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Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Here are some interesting and thought provoking comments on my previous post.Kindly visit these friends of mine and I hope you will like them so much that you will form life long friendship.

nikgee said...
Hi Joseph, as I have spent a majority of my life influenced by Christianity, I find myself in mixed emotion. Not in question with GOD, but on a doctrinal level. It is difficult to accept man added teaching, as well as the actions of said believers. I am not professing any form of self righteousness or perfection. I am a fellow traveler equal to everyone else. Steering my way through this maze of kaos and darkness. With that said our travel demands a vehicle to our liking. As in our physical life our spiritual like are diverse. Simply put we share different ways of getting there. And often times it is a matter of semanitics and not belief that divide us. My hope and prayers are that we find common ground to live in peace and let love motivate our actions

JI said...
Interesting philosophy and a sound one too.

I think faith in God has the power to transform a human being. As Christ said, it is like the yeast that turns dough into bread and a mustard seed to grow to a tree. Good works follow with faith.

I agree we should enjoy this world in moderation. It is after all a divine creation and should be respected as such. Everything came from nothing at the command of the Creator. But what is certain is that it is a passing world. As human beings we have a natural tendency to prize the things of this world. We can become short-sighted to the things of this world. The flesh will not last. There is a mightier purpose and that is to grow spiritually. I’ve come to realise this myself in recent years.

Deb said...
"...We can do everything in moderation, with control and temperance as long as we don't commit a sin."

I agree with most of this, that moderation is key with anything we do in life. If we don't have complete balance in all we do, we'll suffer in other ways. Having said that, I also believe that we all sin, whether it's an impure thought, a bad decision, words said, actions done --- God knows that we are all human, which is why He gave His only Son - to save us. But even so, the biggest commandment is to love God with all your heart and to love your neighbor as you would yourself. To treat people with respect and to share yourself with those who need you. I think "human nature" is sinful in itself, but God knows our hearts. I believe that God knows the difference between deliberate evilness/bad intentions and those who seek out to harm others with a bad heart. We're all flawed, which is why we need God's perfection. :)

Mel said...
Hi Joseph! I enjoyed your post so much! I think the overarching theme of the post, and of so much of life (and scripture, and the message of Christ) is balance! Balance between enjoying and being grateful for the blessings of this live, while not allowing those things to rule over us. Balance between work and play, between eating too much and eating too little... The list is endless and applies in nearly every aspect of life. I enjoyed reading everyone's comments, and think the world needs more eye-opening and thought-provoking blogs like yours, Joseph!


  1. nice. thanks for the little shot of culture int eh pictures but also the thought provoking comments from your readers...

  2. I do so enjoy your photo's,Joseph and I loved the snippets of comments.

    Take care.

  3. Thank for sharing the beautiful thoughts contained in the comments you received as well as thr nice photographs of Kochi.

  4. I came with trepidation Joseph since your last post was unavailable to me. I kept getting a warning that my computer was in danger of trojans etc. But all seems well now. So, this week I have enjoyed reading the comments and looking at the pictures. Take care.

  5. Yes I enjoyed the photos and comments. I do get the same warnings about viruses....Do not understand it??

  6. Very nice & I also liked that you shared more culture with us! :-) ~ Coreen

  7. Hi Joseph, God's blessing in all your doing.

  8. Joseph my friend,
    Its been long. I enjoy your posts so much and your pictures are always a treat. Around us is so much change and I too reach out for the christ like energy that keeps my heart light.
    I like the building in the second photo I havent seen a style like that. Come visit my blog. Many blessings

  9. Mr J thi s entry is as deep a s th e sea an d lofty as the skies an d admirable as th e flowers you have pictured here.

  10. Hi Joseph! Finally I managed to come back here; the last two weeks there were windows popping up and I couldn't manage to see your blog!!
    Quite interesting post!!

    Blogtrotter Two has moved to a new country and actually to the most populated city in Africa. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

  11. Hi Joseph,
    Very nice blog your are having. Really inspired posts.All your pictures are conveying the message that you want to deliver. Good to know that you have a virtual world of friends through this blog.
    Thanks God for make me to visit this Blog and show me one of the finest instrument of you.

    keep Blogging.

  12. Glad to see we share some of the same friends. They're some awesome people to have as a friend. Thanks for the mention of my post in your previous posting. Take Care and God bless.

  13. Very nice post, enjoyed the pictures, especially the flowers, they always brighten up ones day and spirits. Thank you for sharing thoughts from your friends, found them very interesting. Have a nice weekend.

  14. Hi Joseph!

    In reading all of these comments, I have to say, it seems like and it feels like everyone basically agrees... The most important command is to love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your heart, and with all your sould. And the next is equally important--to love your neighbor as yourself. All of us are flawed, and all of us depend on God's grace to help us do what we cannot do in our own strength. I love all of the comments you posted, Joseph. :) Thank you!!