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Friday, July 27, 2007

 

Wisdom of the heart


there is wisdom
when the heart dictates to the mind
there is folly
when the mind dictates to the heart

the heart discerns mysteries by intuition
the mind is blinded by intricate logic
the wisdom of the mind is full of folly
the wisdom of the heart is flawless

faith in the Lord
is based on wisdom of the heart
faith is the experience of the Lord
theology and philosophy are mere studies

be not the scholar who studies the bible
rather be the rover who lives the bible

eastwind [x6/pp49]

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the Christ of love and mercy
is the Christ of wrath and punishment
He is the gentle storm
and the violent breeze

He jolts us in our indifference
soothes us in our despair
He is the lull and the storm
He greens our pastures that He will burn

He makes us see in our blindness
He blinds us to make us see
He imparts His wisdom thru anguish
He strengthens faith thru ailment

the greatest wisdom is
to see that His ways are not our ways
to surrender to His will
in our darkness and despair

eastwind [x13 pp49]

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when will the body learn
that comfort and luxury numbs the spirit
fame and power consumes the soul
pity the many wealthy and powerful
who fall by the way side
they often need help
more than mendicants and hermits

eastwind [x1853]


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