Being a parent is such serious business that we dare not take it too seriously. Children are inherently funny. So are parents. We all are at our funniest when we are desperately struggling to appear to be in control of a new situation.
(Lawrence Kutner (20th century), U.S. child psychologist and author. Parent and Child, introduction (1991).)
It is not funny that anything else should fall down; only that a man should fall down.... Why do we laugh? Because it is a gravely religious matter: it is the Fall of Man. Only man can be absurd: for only man can be dignified.
(Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936), British author. "Spiritualism," All Things Considered (1908).)
“I, too, overflow; my desires have invented new desires, my body knows unheard-of songs. Time and again I, too, have felt so full of luminous torrents that I could burst-burst with forms much more beautiful than those which are put up in frames and sold for a fortune. And I, too, said nothing, showed nothing; I didnt open my mouth, I didnt repaint my half of the world. I was ashamed. I was afraid, and I swallowed my shame and my fear. I said to myself: You are mad! Whats the meaning of these waves, these floods, these outbursts? Where is the ebullient infinite woman who...hasnt been ashamed of her strength? Who, surprised and horrified by the fantastic tumult of her drives (for she was made to believe that a well-adjusted normal woman has a ...divine composure), hasnt accused herself of being a monster? Who, feeling a funny desire stirring inside her (to sing, to write, to dare to speak, in short, to bring out something new), hasnt thought that she was sick? Well, her shameful sickness is that she resists death, that she makes trouble.”
'Discernment, as a talent, requires development and maturity to fully understand, then the integrity to follow through on what you have discerned'
Discernment w/o development = a funny feeling
Discernment w/o maturity = rash judgements
Discernment w/o integrity = good intentions never exercised
Discernment is both a gift and a talent, depending on the individual and the circumstances.
A spiritual gift is given to those who accept the gift of salvation, but that gift needs to be developed. Through a vibrant and active relationship with Jesus Christ. (Not everyone receives the same gift)
All who accept Christ are given gifts that are ultimately about our unique ability to glorify him and further the spreading of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is for you to serve others and the kingdom.
It can be used to discern who is of Him, but it can also be used to discern what his will is for your life.
As a talent, it is something that can be developed in all, especially those how believe in him. A talent can be used for spiritual and non spiritual needs. It is a matter of genetics and environment.
All of us are called to use discernment, some have this as a specific gift, with a specific God given purpose.
Quote: ' We are quick to name, forgetting that sometimes words can imprison.'
Quote: ' Privilege soon begets ignorance.'
Quote: 'Some souls are the beacon, million beams of luminous, shining on
our darkest hour, the struggle for
Quote: 'Some of us, our reasoning is based on a book we are currently reading, as soon as we pick up the next, so as our reasoning goes(there's no constancy) , books are not really meant to form our thinking but to shape our thinking, books carry ideas(by other people) , this ideas, when we take them, we shouldn't be quick to act, we must allow them sink first(allow time to take its cause on them) , not all ideas are THE IDEA/S but some ideas are meant to take us to THE IDEA/S.'
Quote: ' how I live is my Kulture and I won't defend my 'kulture', cause I think my kulture is old enough to defend itself.'
Quote: 'There's no absolute perfect vanguard in the struggle, if there was we wouldn't be struggling.'
Quote: ' My dream is my courage, my dream is my Azania, may I live to see her.'
Quote: 'wake up, we are caught in a deadly storm, while you are dreaming of a Rainbow.'
Quote: ' In the room full of idiots, the
wise one is the dumb one.'
Quote: ' today my people are like a sky, they are quite and blue.'
Quote: ' Not to see colour is to be blind, in a society that is definitely monotonous painted.'
Quote: ' I have no power but we have the power.'
Quote: 'Sometimes we don't see those who stand with us, hence sometimes one needs not to be present to be seen.'
Quote: 'This system is a joke, my people are dying daily it's not even funny.'
Quote: 'Believe me I know how much it hurts you to wear that musk'
Quote: ' The art of self love, its definitely a masterpiece we ought to master first before anything else.'
