Wednesday, April 14, 2010

No Regrets

You are never going to be sorry for thinking before acting
For taking the time to listen before you pass judgment.
For forgiving your enemies, and forgetting words said too.
For helping a fallen brother, be it someone known or not.
For being honest in business and in all you say and do.
For thinking before opening your mouth and speaking.
For being faithful to your church family and to your God.
For standing up for your principles, doing what is right.
For covering your ears to gossip, and let it stop with you.
For bridling a slanderous tongue and let it not be yours.
For harboring evil thoughts; let your thoughts be pure.
For having compassion with suffering, the mind of Christ.
For being courteous and kind to all that pass your way.
Matthew 20:25 - 40
"Jesus responded, ‘You have no idea what you’re asking.’ And he said to James and John, ‘Are you capable of drinking the cup that I’m about to drink?’ They said, ‘Sure, why not?’
Jesus said, ‘Come to think of it, you are going to drink my cup. But as to awarding places of honour, that’s not my business. My Father is taking care of that.’ When the ten others heard about this, they lost their tempers, thoroughly disgusted with the two brothers. So Jesus got them together to settle things down. He said, ‘You’ve observed how godless rulers throw their weight around, how quickly a little power goes to their heads. It’s not to be that way with you. Whoever wants to be great must become a servant. Whoever wants to be first among you must be your slave. That is what the Son of Man has done: He came to serve, not to be served ... and then to give away his life in exchange for the many who are held hostage.’
As they were leaving Jericho, a huge crowd followed. Suddenly they came upon two blind men sitting alongside the road. When they heard it was Jesus passing, they cried out, ‘Master, have mercy on us! Mercy, Son of David!’ The crowd tried to hush them up, but they got all the louder, crying, ‘Master, have mercy on us! Mercy, Son of David!’ Jesus stopped and called over, ‘What do you want from me? 'They said, ‘Master, we want our eyes opened. We want to see!’ Deeply moved, Jesus touched their eyes. They had their sight back that very instant , and joined the procession."

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