"Give deliverance to the children of the needy, and crush the oppressor!"Ps
A happy hello
A friendly heart
All one needs
In moments of despair
A compassionate friend
The only light needed
To save lives
"For compassion is the basis of all morality"
Are you a loving fellow being
In the family of God
Who's desire lies in doing good?
What do you do when the world's not watching?
Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley are some of those
human beings who
Did so much more
And it really felt good
Because it was always from a place of love
They honored the human spirit
Always traveling to far off places
To give, give, give and give some more
This is what makes them some of the greatest entertainers in the world
And just much loved human being
Its about LOVE
Very much like Lady Diana
Who was the first to reach out to victims of AIDS
Prince William and Prince Harry say
She was always keeping an eye on everyone
Dear Saint Paul
You always surprise me and take my breadth away when I least expect it
You give me sweet dreams
You shine your light on me
Did you enjoy my visit?
Did it ever occur to you
That you'd have a young South African in her early twenties
Who traveled to Italy to see you
And would rush to the Dome with all her luggage, straight from the airport
Just for you? Giggles
That is one of my favorite
I knew nothing about you
Except that you our beloved Pope
Nor did I know that you actually came
To South Africa during the Presidency of our Grandpa Mandela
I was so so surprised when I saw photographs of the two of you in Gauteng
I couldn't believe my eyes
Are you smiling from heaven?
Perhaps laughing thinking
How chicky! Ha ha ha
How I love you!
No power on earth would have stopped me
I love you thaaat much!!!
I didn't even know that you are a poet with the biggest art collection ever!!!
Ohhh Dearest Pope
Bliss is your gift to me
And you've followed me
Its a Presence I can't explain
With sunshine love
Butterfly love filled to the brim
With hearty laughter
Handsome grandpa Saint
Who's heart is always
Filled with warmth
Loving to all
All, all, all and all
The other day you surprised me again
I just couldnt stop myself
From jumping up and down
I wrote that our granpa Walter
Is a Pope
Because of who he is
Only to find out that you both share
The same birthday
I was so shocked
I simply couldn't stop myself
jumping, jumping and jumping
Till the break of dawn
I touched the skies jumping
Ohhh Dear Lord
The joy you bestow
I just can't explain it!!!
And this is one speech I love, love, love, love
I know you see my face
I look like a sunflower
Just for you
"Our Lady of Jasna Gora is the teacher of true love for all. And this is particularly important for you, dear young people. In you, in fact, is decided that form of love which all of your life will have and, through you, human life on Polish soil: the matrimonial, family, social and national form – but also the priestly, religious and missionary one. Every life is determined and evaluated by the interior form of love. Tell me what you love, and I will tell you who you are.
‘Tell me what you love, and I will tell you who you are.’
I watch! How beautiful it is that this word is found in the call of Jasna Gora. It possesses a profound evangelical ancestry: Christ says many times ‘watch’ … Perhaps also from the Gospel it passes into the tradition of scouting. In the call of Jasna Gora it is the essential element of the reply that we wish to give to the love by which we are surrounded in the sign of the Sacred Icon.
The response to this love must be precisely the fact that I watch!
What does it mean, ‘I watch’?
It means that I make an effort to be a person with a conscience. I do not stifle this conscience and I do not deform it; I call good and evil by name, and I do not blur them; I develop in myself what is good, and I seek to correct what is evil, overcoming it in myself. This is a fundamental problem which can never be minimized or put on a secondary level. No! It is everywhere and always a matter of the first importance. Its importance is all the greater in proportion to the increase of circumstances which seem to favour our tolerance of evil and the fact that we easily excuse ourselves from this, especially if adults do so.
My dear friends! It is up to you to put up a firm barrier against immorality, a barrier – I say – to those social vices which I will not here call by name but which you yourselves are perfectly aware of. You must demand this of yourselves, even if others do not demand it of you. Historical experiences tell how much the immorality of certain periods cost the whole nation. Today when we are fighting for the future form of our social life, remember that this form depends on what people will be like. Therefore: watch!
Watch’ also means: I see another. i do not close in on myself, in a narrow search for my own interests, my own judgments. ‘I watch’ means: love of neighbor, it means: fundamental interhuman solidarity.
