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I am Sandra - faithful steward. listener. shepherd. dream believer. hard worker. collects brass bells, boots. Jesus follower. contented. star gazer. homemaker. farmer. prayer warrior. country woman. reader. traveler. writer. homebody. living life large.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Sabbath Keeping

'Be devoted to one another in brotherly love, honor one another above yourselves.'
Romans 12:10

'...love your neighbor as yourself.' Matthew 19:19

'Can I see another's woe,
And not be in sorrow too?
Can I see another's grief
And not seek for kind relief!'

William Blake"What is meant by our neighbor we cannot doubt, it is every one with whom, we are brought into contact. First of all, he is literally our neighbor who is next to us in our own family and household, husband to wife, wife to husband, parent to child, brother to sister, master to servant, servant to master. Then it is he who is close to us in our own neighborhood, in our own town, in our own parish, in our own street. With these all true charity begins. To love and be kind to these is the very beginning of all true religion. But, besides these, as our Lord teaches, it is every one who is thrown across our path by the changes and chances of life; he or she, whomever it be, whom we have any means of helping-the unfortunate stranger whom we may meet in traveling, the deserted friend whom no one else cares to look after." ~A. P. Stanley~

Blessings ~ opportunities ~ friends ~ neighbors ~ family ~ wise men and women ~ charity ~

3 comments:

  1. True! How often we rend to forget those in our own neighborhood and family when we think of "ministry" don't we?

    lovely picture of your sheep under the tree.

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  2. Good morning Kathy - true, charity begins at home, it's where we love and are loved first.
    Those are Clinton's sheep, just down the road; they enjoy the shade of the nut tree.

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  3. Your Blog is wonderful. I have always been interested in the Appalachian Mountains and have read many books about them. I will go back and read much more of your blog. Thanks

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