My Mother once told me, My Dad taught me

The Transfiguration Lodovico Carracci 1594

My Dad taught me to love everybody without judging them, he taught me that even if someone is a sinner or is different that they too are human and deserve love as well as respect. I may not agree with the choices a lot of my friends make but I still love them for the beautiful people they are inside. God is the only judge far as I am concerned and no man or woman has a right to judge another. This is not referring to the court system for we do need law and order or the strong would prey on the weak.  I have learned on my own that being a man is not being macho or being in control, to be a man is to be kind, compassionate and to try to live a respectful life. Forgiveness is another thing I give easily but sometimes it is easy to forgive but hard to forget. Usually it is my own mistakes I have a hard time forgetting but that’s where Letting Go and Letting God comes into play once again.  God gave me not a spirit of fear, though I fight the fear the world taught me. God gave me the power and a sound mind and I try to remind myself of that daily.

May you forgive an forget, may you let go and let God.
May you embrace the spirit of power and of sound mind god gave you.
Raymond Barbier


About Ray Barbier

I am just an average man who loves writing, thinking and trying to inspire kindness, love, understanding and Compassion in others and try to find them within myself.
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3 Responses to My Mother once told me, My Dad taught me

  1. loopyloo305 says:

    Wonderful post, thank you! God bless!


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