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“If one is patient in a moment of anger,

one would escape a hundred days of sorrow.”


“Anger of the mind is poison to the soul.”


“When a man is wrong and won’t admit it,
he always gets angry.”


There are severe consequences and ramifications if we let our self-control

run rampant; so we need to learn how to control the emotions of the flesh,

the weakness in every soul. Anger is detrimental to our emotional and

spiritual well-being and do remember that anger is a friendly “sister”

trait to the Devil.  If we let anger simmer inside of us every time that

we’re being provoked, intimidated, wrongly rebuked or accused or

even rightly reprimanded due to our own faults; and stop to think

rationally for a moment before we fly off the handle to fight back for

the sake of  perceived rightful justification, we are bound to overstep

into boundaries of no return and be on the precipice of doing something

that we’ll regret for a lifetime. So, cut off the wrong and bad attitudes

of pride, anger and rebellion and not let it take root for the Devil is

always waiting on the sidelines for opportunities and moves in

for the kill to plot our downfall and thus when we are so dispirited

with our failures in life, we’ll start to lose our faith in God.

Anger nullifies all the humility and love that personifies us as a loving

child of God.


“When you are caught in the heavy rains of anger,
open the umbrella of mind, take refuge under the
roof of reason!”


Do not turn into “HULK” all the time,
it doesn’t pay …in the end.


The price is too high for our loss of self-control; whatever situation we

find ourselves in, from bad habits to anger to lust to envy to fear and not

forgetting arrogance and pride, we should have a gauge to measure our

self-control always and it’s got to be kept at bay and checked because our

Almighty True God JEHOVAH in the heavens above is never pleased

with that and we’ll definitely be admonished and pruned in a manner

worthy in God’s eyes.


keziah

4th July 2010



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the monastery in the high mountains

the monastery in the high mountains

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High in the mountains was a monastery that had once been

known throughout the world. 

Its monks were pious, its students were enthusiastic.

The chants from the monastery’s chapel deeply touched

the hearts of people who came there to pray and meditate.

But, something had changed.

Fewer and fewer young men came to study there;

fewer and fewer people came for spiritual nourishment.

The monks who remained became disheartened and sad.

Deeply worried, the abbot of the monastery went off in search of an answer.

Why had his monastery fallen on such hard times?

The abbot came to a guru, and he asked the master,

“Is it because of some sin of ours that the monastery is no longer full of vitality?”

“Yes,” replied the master, “it is the sin of ignorance.”

“The sin of ignorance?” questioned the abbot.

“Of what are we ignorant?”

The guru looked at the abbot for a long, long time, and then he said,  

“One of you is the messiah in disguise.

But, you are all ignorant of this.”

Then, the guru closed his eyes, and he was silent.

“The messiah?” thought the abbot. “

The messiah is one of us?

Who could it be?

Could it be Brother Cook?

Could it be Brother Treasurer?

Could it be Brother Bell-Ringer?

Could it be Brother Vegetable Grower?

“Which one? Which one?

Every one of us has faults, failings, human defects.

Isn’t the messiah supposed to be perfect?

But, then, perhaps these faults and failings are part of his disguise.

Which one? Which one?”

When the abbot returned to the monastery, he gathered all the monks

together and told them what the guru had said.  

“One of us?

The messiah?

Impossible!”

But, the master had spoken, and the master was never wrong.

“One of us?

The messiah?  

Incredible!

But, it must be so.

Which one? Which one?

That brother over there?

That one? That one?”

Whichever one of the monks was the messiah,

he was, surely, in disguise.

Not knowing who amongst them was the messiah,

all the monks began treating each other with new respect.

“You never know,” they thought, “ he might be the one,

so I had better deal with him kindly.”

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you

It was not long before the monastery was filled with new found joy.

Soon, new students came to learn, and people came

from far and wide to be inspired

by the chants of the kind, smiling monks.

For once again, the monastery was filled with the spirit of love.


Moral : The world would be a beautiful and much better

place if all of humanity would treat each other kindly and

respectfully without hypocrisy and giving of each other with

the spirit of love without any judgment.



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