Before the Mother of Jasna Gora I wish to give thanks for all the proofs of this solidarity which have been given by my compatriots, including Polish youth, in the difficult period of not many months ago. It would be difficult for me to enumerate here all the forms of this solicitude which surrounded those who were interned, imprisoned, dismissed from work, and also their families. You know this better than 1. I received only sporadic news about it.
… ‘I watch’ also means: I feel responsible for this great common inheritance whose name is Poland. This name defines us all. This name obliges us all. This name costs us all.
Perhaps at times we envy the French, the Germans or the Americans because their name is not tied to such a historical price and because they are so easily free: while our Polish freedom costs so much.
‘On you depends tomorrow.’
My dear ones, I will not make a comparative analysis. I will only say that it is what costs that constitutes value. It is not, in fact, possible to be truly free without an honest and profound relationship with values. We do not want a Poland which costs us nothing. We watch, instead, beside all that makes up the authentic inheritance of the generations, seeking to enrich it. A nation, then, is first of all rich in its people. Rich in man. Rich in youth. Rich in every individual who watches in the name of truth: it is truth, in fact, that gives form to love.
“Even if I am not among you every day, as was the case for many years in the past, nevertheless I carry in my heart a great solicitude. A great, enormous solicitude. A solicitude for you. Precisely because on you depends tomorrow.
I pray for you every day"
As if that wasn't enough!!!
Today I could hear your voice grandpa as I read this letter that you wrote to Mrs Winnie while she was in prison, in 1970.
"...What a world of difference to your failing health and your spirit, darling, to my own anxiety and strain that I cannot shake off, if only we could meet; if I could be by your side and squeeze you, or if I could catch a glimpse of your outline through the thick wire netting that would inevitably seperate us...
...In spite of all that has happened I have throughout the ebb and flow of the tides of fortune in the last 15 months, lived in hope and expectation.
Sometimes I even have the belief that this feeling is part and parcel of myself. It seems to be woven into my very being. I feel my heart pumping hope steadily to every part of my body, warming my blood and pepping up my spirit...
By the way the other day I dreamt of you convulsing your entire body with a graceful Hawaiian dance at the B.M.S.C. I stood at one end of the famous hall with arms outstretched ready to embrace you as you whirled towards me with the enchanting smile that I miss so desperately. I cannot explain why the scene should have been located at the B.M.SM.C. To my recollection we have been there for a dance only once---on the night of Lindi's wedding reception. The other occasion was the concert we organized in 1957 when I was courting you, or you me. I am never certain whether I am free to remind you that you took the initiative in this regard. Anyway the dream was for me a glorious moment. If I must dream in my sleep, please Hawaii for me...
Keep well my darling: do not allow yourself to be run down by illness or longing for children. Fight with all your strength. Tons and tons of love and a million kisses. Devotedly, Dalibhunga
I would like to thank the Princes once again for their love
For that great spirit
That just touches you
When you least expect it
The history books
Will state clearly that they are
Restores of the human soul
Healers of the human spirit
Because they hate prejudice
They are inclusive
And they always go beyond the call of duty!
They are selfless
"I have been far oftener discriminated against because I am a woman than because I am black." Shirley Chisholm
And the discrimination has often come from those who claim to love granpa Mandela. Freedom fighters?
But they sturb him in the back
By doing exactly
What he sacrificed his life for
One wonders why they flocked around him if it wasn't to advance the human spirit?
Does age bring wisdom?
Does intellect secure longevity?
Can money protect you?
Why use my work when you've discriminated against me?
Aren't young people meant to respect and look up to elders?
How is that possible when their actions prove them to be constant violators?
Alice Walker once wrote that black people don't like to see other black people succeed, and its true!
I read that;
"When faced with discrimination, Campbell received support from her friends; she later quoted Turlington and Evangelista as telling Dolce & Gabbana, "If you don't use Naomi, you don't get us."
It is reported that;
"In August 1988, she became the first black model to appear on the cover of French Vogue, after her friend and mentor, designer Yves St. Laurent, threatened to withdraw his advertising from the magazine if it continued to refuse to place black models on its cover."
Grandpa Mandela says
"To be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, it is to live in a way that enhances and respects the freedom of others."
