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Keisha Merchant

Reflections of the Heart 1


    What are we to do in life?  It is within my reflections that I sit here thinking about life.  How life is here one day, and gone tomorrow.  I am so thankful for friends, family and love ones that it grieves my heart when we must say our goodbyes.  It is sometimes evident that our goodbyes do not always end in death.  Sometimes it is separation, disagreements and unresolved differences that we agree to disagree, but in the end of the day, we choose to walk away from a fellowship and union that started in the morning.

    I know that writing articles sometimes seem so technical that reporters, journalists and those who are eager to reflect and contemplate on the issues of life, we find ourselves lost in time to sit and smell the roses.  I know that in our hearts the love ones we have like pedals fall one by one.  Sometimes we look at each other as though we are the enemy.  We fight, argue and forget about the gentle and kind spirit that brought us together in love.  It is to my wonder and mystery how we fail each other in our differences, yet our differences attract us together. 

    This journal entry is for all that have died, separated or just walk away from the love we so hold dear as though a wealthy man or wealthy woman could judge capital, but in the universe could not judge love.  It is without our love do we miss the greatest wealth and opportunity ever given to people, loving one another in kindness and cheerfulness is the greatest opportunity, higher than any person can receive in poverty, disease, hospital, death row and finally wealth.  It is the only glue that can smell, taste, and look so good, yet have no boundaries, but full of boundaries.

    It is within this spirit that I pay tribute to the nations all around the world, as a global community we face the greatest corporate prayer and meditation of all people collectively finding the time to hold a minute in silence for the progress of war, education, health care, health for those in poverty or have slum lords for property owners, and the list goes on.  In this silence we give stillness that our ability to cherish, honor and love the very gift of eternity is to have “love” and to be able to give it against all odds.

    In these sentiments of love and reflection, I am stopping by to say though it seems as though we are running around with our head cut off, and officials trying to provide for their families, with one hand in the pot and one hand in their pockets, and people of populations trying to make ends meet in the recession, starvation and detriments of the perils of our world, I leave with this loving grace of mercy and forgiveness of salvation, that we have not finished our race until we have arrived in eternal love.

    Safe journeys my friends, and all who want to be active participants in loving God, self and others with nonviolence and endurance to share the love!  What is love? 1Corinthians 13


     1If I speak in the tongues[a] of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames,[b] but have not love, I gain nothing.

     4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, and it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres.

     8Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. 11When I was a child, I talked like a child; I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. 12Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

     13And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

    So practice love within yourself and among others!

1 comment
  • Keisha Merchant
    Keisha Merchant ...thank you...:) brother tyler for stopping by and showing some love!
    March 26, 2010