34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
– John 13:34-35
It’s 4 : 14 PM on day 2630 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Isaiah 12:4 and spent time with family – this weekend is reserved for family work and the world can wait.
Yesterday in a beautiful ceremony we welcomed into the family Mrs. Shwetha Varghese, my cousin’s wife, I’m just so very happy I have a new person to love and to be loved by I have a feeling my new sister and I are going to get along famously.
“Maybe all of life is a school of love to prepare us for a life of eternal love.” – Reverend Ian Howarth
It’s 12: 41 PM on day 2602 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Romans 8:15, go to church and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet -raised $4 388 only $8 112 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot (thanks to everyone who has helped out so far)
Today at church it was basically said that love is the core of Christianity and that without a love of God and a love of others anything we do or say is meaningless and I have to say I agree with that wholeheartedly we were literally born out of love (the love of God and the love between our parents) and our duty in this life (and probably in the next) is to be the embodiment of that love.
“Kindness is just love with work boots on.” – Britt Michaelian
It’s 2: 41 PM on day 2525 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Isaiah 33:2, go to church – this morning we attended a Syriac Orthodox Service – two and half hours long (without consuming any food so that we could be as pure as possible before communion) it was a nice service (we are Syriac Orthodox we just go to Methodist Church sometimes because Father S can only come to our town every 3 months) – and have lunch
Yesterday I came across a quote by Britt Michaelian that read kindness is just love with work boots on I loved that she’s absolutely right kindness is just love with work boots on….. kindness is love in action.
The true meaning of love is not to possess – that’s what I realizing
It’s 1 : 14 PM on day 2524 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Habakkuk 3:17-18, have breakfast and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – raised to $2 875 only $9 625 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot.
Today I was reminded that to love truly is to love without conditions or expectations – people, like you, are flawed and prone to mistakes so the best way to love them is to love them as they are without conditions or expectations and if you can’t then choose to let them go because really life is too short to hold anyone a prisoner of your conditions or expectations.
All of us are made in love and eventually we return to love – that’s what I realized
It’s 1 : 07 PM on day 2469 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Matthew 6:21 have breakfast, and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – Priyachechi donated $25 yesterday and Anonymous donated $25 today (thanks to them both) which brings the total raised to $150 only $12 350 more to raise in 364 days to help 50 kids with clubfoot (it won’t be easy but we can do this i know it).
Recently I realized that all of us are made in love and eventually, no matter how distracted we get along the way, we return to love I think there comes a time in everybody life where we sort of realize money, power and fame are all nice to have but meaningless unless you use them to live in love and in service of others because in the end love is the only thing we can both leave behind and take with us.
Love covers over a multitude of sins – that’s what I’ve realized
It’s 11 : 22 AM on day 2458 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast, read Proverbs 10: 17 and learn a new word – Definitions for notabilia
matters, events, or items worthy of note.
Recently I realized that love, whether it flows from me or flows towards you, covers over a multitude of sins although I’m still trying to figure out if my intense love for some people is making me a walkover.
“Love is consistently showing up.” – Unknown
It’s 10 : 30 AM on day 2450 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, have breakfast, read 103: 17 and learn a new word – Definitions for keysmash
a random string of letters and symbols typed out on a keyboard or touchscreen, used to signal intense emotion in written communication: The photo of the actor was accompanied by a heartfelt keysmash.
Recently I read somewhere love is consistently showing up it’s my new favourite definition of love because it’s so true you don’t quit on people because you’re tired or because they’ve hurt your feelings you keep showing up for them either until they become the version of themselves that you know they are capable of being or until they violate one of your core values (the ONLY time it’s okay to quit on people and wish them the best is when they show no regard for the values you hold dear).
Love, much like energy, cannot be destroyed it can only be transferred and transformed – that’s what I’ve realized.
It’s 10 : 53 AM on day 2383 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Joel 2:12-13, have breakfast and learn a new word – Definitions for esoterica
1.things understood by or meant for a select few; recondite matters or items. 2. curiosa.
A while ago it dawned on me that the love I pour into the world always returns to me not necessarily from the people I love but from other sources some people I love have busy lives it would be virtually impossible for them to be calling, emailing and messaging me as much I do them but I continue just filling them up with love knowing it will come back to me from place and people I least expect.
How we treat our elders is a reflection of the people we grow up to be – that’s what I’ve realized.
It’s 11 : 38 AM on day 2346 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read John 3: 16. set my weekly and daily goals – lots to do this week and today – and learn a new word – Mellifluous [mel·lif·lu·ous] adj. Sweet or musical; pleasant to hear. “She had a mellifluous voice.”
Today I realized that how we treat our elders is a reflection of the people we grow up to be my parents and I often butt heads on a variety of issues but as I’ve aged I’ve grown in reverence of them because I’ve realized that no two people in the world want better for me and my siblings than they do so now even when I disagree with their methods I so appreciate their intention which is always and forever to protect and help me and my siblings.
A celebration of the different forms of love – that’s what Valentine’s Day is to me.
It’s 11 : 09 AM on day 2345 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read 1 Corinthians 13:4 and learn a new word – Peripatetic [per·i·pa·tet·ic] adj. Traveling from place to place, esp. working or based in various places for relatively short periods. “He maintained a peripatetic lifestyle.”
Today is Valentine’s Day which to me is not just a celebration of romantic love but also of all other forms of love it’s a celebration of the love I have for God, my parents, siblings, extended family, friends and humanity at large. Happy Valentine’s Day everyone you are so loved and valued.