Faith

… what or whom are we related to?

Third candle joy

The third candle – Joy

The third candle

The third candle
is for joy

The joy of earth
The joy of heaven

Shepherds
And angels

A Message of salvation

The candle of the shepherds

An angel of the Lord appeared to them,
and the glory of the Lord shone around them,
and they were terrified.

But the angel said to them,
‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.  Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.  This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.’  Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, ‘

The second candle - prepare

The second candle – prepare

The second candle

The second candle
is for preparation

Preparation of our home
Preparation of our heart

Light
And love

A table dressed

The candle of Bethlehem:

A voice of one calling in the desert
‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.
Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill made low.
The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth.
And all mankind shall see God’s salvation.‘ ~ Isaiah

First candle of Advent

The first candle – hope

The first candle

The first candle
is for hope

Hope for the nations
Hope for its people

Peace
And prosperity

A better future

The candle of prophecy:

‘The Root of Jesse will spring up,
one who will arise to rule over the nations;
the Gentiles will hope in him.’  ~ Isaiah

Oh when the saints

Oh when the saints go marching in

Oh when the saints go marching in

I remember long ago
That gospel song
The march of the saints
And the end of time

Oh yes, i want to be in that number!
And walk with them

How many times
Did i play that
On my guitar, my flute
I can not remember

Oh yes, i’ll march with them

All saints!
What a feast

Lyrics

Oh, when the saints go marching in

Oh yes I want to be in that number
When the saints go marching in

Oh, when the drums begin to bang
Oh, when the stars fall from the sky
Oh, when the moon turns red with blood
Oh, when the trumpet sounds its call
Oh, when the horsemen begin to ride
Oh, when the fire begins to blaze

Oh, when the saints go marching in

 

The great litany of the saints

A prayer

Spiritual freedom amidst physical enslavement

Spiritual freedom amidst physical enslavement

Spiritual freedom amidst physical enslavement

A quote by father Kolbe
A leitmotiv for the many
Oppressed by dictature
Depraved of freedom

Your spirit is free
Your soul is free
Your mind is free
Your heart is free

Nobody can enslave you

Even amidst darkness
Accidents, illness
Oppression, dictature
Enslavement

You are free!

Some links

A portrait 

His legacy

Testimony from Auschwitz

Be healed

Miracles happen – be healed

Miracles happen: be healed

Be healed

What a powerful statement
What a powerful Word

Our being
Touched in its body

Be forgiven

What a powerful statement
What a powerful Word

Our being
Touched in its heart

Be blessed

What a powerful statement
What a powerful Word

Our being
Touched in its soul

Be holy

What a powerful statement
What a powerful Word

Touching our will
An invitation to step into divine

Have faith
Have patience
Have Mercy

What a powerful statements
What a powerful Words

More than just commands

 

La donna taylor, the red violin
Healing sounds of a violin

People Get Better When She Sings! Vicki Jamison-Peterson
An interview

Boanerges : Sons of thunder ?

Boanerges : Sons of thunder

Sons of thunder ?

James and John
Sons of Zebedee, the fisherman
Nicknamed boanerges

Translated
Sons of thunder

Jesus knew all men
No need of testimony by others
He knew what was in them

Booing bulls

He doesn’t praise the sons of Zebedee
He calls them Boanerges
Busy lowing

Translated
Acting like oxen

When a village refuses hospitality
James and John invoke
The fire of heaven upon them

A destructive lightening party
Stopped by Jesus

And their mother?
A pushy Lady
Wanting her sons up the scale

And she aside
Of course

Thunder without lightening
Might be the right translation
Woos and boos without cause

Far from divine Light

A great translation of boanerges
In French would be
“Bons à rien”

This being said…

James became martyr
Author of the first epistles
And John, the beloved

They saw the Lightening!

In the Chinese I Ching
 The thunder means C H A N G E

For more insights ?

