Weekly Photo Challenge: Love (Peace of Love)

Peace

“Let the first act of every morning be to make the following resolve for the day:
– I shall not fear anyone on Earth.
– I shall fear only God.
– I shall not bear ill will toward anyone.
– I shall not submit to injustice from anyone.
– I shall conquer untruth by truth. And in resisting untruth, I shall put up with all suffering.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

Peace of Love

May peace open your eyes.
May peace craddle you during slumber.

May peace give you mirthful thoughts.
May peace give you vitality to enact them in action.

May peace make you smile.
May peace make you giggle.

May peace remind you of happy occasions.
May peace guide you through bad moments.

May peace reveal to you those in need.
May peace give you the pitcher to water another’s cup.

© 2013 Jade Jarvis

11 Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. (2 Corinthians 13:11)

Daily Prompt: Through the Window (Sunshine On My Eyes)

Sunrise over Puerto Rico

“Each new day greets us with no rules except for the rules we place on it. Greet this new day with open arms and endless possibility.”
― Steve Maraboli

Sunshine On My Eyes

Goodmorning! Rise and shine!

Get ready and I’ll meet you outside.

I have illuminated your path so you can see me.

Each step brings new lessons, so walk with caution and without haste.

© 2013 Jade Jarvis

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalm 118:24)

Confidence to Love

Mother Mary

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
― Siddhārtha Gautama

Self-love is accepting the positivity and negativity dwelling within and having the confidence to replace darkness with light.

“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” (1 Peter 2:9)

The Voice Inside

The Holy Spirit

“Intuition is a spiritual faculty and does not explain, but simply points the way.”
― Florence Scovel Shinn

The inaudible voice within navigating you through right and wrong is the Holy Spirit speaking from the heart; preparing your transition from mortal to eternal life.

“But it is the spirit in man, the breath of the Almighty, that makes him understand.” (Job 32:8)

How to Be Great

The Shroud of Turin

“Your greatness is revealed not by the lights that shine upon you, but by the light that shines within you.”
― Ray Davis

Making yourself great is a futile task of the ego. It is done in faith, alongside assistance, hope, fortitude, perseverance, and gratitude.

“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13)

Purpose of Grace

© Jade Jarvis

“That is the mystery of grace: it never comes too late.”
― François Mauriac

If you conscientiously evaluate your life, you will see the evolution between past, present and what is to arrive in the future. If you mediate upon these things you will see the torrents of graces that have been bestowed upon you and how they lead to purpose.

“Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” (2 Corinthians 12:8-9)

Everyone Deserves a Chance

Photo by Petar Paunchev

The Blood of Jesus washes away our past and the Name of Jesus opens up our future.
― Jesse Duplantis

Everyone from the best to the worst has something noble within them. This is God’s way of making every soul eligible for salvation and mercy.

“9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” (Romans 10:9-10)

Love to Give

Photo by Museum Photography

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”
― Mother Teresa

If you desire love, give love.
If you desire peace, be charitable.
If you desire God’s grace, His blessings you must share.

©2012 Jade Jarvis

“give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” (Luke 6:37-38)

Life After Death

Pic by sheflin_photo on Flickr

“What wonderful majesty! What stupendous condescension! O sublime humility! That the Lord of the whole universe, God and the Son of God, should humble Himself like this under the form of a little bread, for our salvation”
― St. Francis of Assisi

God wanted the reality of eternal life to be tangible to us during our mortal existence, by allowing us to experience its truth not only internally, but also externally. Standing before the Blessed Sacrament, we see the corporal presence of Jesus. Each time Priest breaks the Sacred Host, we hear its snap. As the Priest places the Eucharist on our tongues we taste its nourishment. When we receive His body into our hands we touch His flesh. Every time we drink His Precious Blood, we can smell its bittersweet scent. These are all reminders of the importance of unity with Him and that there is life after death through Jesus.

“And as they were eating, he took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body.” 23 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, and they all drank of it. 24 And he said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many. 25 Truly, I say to you, I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.” (Mark 14:22-26)

You are Beautiful

“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart” – Kahlil Gibran

Since beauty lives all around us, you have no legitimate reason to think you are not beautiful as well.

“And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.” (Genesis 1:31)