Archive for April, 2010

Human Nature

April 23rd, 2010

When will the human race wake up and realise,
That everyone has a misguided faith about the truth that has been disguised?

Surely there is now more evil than good in the sinful heart of man,
Yet if people had a choice they still would deny the reason behind the death of the Lamb.

He was the only one, who lived out perfect love which wasn’t reliant on our sins,
Knowing we’d fall short of the compassion from above, He still died so we could have a chance to win,

In the race of life; to make it to the top, and to ‘make it’ by Earthly measures.
If we were shown our wrongs, would we stop or trade unconditional love for Earthly treasures?

Everyone has the chance to make a change, but few will follow the calling.
Make sure you’re not deranged by the people who won’t always stop you from falling.

Ryan Lane 2010

Maturity

April 23rd, 2010

(unknown author) Maturity comes not with age, but with acceptance of responsibility

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April 23rd, 2010

Tim Redmond-There are many things that will catch my eye. But there are only a few that catch my heart. It is those I consider to pursue.

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April 23rd, 2010

(Unknown Author) Death isn’t the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside of us while we live

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April 23rd, 2010

(Unknown Autor) The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today… is Christians who acknowledge Jesus with their lips and walk out the door and deny Him by their lifestyle. That is simply what an unbelieving world finds unbelievable.

Love

April 23rd, 2010

C.S.Lewis: To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket- safe, dark, motionless, airless–it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.”

Talent

April 23rd, 2010

Winston Churchill
“To each there comes in his or her lifetime a special moment when they are tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a very special thing, unique to them and fitted to their talent. What a tragedy if that moment finds them unprepared or unqualified for that which could have been their finest hour”

Church

April 23rd, 2010

‘Church’ Poem

What is your view of God’s Church? Who and what does it entail?
Does it hold memories of hurt, or was it a place that kept you on the rails?

Do you think it is a building alone, with all the smells and bells?
Or do you think people should make it their own, making God the realm?

Do you see it as a place to make a name for yourself, where you aren’t ashamed of your pride?
Or is it a place where people are put on the shelf, because the Church logic is defied?

Church won’t always be just, due to the imperfect people in it.
It tries to fight the sins that we sinners lust, in a World in which we don’t fit.

The body of the Church should work in sync, but unfortunately it doesn’t always do so.
Different characters don’t always interlink, so they can sometimes become each other’s foe.

Yet Christianity is Earth’s biggest religion, and is continually growing.
Everyday millions want to make the right decision, to believe in the seed they are sowing.

As the bride of Christ, God loves the Church with all his heart.
As a husband views his wife, so God sees the Church as something that could never part.

Every member of the Church is a brick; they support the Church by serving.
Yet without Christ living in the Church it wouldn’t click, and the foundations would be unnerving.

Every brick has a purpose to fulfil in life, and from God each one is viewed as the same.
Although each other’s wrongs cause us strife, our compassion and love still remains.

Despite titles and chain of command, every part of the body is equal.
The toilet cleaners are in just as much demand, as those who preach to the hearts of the deceitful.

The Church is reliant on each other, despite our different ways.
Because we are all sisters and brothers, and we can look forward to sharing eternal days.

Ryan Lane 2010