 

Row the boat ashore

Michael row the boat ashore

Row the boat

Michael
Row the boat
Ashore

A negro spiritual
First noticed
During the American Civil War

Slaves, abandonned
By their masters
At St Helena Island

With many versions
And many traditions
A refrain known by many

Michel, row the boat ashore
Hallelujah!
Then you’ll hear the trumpet blow
Hallelujah!
Then you’ll hear the trumpet sound,
Hallelujah!
Trumpet sound the world around
Hallelujah!
Trumpet sound the jubilee
Hallelujah!
Trumpet sound for you and me
Hallelujah!

The crossing
Of the river Jordan
From slavery into freedom

Michael, archangel
Conductor of the souls
Of the deceased

And Jesus
Entering the waters
Of Baptism

Some versions

 

May the road rise to meet you

May the road rise to meet you

The French cyclist Thomas Voeckler of Direct Énergie Team riding on Tertre de la Motte, in Vendome, during the first stage of Paris-Nice 2016.

May the road rise to meet you….

May the road rise to meet you,
may the wind be ever at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and the rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of his hand.

An old Irish blessing

An old celtic blessing for luck, health and happiness. God’s blessing for your journey. The wind, the sun and the rain are symbols of care and provision.

The main characteristic of Celtic Christianity (4th-7th century A.D.) is the connection between the godly heavens (the spiritual) and natural life (the earthly) .

And until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of his hand.

Until we meet again … a beautiful performance by the Musik-Akademie Basel

Another beautiful and inspirational interpretation of the Irish blessing with stunning scenery in Ireland and haunting Celtic music by Arlene Faith.

The soil of your heart

The soil of your heart is all that

The soil of your heart

The sower

The soil of your heart

The divine sower
Goes out to sow the Word

And the seed falls
On the soil of your heart

The road, the rocks, the thorns
And good soil

The birds steal the seed on the road
The rocks do not feed it
The thorns choke it
The good soil however
Produces a crop
hundred, sixty or thirty times the sown

The message of the kingdom
Is the seed

When you do not understand
The message is stolen

When you do not feed it
It dies and will not resist
For it has no roots, nor growth

When worry or wealth
choke the Word
It remains unfruitful

When you understand
The Word roots
Grows and bears fruit

And the crop of your heart will be accordingly
Yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times the sown

The soul of your heart IS the road, the rock, the torns, the good soil…

“Blessed those who hear and understand”

Reference : matthew 13. The parable of the Sower

” May your heart become soft
 . Hear with you ears
 .   See with your eyes
  .   Understand with your heart
 . Turn to Me and I will heal you.”

 

Be Holy

Be Holy for I am Holy

Be Holy for I am Holy

The gods we forge
From neonlights
Adored

We are gods
We do as we want
Pleased

We turn away
From the heavens
Blinded

Falling into the traps
Of false lights
And lies

The money
The power
The fame

And all that comes
With it
Abuse

Few are the ones
Who turn inside
Enlightened

Be Holy
For I am Holy

There is no other Truth

Franz Shubert was an Austrian composer who died too young. His works remain and have seldom been equaled by their beauty.

Mother of perpetual help

Our Lady Mary, Mother of perpetual Help

Mother of perpetual help

Notre dame du perpétuel secours

Mother of perpetual Help

Our Lady of Perpetual Succour
pray for us now!
Our Lady of Salvation
pray for us now!
Mother of Perpetual Help
pray for us now!

A miraculous byzantine icon
From the 14th century
Known as the “Strastnaya
(The instruments of passion)

Said to be a copy
Of an original icon
Painted by saint Luke
One of the evangelists

The book of Luke 
Being the only evangile
Covering the childhood
Of Christ with His Mother

On the left the archangel Michael
OAM
On the right the archangel Gabriel
ΟΑΓ

Many churches in the middle east
Dedicated to Her
AMOΛVNTOΣ – the Immaculate
Mother of Jesus 

The sloef of the child
Symbol of our salvation
Is not thrown to us

The perspective
Of the icon is such
We are all included

And the child
Knowing His destiny
Holding the hands
Of His divine mother

And the child
Looking at the instruments
Of affliction and suffering
Holding her hand

And the Mother
Looking at you, at me
At us all in a gesture of
Infinite love and offer

