Monthly Archives: March 2010

Organ Donation!!!

So I’ve just renewed my drivers license and got given a short notification on how to become an organ donor. If you’re in South Africa go to http://www.odf.org.za/ and register…it takes 1 minute and you could help save somebody’s life. It is unthinkable that people are dying left right and center because they don’t have hearts/lungs/kidneys or are living half-lives [blind people needing corneas] when there are people who are perishing with their brilliant organs going squarely into the trash can…seriously this is so ridiculous…If you’re in another country find your organ donor website and register…tell your family…change your Facebook/Twitter status…let’s stop being apathetic about this. For the thinking person, there are no reasonable objections…if it was your mother/brother/friend needing a kidney you couldn’t provide would you be so blasé ?

(Soares, 2010)

“I had to make the decision and now she blames me,” he raised his voice, “she holds a grudge as tight as a bloody rosary, manipulative woman!” (Soares, 2010)

“It was cold on the bathroom floor on the day of my birth. Secret, untold, I now entered the world. Too much of my life resembles my birth.” (Soares, 2010)

A friend of mine (Luisa Soares) wrote the above two lines and I thought I’d dedicate this blogpost to her future writing career (she has a nack for writing) and I wanted to be the first person to reference her work…check out her blog at http://antsonbread.blogspot.com/

Since some of you out there (Julia) are referencing sticklers:

Soares, L. 2010. Short (very short) Stories. Ants on Bread. Online. Available: http://antsonbread.blogspot.com/ [12/03/2010]

Contentment

“Enjoy where you are on the way to where you are going” – Joyce Meyer

Love

“One mark of genuine Christianity is faith in the eye-witness testimony concerning the historical facts of the gospel (1 John1:1-4). Another test is love: how we respond when we are  ill-treated, whether we show kindness or whether we lack kindness, our freedom from jealousy or envy, our unfeigned graciousness towards people, our endurance when people are difficult, our humility or lack of humility, our attitude to our ‘self’, our ability to control anger, our freedom from a critical spirit, our willingness to suffer for the sake of good relationships, our determination to persist in friendship no matter what happens, our determination to make goodwill characterise everything we do.”

What a useful description of how we can test for love in ourselves. Eaton is a machine!

From Michael Eaton’s Commentary on 1,2,3 John. Focus on the Bible. 1996. Christian Focus Publications

Agents of God’s love

I think I am beginning to see why the devil tries to wrap us up in sin. By its very nature, sin is selfish. When we are caught up in our own concerns/business/pleasures /careers/family we don’t have time to reach out to the downtrodden, the ill, the dying, the starving and the millions of millions of people who have never experienced the love of God. We become inward, selfish, small-minded and petty. There is a world of people who need us to be who God made us to be – the agents of His love. God help us!

Antigravity…

The man who does the will of God…

1 John 2:16 “For everything in the world – the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does – comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires will pass away but the man who does the will of God lives forever.”