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pain makes you human
prayer makes you divine
when you pray while in pain
your spirit grows strong
until you can withstand
the greatest pain ever
pain is thus a form of prayer
pain and prayer are the way the Lord
molds you into His image
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eastwind
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when destinies meet
it is never an accident
there are God-sent angels
all around doing the ground work
they have band-aids ready when we stumble
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the final ingredient is simply
our freewill to embrace God’s will
together they are invincible
we act not so much for our own sake
but more for the chaotic world we need to serve
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that we may cook up a breeze
to stop the raging storm
a touch of gentleness to weaken the hatred
to render sages confused
by smiles of school children
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eastwind
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CRACKPOTS ARE CREATIVE
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once in ancient china
a woman carried two pots
to fetch water from a distant well
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one of the pots was cracked and leaked
so that by the time she got home
the cracked pot yielded only half
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for a year the woman did this daily
the better pot complained
and asked that the cracked pot to be replaced
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the cracked pot pleaded
for the woman to spare her
and she did for a reason
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she pointed out that one side of the road
from the well to her house
was full of beautiful flowers
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that was because she placed flowering plants
on that side so that the cracked pot’s leak
could water them
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she told the pots that
her house is now full of flowers which
made her and all who saw them so happy
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she said the cracked pot was a better one
for bringing happiness to a world
which was becoming sadder and sadder
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cracks within us
somehow have spiritual value
if we just try to discover their purpose
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God gave us cracks in places
and made us whole in places
for a purpose not easy to understand
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lifted and rewritten
from a powerpoint by benny a. setiawan
with photos m.f. doddy abdurachman
download the powerpoint from a separate post
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