Mother of Perpetual Help

Mother of Perpetual Help

Dedicated to the christians of the east and middle-east churches persecuted and suffering because of their faith

O Mary
Lady of Perpetual Succour

pray for us, for them
Lady of Salvation
pray for us, for them
Mother of Perpetual Help
pray for us, for them

Self help

Help thy self … so helpst Thou Lord

Self help

Help thy self … so helpst Thou Lord

Serve thy self …
so serves Thou Lord

An old addaggio
Full of truth

Many tend
To turn around

The self help

Expecting others or Divine
To do the job

Waiting for another
To turn up their sleeves

Easy money
Easy profit

As soon as they encounter
A problem
They refuse, weaning

And Instead of facing it
They flee or fight

Seeking solutions ouside
Instead of inside

Aid thy self
First

Do not implore others
Or God to do that

So aidst Thou Lord

 

 

Are you the only one?

Are you the only one?

Are you the only one?

Today, i came to undestand
For the first time
The parable of the 10 blinds

All came to The Lord
Asking to recover sight

And asked to go to the waters
And cleanse their eyes
Merely one came back to thank Him

And yet they all recovered sight

And Just one came back
Saw and followed Him

Are you the only one? 

We all dwell
Like the 9 blind ones
Far From the Lord

And even with open eyes
Seeing His evidence
We ignore Him

And those who do not
Can only prosternate
And adore

For they do not seek sight
They seek the Lord

 

Alta trinita beata

Alta trinita beata – An ancient hymn

Alta trinità beata

Lauda fiorentina del XV sec – Autore anonimo

Alta trinita beata

Alta trinità beata
Da noi sempre adorata

Alta trinita beata

Trinità gloriosa
Unita maravigliosa

Alta trinita beata

Tu sei manna saporosa
e tutta desiderosa.

Translations from Italian

Alta = High
Trinità = Trinity, Holy Trinity, Blessed Trinity, Sacred Trinity
Beata = blessed, beatitude
Da noi = by us
Sempre = ever, always
Adorata = adored, worshipped

Gloriosa = glorious
Unita = Unity
maravigliosa = marvellous

Tu sei = you are
Manna = manna
Saporosa = delicious, nice , tasty, tasteful , delightful
E = all, both, is
tutta = all
Desiderosa = desired

Most High Trinity
By us always adored

Glorious Trinity
Marvelous unity

Delightfull Mannah
By us all desired

© mlaure

Some translations in other languages

The first time i heard this beautiful hymn
my heart filled with adoration
and my eyes with tears
for the beauty of the song.
Its simplicity, its depht.

Beautiful performances around the globe

(starts at 1:10) International Chamber Choir of JM Slovenia 

CANTUS ANTE OMNIA – Bozicni koncert u Vukovaru 2008

Cantori delle Pievi e Aemilia Felix Consort

A testimony

Long ago, i wondered about the feast of our heavenly Father, Creator of all Being. We have so many feasts, but when is His Day?

It is on the feast of the Holy Trinity, on fathers day. For that is His Glory and it is fulfilled.

Alta Trinita Beata

So hard to translate and even harder to understand, lest explain. If we saw the love in Creation, our hearts would cease to beat for it is full of His Glory, the marvel of His Beauty. His Patience, Mercy and eternal compassion.

Oh My Father
Our Father
I adore you

So kind
So gentle
So mercyful

Patient
Forgiving
Sustaining

O Creator
Of all being
Thy glory transcends in all

And all Creation
Resplendent of Thy Beauty
Refers to Thee

Alta trinità beata 

Most exalted Trinity
Unity adorable
Glorious Trinity
By all exalted
Manna Delightful
By all desired

© mlaure

 

Si Deo volente - God willing

Deo volente – God willing

In many places of the Scriptures God invites us to listen. To honour his commandements and to lead a life according to His Grace.

