Sunday, October 31, 2010


 . . . perfect love casts out fear.
~I John 4:18~

Fear believes there is never enough.
Love believes there is plenty for everyone.

Fear believes the worst about people and situations.
Love believes the best about people and situations.

Fear believes there is only one right answer.
Love believes there are many ways to understand something.

Fear believes you have to change others through manipulation and coercion to get what you want.
Love believes real change comes from the heart, starting with your own heart.

Fear believes the damage is done.
Love believes healing can happen.

Fear believes I must do everything with my own strength.
Love believes there is a Higher Power that wants to help me.

Fear believes people are disposable commodities.
Love believes people are sacred.

Fear believes in proving your own superiority over others.
Love believes in honoring the greatness in others.

Fear believes no one is listening and no one cares.
Love believes in prayer.
~Candy Paull~


Brynwood Needleworks said...

Dear Jan:
What a beautiful, love-filled post. Thank you so much for sharing it with us, my friend.

Cassie said...

That is so beautiful, Jan-it truly struck a chord in my heart.

Rettabug said...

AMEN! Beautiful flowers to go with some very beautiful thoughts.
Thank you for sharing them with us. I'm sending them on to all my sisters.

Beedeebabee said...

Hi Jan! My visiting has been down right awful as of late. I'm so glad you stopped by to say hello today. I hope your eyes are all better, and everything is well...This poem is just beautiful. I think I'm going to copy it to put on my wall here next to my computer. Thank you for this. Happy November! xo Paulette ;)

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