(Potentially) Profound Thoughts

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Lynx

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As my Mom taught me two golden rules to live by...
- "Honesty is always the best policy"...
- "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all"...

Bottomline - there is no easy answer in those scenarios... as often times - in these cases there is No Answer that will suffice her line of inquiry... maybe the best thing to do is to speak in circular-truths in a manner that avoids the inadvertent use of hurtful words...

ie, the answer to the infamous question: "Do these pants make me look Fat?"
The circular-truthful answer is: "My Love - in my eyes you are beautiful in everything and nothing at all" :)
Or take a page from that kit-kat commercial. Cram some candy bar in your mouth real fast so you won't put your foot there.
 

Solemateleft

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Reminds me of my favorite T-shirt that says:
"You CAN'T tell me what to do! Your Not my Daughter!" :)
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Lynx

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Is he really wearing roller skates in the "my plan" version?

What, no car to tow him? :p
 

Lynx

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I dunno... I heard somewhere that a coward dies a thousand times.
 
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jennymae

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Yeah, the managers at w*rk are just as closed-minded. I told them I identify as a shag carpet, so even though I was on the clock I had to lie down for this shift. They had zero understanding.
Don’t worry, I have reported this heinous act of discrimination to The Shag Carpet Community and a protest march will swing by your workplace to put your management straight (poor choice of words, I know).

Oh, sorry, my bad…by accident I reported this to the UK division of the community and it turns out that they have more of an active approach to this, and that they in fact don’t utilize the word “carpet”.
 

Lynx

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Don’t worry, I have reported this heinous act of discrimination to The Shag Carpet Community and a protest march will swing by your workplace to put your management straight (poor choice of words, I know).

Oh, sorry, my bad…by accident I reported this to the UK division of the community and it turns out that they have more of an active approach to this, and that they in fact don’t utilize the word “carpet”.
Thanks for trying though. It's the thought that counts, unless I'm only thinking about exercise instead of actually doing it.
 

EricH

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Profound thoughts.

Could God love each and every one of us as he loves himself? Could God love us more than he loves himself?

Jesus died for us, could that mean Jesus loves us as he loves himself?

The following is just a collection of words to challenge the mind to think. If you choose to read further, then search for something greater.


Creation.

Here is a childlike and yet profound way to challenge the power of the greatest commandments; when looking for one single purpose that might impel God to create the universe and life.

Before the creation of the universe began, imagine God looking out into the vast empty void of space. He has the power to create anything he likes, what is the greatest good thing that God can create?

God could create all the stars and planets and be the supreme builder. He could create plants; and be the finest gardener. God could create the animal kingdom; and be the complete farmer. God could create children in his own image, making God the greatest Father. Can God create anything greater than children in his own image?

God could love each and everyone of his children as he loves himself. Can there be any greater reason to have children? Could God love us more than he loves himself?

In a way, God loves us more than he loves himself, because he was willing to send his Son to die for us. In a contradicting way, God knows that he is the greatest being in the universe and retains the power of heaven or hell over us.

Could there be any greater purpose for God to create the universe and life?


What greatest purpose could God set mankind?

We cannot love God as we love ourselves, because that would bring God down to our level, so we have the greatest commandment to love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength. If God loves everyone as he loves himself, we are given the second greatest commandment to do likewise. Should we treat everyone as if they are God’s children? Matthew 25:31, The Sheep and the Goats

Did the greatest commandments have a greatest meaning for God first, before he gave them to us?

When you ask the question; why did Christ say they are the greatest commandment, can it possibly be because Jesus - God cannot do anything greater?

We can marvel at the great attention to detail that is evident in everything from the microscopic cells of life and right up to the giant structures of galaxies. Can you find any greater single purpose for all this to exist? Challenge the above statements in your mind in an honest way, search for something greater.

This is only a collection of words to challenge the mind to think, I do not pretend to understand the meaning, or to make any claims of truth from these words. They are written without any qualifications, authority, or any conscious revelations from God.
 

Solemateleft

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I trust that Jezebel more than I trust that Ruth. Jezebel is posting for a picture. I don't trust Ruth's expression at all.
Lol, ya… wife1.0 posed as a Ruth on the outside, but learned the hard way that she was masking her inner Jezebel all along…
 

Solemateleft

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Just a thought I had... not sure if it's Profound? But just incase... ;)
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