"Jesus said to him, ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself." Matthew 22:37-39 (NKJ)

As the Ruin Falls

All this is flashy rhetoric about loving you.
I never had a selfless thought since I was born.
I am mercenary and self-seeking through and through:
I want God, you, all friends, merely to serve my turn.

Peace, re-assurance, pleasure, are the goals I seek,
I cannot crawl one inch outside my proper skin:
I talk of love –a scholar’s parrot may talk Greek–
But, self-imprisoned, always end where I begin.

Only that now you have taught me (but how late) my lack.
I see the chasm. And everything you are was making
My heart into a bridge by which I might get back
From exile, and grow man. And now the bridge is breaking.

For this I bless you as the ruin falls. The pains
You give me are more precious than all other gains.

C S Lewis

Site Seeing:

Prayer Request:

  • Jessica C______, 11, has had several health issues over the last year. Doctors recently suggested that she may have spina bifida occulta. Please pray against this diagnosis, & for her healing.
  • My Brother-in-law has a couple of spots on his lungs. He already had 40% of one lung removed. Pray for wisdom as the doctors decide how to treat him, as well as success for treatment. (long term)
  • Margi and Larry, who have significant issues of health, and for their family during this trial. (long term)
  • Tim and Debby, as Tim is about to undergo cancer treatment for several masses found. Pray that he countinues to improve and recover, and prayer for this family during this time of illness. (long term)
  • I have a sister and a brother who both struggle with substance abuse as well as another brother who has AIDS. (long term)
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~ by thoughtcrime2 on February 14, 2006.

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