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Philippians 3:9 Amplified Bible | The New Bible.com

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9 And that I may [actually] be found and known as in Him, not having any [self-achieved] righteousness that can be called my own, based on my obedience to the Law’s demands (ritualistic uprightness and supposed right standing with God thus acquired), but possessing that [genuine righteousness] which comes through faith in Christ (the Anointed One), the [truly] right standing with God, which comes from God by [saving] faith.

Philippians 3:9 AMP

We’re all lonely for something we don’t know we’re lonely for. How else to explain the curious feeling that goes around feeling like missing somebody we’ve never even met?

David Foster Wallace (via durianquotes)

The answer, is Jesus. Seriously yall. I’ve been dealing with this.

If you feel like you miss someone you have never met, let me introduce you.

Friend, meet Jesus.

Jesus, meet my friend.

Love is the infinite which is given to the finite. Therefore, we love in others, for we do not merely love others, but we love the Love that is in them and which is more than their or our love. In mutual assistance what is most important is not the alleviation of need but the actualization of love. Of course, there is no love which does not want to make the other’s need its own. But there is also no true help which does not spring from love and create love. Love, not help, is stronger than death. But there is no love which does not become help. It is love, human and divine, which overcomes death in nations and generations and in all the horror of our time. Love is stronger. It creates something new out of the destruction caused by death; it bears everything and overcomes everything. It is omnipresent and here and there, in the smallest and most hidden ways as in the greatest and most visible ones, it rescues life from death. It rescues each of us, for love is stronger than death.
Theologian Paul Tillich’s Love is Stronger than Death.

The Reality of it.

  • Me:

    Hey God. Can you give me strength please?

  • God:

    Sure.

  • Me:

    Hey God? Can you please heal my leg? It's been hurting a lot and I can barely walk. Thanks...

  • God:

    Alright.

  • Me:

    God, I need you to bring peace in my heart. It's broken and I need to feel better. Please God!

  • God:

    Okay, my child.

  • God:

    Love your neighbors as yourself.

  • Me:

    Eh. Maybe. If they're nice to me.

  • God:

    Forgive others.

  • Me:

    No! They did so much wrong to me, I can't forgive them.

  • God:

    Go talk to that person. He needs someone to talk to.

  • Me:

    No. I don't know him. I'm pretty sure he's fine.

  • Sometimes, we ask for so much and God gives the things we ask. But when God asks for something, we give Him excuses; not answers.

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