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My Greatest Affliction!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 28, 2015 by sheriffali

MY AFFLICTION

[Repost From My Facebook November 27, 2011]

 

We can become able masters of the human heart, but only if we allow ourselves to be tutored in the school of “heart-felt” personal experience.

 

Kings have their troubles; the peasant has his cares; the wayfarer has many hardships; the Captain has his difficulties, and there were times when the dark valleys were too much for me, but thank God, “The Lord was my Shepherd!”

 

I was also tried in my friends and my counselors; they forsook me! They that ate my bread lifted up their heels against me, but my worst foes were that of my own household; my blood family; but especially my children, they were my greatest affliction.

 

The temptations of poverty and wealth, of honor and reproach, of health and sickness, all took a toll on me. The trials from without disturbed my peace, and from within, marred my joy. No sooner I escaped from one trial I fell into another; emerging from one season of despondency and alarm, I was again brought into the lowest depths, whilst simultaneously the waves of billows were rolling over me.

 

At the time, whatever my frame of mind, whatever ecstasy of depression, was the result of emotions propelled by incomprehensible deep hurt. Having been instructed in life’s personal experience, I have matured with God’s grace through the years, and with my Lord’s inexhaustible mercy, He placed me in “Green Pastures.” My soul, let my Lord’s grace continue to cheer and counsel thee,” this day!

 

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© Sheriff G Ali 2010-2011

 

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FLIGHTS OF INSANITY TOWERS OF TRAGEDY

Posted in 9/11 Tragedy with tags , , , , , , on September 11, 2015 by sheriffali

9/11 The Innocent Were On The Flight

They Knew Not Their Plights

The Ideologically Demented Were Also On Board

Fanatically Disillusioned Was Their Concept Of God

 

Anguish And Anger They Commandeered The Planes

With Impunity For Themselves But For Life Only Disdain

Instructions From Sheol They Crashed Into The Towers

Unimaginable Destruction In Less Than An Hour

 

With So Many Lives Headed For The Grave

New City Rescuers Displayed The Meaning Of Brave

Rushing Into The Buildings Not Knowing What To Expect

Down Came The Towers And The Smell Of Death

 

Father Of Light Giver Of Grace

In This Darkness Show Us Thine Face

This Tragedy We Cannot Comprehend

But This Evil You Will Bring To An End

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© Sheriff Gerry Ali September 11, 2001 – 2015

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In his father’s anger the child lost four fingers; in his father’s remorse, he committed suicide!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 23, 2013 by sheriffali

While a man was polishing his new car, his young son picked up a stone and scratched a line on the side of the car. In anger, the man took his child’s hand and hit it many times; not realizing he was using a wrench. At the hospital the child lost all four fingers due to multiple fractures.

 

When the child saw his father with painful eyes he asked, “Dad, when will my fingers grow back? The father was so hurt and speechless he went back to his car and kicked it several times. Devastated by his own actions sitting next to the car he looked at the scratches; the child had written; “LOVE YOU DAD.” The next day the child’s Dad committed suicide.

 

Anger and love have no limits; chose the latter and irrespective of what each new day brings, you would be thankful and happy. You see in the final analysis;

 

“Things are to be used and people are to be loved, but the problem in today’s world is that, People are used and things are loved!”

 

For the remainder of this year let us all be mindful to keep this incident in its proper perspective;

 

“Things are to be used, but People are to be loved.”

 

It may be a blessing for us to remember to watch our thoughts for they become words; watch our words for they become actions; watch our actions, they become habits; watch our habits for they become character and we must watch our character for it becomes our destiny.

The Will of God will never take you to where the Grace of God will not protect you, so, the best use of life is love; the best expression of love is time and the best time to love, is now!

WILL AND GRACE OF GOD 8-23-13