Thoughts For The Weekend


"We have no right to ask when sorrow comes, "Why did this happen to me?"
unless we ask the same question for every moment of happiness that comes our way." We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking,
only to learn that it is God who is shaking them
. (Charles C. West)

What do you say?
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18 comments:

  1. Surjit,

    I have not thought of this paradigm before. You are absolutely correct. I suppose it comes back to the fact that you can't appreciate the good without the bad.

    Martha

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  2. Martha Mihaly, you have added a universal truth to my post:
    '...you can't appreciate the good without the bad....'
    Thanks for sharing. God bless.

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  3. Surjit - Can you imagine what we would become if we didn't get that shake now and then? So in light of your post I say 'Thank God'. :)

    Take good care of yourself, we need you.

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  4. Thanks Walksfarwoman, for your kind words.Your meaningful participation always inspire me.
    God bless.

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  5. I agree that we have to take the good with the bad..and that we should learn not to question the bad unless we are prepared to question the good.For many of us this is perhaps the most difficult lesson to learn.I know that many of us have great blessings, which we hardly even take note of...until some calamity happens, then we cant handle it.Great post which makes me remember to be happy with what life gives me...it could be a lot worse.Surjit, a really great day to you and yours.. :)

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  6. Hi Surjit...

    Nice thought! :-)

    I actually question the good more than the bad! (smile)

    Why am I so fortunate when there is so much suffering?

    I don't have answers to suffering or to blessings so hold onto the belief that whatever comes our way is for our unique path.

    Thank you for your thought provoking insights Surjit,

    Blessings and peace to you,

    Jen

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  7. LOVE the first quote.

    When it comes to the second quote, I think sometimes the devil does that he he he he...

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  8. Truthful words:
    '.....remember to be happy with what life gives me...'
    Thanks Jesse, for adding wonderful thoughts to my post.
    God bless.

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  9. Hi Surjit!
    This is indeed a great thoughts for the weekend!

    Well, there are always two extreme: brightness and darkness, goodness and evil, love and hatred, blessing and curse, happiness and sorrow, etc. However God always know our needs and will always bless us with all the necessary.

    A lot of sorrow comes from our own doing! Many cheat, greedy, destroy the earth, pollute the air, etc. A lot of disasters comes about due to Global Warming. Killings and Violent actions comes about because of greed and evil doings.

    Anyway, there are sorrow for our learning as well - a form of chastening (discipline).

    The bible tells us in Hebrews 12:7 If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten?

    Blessings to you, Surjit

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  10. You are right Jennifer.No body has got the answer......'to suffering or to blessings...'
    It is His Domain. So let us be happy in whatever comes our way.
    Thanks for sharing.
    God bless.

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  11. I am glad Amel's Realm that you have liked my post. Thanks and good luck.

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  12. Very enlightening words:
    '.....If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten?...
    Thanks Sam Chan for sharing your wisdom,
    God bless.

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  13. My answer to this question, Surjit, is always "Why not me?" Why should I prefer someone else to encounter some misery? Life will bring us both joy and sorrow, if we accept that, we will struggle less against what is natural.

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  14. Josie, you have rightly said:
    '....Why should I prefer someone else to encounter some misery?..'
    Thanks for enlightening us with your words of wisdom.
    God bless.

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  15. The Good & Bad, Happiness & Sorrow, Pleasure & Pain, ... are at different times two side of the same coin called Life. Ying & Yang comes together. If we want one side of it, the other side must come together.One should learn to appreciate both sides. Only then can we really benefit from this Great School of Living.

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  16. Great words of wisdom:
    ...'The Good & Bad, Happiness & Sorrow, Pleasure & Pain, ... are at different times two side of the same coin called Life...'
    Thanks Water Learner, for adding a universal Truth to my post making it more meaningful.
    God bless.

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  17. These are exactly what I needed to hear today! Thank you!

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  18. I welcome your visit, La Chanson de Phoenix.
    I am glad that you have liked my post.
    Thanks for your nice and motivating comments. Good luck.

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