Posts Tagged ‘Hurt’

Remembering the Fallen?

Armistice and Bitterness!

Old wounds in Ireland take a long time to heal, we have come a long way with peace, but not so the Protestants and their loyalties to Britain!

Despite much hurt and betrayal Ireland has south to move on, but there remains much animosity in Republicans as much as in Loyalists? Despite seeing a common ground between the social classes there remains a division that may never really be healed!

Division is the continued layout of remembering in France and Belgium based on religious backgrounds!

But God wants believers not to be caught up in the idealism of national identity, but rather to remember those who went before us and to be thankful  to God for His redemptive work and promise of Salvation and Eternal Life!

Proverbs 4:22, 13:7,  Malachi 4:2,  Luke 12:51,  John 9:16,  Hebrews 9:11-12,  14,  12:1-2. 

Papal Visit! One.

What is Expected?

Many people in Ireland are hoping that during this Papal visit the first since 1979, the new Pope will apologise for all the hurt and pain of what Nuns, monks and priests have done over the years in the various sexual scandals to have rocked the country?

But if one knows the Roman Catholic Church, one should know that everything moves very slowly and it is unlikely this Pope like any other will not have much to say!

People in Ireland have moved on into what is described as a modern society, but the reality for the many who believe the nation is now on the verge of paganism and hostile to the Christian faith?

Salvation only comes through faith in Jesus as the Son of God who died once for our failures, priest, man, pope cannot save us! Only by confession, repentance and faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus will we have the full assurance of Eternal Life!

Job 30:25,  Proverbs 23:29,   Jeremiah 8:6,   Malachi 3:14,   Mark 3:5,   Luke 5:32,  Romans 2:4.

History of Conflicts. One.

Wars, Terrorism, Gangterism.

Africa, Europe and Ireland have all seen their fare share of these problems over the last two hundred years. Some will blame Imperialism, occupation, while others say it was a few trouble makers that started these problems?

Some will blame it on religious difference, sectarianism and criminal activity and all of these may have a semblence of truth in their own right?

The problems start when we refuse to let go, over time and put our faith we claim to have into practice. One may say I am religious, another I do good deeds, I’m Born-again or Evangelical?

But if we do not do what Jesus commands us to do, to love, to forgive, to be friendly, hospitable? Then what kind of faith do we have that is so cold to keep refusing, to reject, to hurt and hate.

Well its not the Chrtianity of the Holy Bible!

Psalm 94:1,  119:169,  Matthew 5:22,  Luke 23:34,  Romans 12:19.

LOVE. Part-Two.

Unification.

Love and understanding can bring two sides together eventually, even if it is just to recognise each other.

Many terms are used, such as reconciliation of a conflict but without actually caring this will not happen.

Love does not accuse, love does not hurt, because when this happens on a small or large scale love has been lost to the opposites.

1 Corinthians 13:1-8,  Galatians 5:22-23.

Revenge. Part-Two.

Give your anger to God.

The one great lesson that I have learned as a believer in Jesus and it was given to me by older Christians, as a young man ‘That was best to leave it with God.’

‘Don’t worry about them, God knows everything and he is the best to deal with it, not you spoiling your walk and witness of New Life in Jesus.’

It is hard for us to see the outcome of things and in our natural order we so much want to take action, But Jesus will help us and our Father will deal with all who hurt or attack us.

Psalm 94:1,  Romans 12:19.

Being Single. Part-Three.

Right Attitude.

The Apostle Paul was very wise in this subject, some people find his letters in the New Testament of the bible difficult to understand or they feel he is being contradictory.

This is not so and far from the truth, what he is saying to us is ‘I would like you to be single, as I am, but if you fall in love do the right thing and get married. But if you choose not to get married that is fine to as long as the other side is not hurt.

Basically don’t be single or get married with a selfish heart, attitude. Do not allow sin to enter your choice.

1 Corinthians 7:32,  35-36,  Psalm 55:22.

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