Monday, September 19, 2011

Active Concious Decision: Love

Love is action.

After living a mere 19 years on this earth this is something that only became clear most recently. Not that I did not know of it, but I rather saw it as an “addition to”. Maybe in addition to feelings, in addition to words; it seems that love is action and really only action, the rest is emotion.

The best example of this is Christ, who took action against sin, with the known sacrifice in mind. No other god did that. No other will.

Another example: the man who lays down his life for his fellow soldier by leaping onto a grenade to absorb the blast. It is possible not many have done this, but I am sure those that did, did so with sincerity.

Both of those examples I hope one day to follow, to give my life with the known sacrifice, to love with all abandon, like the Christ I claim to serve and soldiers to whom I owe so much.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Help Me Out

Hello faithful readers and passersby (though I know there are few of both):

I call upon you again to take a minute or two out of your day and vote for my entry in a haiku contest I entered to gain funds for school. Here's the link:

http://www.directtextbook.com/haiku/3448


If you think anyone else would vote for me, please don't hesitate to pass it on.
 
I will have some more substantial writing coming up soon, but school has started again, so reflective writing is mostly on the back burner. I will try to get something down this weekend or next as I do have something I would like you to think about.
 
Thank you for help
 
Carmen