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Vintage Comments!

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Some comments make instant positive hits; they fill you with inspiration, encouragement, love, peace and joy! They are the ones that make your day; the blogger,s delight and reward!
I consider myself particularly lucky for attracting many such comments on daily basis and also being privileged to connect with amazing minds from all walks of life and all over the globe! Connecting with the side of humanity that makes you proud that you belong to the human species! There is hope for humanity!
In spite of the daily gory tales of woes, the hypocrisies of religion,  subterfuges of politics,  meanness of commercialism and the enervating effect of spiritual Darkness, there is still hope for humanity! There are virtuous souls out there that you can truly call friends, brothers and sisters! Souls who fill their every word with life and blessings!
As a token of appreciation I am starting this series titled “Vintage Comments” to share the thoughts of these inspiring minds; like the saying goes, “a blessing shared is a blessing multiplied”! For now it will comprise responses to posts on this blog but, with time, I hope to feature excerpts from other blog posts/comments after obtaining necessary permission!

Moving Forward…….a Christian perspective!

Two of Australia’s indigenous creatures, kangaroos and emus, have something in common—they seldom move backward. Kangaroos, because of the shape of their body and the length of their strong tail, can bounce along with forward movement, but they cannot shift easily into reverse. Emus can run fast on their strong legs, but the joints in their knees seem to make backward movement difficult. Both animals appear on Australia’s coat of arms as a symbol that the nation is to be ever moving forward and making progress.

The apostle Paul called for a similar approach to the life of faith in his letter to the Philippians: “Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (3:13-14).

While it is wise to learn from the past, we shouldn’t live in the past. We cannot redo or undo the past, but by God’s grace we can press forward and serve God faithfully today and in the future. The life of faith is a journey forward as we become like Christ and looking forward to the fulfillment of our expected desires.

I’m pressing on the upward way,
New heights I’m gaining every day;
Still praying as I’m onward bound,
Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.”

I WILL GO ANYWHERE – PROVIDED IT IS FORWARD.

REMEMBER, KEEP FAITH ALIVE!!!

Source: Luke Odigie (E-mail luke.odigie@rusal.com)