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DB

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Re: Kindness


I know I'll get dinged for this, but I disagree with the premise of the poem that one can only achieve true kindness by, sort of, experiencing the down side of life.

Matthew 19:24 says: "Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” Does that mean a rich man can't enter heaven? No. Christ follows that by saying "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

My point is that we can understand and display kindness through God living in us. I've heard it said that "the eye of the needle" is the small passageway next to the large gate into a walled city. Kind of a doorway. To pass through it, a camel must bow down, be humble. We can achieve kindness by bowing down before God and accepting His instruction.

(In response to this post by Portland)

Posted: 03/30/2016 at 3:53PM



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Kindness -- Portland 03/30/2016 12:25PM
  So beautiful - made my day ** -- cswilliam 03/30/2016 11:31PM
  I cannot stop reading it -- cswilliam 03/30/2016 11:42PM
  I had a feeling you would love it. -- Portland 03/31/2016 3:46PM
  Another thought....... -- Galway 03/30/2016 10:01PM
  Re: Kindness -- DB 03/30/2016 3:53PM
  Compassion springs from pain ** -- cswilliam 03/30/2016 11:36PM
  And from love ** -- buffdad 03/31/2016 08:15AM
  Yes...... ** -- Gateway 03/30/2016 11:54PM
  Gate, this is today, a trip on the lake -- buffdad 03/30/2016 8:57PM
  Re: Gate, this is today, a trip on the lake -- Gateway 03/30/2016 11:42PM
  I know it is there -- buffdad 03/31/2016 07:54AM
  Re: I know it is there -- Gateway 03/31/2016 1:42PM
  I don't ask for it -- buffdad 03/31/2016 8:56PM
  Re: I don't ask for it -- Gateway 03/31/2016 11:10PM
  Thanks Gate. I was thinking about your comment -- buffdad 04/01/2016 12:24PM
  And there is no avoiding suffering. -- Portland 03/30/2016 4:49PM
  Yes, there is a way to not suffer -- buffdad 03/30/2016 5:43PM
  Re: Yes, there is a way to not suffer -- Gateway 03/30/2016 7:20PM
  Yes -- buffdad 03/30/2016 8:19PM
  Thank you bd. I know you get it. ** -- Gateway 03/30/2016 11:44PM
  You are one tough mother , God bless you ** ** -- knuckledragger 03/30/2016 7:34PM
  Thank you.... ** -- Gateway 03/30/2016 7:52PM
  Very true....being kind is like a lost art... ** -- Gateway 03/30/2016 3:36PM
  I'll give you a heartfelt plus... ** -- buffdad 03/30/2016 2:25PM
  I gave her a + for ya -- DB 03/30/2016 7:38PM
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