“……and you say we must love each other ALL THE TIME?”


 

 

 

 

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Lenten Journey – Day 45
Biblical Scripture: 1 Peter 4:1-8
Open Invitation to Join Terri from

Cloaked Monk

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6-Apr-12: 1 Peter 4:1-8

 

Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same intention (for whoever has suffered in the flesh has finished with sin), 2 so as to live for the rest of your earthly life no longer by human desires but by the will of God. 3 You have already spent enough time in doing what the Gentiles like to do, living in licentiousness, passions, drunkenness, revels, carousing, and lawless idolatry. 4 They are surprised that you no longer join them in the same excesses of dissipation, and so they blaspheme. 5 But they will have to give an accounting to him who stands ready to judge the living and the dead. 6 For this is the reason the gospel was proclaimed even to the dead, so that, though they had been judged in the flesh as everyone is judged, they might live in the spirit as God does.

 

7 The end of all things is near; therefore be serious and discipline yourselves for the sake of your prayers. 8 Above all, maintain constant love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“……and you say we must love each other ALL THE TIME?”

 

 

 

Now in comfort, now in humming quiet, all friends marched on.

Now in safety, now in unity, now moved past all breakers.

So critters and unfolk trod on the upward path, neath wings of Son.

So all eyes, all ears, all hearts pointed ever past all rocks,all fakers.

 

 

“So weuns go fastees, weuns holds fastees, weuns scold nasties!”

“No, no, ye scrumbling bumbling tumblies, “cried down Old Crow.

“No, no, ye hardy, tardy questers all! “buzzed Bluesy Dragonflysies.

“Ye must EVERMORE, EVERMORE love, love, love ALL as Bro’!”

 

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62 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cat Forsley
    Apr 07, 2012 @ 06:15:50

    YES !!!!!!!!!!!!!! ALL THE TIME – EVERY DAY – EVERY SECOND – EVERY NANOSECOND …..
    BIG DAY HERE GRANBEE ——
    YOUR POST JUST CAME THROUGH MY MAIL ———
    “MY SALVATION LIES IN YOUR LOVE ” ………….

    SORRY CAN ONLY RESPOND IN MUSIC .
    BUT IT’S THAT KIND OF HEAVY AND LIGHT DAY ……..
    LOVE LOVE LOVE

  2. momentumofjoy
    Apr 07, 2012 @ 06:16:05

    Great post. I love it. 🙂

  3. tornadoday
    Apr 07, 2012 @ 09:36:10

    Oh yes! Wouldn’t it have been so much easier if God had just asked us to love those who are like us, or those who deserve it (all deserve it), or those who love us back…. Surely that would have been easier than loving our enemies. And yet we must, for we never know where our love can reach, our hands becoming His hands…………our light merely a reflection of His. Beautiful……

  4. Jane Thorne
    Apr 07, 2012 @ 15:40:52

    At the end of this journey all that matters is how we loved…I love you Rose xxx

  5. willowdot21
    Apr 07, 2012 @ 21:56:07

    So ye throwed away badsey things of the flesh, the wickedednesses they draining badly things. Denounce themes throw themes away ! The one he said “ye live by the flesh ye die by the flesh! Ye give up the sins of the flesh ye live like the one , you live by the one.”
    “Weeuns not seeuns weeuns scared!” No No cried old Crow and Blue fly and Ugly bird together ” You forget them humans they go the way of all flesh but we , we see the way of the truens we sees the one we live like the one we love like the one and we bees right we be loved and love …. ” Old Crow raised his wings and his eyes flashed then he crawed.Love is all Love will win through love is love !

    • granbee
      Apr 10, 2012 @ 02:31:16

      Thanks SO much for the gift of this video clip! Thanks even more for such a wonderfully composed comment as a sister in the Spirit here, as a fellow quester. We must yearn and hunger and thirst for the righteousness of loving ALL, dear willowdot!

      • willowdot21
        Apr 10, 2012 @ 14:49:29

        It is not an easy path granbee but yes it is the right one……and I have always thought , what if God was one of us, here in the poor, the sick, the lost and lonely? ………… I need a pair of good walking shoes!! xxxx

        • granbee
          Apr 10, 2012 @ 22:14:25

          willowdot, He told us that when we “do unto the least of these, my brethren, ye do it unto Me.” So, spiritually, He is amongst us in the very neediest, most unappealing, most “outcast”!

  6. becca givens
    Apr 08, 2012 @ 04:50:34

    A tough request … but one to aspire to!
    Blessed Easter Saturday … wishing you a fabulous Easter Sunday!!
    Alleluia!!! 😀

    • granbee
      Apr 10, 2012 @ 02:32:34

      Indeed, dear Becca, an extremely difficult challenge, that stretches our very hearts and souls to the breaking point (almost). We must ever look up into the light to seek His strength and His guidance in love ALL other peoples, no matter what!

  7. Francois
    Apr 08, 2012 @ 15:33:02

    Hi,

    (great site by the way !)

    what may make it easyer is to understand that we have a mortal “ordinairy mind” and a immortal “nature mind”.

