I have often tried to fully embrace the concept of God's love, and it seems an impossible task. Knowing how great and unique His love is for us, should cause us to pause more often and give thanks.
The Carpenter's Way
First of all, thanks be to God for your taking the time to read this poem. Its a simple poem written one morning as a small illumination of what the Chrisitan life and the person of Jesus Christ is like. The latin is translated in the succeeding lines.
A hate-filled heart destroys itself. Its target may be someone else, but it will stand between you and God. That is why Christ Jesus commanded us to love our enemies. That does not mean to submit to them but to view them with compassion.
THE CROSS JESUS CARRIED
It is easy to fall into self pity when we fall on hardships or suffering. Nothing we endure comes close to what Christ Jesus endured for us. He who endured so much for us will comfort us in our own pain.