Deo volente – God willing

Si Deo volente
God willing

What a beautiful
Expression

An expression
Like a prayer

A prayer
Of submission

To the divine will

Be Holy
For I am Holy

*

A little bit of history

Holy Roman Empire

The Holy Roman Empire (Latin: Sacrum Imperium Romanum, German: Heiliges Römisches Reich) was a multi-ethnic complex of territories in central Europe that
Veni Creator Spiritus

Veni creator spiritus – Come Holy Spirit of Creator

Veni Creator Spiritus

 

Veni Creator Spiritus

Veni, creator Spiritus 
mentes tuorum visita,
imple superna gratia,
quae tu creasti pectora.

COME, Holy Spirit, Creator blest,
and in our souls take up Thy rest;
come with Thy grace and heavenly aid
to fill the hearts which Thou hast made.

Qui diceris Paraclitus,
altissimi donum Dei,
fons vivus, ignis, caritas
et spiritalis unctio

O comforter, to Thee we cry,
O heavenly gift of God Most High,
O fount of life and fire of love,
and sweet anointing from above.

Tu septiformis munere,
digitus paternae dexterae
tu rite promissum Patris
sermone ditans guttura.

Thou in Thy sevenfold gifts are known;
Thou, finger of God’s hand we own;
Thou, promise of the Father, Thou
Who dost the tongue with power imbue.

Accende lumen sensibus,
infunde amorem cordibus,
infirma nostri corporis,
virtute firmans perpeti.

Kindle our sense from above,
and make our hearts o’erflow with love;
with patience firm and virtue high
the weakness of our flesh supply.

Hostem repellas longius
pacemque dones protinus,
ductore sic te praevio,
vitemus omne noxium.

Far from us drive the foe we dread,
and grant us Thy peace instead;
so shall we not, with Thee for guide,
turn from the path of life aside.

Per te sciamus da Patrem,
noscamus atque Filium,
te utriusque Spiritum
credamus omni tempore.

Oh, may Thy grace on us bestow
the Father and the Son to know;
and Thee, through endless times confessed,
of both the eternal Spirit blest.

Deo Patri sit gloria,
et Filio qui a mortuis
Surrexit, ac Paraclito,
in saeculorum saecula.

Amen!

Now to the Father and the Son,
Who rose from death, be glory given,
with Thou, O Holy Comforter,
henceforth by all in earth and heaven.

Amen!

Veni Creator Spiritus

Come Holy Spirit of Creation

A beautiful interpretation of this old invocation to the Holy spirit by a famous Italian choir.

Hymnus VENI CREATOR SPIRITUS, Visione spartito, due versioni, SCHOLA GREGORIANA MEDIOLANENSIS, Dir. Giovanni Vianini, Milano, Italia

 

Ascended into heaven

Ascended into heaven

Ascended into heaven

He ascended into heaven.

40 days after His Ressurection
Appearing to his apostles
And disciples

He Ascended into heaven
As related by tradition
and scriptures

Coming from the Father
Returning to the Father

Seating at the right Hand of God Allmighty
from thence He shall come
to judge the living and the dead

The creed of the apostles:

Home sweet Om

Home sweet home

Home

A place
Where we live
And care
For others

Sweet

A place
Where we rest
Cared for
By others

Home

A place
Where we enjoy
The caring
Through the Other

Adi Shankara

The echo of our souls

I said hare
And the echo replied
Khrishna

I said Rama
And the echo replied
Hare

 

entry in the religious sanctuary Peneda, Portugal

Fatima in Portugal

Fatima

100 years ago
The propheties
To the shepherds

Portugal

A message of life
Repent

A message of choice
Follow Me

A message of joy
Enter my Kingdom

The proclaimed doom
Is the one
We proclaim

On our Self

Celebrations In Fatima

Living in the present Grace

Living in the present grace

Living in the present grace

Grace
A divine gift
Unconditionnal

For all

A gift
That can only
Be recieved

By each of us

An open heart
An open mind
An open spirit

Filling with divine

 

The coming of the Lord

The coming of the Lord! When? Where?

When they say
The Lord is there!

Don’t go

The Lord is here
Where you are

Do not run after delusion

The Lord is Present
In your Presence

Eternal Present

 

Writing in the sand, to be forgiven, forgiveness

Writings in the sand…

Forgiveness is not granted because a person deserves to be forgiven
It is an act of love, mercy, grace and can only be recieved
Writing in the sand 
Does not stand long 
Does it?

