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« on: April 14, 2003, 03:13:36 PM »

 Found this and thought it a very true thought...


                           
                 A man planted a rose and watered it       faithfully.  One day, as he examined it, he saw that the bud would soon blossom, but noticed thorns upon the stem.  He thought........"How can any beautiful flower come from a plant burdened with so many sharp thorns?"  Saddened by this thought, he neglected to water the rose, and before it was ready to bloom, it died.

So it is with many people.  Within every soul there is a rose. The God-like qualities planted in us at birth growing amid the thorns of our faults.

Many of us look at ourselves and see only the thorns, the defects.  We despair, thinking that nothing good can possibly come from us.  We neglect to water the good within us, and eventually it dies.  We never realize our potential.
Some people do not see the rose within themselves; someone else must show it to them.

One of the greatest gifts a person can possess is to be able to reach past the thorns and find the rose within others.  This is characteristic of love... to look at a person and know their true faults.

Accepting that person into your life, while recognizing the nobility in their soul.  Help them to realize that they can overcome their faults.

If we show them the rose, they will conquer their thorns.  Only then will they blossom many times over.

"Love is a heavenly drop spilling from the chalice of life to moderate its bitterness."

"Where the heart is willing it will find a thousand ways, but where it is unwilling it will find a thousand excuses."

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Remember that tho the storms of life may rage & stir things up, cause chaos and at times many hurts, etc...In the end, It can unearth the most beautiful of treasure! Keep Holding on to Jesus thru the storm & He will indeed show you the beauty of life after its all settled & peaceful, Its His Plan!
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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2003, 03:18:51 PM »

AMEN, that really was good and true. Thanks again Sister  Grin
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Are You GOING TO HEAVEN?

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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2003, 06:44:40 PM »

One of the greatest gifts a person can possess is to be able to reach past the thorns and find the rose within others.  Awesome truth!
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