I Believe

A humble heart complains less. All of our decisions and undertakings should be compatible with Godly standards. Avoid “picky” word fights started by quarrelsome individuals. Be respectful of differences among people. Discover each other’s positive traits of goodness, friendship, and love. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.

Faith is refusing to panic. Faith makes us move. Focus on the solution to the matter. God often speaks in a still and small voice and works in quiet ways. God wants us to live. God will grant eternal life to His redeemed followers. God’s attitude toward people is determined by their love of truth rather than their knowledge of truth.

I would agree with you, but then we would both be wrong! It is hard to be silent when we have nothing to say. Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. Meekness is the opposite of weakness. Most of us are blind to our faults. Our sins will be remembered against us no more, if we have been eternally redeemed. Self-centeredness complicates life; God-centeredness simplifies it. Strive every day to be a better person.

The Bible’s message includes love, mercy, forgiveness, kindness, justice, and reconciliation. Those who lack self-confidence usually overreact to constructive criticism. We cannot live in tomorrows; we can only live in todays. We help people the most by loving them and challenging them to be all they can be. We must guard against letting our roots get down too deep in our materialistic world. We will help others more by focusing on their strengths instead of their weaknesses.Whatever we dwell upon becomes prominent in our minds. When the power of love overcomes the love for power, we will have peace. With God, it is never too late to pick up the pieces and rebuild.

Self-reflection is always a good exercise. What I believe is a work in progress, not limited to these statements and subject to change. What do YOU believe?

Daniel Taddeo

Longtime Parma Hts. resident and educator in the Parma School district.

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Volume 9, Issue 1, Posted 1:53 PM, 01.05.2017