The accusations 
Written in the sand 
Have vanished

The joy of Salvation 
Is to know we are saved 
Redeemed

Our Redeemer lives 
And so do we

The joy of Salvation 


Songs:
My redeemer lives by Nicole C Mullen
Alleluia

About the Living

For I Am risen indeed 
living amongst you 
unnoticed, unseen 
and yet eternal Present

Alleluia – Michael W. Smith

 Benny Hinn – “Alleluia” – 2013

Leonard Cohen – Hallelujah

 Alleluia – Jennifer Thomas Ft. Felicia Farerre & The Ensign Chorus 

Alleluia (Exsultate, jubilate – Mozart) – Aksel Rykkvin & KORK

Come to carry me home

The mystery of life and dead

The mystery of life and dead
In the history of menkind
In our history

Is so great
We do not understand it

A mystery that affects us all
In the depth of our lifes
In our families

Through illness
Accident
Ill actions

And some just pass away
In silence, unnoticed

Whilst others suffer separation
tears of helplessness
And remorse

Thrown into the world
It all comes to an end
The coffin and the graveyard

Come forth to carry me home

 

songs:

the old traditional "Sweet Chariots"
Carry me home by Aaron Shust

 

The hunger of the nations

The hunger of the nations!

When the people
Of all nations
Hunger for liberty

Stand up

When the people
Of oppressed nations
Hunger for justice

Stand up

Join your voices
Join your hearts
Join your hands

And sing of liberty!

Liberty from oppression
Liberty from agression
Liberty from hunger
Liberty from injustice

Stand up and sing!

Liberty
Freedom
Justice

Not by Might
 Nor by Power
 But by My Spirit

Says the Lord

 

radha and krishna playing flute, hand painted illustration

Taking my breath

Taking my braith
for the next tune
my flute remains silent
for a while

and in that silence
my voice is heard.

An act of goodness

Acts of goodness

Acts of goodness

An act of goodness
Comes from the heart
Just like acts of evil

If the heart is bad
The deads will be bad

If the heart is good
The deads will be good

Never justify evil acts
For they are the fruit of evil
They have NO justification

Beyond Digital Thinking

Bet on eternity! – the Godproof

Bet on eternity!

There was this famous scientist and philosopher Blaise Pascal.
Pascal being his surname.

At a young age he manifested a mathematical genius.
His writings are of utmost clarity and a delight for the rational mind.
( which we are)

At that time the godproof was common between scholars.
It reduces to this equation
(With defenders on both sides):

The evidence of God’s existence = the non-evidence of God’s existence
The Difference between both = faith (in  the Most High) 

Faith being for some a postulate, for others hypothetic questions
and for most an unknown parameter.

When it comes to Blaise Pascal, his godsproof was very simple.
If you count numbers positive or negative you never end.
It was his proof of eternity.
… -3 -2 -1 0 1 2 3 …

So, numbers brought him to faith.

He tried to convince his friends by saying:

” bet on eternity live a live to the highest moral standards…
If eternity is true, you gained eternity,
if it is not true you gained humanity”

His Bet on eternity = a bet for Humanity.

Eternity and Humanity upon us all!

 

The righteous one

The righteous One

Righteousness

Many believe only the faithful
Or the believer
Is saved

Truth is
that believe
Is not enough to be claimed

Not those who claim
“Lord, Lord”
Are justified

But those who fulfil
The commandents
Of the Lord

The righteous one
The one who does good
Is saved

Even if he or she
Does not believe

For faith is a gift
Not to be claimed

Tiger at Thailand 's Zoo

El Elyon, God Most High

El Elyon
God Most High

Elyon
epithet of God in the Bible

in English “God Most High”
in the Septuagent “God the highest”

Upper
Top
Uppermost

Melchizedek king of Salem
Priest of Ēl ʿElyōn

“God on High”

ancient god of Salem
Jerusalem

When ‘Elyōn’ divided the nations
he separated the sons of Ādām
Setting the bounds of the masses
according to the number of the ‘angels of God’

Elyōn separated mankind into 70 nations
according to his 70 sons (mentioned in the Ugaritic texts)
The tutelary god over one of the 70 nations
being Yahweh

“And they remembered that ‘elōhīm’ was their rock
and ‘ēl elyōn’ their redeemer”
Psalms 78:35

For more: ugarit ritual texts

A question to be

a Question to be

a lot of us
are tourning rounds

unknowing What
unknowing Whom

and some
have questions

about life
and afterlife

Is there a God or not?
What is the name of God?