Quote: ' Those journeying to consciousness ought to strive for righteousness, not just to be right.'
Quote: ' I am, every black face you come across, I am us, Unity Symbol(US) .'
Quote: 'As heavy as bricks your words, your apologies are a drop in the ocean blood of my forefathers, your crocodile tears won't quench my thirst to call my soul my own.'
Quote: 'These days instead of addressing whiteness, we dress it well, kente Boeks over weaves, mother tongue fashioned over english accent.'
Quote: 'When words mean something, poetry becomes your everything.'
Quote: ' loss of life is death but 'The' death is loss of humanity, blackman you have died long before this day.'
Quote: 'What poets and Feminists have in common is lonesomeness'
Quote: 'Sometimes, if not always it's hard to imagine that there's people who do what can't be imagined'
Quote: 'I know you, you the 'cancer' that killed Sobukwe, you the 'hunger' that killed Biko, I know you, you will no longer silence me.'
Quote: 'we ought to invest more time on books more than prisoners do.'
Quote: ''Black love it's an ability to feel beyond yourself'
Quote: 'Mina nawe sizinyosi nezimbali zakha uju.'
Quote: 'I have to find myself first before I find you.'
Quote: 'She's a warrior Queen, she could bend a man's heart to her will.'
Quote: 'a woman who proclaim not to court broke man, often ends up courting a wealthy broken man.'
Quote: 'Don't bother to tell me about what you did, but tell me about what we can do.'
Quote: 'Thirsty for knowledge, drink from the elder's wisdom.'
Quote: 'Yes, she's a Queen, study her heart.'
Quote: 'As one attains the knowledge of self, one's consciousness is gradual sharpened and shaped, In a journey to consciousness the only thing constant is change '
Quote: 'I don't trust black women, who wear make-up
cause they are in disguise, they appear not to be themselves but made-up as a lie.'
Quote: 'My dear Brothers and Sisters, my legacy will serve no purpose to you, if it's told by them.'
Quote: 'Our broken hearts like ship wreckage don't sink but they afloat to the shores for mend.'
Quote: 'Naïve is to expect everyone to live up to your expectations.'
Quote: 'Revolutionaries betray the revolution, when they become ungrateful.'
Quote: 'For every picture taken there's a precious moment lost.'
Quote: 'The introduction of Black consciousness on mass scale remains undoubtedly the foundation of any revolutionary occurrence.'
AfrOdara Womanhood: 'The unity of women that gives rise to the essence of Power, of love of life, nature and nurturing of the nation.'
Quote: AfrOdara, call for the black sisters to journey with their dear brothers side by side to the ultimate liberation, the attainment of the envision self, the free self.
Quote: 'We shall have our Souls. we shall have them, or South africa will be levelled by our attempts to gain them.'
Quote: 'These cities were built over dead black bodies, unmarked graves and shallow graves, the day the sleeping giants awake they shall crumble down, for anew Azania'
Quote: 'Once your eyes are open then you will see that you and I, we are one and the other is a lie'
Quote: 'WE, the darker Nation, we are the light of the world.'
Quote: 'The old is not dead and the new is not yet born, we live in borrowed times.'
Quote: 'I have been a sleep walker since the day my parents bought a television.'
Quote: 'Freedom comes when we realize that it is against our interests, as a self-determining black community to point out the 'good' elements in an oppressive structure.'
Quote: 'In an age where believes are the police, that Police our thoughts then the youth of this day is bound to say, FUCK the Police.'
Quote: 'We'll feel love and be loved, when we come together'
Quote: 'Life is beautiful and colourful when you go out and live it, to us who stay-in and ponder on life, will come to see it as dull and as miserable.'
Quote: 'To be or not to be one's Father, its what leads one to manhood.'
Quote: 'Listen to your heart, really listen to your Heart, you might heart the voice of creator'
Quote: 'Black woman you have be able to
Love, what's has been deemed unloveable the black man.'
Quote: 'Respect the elders, you will earn the respect of your peers.'