Wednesday, March 16, 2011


"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends. To appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded."
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
This is it. Nothing else matters really. Thinking about this, all lofty thoughts are leveled and wild emotions tamed. We are called to be LIGHT and SALT. Nothing more , nothing less. The Great Teacher, Master and Lord of our souls  said, what you do  to the least of my brothers you do it for me. Be faithful in the little things. What is done is secret , the Father in heaven will reward. He does not forget those long hard hard hours, those tears of frustration , those dark depressing days when you wondered  if sunrise could come quicker. He knows when you have been that listening post for someone, the one who shared salvations great message with them, the one who quietly prayed for the sick and needy. the one who lent a helping hand to a struggling brother/neighbor. When some one's face lights up because of you, it is enough. When some one is confident that their last breath on earth will be their first breath in heaven because you shared Jesus with them, that is enough .

Lets measure our lives and how we live by what truly matters - most of all to hear the King of Kings say "Well done good and faithful servant"