"I came into the world to bring everything into the clear light of day, making all the distinctions clear, so that those who have never seen will see, so that those who have made a great pretense of seeing will be exposed as blind."
Some Pharisees overheard him and said,
"Does that mean you're calling us blind?"
"If you were really blind you'd be blameless, but since you claim to see everything so well, you accountable for every fault and failure. John
I behold you forever more!
Your presence makes every little thing alright
Bob Marley praise!
When I hear Prince Harry speak
I'm always speechless
I hear the voice of God speak through you
I hear heavenly messages
I hear a preacher who's passion
Is unlike anything I've ever experienced
You're a messenger of good tidings
And Prince William just knows how to communicate love
He receives interpretations from heavenly places
He can take the most intricate subject
And simplify it through the language of love
One feels that pure energy of inclusiveness
And determination to serve from a sacred place of love, always!
One feels that they in the warmth and love of God
Natural leaders determined to do what needs to be done
Passionate leaders who come with the language of laughter, love and dancy passion
Leaders who are always primed for action
They were fed love
They were craddled in the arms of love
They were taught to serve while they were babies
I can't begin to tell you how inspiring this is to this generation
"Prince Harry has revealed that he conjures up memories of his mother every day.
He said he wonders what Princess Diana would think of what he and his brother William have made of their lives.
In a moving interview given during their joint tour of Africa last week, the 25-year-old prince added that thinking of their mother ‘keeps them going’.
‘Every day, I know I do and I’m sure William does as well, whatever we do, wherever we are and whoever we’re with, I particularly always wonder what she’d think, what she’d be doing if she was with us now,’ said Harry.
‘If she’d be sitting here having a laugh, whether she’d be in the background sticking her tongue out or whether she’d be playing football with the children.
‘That’s what keeps us going every day – that thought of what would she be like if she was around today.
‘It’s refreshing because we both have our own opinion of what she’d be like and “mad” would be one word to describe her.’
The princes were asked whether Diana would be proud of their work with charities such as conservation group The Tusk Trust and Sentebale, the organisation Harry set up to help Aids orphans in Lesotho. William, 28, said: ‘We’d like to think she’s proud of us.
(The little girl in white is my niece. Her whole family was wiped out by AIDS. She passed on shortly after her parents died. I was in England when that happened. Her name is Ncumisa, meaning bestow smile)
‘I see myself building Tusk up and other charities I’ve got into the future. Obviously when our military careers come to an end then we can get more wholeheartedly into it.
‘She’d be very proud of what Harry’s done [with] Sentebale bearing in mind that it’s actually his own charity that he started.
‘Hopefully she’d be really chuffed.’
The brothers were speaking during an interview with the Tonight programme to be broadcast on ITV tonight at 7.30pm...
The pair also spoke of their love for Africa and its people – and the anonymity that travelling there gives them...
He also praised his younger brother, saying: ‘I think Harry’s got a very free spirit and a very intuitive way of dealing with things, looking at problems.
‘He very much throws himself into it wholeheartedly. He’s got a big heart and he wants to make a difference..."
The Psalmist exults;
"Blessed is man
Who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
And on his law he meditates day and night.
He is like a tree planted by the streams of water that yields
Its fruit in season,
And its leaf does not wither.
In all he does, he prospers.
Evil are chaff that wind drives away."
This story is fun!
"My heart bursts its banks,
spilling beauty and goodness.
I pour it out in a poem to the king,
shaping the river into words:
You’re the handsomest of men;
every word from your lips is sheer grace,
and God has blessed you,
blessed you so much.
Strap your sword to your side, warrior!
Accept due honor!
Ride on the side of truth!
Ride for the righteous meek!
Your instructions are glow-in-the-dark;
You shoot sharp arrows
Into enemy hearts;
The King's foe lie down in the dust, beaten.
Your throne is God's throne,
Ever and always;
The scepter of your royal rule
Measure right living.
You love the right
And hate the wrong
And that is why God, your very own God poured fragrant oil on your head,
Marking you out as King
From among your dear companions.
Your ozone-drenched garments
Are fragrant with mountain breeze.
From the throne room---
Makes you want to dance...
Always bear in mind;
"A passionate attachment of one nation for another produces a variety of evils."
Farewell address, 17 4eptember 1796
May the grace of God remain in our hearts forever more.