“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” ― Maya Angelou
Abeltje Quintijn about the bible: “In the books of 2 Genesis 17, is written: ‘But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.’ 3 Genesis 4,5 ‘And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die, for God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.’ Eve and Adam did not obey the lord god, thanks to the serpent, now the punishment: ‘And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life, and I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.’ Sorry I can agree with lord god, cause my little rabbit has nothing to do with it, can’t help it, but it’s also cursed…
Q: ‘What do you call a belt with a watch on it?’ – A: ‘A waist of time’.
“It was not curiosity that killed the goose who laid the golden egg, but an insatiable greed that devoured common sense.” ― E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly
Are You Hiding or Seeking? August 13, 2015 (please click here to read it totally, thanks)
This approach is essential tribal and restrictive, until we realize that we judge everything the way we judge ourselves, we live in limited judgment and comparison. The first Spiritual Challenge of our life is to accept and understand our individual value, just as we are.
The days seem long, the trials many, the fight is constant… But this is the life of the Christian on earth. Not many will endure as scripture has revealed to us. But while the path to destruction is wide and full, the blessings to those who persist in the Lord are countless! Forward sight, hope, and faith are the cry of our battle song, and the Lord’s children will be victorious in the end. (read more, please click here, thanks)
This is the choice. We can stop working toward or dreams and watch the world spin, or we can join in the movement. If the world is bouncing and circling to a million different rhythms, why not find one and dance? (please read the whole story, click here)