The Middle Way| Faith and Character| TOA: Reflection Shorts

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The way of the One True God, in His True Message, is the way of balance and never of the extreme. His Guidance covers all aspects of life as it covers the entire cosmos for He, in His Absolute Oneness, is the Originator and the Creator of all things. He forbade the extremes such as the extravagance-greed/miserliness, and arrogance-self-depreciation/self-abasement, recklessness-cowardice and complacency-rigidity.

                           -(the gist of this Friday’s Qutbah/sermon… All glory and thanks be to the One True GOD.)

For having True Faith which is rooted in True Belief, for example, means being grateful and humble. Seeing what you have and even what you have not, as gifts/blessings in disguise. As to spending, not wasting your blessings in vain things (extravagance) but also realizing the blessing in sharing. As to character, it is having hope and seeing wisdom in the purpose of the skills we have been given, thus witnessing God’s Absolute Greatness above all through our limits. It is having the understanding what it means to Trust in His Wisdom and Power, and also what it means by being His Creation gifted with a limited free-will: the responsibility to act with and for Truth and Justice. (Blabbered reflection.)

 

A/N: A new section! Under this section, are “drabbles” of thoughts taken from instances of daily life. They aren’t really write-ups like FROZEN and others under the Thought’s of an Ahjumma (elder lady/auntie) category. I was hesitant to post here with such shortness, but then somehow the idea of making a section named with the word “shorts”  (hahahah) seemed to fit it just right. Again, all praise be to GOD.

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On Having Faith. | T.O.A

On Having Faith. | T.O.A

True Faith is following the “way of balance”. Having it means having the balance between sincere confidence (in the things you can do) and humility (in accepting that there things beyond you), between being content in what you have (gratitude) and believing you can improve (having an ambition).

Having True Faith is realizing that you are under the One True GOD’s Mercy, Justice, His Dominion, and by (following) His Decree realizing that you are meant to be a gift, a positive force in His Creation.

I ONLY ASK OF GOD| Song Speak 1| TOA

My first official post for 2014. But because of the hectic schedule I’m having, I’m finding it hard to have time to write down thoughts and learning decently.

So I thought, since music is a HUGE medium nowadays, why not share thoughts through this? “Song Speak”

This first video/song share is an “old one” but I believe has a message that is “a classic”. It also sends the message of this blog’s theme for this year once, by the One True GOD’s Grace, I can go back to writing again (hopefully, ameen!)

So this time, I’ll let the song speak, and hope to let it speak truth and inspiration:

(LYRICS)
I only ask of God
He won’t let me be indifferent to the suffering
That the very dried up death doesn’t find me
Empty and without having given my everything

I only ask of God
He won’t let me be indifferent to the wars
It is a big monster which treads hard
On the poor innocence of people
It is a big monster which treads hard
On the poor innocence of people

People…people, people

I only ask of God
He won’t let me be indifferent to the injustice
That they do not slap my other cheek
After a claw has scratched my whole body

I only ask of God
He won’t let me be indifferent to the wars
It is a big monster which treads hard
On the poor innocence of people
It is a big monster which treads hard
On the poor innocence of people

People…people…people

Solo le pido a Dios
Que la guerra no me sea indiferente
Es un monstruo grande y pisa fuerte
Toda la pobre inocencia de la gente
Es un monstruo grande y pisa fuerte
Toda la pobre inocencia de la gente

(I only ask of God
That i am not indifferent to the battle,
It’s a big monster and it walks hardly on
All the poor innocence of people.)

People…people…people