Love God with all your heart

Love God with all your heart,
Be frank in it: in whole, in part.
You will see the way!
God will show, so love and pray.

Love in word and love in deed
For love is dead without good seeds.
So many brothers are in need,
Look at your neighbour, his poverty pleads.

Love God and remember:
From January through December,
From morning till night,
Let your love shine, let love be bright!
Iaroslav                                                    Sunday 29.08.2010


Is it raining now?

Is it raining now?
Outdoors or inside?
If outdoors, I make my bow.
The sun will come out for you to go for a ride.

But the latter is complicated.
It has been said a lot,
And much is dedicated
To the word and its plot.

If it hurts inside,
And the soul is longing for light,
Rely upon God in order not to slide.
The pain will vanish,
Your heart will see a wonderful sight.

Image credit: Tim Wenzel, “Rainbow over Prince George, BC” September 21, 2013, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0.
Iaroslav                                                   Saturday 01.04.2006

In such a way

Live in such a way
That nothing overshadows your day
Because you skip good words to say,
Good deeds to do, a long-awaited visit to pay.

You work a lot, but remember to rest;
No need to overwork, just do your best.
In studies, prepare timely for your test.
Say prayers and with love build your nest.
Iaroslav                                                   Friday 05.07.2019

Where there is God, there is victory

Where there is love which is true,
There is truth and God indeed.
Where there is God, there is victory all the way through.
It is in word, in thought and in deed.

Only make sure that your love is not blind,
But patient, forgiving, orderly truly.
On God, your neighbour, the truth set your mind;
With that you will win, you will overcome duly.

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Iaroslav                                                   Monday 27.05.2019


L’amour est patient,
Il est plein de bonté.
Ce secret est ouvert aux enfants.
Même le soleil a besoin d’amour pour monter.

L’amour n’est point envieux;
L’amour ne se vante point.
Qui peut dire mieux?
C’est vrai et beau au moins.

L’amour ne s’enfle point d’orgueil,
Il ne fait rien de malhonnête.
L’amour est frai et pur comme une feuille
Et aussi doux comme une sonnette.

Il ne cherche point son intérêt,
Il ne s’irrite point.
Regarde, il faut être prêt,
L’amour est là, ici, pas loin.

Il ne soupçon point le mal,
Il ne se réjouit point de l’injustice…
Écoute, c’est pas une chose banale.
Les mots sont divers et l’idée est lisse.

…mais il se réjouit de la vérité;
Il excuse tout, il croit tout.
L’amour fait le cœur battre et rêver.
Il espère tout, il supporte tout.

L’amour ne périt jamais.

*See the Bible: 1 Corinthians, Chapter 13.
Iaroslav                                                    Wednesday 14.09.2005


Whatever happens, stand
Despite all hardships and misfortunes,
Despite your words or deeds you need to amend;
Despite all losses and fortunes.

When it’s more than you can handle, pray.
You have the Church, your family and friends, hey!
No need to wait for a negative thing to arrive…
Keep praying and in prayer thank, share, ask – you are alive.
Iaroslav                                                    Tuesday 23.04.2019

Sometimes when I write

Sometimes when I write
I feel that it’s already been written,
Who’s wrong and who’s right?
All the records seem to be beaten.

Yes, I don’t invent new words,
I just fill them up with my thoughts,
They are free and light like birds;
Now I know they are different as stones and forts.
Iaroslav                                                    Tuesday 19.08.2011

Salt and light

You are the salt of the earth truly.
You are the light of the world indeed.
Live up to these words of our Saviour fully.
Smile and with caution and wisdom proceed.

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Iaroslav                                                    Monday 18.03.2019

Вище ніс

Не падай духом, друже
І не засмучуйся дуже.
Тримай вище ніс;
Ти вже набагато більше зніс.

Вір і сміливо крокуй уперед.
Хай інколи слова чи справи – не мед
Та у тебе ж серце, голова!
Роби добру справу і фільтруй нечемні слова.

Image credit: Thank you for visiting my page, “Johnson lake Banff Alberta Canada (16442418910)” February 22, 2015, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav                                                    Friday 22.02.2019


Be patient, forgive each other;
Gird yourselves with love for God and your brother;
Let God’s peace prevail in you
For you are called to it, it’s true.

Be grateful, teach and perfect in wisdom each day,
Whether at work or at play.
Let your faith and love be seen in acts;
Let your words be based on the truth and your judgement – on facts.

Image credit: Shazron, “Mount Wilson in Banff National Park, Canada” February 2, 2019, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav                                                    Wednesday 13.02.2019