Love is the greatest, certainly, but what is the greatest love? Here, let us renew our understanding about the nature and source of love, and the reason why we love. Let us remind one another of "how great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God" . In the love of God, let us also love one another.
No power or force on earth can be stronger than love. And God's love is the greatest love of all. By His love, we obtained salvation. By loving Him and then our neighbors, we manifest such salvation. We love because He first loved us .
The strongest thematic message in the Bible, which contains the Word of God, is God's love. Everything revolves around God's love. God, who created the universe by His Word, is the source of love, which is love in its truest, purest and perfect form.
Many religious sects in the Philippines interpret the Bible in many ways. They differ in their interpretations of the way to salvation. There are those who claim that only by good works can men find salvation. There are those who say that faith alone, even without manifestation of good works or love, results in salvation. There are those who say that only those who work miracles by the Holy Spirit are truly saved.
For this, be warned. Not all men who preach the Word of God, no matter how eloquent they may sound, or do miracles beyond logical comprehension have found salvation. Neither wisdom nor power to cast out demons is an assurance of salvation. "love is great"
The scariest of seasons is just around the corner – we're of course talking about Halloween, a time for lots of food (or should we say candy), good friends, top horror movies and a free pass to scare the living hell out of your family. As you probably know by now it can be a real hassle to come up with the ultimate Halloween costume. However, it's not at all about buying the most expensive costume. If you put some effort into the little details you won't have to spend thousands on transforming yourself into Gary Oldman's portrayal of Count Dracula. For example, consider adding some special effect contact lenses (sometimes called crazy lenses, theatrical lenses, or decorative lenses) to your outfit, if you want to look your scariest. Think about it – it's the eyes the people look at first and it's the eyes that keep you looking “normal”. Now imagine someone looking into your eyes and realizing that they're blood red. Apply some white make up to your face, insert some fake fangs, and people will think you're Dracula reincarnated. Taking advantage of crazy contacts is nothing new – it's been done for a long time in some of the scariest movies to come from Hollywood.
Crazy Lenses for Everyone
A great thing about crazy lenses is that they can be worn by everyone – it doesn't matter if you have an eye disorder or not. These types of decorative contacts come in prescription form as well as with zero power (Plano). You can purchase special effect contact lenses that'll last a month, or up 18 months if you order standard theatrical lenses. It is important to mention that even if these lenses don't look anything like regular contacts, they still require the same type of maintenance. This means that you have to clean your hands before inserting them and keep them in a container filled with a lens cleansing solution while they're not being used. What are Your Alternatives? So, what do these decorative contact lenses look like? To tell you the truth, the alternatives are endless. However, to make it a bit easier for you, here's a list of favorites. Blood Red – This look is perfect for almost any Halloween costume. It'll add that little extra for anything from Dracula to a zombie.Devil – This one is pretty self-explanatory. If you want to look the most evil, then pick this one.Wolf – If you're going for the wild animal look this contact lens is a must. Jack Nicholson used this type of lens in the movie with the same name – Wolf!Hypnotica – Dressing up as a Mad Scientist? If yes, you'll find your match in these lenses.Fire – As with the Blood Red lenses, Fire will be a good choice for most Halloween costumes with a little flair.Black Sclera – Perfect for you that's going dressed as a demon or vampire. As this lens has a pupil hole your entire eye will be black.
Everyone's favorite socialite Paris Hilton showing off her demonic crazy contact lenses.:-#
]Loneliness can be one of the most difficult feelings to shake, and if not checked, can become a destructive force, even leading to suicide. Yet no one can escape feeling lonely and it is something that faith alone cannot completely remedy. All people, whether married, single, priest, or consecrated religious will inevitably feel lonely at [..]
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. (Proverbs 17:17)
You can always tell a real friend: when you've made a fool of yourself, he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job. (Laurence J. Peter)
A lot of people go through life with only a few friends. It seems that some have less than that. They have no one on whom they can call in good times or bad. There is no one with whom to bounce ideas around, or to talk about deep and troubling subjects. They have no one to call in times of need or difficulty. They are at the mercy of life, standing alone.
Others seem to have a multitude of friends. Wherever they go, people know them, and like to be around them. Should trouble strike, their biggest hesitation might be over which friend to call. They know exactly the person with whom to discuss the topics of inquiry and debate. Life is full of entertaining and invigorating relationships because it is full of friends.
There ought to be a course in school on friendship. Of course, some people are perfectly happy to operate with fewer friends. They might rather have a few deep and loyal friends, than many superficial ones. Others thrive best when friends are everywhere and numerous. It is not so much the number of friends that is important as is the possession of friends, period.
Friendship is a blessing... Friendship is a blessing, and a friend is the channel through whom great emotional, spiritual, and sometimes even physical blessings flow. Friends can cheer us when we're sorrowful or depressed. Friends can challenge us when we allow ourselves to get beyond our reasonable boundaries. Friends can motivate us when we're ready to give in, and they can provide for us when life falls apart. They are there when all is well, and we want someone with whom to share life's pleasant and memorable moments. We often just want them around to have a good time, to laugh, to act silly, to enjoy some mutually liked activity. In how many ways have friends enriched our lives and made us feel loved, accepted, respected and cared for? Probably, too many to list, and the list grows daily.
It is safe to say that when God created the world and all the majestic things in it, when he streaked the heavens with radiant color and the earth with grand mountains and awe-inspiring canyons, when he painted the plains with waving grasses and erected noble forests of towering trees, he outdid it all by creating friends. Why not take a moment or two and thank someone today for being a friend to you?
May God bless you with all the friends you need, and may he turn you into a blessing by using you as a friend to others. :)