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
Beware of superstitions in life and labour:
They prevent from achieving personal goals.
They are in the way of loving God and helping your neighbour;
When you are cold – they are ice, when you are hot – they are burning coals.
Iaroslav Thursday 30.11.2017
Love peace and cling to it,
But be ready that some may search for war.
This desire of theirs is a pit.
They will lose, they won’t even get a draw.
Pray for yourself, your family, and neighbour,
Pray for love and peace, but be ready
That some may despise your labour.
In all trust in God Who makes us steady.
And let your Christian banner float, whether you work or dine.
Let your simple light shine!
Have salt in yourself and have love.
You long for peace and you will see the peace dove.
Iaroslav Tuesday 17.02.2015
Love is the key
To the Kingdom of God truly.
It sets you free,
It makes you grow fully.
Love disperses fear;
Love wipes off every tear.
It cures hurt,
It builds rapport.
Love your neighbour,
Let it be small, but sincere.
Let your way be known far and near,
May both of you succeed in your labour.
If you want to enter the Kingdom ever,
Have love in stock;
In your kind deeds, be clever;
Love the Pastor and love the flock.
Iaroslav Monday 09.10.2017
Love God and Love your neighbour,
Believe and go with faith on all your ways.
Let God help you in your labour!
May He prolong your days!
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Iaroslav October 2014
There is no tomorrow,
No yesterday as well.
Save now in order not to borrow;
Listen to the ringing bell.
Life is signing now.
Putting off a kind deed
Is to pinch your own brow,
It is to refuse an essential need.
By doing good to a neighbour
You do good to yourself first of all.
Good deed for soul is daily bread and labour.
Say “today” in order not to fall.
Iaroslav Monday 09.02.2009
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
A kind smile can heal,
More than that: it cures for sure.
People will smile back whatever they feel.
It’s true in space, underground, at sea, and ashore.
Good mood passes over to people around.
Even if they are unhappy, suppressed,
They hear the jolly sound
And bad mood disappears without rest.
So, try to smile at your neighbour.
Believe! You need no hesitation,
And he will help you back with your labour.
Language of good needs no translation!
Iaroslav Sunday 18.11.2007
Except the Lord shall build the house,
They labour in vain that build it.
God protects against destruction, theft, and mouse.
God saves out of the deepest pit.
Except the Lord shall keep the city,
The watchman wakes up in vain.
God makes nation’s leaders witty.
He cures our infirmities and multiplies the harvest of grain.
Iaroslav Sunday 21.06.2015
Man is created in the image of God indeed.
Can you see the likeness of God in your neighbour?
Can this be seen in your words, in your deed?
Can one see this in your labour?
There are many places to start,
One good place is your Church, community.
Try to give something in simplicity, with a joyful heart.
Let your body and soul be in a sane unity!
Iaroslav Tuesday 12.08.2014