Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.
1 Peter 3:9
Investing and business are worthwhile pursuits, but they cannot become our aim in life. No matter how great they appear, they will never bring us true joy. As investors, we should keep our priorities straight and not love money.
Tu ci lasci ! ci lasci, o Maria.
Dolce Madre di Enna Signora.
Desolata la Chiesa dolora,
Montesalvo deserto divien !... Montesalvo di affetti un movente
Teco è stata di lodi brillanti
di preghiere, di voti, di canti,
un sorriso di luce e di fior…
L’empio culto di Cerere, pensa
Da Te, o Vergine in vitta, conquiso
e converso in un dolce sorriso
questo luogo di grazie e virtù.
Qui in te, l’orfano un sorriso materno,
un sostegno la vedova affranta,
e la vergine un’estasi santa
e l‘afflitto un conforto trovò.
Ecco fuori, la folla Ti acclama,
con un grido di Evviva, giocondo
sente un vuoto la Chiesa, profondo,
di Francesco la prole un dolor…
Deh! quell’alme consola, o Maria,
che han pregato al tuo soglio prostrate
mane e sera, più giorni, e cantate
le tue lodi sulle arpe del cor…
Lascia, lascia, un materno pensiero
a quest’ermo ritiro di pace
ove ogn’anno, o Beata, Ti piace,
villeggiare nei giorni d’està…
Va: Ti attente l’augusta Matrice,
il tuo Clero, il paese fervente,
ricco spargi, o dell’Enna Tutrice
ove, passi di grazie tesor…
Benedici in passando, o Maria
le zolfare, le messi, gli armenti,
le famiglie, i bambini, i cadenti,
gli infelici, l’intera città.
Dell’amore un bel giorno, su le ali
ottenuto, dei falli perdono,
genuflessi, o Maria, al tuo trono
ti alzeremo un EVVIVA eternal.
- Padre Bernardino Scebba
I am chosen, 1 Peter 2:9, “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.” I am chosen by God and I am ready to go.
We all have a past , we all sinned and we still sin it's our human nature we were created weak brothers and sisters and as our prophet pbuh said :"if you didn't sin then Allah would have ended you and brought another creatures that would sin and ask his forgiveness"...
We all have these moments where we keep thinking about our past sins before we changed and these memories sometimes stop us from concentrating in prayers and lead us to depression until we feel like we are the worst human beings...to be clear this is shaiytan reminding us of our sins to bring us down and sadly this trick worked on many : some people felt so bad that they even taught Allah would never forgive them and that they don't deserve to worship him so they stopped their acts of worship...
Now first of All my dear brothers and sisters : there is one thing we all forget it's that : Allah is most merciful and most forgiving!!! Why do you keep thinking of these sins? You changed now so why think of the past??
The guilt you feel is a blessing from Allah and a sign that your heart is still alive and knows the right from wrong! Some people sin so much and don't have barriers that they don't even feel guilty anymore and they don't even know the right from wrong so thank Allah for this great blessing❤️
Remember that every saint have a past and every sinner have a future and remember how were the sahabas before islam!! Umar ra was on his way to kill the prophet pbuh yet he is now burried near him and was ready to die for him!!
You want a proof that Allah forgave you and love you? Look at how he guided you and changed you!! How he made you a better person he chose you among the lost souls and showed you the right path ☺️ and shaiytan is angry with you because of this change so he attack you by reminding you of how you were so dont listen to him and remind him of his future himself...
You have repented and changed so forget this past that is taking the sweetness of faith from you and remember the love Allah has for you❤️ we aren't Angels we are human beings and all of us sin but the best of sinners are those who repent..