Jack’s Winning Words 7/29/15
“Love is the greatest power, but nobody has yet discovered how to put it into a bomb.” (Ashleigh Brilliant) I first met A.B. by reading his Pot Shots in the newspaper. I began clipping and saving them. Now, I have 4 of his books. In today’s world where there is so much news of destructive bombing, it’s a refreshing and “brilliant” idea for us to show the power of love. “Take the offensive. Overpower evil with good.” (Romans 12:21) ;-) Jack
FROM ST PAUL IN ST PAUL: I like the quote: when we replace the love of power with the power of love, the world will be a much better place.====JACK: What's that song.....? It ends, "What a great world this would be."
FROM BLAZING OAKS: OH MY GOODNESS...I THOUGHT ASHLEIGH BRILLIANT WAS A WOMAN!! SHOWS HOW MUCH I KNOW....HE HAS A WAY; WITH WORDS, FOR SURE, AND A "LOVE BOMB" IS A FANTASTIC THOUGHT. WE HAVE OUT WORK CUT OUT FOR US; DROPPING LOVE BOMBS!! I.E. YOUR BLOG; A SONG ENDING "BUT IF EVERYONE LIT JUST ONE LITTLE CANDLE, WHAT A BRIGHT WORLD THIS WOULD BE!", COMES FROM THE SONG "LIGHT ONE LITTLE CANDLE", BUT DON'T KNOW IF THAT'S THE ONE YOU WERE REFERRING TO....====JACK: Yes, that's the song.
FROM HAPPY TRAILS IN NOVA SCOTIA: how about the love for Helen of Troy? maybe a question of agape vs. eros.====JACK: You inspire me to dig deeper...in a bit. Meanwhile, how about the Song of Solomon?
FROM GOOD DEBT JON: Some people have a such a great spirit and happiness about them, it seems like a little happiness bomb wherever they go. Like my wife most days...====JACK: Good words, except the penultimate qualifier..."most." That captured my attention.====JON: She’s human, but most would be 99.98% of the time…. She is a delight…
FROM JL: This is a wonderful, one minute clip filmed in Glasgow Scotland. Full of wisdom, and very brief. It's not a joke, it's not religious, it's not political. It's just... well, special.......... I think you'll agree. It has a meaning for all of us.====JACK: The tagline at the end of the clip explains the message...CHANGE YOUR WORDS. CHANGE YOUR WORLD. The blind man's sign read "I am blind. Please help." The young lady changed it to read: "It's a beautiful day, but I can't see it." (or something like that). The right words can make a difference.
FROM TARMART REV: ...yes sir!! My directive for today and hope for tomorrow!!====JACK: A cartoon shows God handing Moses the 10 Commandments and Moses replying, "Don't you have something that's more of a slogan?" Jesus came up with the slogan: "You shall love the Lord your God with all your, heart, soul and mind and your neighbor as yourself." That's the 10 Cs in a nutshell.
FROM LS IN MICHIGAN: Ha ha ! Wouldn't that be lovely - sprinkle stardust .....====JACK: Look up "stardust, and you'll find a variety of definitions. I like..."to be uncritically and unrealistically optimistic." The world needs more stardust sprinklers.
FROM DR J: I remember my mother saying we should bomb our enemies with food, clean water, clothing, etc... she called them "peace bombs".====JACK: She was a woman with out-front ideas, a leader and not a follower. Her suggestion is more than theory; it is possibility!
FROM PEPPERMINT MARY: we need to ,"love em til they love us back".====JACK: How about "love em til the cows come home?"
FROM CHESTER THE GOOD: "Good friends are like quilts-they age with you, yet never lose their warmth."====JACK: You are "bomb." Do you remember that expression?
FROM OUTHOUSE JUDY: Ashleigh was my favorite! I would always look for him first. I also saved many of his Pot Shots! I even sent them to my friends on Viet Nam during the war. They loved to get them. (One came back and two didn't make it!).====JACK: I, too, lost a friend in that way. "The Wall" is more than a stone...it's a remembering rock.