Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself;
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
~Groucho Marx

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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Love

I have an old little book that is only 45 pages long.
It was written by Henry Drummond (1857-1897)
called The Greatest Thing In The World.
I love this little book and read it every so often.
Here is just one little part of it.

Kindness. Love active. Have you ever noticed how much of Christ's life was spent in doing kind things - in merely doing kind things? Run over it with that in view, and you will find that He spent a great proportion of His time simply in making people happy, in doing good turns to people. There is only one thing greater than happiness in the world, and that is holiness; and it is not in our keeping; but what God has put in our power is the happiness of those about us, and that is largely to be secured by our being kind to them.
"The greatest thing," says some one, "a man can do for his Heavenly Father is to be kind to some of His other children." I wonder why it is that we are not all kinder than we are? How much the world needs it. How easily it is done. How instantaneously it acts. How infallibly it is remembered. How superabundantly it pays itself back - for there is no debtor in the world so honorable, so superbly honorable, as Love.

1 Corinthians 13:13
Now abide faith, hope, love, these three;
but the greatest of these is love.

Have a blessed Sunday
and be kind to someone today.

6 comments:

  1. Now that sounds like a very interesting little book. Poor Mr. Drummond was not around very long...

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  2. Had to do some Googling...what an interesting man with an amazing testimony.

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  3. What a wonderful thought for Sunday (and every day)! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  4. You and Ken have a nice Sunday, too.

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  5. I used to listen to Elisabeth Elliot (Bible teacher) on the radio and she often mentioned Henry Drummond Such a lovely thought. It makes me sad that I am often kindest to my coworkers and friends but less so to my family, who I take for granted too often. I made my husband homemade cinnamon rolls this morning -- now for him, that is KIND!lol I'll make his favorite snickerdoodles later this week! V.

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  6. very interesting passage. I do like it a lot!! :)

    Thank you.
    E

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