few other examples. Researchers are studying antlers, with the goal of building stronger helmets; they are looking at a species of fly that has acute hearing, with a view toward improving hearing aids; and they are examining the wing feathers of owls, with the idea of improving stealth airplanes.
Did i realize my heart has eyes??:)
Whether you look at the heavens above or gaze at creation right here on earth, the evidence of a Creator is clear. (Jeremiah 10:12) We should heartily agree with the heavenly creatures who cry out: “You are worthy, Jehovah, even our God, to receive the glory and the honor and the power, because you created all things.” (Revelation 4:11) Yet, many scientists fail to see the evidence with ‘the eyes of their heart,’ even though they may marvel at the design in things they see with the eyes of their body. (Ephesians 1:18) We can illustrate it this way: To admire the beauty and design in nature and deny the existence of a Great Designer is as illogical as admiring a magnificent painting and at the same time denying the existence of the artist who transformed a blank canvas into a masterpiece. (my highlights …excerpted readings: Who are Giving God Glory Today? w 2004)
oh Yeah, i may be a nobody...but these words You are reading right now needed somebody to type, huh?!:)
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, WHY You sitting???
Get up and M-o-V-e!!!:)
However, become doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves with false reasoning. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, this one is like a man looking at his own face in a mirror. For he looks at himself, and he goes away and immediately forgets what sort of person he is. But the one who peers into the perfect law that belongs to freedom and continues in it has become, not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work; and he will be happy in what he does. (James 1:22-25)
You know what you gotta do: move it, Work It!:)
Extolling Jehovah/Yahweh, Moses wrote: “The Rock, perfect is his activity, for all his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness, with whom there is no injustice; righteous and upright is he.” (Deuteronomy 32:3,4) Every expression of Jehovah’s justice is flawless–never too lenient, never too harsh. ~excerpted Drawing Close to Jehovah
Check it Out: Excerpted from Barry Rice http://www.sarracenia.com/astronomy/remotesensing/physics040.html
– a scientist in love with the Earth and stars –
A beam of light that contains a broad, smooth distribution of photon wavelengths is called a “continuum spectrum.” This spectrum is familiar as the broad wash of colors in a rainbow. The figure above graphs intensity (the number of photons at each wavelength) vs. wavelength for a hypothetical continuum spectrum. Notice the line is smooth and continuous–hence the name, continuum spectrum. The rainbow-like bar of color shows how the visible portion of such a spectrum appears.
Continuum spectra are produced by the thermal energy of the radiating source.
Say we were to graph…our personal justice intensity aka warmth/compassion/thermal energy…where do we fall along this continuum spectrum of “never too lenient, never too harsh” ???
Do our daily dealings put us in the middle of “never too lenient, never too harsh” ?
Am I one extreme or another: too lenient or too harsh?
Am I completely free from bias or favoritism regardless of social standing, color of skin, gender or country?
Am I swayed by outer appearance or wealth or bribe?
Is my sense of justice restricted to an elite few?
Do I exercise compassion/justice “never too lenient, never too harsh” to every sort of breathing-fragile-life that may cross my path daily?
Are all my ways justice??
Although the Hebrew word for “fatherless boy” is in the masculine gender, this in no way suggests a lack of concern for girls. Jehovah included in the Law an account about a judicial decision that guaranteed an inheritance for the fatherless daughters of Zelophehad. That ruling established a precedent, thus upholding the rights of fatherless girls. Numbers 27:1-8.
Jehovah himself became their fatherly Judge and Protector, the “one executing judgment for the fatherless boy and the widow.” (Deuteronomy 10:18; Psalm 68:5; Psalm 68:5) Jehovah warned the Israelites that if they victimized defenseless women and children, he would unfailingly hear the outcry of such ones. He states: “My anger will indeed blaze.” (Exodus 22:22-24) While anger is not one of Jehovah’s dominant qualities, he is provoked to righteous indignation by deliberate acts of injustice, especially when victims are the lowly and the helpless. (Psalm 103:6)
* Hoping to never lose…certain things (not talking material possessions whatsoever) & certain people & certain justice in my life…hoping You’re dancing or will give it a try…:)
Don’t shoo the morning flies away
nor swat mosquitoes in the evening.
Between the two, they fill the world.
So many, should you fight them all?
And yet, how short a time they live.
While they last, give in and let them bite you.
October, and a cold wind wipes them out.
You don’t remember then they ever were.
Han Yu (768-824)
Translated from the Chinese by Kenneth O. Hanson
Dancing to the intensity (of agape/compassion…such is my fragile bug-like existence.)
chirping and tweeting and singing…and screaming…do you realize??..what kinda responsibility it is to respond!!…
to hungry little birds crying for food and
at times, it’s…demanding
(too) emotionally distressing for me
i don’t want any birdie/person to starve or die of thirst…(not just physical hunger/thirst)
When it’s in my power to share, i do…it’s always in my power to care; do You?
i’ll always battle it: compassion fatigue…(the best i can)
compassion is justice
real justice at work
From a human standpoint, justice is often understood to be nothing more than the fair application of the rule of laws. The Book Right and Reason–Ethics in Theory and Practice says that “justice is connected with law, obligation, rights, and duties, and measures out its awards according to equality or merit.”
Jehovah’s justice, however, involves more than the cold application of regulations out of a sense of duty or obligation.
The breadth and depth of Jehovah/Yahweh’s justice can better be understood by considering the original-language words used in the Bible. In Hebrew Scriptures, three principal words are involved. The word most often rendered “justice” may also be rendered “what is right.” (Genesis 18:25) The other two words are usually rendered “righteousness.” In Greek Scriptures, the word translated “righteousness” is defined as the “quality of being right or just.”
When the bible says that God is Just, it is telling us that he does what is right and fair and that he does so consistently, without partiality. (Romans 2:11)
“Far be it from the true God to act wickedly, and the Almighty to act unjustly.” Job 34:10
Unselfish love is intrinsic to Jehovah God’s very nature. Such love moves him to be righteous, or just, in his dealings with others. But injustice in its many forms–including racism, discrimination and partiality–often springs from greed and selfishness, the opposites of love. Regarding the God of love, the Bible assures us: “Jehovah is righteous; he does love righteous acts.(Psalm 11:7) Jehovah says of himself: “I, Jehovah, am loving justice.” (Isaiah 61:8) ~excerpts Draw Close to Jehovah
Questions for Self-Examination:
Am I just in my dealings aka consistently unselfishly loving, fair and impartial with all??
Can I practice real justice anytime, anywhere, anyplace? 🙂