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Wisdom

Discussion in 'The Path I Walk' started by LutaWicasa, Nov 26, 2016.

  1. LutaWicasa

    LutaWicasa Member

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    Wisdom would have been to shore up our banks before the rain....rain will always come.
    In this immediate case, wisdom would dictate moving ourselves to higher ground for safety's sake to later clean up and shore up the banks in the event of future rains ;)
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    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    Living in Seattle...I should have known this! Now I do!

    Next time I'm caught in the rain...Your my man! ":O}

    Wait! What if they are new to the area and there is no higher ground, what about that!

    And why don't these stupid people get back into the boat that brought them?

    And if they have a boat why are the sitting in the rain?

    Did I mention that wisdom is uncommon? ":O}
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    LutaWicasa Member

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    I well know that common sense is a rather uncommon commodity these days :confused:
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    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Agreed... Common Sense has turned into opinion and self-truth. We are so individualistic that we won't even believe the truth anymore because we don't like it or it doesn't suit us.
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    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    I think that's always been the problem Booman.
    The divide between what we know is true and what we want the truth to be.

    We all face this and only the few find their way past personal desire
    to embrace the good without reservation.

    But we are not helpless in the face of this truth! We were given arms to combat all selfishness
    and misplaced desires.

    We were given something truly holy.
    Sacrificial Love annihilates self deception.
    That Selfishness That grabs at everything and Smothers our hearts in dark desires dragging the unwary away from their very friends and family; and away from truth.

    Sacrificial love shows us how we open our hands to our brothers and close our minds to
    the deception of selfish desire.

    Leaving evil thoughts to bleed in our wake.

    There is always a way, a path to truth.

    Nothing can stop the loving sacrifices we make for each other.

    Nothing can hide the good from a Sacrificial heart.
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    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    Did I say to much? ":O}
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    cloasters Well-Known Member

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    My understanding of many, many things is shallow. I understand that motherhood is sacrifice yet "loving sacrifices that we make for each other" is not real clear for me to see. Apologies oh wise ones.
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    Hi George,

    I will have to concede Sacrifice isn't always apparent.
    Isn't always there for that matter.
    Let's start with good manners. When we restrain ourselves so that others
    benefit
    As simple as leaving the last piece of cake or chicken for another who wants it or who might want it.
    Evey time a cop holds his or her fire in a dangerous situation.
    Every time some one gives up a kidney to save a stranger.
    Every time a fireman climbs that ladder into smoke and flames.

    One reason we don't see sacrifice as often as perhaps we should is that sacrifice takes place in the heart.
    We often don't know what another has done for us or what it cost them to do it.

    But forever and always the easiest way to see sacrifice is to make one..
    Sacrifice is not rare, it's often a daily occurrence within the family.

    Just look at the efforts of our Administrators who have yet to make a dollar.

    Lastly despite all of man's failings, heaven shows the soul of man almost infinite mercy
    Where as Nature shows man only the law.
    Sacrifice is a part of our lives or we soon parish.

    As you point out rarely is it seen more clearly than when a mother picks up a broom to go after a Grizzly bear to save her child.. (Yes that has happened and more than once!)
    If it did not we most likely would not have made it this far.

    It is of and in sacrifice that our hero's are \born. We measure them at least as much by what it cost them as by what they gave us.
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    Good explanation, thanks Daniel. Thinking about it... if heaven shows the man almost infinite mercy.... then it must be myself that loads me with oodles of travails and troubles. Ya know, that makes perfect sense.

    I meant that motherhood is a complete sacrifice for a woman. There's the old saying that "a baby changes everything." Especially for the mother.
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    Good of you to say George. Yet if we asked a mother, she would I think, most often say...."What sacrifice?"
    It is when we sacrifice all that love claims us and the scale is balanced between to the giver and those who revive.

    It is in our giving that we receive the most..
    At lest that's one point of view.":O}
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    "It's in our giving that we receive the most." Very good sentence, that!
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    I'm just making a few notes as we go along in case we get lost.":O}
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    You are indeed The Man, Daniel~.
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    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    Oh! and
    "The three graces"
    "The one who gives, the one who receives and the one who gives back again."
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    Three that are good by me.

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