Faith or religion?
what is the difference?

Values and humanity
a strive for all?

Tell me

Ebla tablet

God? Called El…

El (God)

Ēl
a northwest Semitic word and name
translated into English
as ‘God’ or El

El or Il
In the Levant
The supreme God
father of mankind and all creatures

El
in the Ebla civilization, dated 2300 BC
(the archaeological site of Tell Mardikh in Syria)
the Father of all Gods

A desert God
With two wives
Building this sanctuary
with his children

He fathered many Gods
Hadad, Yaw and Mot
Likely to the Greco-Roman Gods
Zeus, Ophion and Thanatos

El
identified
By ancient Greek mythographers
As Cronus

The mystery remains

Picture: A clay tablet found in Ebla, Syria

For more
Praise the Lord

Psalm 150

Praise the Lord 
in his sanctuary 
in his mighty heavens 

Praise Him 

Praise the Lord 
for his acts of power 
for his surpassing greatness 

Praise Him 

Praise the Lord 
with the sounding of the trumpet 
with the harp and lyre 

Praise Him 

Praise the Lord 
with timbrel and dancing 
with the strings and pipe 

Praise Him 

Praise the Lord 
with the clash of cymbals 
with resounding cymbals 

Praise Him

Praise the Lord 
everything that has breath
Praise Him


Tamil song of Praise 
Hallelu Yah in hebrew

How great Thou art!


 

Seek and find

Seek and You shall find

 

Seek and you shall find
Knock and you shall be opened
Ask and you shall be given

And in Their humble quest

People seek and find
Knock and enter
Ask and recieve

Some testimonies
That turned people upside down

For conversion is in our heart
And when we find Truth
It sets us free

Our conversion is not to a religion
It is to the Living God
Eternal

*^*

Testimonies from all newborns
who dared to share how they were found:

The ISIS fighter converting to Jesus

Mother and daughter, touched by grace

Koran brought him to Christ

Testimony of Mohammad from Lebanon

An Indian teacher becomes christian

Tamil song of praise

Hindu’s finding Jesus

Final prayer

Jesus
 They say you are The Lord in the flesh
 The incarnation of God
 Crucified for our sins
 Resurrected out of the dead

Have mercy upon us, upon our souls
 Have mercy

Reveal Thy Name to me, to us
 And give us faith
Stop slavery

A fasting that pleases the Lord

True Fasting

The fasting
that pleases The Lord

Cry aloud
Lift up your voice
Denounce evil!

Seek the Lord
in daily prayers
Delight in righteousness

Do not forsake
The judgement of Most High

Do not seek your own pleasure
Do not oppress your workers
Do not quarrel, nor fight
Do not hit with wicked fist

Loose the bonds of wickedness
Undo the straps of yoke
Deliver the oppressed
Break the gossip and ill doing

Share your bread with the hungry
Bring the homeless home

Cover the naked
Do not hide from your own flesh

Rebuild the ancient ruins
Raise up foundations of generations
Repair the breach
Restore the streets

Call My day a delight
And honour my ways

And your light
Breaks forth like dawn
Rising in the darkness

You shall be
A watered garden
A spring of waters

Righteousness walks before you
And the Lord behind you

When you cry out
The Lord will answer

“Here I am ”

Being your delight
And making you ride
On the heights of earth

On the height of heavens…

~ ~ ~
Isaiah 58

46 million people living as slaves,
according to global index 2016

 

Believers

Doubtful

The doubting thomas
The questioning
Of certitude

Doubt as such
Is not negative
Nor positive

It is the question
Of an inquiering
Mind

I doubt
for that
I am

Doubt as lead
Doubt as fall
Doubt as status quo

And yet
Blessed those
Without doubt

Doubt in relations
Doubt in profession
Doubt in science

And thus
Blessed those
Without doubt

A doubtful existence
A doubtful destiny
A doubtful life

And hence
Blessed those
Without doubt

for context: John 20:24-29

 

Amazing Grace: 40 treasured Hymns by Tennesse Ernie Ford 

 

Bible study

How to read the New Testament?

