Have you ever thought
That loving others
As we love ourselves, which should be a lot,
Is being accepting of your sisters and brothers?
It is being forgiving and patient in all;
Loving God, including in His creation;
Being happy, faithful, hopeful, and tall
Despite shortcomings and an awkward business presentation?
Love God and love your neighbour,
Love yourself in studies, rest, and labour.
Smile often whenever you can.
Melting ice inside and keeping positive is the plan!
Iaroslav Friday – Sunday 02-04.02.2018
Дякую, Боже, за любов, яку раб Твій відчув,
За людей Твоїх, яких раб Твій зустрів,
За слова підтримки, які раб Твій почув,
За все, що рабу Твоєму простив.
Більш ніж будь-що, раб Твій – вдячний.
І хоч інколи шлях – лячний,
Не боїться раб Твій іти.
За провини, Господи, прости.
Iaroslav Tuesday 14.11.2017
Oh come, let us worship and bow down
Before Christ our God, let us sing psalms!
Come, let us rejoice in village and in town!
Let us give alms!
Let no one be upset.
It is Easter, the Feast of feasts, the greatest Day!
It is time to forgive any debt,
It is time to soften our hearts and to pray.
Iaroslav Friday 10.04.2015
Forgive me if you have ever forgiven,
I’m going to strive as I have never striven.
I know that it was my mistake.
Don’t let your feelings drown in your heart’s lake.
Baby, just tell me what I shall do,
I cannot imagine my future without you.
Do you really want to break up with me?
Forgive me as you always forgave me.
Iaroslav Saturday 21.05.2010
Give thanks to the Lord in any season –
For this, you do not need a reason,
But even if it were so, think with how much you’ve been bestowed!
You’ve been forgiven all that you owed.
So, cheer up – you have a bright head!
You have an awesome stature.
Enough being sad, smile instead!
You love God and your neighbour,
You will certainly win with your kind nature!
You will thrive in your labour!
Iaroslav Sunday 19.04.2015
Sometimes she makes mistakes.
It’s natural, it’s alright.
Nevertheless, her young heart aches.
She’s a modern girl and is always ready to fight.
She works hard
And can never forgive herself a blunder.
They say, “It’s a normal state of things, dear bard.
Calm down, we need no thunder”.
How can it be OK
If she has no time for her family and friends?
Her work is a beast and she is a prey.
Pure soul is the treasure, but not what money sends.
Iaroslav Saturday 26.03.2005
Don’t let your sadness go too far –
There is a measure in all.
Don’t be upset over spilt milk from a jar,
Say “forgive me” and bring down the wall.
If you had a quarrel today,
Do all you can to repair:
Give back, support, comfort, pray…
Only avoid despair.
Image credit: Alan D. Wilson (modified by Diliff), “Canada goose flight cropped and NR” February 14, 2008 (current), via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 2.5.
Iaroslav Monday 12.12.2016
Let Christmas light up souls,
It’s time for a merry song!
All people are together just having their own roles.
Love will last forever and more and it isn’t long.
So, smile and join your hands
Forgive all you couldn’t before.
Your heart is longing to see new kind lands,
How much good your soul does store!
Christmas is coming,
What a bright Day!
Children are joyfully running,
All can come true for those who hopefully pray!
‘Merry Christmas!’, we say
And it is indeed!
On God our hopes we lay,
So, why to worry, there is no need!
Image credit: Crispin, Alfred Trevor Crispin, Alfred Trevor, Mrs R. Clay, Sons, and Taylor Macmillan & Co, “A Christmas carol” c. 1873s, via flickr, No known copyright restrictions.
Iaroslav Sunday 24.12.2006
Як величні діла Твої, Боже.
Все Твоє і від Тебе земля, небо, море і хмари…
І хто крім тебе допоможе?
Хто крім Тебе загасить ворожнечу і чвари?
Почуй нас, бо Твої ми раби.
Я – нерозумний та благаю, пробач нам знов,
Втім, як Тобі завгодно, так і роби
У Тебе бо мудрість та милість, а ще неосяжна любов.
Image credit: Isruma, “Moraine Lake 2 July-2001” July 20, 2011, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 3.0.
Iaroslav Saturday 11.02.2006
Forgive although you were right.
Forgive to make your heart light.
Forgive not because of what they do,
But because of who you are, because God loves you.
Image credit: Alan D. Wilson, “Canada Goose – natures pics” August 22, 2008, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 2.5.
Iaroslav Friday 14.10.2016
When I do wrong, I ask to forgive.
The Father and people always do and so I happily live.
But how often, how easy do I pardon in turn?
I have so much to learn…
I am aching for a change,
I believe I am able to arrange.
I only pray for being sage,
I do need wisdom which never knows rage.
But first of all I want to thank.
People are kind to me who has neither much money nor a high rank.
Thank Thee, Father, for all,
Especially for love, Thou hear every call!
Iaroslav Sunday 15.07.2007
There is no unforgiven sin –
There is only an unrepented one.
Repent to lighten your heart and to win:
Be wise and harmless, read and run.
Iaroslav Saturday 02.04.2016