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Liebe ist die stärkste Macht der Welt,
und doch ist sie die demütigste,
die man sich vorstellen kann.
Mahatma Gandhi
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“By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” -John 13:35-

David Doubilet is a photojournalist whose pictures of a silent underwater world can turn even an ugly, bug-eyed sea creature int a lovely, luminescent work of art. Although he has receivedmany honors for his work, he has also been criticized by some environmentalist for not doing more “hard-edge” journalism. They want him to take pictures of dead fish, dirty beaches, and polluted oceans. But Doubilet believes there’s a better way to get people to care about the environment. Instead of showing the destruction that humans are causing, he shows the beauty God has created.

Some Christians seem to think that the way to improve our spiritual environment is to poit out allthe evil in the world. But Jesus showed us a better way. Although He never glossed over sin (Matt. 15:18-20), He said to His followers before going to the cross, ” Bythis all know that you are My disciple, if you have love for one another” (John 13:35). We are more effective witnesses when we become partraits of the beauty God is creating in us than when we merely paint a bleak picture of human degradation. In the end, ” says Doubilet, ” the best thing one can do is to amaze people.” what could be more amazing to the world than Christians who truly love one another?

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Stärke entspringt nicht aus physischer Kraft,
sondern aus einem unbeugsamen Willen.
Mahatma Gandhi

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Ideile sunt ca iepurii:
ai vreo doi,
inveti cum sa ii cresti
si in scurta vreme ai o duzina.
(John Steinbeck)

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Es gibt nur ein Mittel, sich wohl zu fühlen. Man muss lernen, mit dem Gegebenen zufrieden zu sein, und nicht immer das verlangen, was gerade fehlt.
Theodor Fontane

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