Bible study

The old Testament is difficult to read.

Best is to start with the new Testament.
And to start with the book of Luke

The book of Luke

Luke is the apostle of the gentiles.
He adresses non jews.
His book reads like a narration.
He also wrote the book of acts.

Once the book of Luke is red,
continue with book of acts 

The book of Acts 

And before reading, invoke the Holy Spirit
To help you understand what is written

Come Holy Spirit 
Enlighten my reason 
And give me to understand 
What is written 


The Lamb of God

Be Holy for I am Holy

Be Holy for I am Holy

No more 
No less

an invitation 
To Holiness

Love Me above All 
Adore only me

Honnor My day

Honnor your parents 
Your children, your family 
Your neighbours

Do not lie 
Do not steal 
Do not kill

Do not swear, nor calomny , nor mock 
Do not rape, nor envy, nor greed 
Do not scandal, nor commit adultery

Chasten your soul 
Purify your heart 
Straighten your mind

Be Holy 
For I am Holy

Be Whole 


Great is the Lord - christian hebrew worship

Holy Holy Holy God Allmighty

Holy Holy Holy 

Prayer

A prayer…

My parents 
Teached me to pray 

An evening prayer 
A morning prayer 

A prayer before dinner 
A prayer after dinner 

An attitude 
An offer 
A grace 

The power of prayer 
Like a breath 

For bread
An answer 
Comfort, help

And soon all becomes prayer 
A dialogue with divine 

Grace 
Imploration 
Thanksgiving 

Do you know your prayers? 
Do you pray?

soon it becomes silent adoration

I love you Lord by Larie Klein

You are not my slave

What a friend we have…

 

Seeking a friend
At the gates of kindergarten

Looking around
For a friendly face

Left alone
At the doorsteps of the nursery

The noise of the school
Sounds emptyness

And in The silence of my soul

O Jesus, you are my friend!

And there you are
In the beauty of your Person

And the gentle presence
Of you being

Grave and yet
Sereen

I have not come to play with you
I have come to comfort you

Oh beauty of that voice
Oh beauty of that Presence

And tears on my cheek
Dried up

And peace
And happiness

My Friend, my Friend!

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Old Gospel song… two performances

what a friend we have in Jesus 

Another performance by Mahalia Jackson 

Seek ye first the Kingdom of God

Seek Thee first…

Seek Ye first 
the Kingdom of God 
and The righteousness 
of His Name
and all these things 
(food, clothes,...)
will be given to you ...


(for chapiter in context)- biblical reference



Seek ye first A choir 
Seek Ye first an instrumental
Diving into the divine unknown

Faith is believing in Whom or What?

long ago 
as a child 
i wondered about the meaning of faith 

asking our neigbour 
a girl a few years older 
she answered 

it is like believing in miracles 

- like what? 

like diving into a swimming pool 
without water 
and come out unharmed! 

the next week 
the swimming pool was empty 
and a little voice said 

you have no faith! 

and i dived into the empty pool 
banged on my head 
all blood 

And yet i came out 
unharmed 

faith is different 
i thought 
it has nothing to do with miracles 

My head was stiched 
It hurted for many more years 

When my daddy asked
Why did you dive?
I simply said
Because of faith

The begin of a long quest... 

The little voice did not come from God, of course
He does not asks us to jump into empty pools 
but He surely protected me, who jumped out of love

Morality
Be careful with what or whom you believe 
Faith has nothing to do with jumping into empty pools 
and is not only about miracles 


You raise me up to all that i can be

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