    The first one mimiks a lot of stuff with ” behaviour”. The love of this mind is relatively trivial and pretends to be difficult

    The nature mind is our primordial being, it is a well of altruistic love. We tend to make our life hell by sealing that well. Unseal it !

    sometimes even the ordinary mind tries to block it. give it sone loving kindness too, he has a tough time once you have discoverred your nature mind ;-): give him a big hug!

    Happy Easter to you all

    Francois

    • granbee
      Apr 10, 2012 @ 02:34:44

      Francois, bless you dear man, for your insightful comments here! Thank you for your encouragement and support. Yes, we must listen ever more closely to that “still, small voice” that is God speaking to our hearts and souls through the Holy Spirit, the Comforter. We CAN truly love other people, ALL other people, if we continue to seek, to search for the Light!

  8. nightshade130
    Apr 08, 2012 @ 19:29:33

    Happy Resurrection Sunday Granbee! Our Redeemer Lives 😀
    Sherline

    • granbee
      Apr 10, 2012 @ 02:35:59

      Dear, dear Sherline: Have a MOST blessed Easter Week, as we pass the next days in awe-filled joy at the Resurrection and the Hope of the Life to Come. Let us love ALL other people as we continue to celebrate.

  9. becca givens
    Apr 09, 2012 @ 02:11:10

    “He is Risen”!!!
    Wishing you and yours a BLESSED Easter!!
    God is awesome!!! 😀

  10. Cat Forsley
    Apr 09, 2012 @ 02:26:06

    HAPPY EASTER GRANBEE
    XOXOXO LOVE AND MORE LOVE YOUR WAY XOCAT

    • granbee
      Apr 10, 2012 @ 02:38:12

      Have a MOST gloriously happy Easter Week, dear sister Cat! Bless you for your wonderful loving support here!

      • Cat Forsley
        Apr 10, 2012 @ 18:50:09

        ALWAYS GRANBEE XOXO
        ALWAYS XOXO

        • granbee
          Apr 10, 2012 @ 22:12:43

          Back at you with LOTS of LOVE, Cat! (Everyone at my church who heard your video clip, Indescribably, just raved over it!)

          • Cat Forsley
            Apr 10, 2012 @ 22:14:47

            HIIIIIIIII !!!!!!!!!!! CHRIS TOMLIN IS A FANTASTIC SONGWRITER !!!!!!!!
            GLAD THEY LIKED IT 🙂 XOXOXOXO
            GOOGLE HIM IF YOU HAVE A CHANCE …..
            PRETTY AMAZING GUY …….. IF YOU WANT MORE LINKS – MUSIC – LET ME KNOW – HOME ALLLLLLLLLL DAY XOXOXOXOXXO

            • granbee
              Apr 10, 2012 @ 22:28:50

              Cat, I am moving that clip to my flash drive, so we can play it in a larger venue on the AV system. I certainly will let you know when we get ready for more from you–love that idea. Thanks so much!

              • Cat Forsley
                Apr 10, 2012 @ 22:32:53

                JUST DID ON YOUR OTHER POST XOXOXOXO MUCH LOVE GRANBEE XO HAVE A GORGEOUS DAY XO

                • granbee
                  Apr 10, 2012 @ 23:05:19

                  Cannnot wait to check it out–bless you!

                  • Cat Forsley
                    Apr 10, 2012 @ 23:06:50

                    MY FAVOURITE HYMN FOR YOU
                    BLESSINGS GRANBEE XO I LOVE YOU

                    • granbee
                      Apr 10, 2012 @ 23:11:04

                      My daughter marched down the aisle at her wedding to “Amazing Grace”!

                    • Cat Forsley
                      Apr 10, 2012 @ 23:17:06

                      I CAME TO CHRIST LAST YEAR TO “AMAZING GRACE ” THAT SONG – BY JOHN NEWTON WAS A VERY LARGE PIECE ……IN MY HEART …..

                      BECAUSE I SAW THAT MY EYES WERE NOTHING MORE OR NOTHING LESS THAN THE WAY GOD MADE ME – AND I DIDN’T HAVE TO FEEL SORRY FOR MYSELF ANYMORE – GOD MADE ME JUST THE WAY HE INTENDED …….

                      THAT MUST OF BEEN QUITE A BEAUTIFUL WEDDING …!!!!!!!!
                      XO

                    • Cat Forsley
                      Apr 10, 2012 @ 23:39:26

                      I LOVE YOU GRANBEE …..
                      HAVE A BEAUTIFUL DAY ……
                      I NEED A LITTLE BREAK FROM THE COMPUTER
                      THANK YOU FOR THE JOY AND BLESSINGS SHARED TODAY .
                      VERY GRATEFUL TO HAVE YOU AS A FRIEND IN MY LIFE ……
                      XX
                      MUCH LOVE ALWAYS
                      XX
                      CAT

                    • granbee
                      Apr 11, 2012 @ 00:11:16

                      Oh, yes, God did make you just the way He wanted you–and you are being used in so many ways to bless others, such as myself! REjoicing in your salvation and the celebration of your one year anniversary! Have a restful and fruitful time away from the computer, dear sister!

