#FOWC, Word Prompts

Quotes: Our INSTRUMENT of Wisdom

#FOWC and his famous word prompt today is: …  ta da ♫ …

INSTRUMENTAL

I choose to post quotes from sources you may or may not be familiar with who have used the word “instrument or instrumental” within their speech.  Some you may or may not agree with but that is what makes the world go around.

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Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Francis of Assisi

 

You not only have to know your own instrument, you must know the others and how to back them up at all times. That’s jazz. Oscar Peterson

 

What we call Man’s power over Nature turns out to be a power exercised by some men over other men with Nature as its instrument. C. S. Lewis

 

Prayer is not an old woman’s idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action. Mahatma Gandhi

 

You have to have a certain realism that government is a pretty blunt instrument, and without the constant attention of highly qualified people with the right metrics, it will fall into not doing things very well. Bill Gates

 

We really were a very musical family. Father managed to buy us a small pump organ, and I just loved this instrument. Lawrence Welk

 

Power is an instrument of fatal consequence. It is confined no more readily than Quicksilver and escapes good intentions as easily as air flows through the mesh.

Mike Pence

 

While most of the music I write is instrumental, I love to use the human voice as another instrument. Yanni

 

“The sun when he appeareth shewing forth at his rising, an admirable instrument, the work of the most High.”
[Ecclesiasticus 43:2]

 

My quote:  The Blessed Virgin Mary was the most important instrument to mankind in that it was through her that God chooses to bring His Son into the world to redeem us.

#FOWC, Word Prompts

TEAR DOWN THAT WALL …

Of ENMITY!

“Enmity” the word prompt today from “#FOWC and what a strong word that is.
How can we conquer this emotion of “hate?”
Rancor is prominent today among the Democrats and Republicans as we see on the news today. Not much love there; is it any wonder our youth seems disjointed. Where are their role models? Certainly not in politics!
This wall they speak of is not a matter of dollars; it is evident to those who can see — a matter of ENMITY, hatred for each other.

They have succeeded in building A WALL between them, their ego, self-worship, and wrongful agendas reach heaven, calling for vengeance. Soon it will come, like a thief in the night, it will come to them who love hatred.

Ah! Another Challenge, Word Prompts

Moment of Truth …

Death is the moment of Truth!

Why is it so morbid to think of death?

Is it because we are afraid of the truth.

Life, on the other hand, is a pleasant subject, we have high expectations, hopes for happiness, and delusions that it will never end.
As the years go by, that moment of truth gets closer and nearer.
We push it away, but why?

The reason is, we don’t understand our purpose in life. What is our mission?

Simply put, it is “To Know, Love and Serve God in this life so we will be happy with Him in Eternity.”

Many Christians seek a lifestyle that speaks the reason for life is for God, to know me, love me and serve me, then they wonder why they fear that moment of truth, DEATH!

The atheist reasoning best explained from an epitaph etched on a gravestone. “All dressed up and no place to go.”

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Word Prompts

“Don’t judge me, God isn’t done with me yet.”

Last night I had a curious thought, have you ever wondered why it is that each day when we awaken, we feel pretty much like the day before. We look into the mirror and look just like we did yesterday. We wash our face and comb our hair to face the day, with the same feelings about significant issues as we had yesterday. Of course, it might be that today we have a new pain here or there, or our hair might be unruly. Also, it is possible we have softened about a minor issue that we held so stubbornly the day before. Generally speaking, things are the same.

YET …
… the march continues day after day, week after week and soon one more birthday, another year goes by, this is known as “time.”

We don’t see the advance of time with each passing day however when you compared a picture of yourself twenty years ago; you can’t help notice. Time sneaks up on us, and we don’t see it happening although we know it is happening. Inside our bodies, resides our immortal soul which will not age. We feel physically fit as we did 40 or even 50 years ago, i.e., we hear music and feel as if we could get up and dance all day, but when we try, we realize the effects of time on our body.

An eon ago; a time when no mirrors or means of reflection existed, people were unable to see the results upon their bodies of the”time effect” — especially when they felt the same inside (their soul) as they felt in their youth? In a sense, they were misled blind to the truth of aging.

God is like that too, don’t be misled, we can’t see Him, but He is there changing us! I once saw a bumper sticker that read: “Don’t judge me, God is not done with me yet.”

 

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