                    • Cat Forsley
                      Apr 11, 2012 @ 00:17:25

                      THANK YOU GRANBEE – I AM STILL NEW …… U KNOW THAT FEELING ?
                      BUT I AM SUPER AT PEACE WITH EVERYTHING AND SO FAR – 2012 HAS BEEN THE BEST YEAR BECAUSE OF THIS INNER PEACE – AND NOT FIGHTING TO BE ANYTHING BUT ME – WHICH IS ENOUGH ……!
                      I LOVE YOU ……

  11. Thomas Davis
    Apr 09, 2012 @ 03:58:34

    And someday may it happen and all the greed, possessiveness, jealousy, anger, hatred, and depression fade from the world.

    • granbee
      Apr 10, 2012 @ 02:39:06

      Oh, yes, this is the hope and the promise to which we MUST turn our faces, our minds, our hearts, our souls, and our bodies to ALWAYS and ALWAYS! Perfect love is our quest.

  12. Author of Christian Comfort & Conversation
    Apr 11, 2012 @ 03:31:26

    Granbee, there is no detour. You cannot hate and get into the kingdom. I say love the hell out of them so there soul may be saved. Translated: Love them and they will have no room for hate, because hating them will cost you your soul. Love them, Love them as if they are wearing a shirt that says ” You can’t love me and see Jesus.”

    Love is what it is all about. A four letter word. LOVE = SAVE = LIFE with JESUS
    A Woman After God’s Own Heart ♥

  13. writinggomer
    Apr 11, 2012 @ 08:23:45

    “Ye must EVERMORE, EVERMORE love, love, love ALL as Bro’!”

    Excellent granbee!! And sis 🙂

    • granbee
      Apr 12, 2012 @ 01:08:08

      Thank you SO MUCH, Brer Greg-Rabbit, for your enthusiastic support of this particular line about which I knew nothing in my higher cognitive self until I saw it typed out on the screen (don’t know what my own fingers were doing!). Then I just knew I needed to leave the line just like this–and trusted. Thanks Be to God!

  14. atranquilplace
    Apr 11, 2012 @ 18:10:51

    8 Above all, maintain constant love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins.

    • granbee
      Apr 12, 2012 @ 01:09:36

      Love for God and our fellows sure must cover a multitude of sins–look at so many featured faithful characters in Holy Writ! Thank you SO MUCH for visiting here and providing this excellent feedback today!

  15. Sue Dreamwalker
    Apr 12, 2012 @ 03:45:23

    What better message could we hope to share but to love each other Granbee.. I also love chapter 7.. above.. That time is near.. And never more than NOW do we need to hold each other close.. Thank you dear sister.. for all the Love you share.. xox ~Sue

    • granbee
      Apr 16, 2012 @ 22:21:59

      Yes, we must hold each other very close and love more and more these days: the old definitions of who and when to love just don’t close the gaps, do they?

      • Sue Dreamwalker
        Apr 17, 2012 @ 02:16:42

        No they don’t Granbee, For many they draw a line in the sand of how to Love.. And cannot understand that Love Has no boundaries or rules, Love is Love.. Pure and Simple… And should encompass ALL… xxx

        • granbee
          Apr 17, 2012 @ 02:18:56

          No dividing lines, Sue! NONE! Let us march over all those lines in the sand so joyfully and energetically that all those lines are just wipe out!

          • Sue Dreamwalker
            Apr 17, 2012 @ 02:24:39

            Marching! Granbee.. And I have my Drum. 🙂 .. Ever see Sand dance to the vibration of sound? All joined together.. in one harmonius dance.. Lets keep Dancing together! 🙂 xxx

            • granbee
              Apr 17, 2012 @ 04:02:46

              Yes,Sue, I have been privileged to see sand dance to drum vibrations in New Mexico years ago. Yes, all in unison, all together.

  16. cottonbombs
    Apr 16, 2012 @ 03:36:36

    Rose! I like your use of EVERMORE. It’s like The Raven by Poe, except with hope.

    • granbee
      Apr 16, 2012 @ 22:23:00

      I WAS thinking of the Raven in Poe, but standing that raven on its head, with its feet pointing up towards HOPE! Thanks for seeing this, Peter!

  17. bardessdmdenton
    Apr 16, 2012 @ 07:18:21

    Hi Rose! I must apologize that I didn’t get to your blog posts this week. My aunt, my mother’s closest sister died suddenly on Easter Saturday and so I have been trying to spend as much time with mom as I can as it is a great blow to her.

    Then this weekend, I had a bad sinus headache that interfered with many of my best intentions…but I promise to catch up as soon as I can. Forgive my absence…please know it was not in thought and love. Blessings! Diane

    • granbee
      Apr 16, 2012 @ 22:24:20

      Diane, you are so wonderul to be there in loving support of your mother at this time of loss for her! Hope your sinuses and head are all healed now! Such an honor to have you here giving feedback, at ANY time!

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