Thursday, 9 July 2009

I Find


















A woman approached the great Indian saint, Ramakrishna, and said: ‘I find that I do not love God. The concept does not move me.’ He asked her “Is there nothing in the world that you do love?” And she said ‘Yes, I love my little nephew.’ Ramakrishna replied “There He is.”

~~ Unknown ~~

62 comments:

Karin Bartimole said...

perfection Renee. here is where I am reminded of that love each day. sending some to you, k

Marion said...

What a magnificent, moving parable of love! Blessings, sweet Renee!!

Polly said...

So beautiful! And so true, because I believe in God - and for those who believe, this quote reaffirms faith. Thanks!

nollyposh said...

xox

Anonymous said...

Keeping in mind that there he is, is the essence of love and life. Enjoy what you can, love what you can, and be safe knowing that we can all feel as we wish in the end, there he is again.

Life is precious and so is my big sister.

Love you.
Colette

kj said...

oh renee.....

Angela Recada said...

Good morning, dear Renee!

This is another post which is more than what it seems at first glance. You always give us something to think about.

Much love and big hugs,
xoxoxo
Angela

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Oh yes. And for those who are not so sure about a personal god . . . until they can, this is the way to know her. Be well.

Jaliya said...

Yum ... There is so much to love in the world, yes? :-)

thank you, Renee xo

Sonia ;) said...

There you are..

Love ya Lovey...
xoxoxo Sonia

Diana Evans said...

oh Renee...you always pull on our heart strings....this is so sweet and a revelation...he is all around!!!

Hugs
Diana

yoborobo said...

This reminded me of the first time I saw Alex, my firstborn. I thought to myself, "There is God, right there."
:) Thanks for reminding me to always look. xox Pam

Silver said...

i like the line in the movie Forrest Gump. " I’m not a smart man… but I know what love is."

~Silver

Sarah said...

Wonderful hon!! Right to the point of it all. Love ya hon, Sarah

Deborah said...

Karin said it all...here is where I find that love. Visiting you who are so close to God. Renee, you have changed the world for good. Sending you all my love upon the wings of a desert sparrow, Deb

lakeviewer said...

How perfect for today, and everyday. Love to you, Renee.

rochambeau said...

Good one!
Thank you!
You are a great lady!
love,
Constance

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

How beautiful! I love that quote. Greetings from Texas.

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

You always make me think, sweet friend! You make me find the deeper (a.k.a. not so shallow) side of myself!
I need that! :)
♥♥Darla

soulbrush said...

love is a very personal thing, we all love differently and that's okay, it really is...hugs.

Elizabeth said...

That's awesome. And so is the picture. Thank you!

Woman in a Window said...

OHMYGOD, I've chills. I love this.

Durned smart god.

pRiyA said...

:-) lovely!

Linda Sue said...

Right on target! That's IT!

Sue said...

Karin said "perfection" and I have to agree. Such a simple parable, but it imparts such a huge message.

Hugs to you my friend!

glorv1 said...

Nice, very nice. Hope all is well. Sending you good vibes. Take care.

With Loving Stitches said...

Magic.... truely. The most innocent of comments can create such a stir within our souls. I see all around me everyday. Blessings to you and yours.

Madtexter said...

I can't think of anything to respond with except...Amen.

Manon Doyle said...

Oh... this is so beautiful! thank you for sharing this!

Renee.... I need you to email me your phone number for UPS.... thank you!

Baino said...

Well that explains it then. In that case, I do believe in God after all, every single time I look at my children!

TheChicGeek said...

I love that. So beautiful, the sentiment and the picture.
xox

secret agent woman said...

I don't even believe in a personal god, but rather that which is the sacred in all of us. Sometimes when I am feeling a lack of connection with someone I am working with, I study their face and visualize that it is the face of the holy and it reconnects me.

(And I am planning to call that person after the weekend to see if the antibiotic is working or if she needs to get back with her doctor quickly.)

Jen said...

I left you a blog award on my second blog, Beachy Keen :)

http://beachykeencity.blogspot.com/2009/07/honest-scrap-award.html

Meghann LittleStudio said...

Perfect! So poignant and True.
Hugs and prayers for you my good friend,
Meg xoxo

Silver said...

love is sometimes felt and understood as the emotion between man and woman.. and one can learn that meaning a little deeper when sacrifices are made over one's own needs for the benefit and well being of another. Then we see love in the smile of a child, love in the wrinkles of the old lady offering us her story or the love from the eyes of a four legged friend.. then we realise- in all that there is, there is love so much bigger than ourselves..so much larger than life itself..because we have arrived at the doorstep of our loving God.

you're in my thoughts and in my prayers.

~Silver

kj said...

hello again sweet friend. how are you today? is the sun shining for you today? hey between you and me: i want to thank you.

xoxo
kj

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Thought provoking as always Renee! You love to keep us challenged.

Ingrid Mida said...

How beautiful! I can totally relate to this. Thanks Renee. I hope you had a good day. Sending my love.

Lori ann said...

That is so beautiful. So are you.

love,
lori

lynne h said...

oh yes, yes, yes... all around me, everywhere i look... xxoo

Audrey said...

Wonderful! A reminder that love and faith are all around us. I also like the parable because to me, it indicates that we mustn't be quick to assign one image to God.

Love to you!
xoxoxo

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Lovely indeed.

lynne h said...

as you will see i've made mention of you over at my place... xo

Daria said...

Yes ... so true.

Hope you are doing well.

Marie S said...

And there you are!

Diana Evans said...

you are so funny...chipped a tooth...hahahaha...I will be happy to foot the dental bill and send you a real cupcake too....

Hugssssssssssssss
Diana

Diana Evans said...

tee hee ...yes funny!! I heard the sound of your teeth...hitting the monitor...but not a new one ...remember the old CRT monitors...the glass ones...I can hear the sound right now...hehehehe

very funny!!!

send me the bill!!!!

Hugs
Diana

kendalee said...

Love. It all boils down to love. What a small word for something so huge and so profound.

Thank you for this thought Renee!

notmassproduced said...

pretty blog! (I came via Lynne's). You've got some great words and images over here

Julie-ann said...

Renee, I have a lovely award waiting for you on my blog, thank you being a totally shinning star!

Momo Luna said...

I saw your painting on Manon's blog and she had your link. So here i am and immediately touched by this post. Very beautiful and it reminds me to always look for the good things in life. Thank you.

Sweet greetz from Holland.

Ces said...

Ha! Ramakrishna meant to say God is Love!

Bailey said...

That's so sweet!

yoborobo said...

Sending you some love today, Renee! I hope your morning is full of sunshine and chirping birdies, like mine is. xox Pam

A Cuban In London said...

Hmmm... why is it the cynic inside me relishes the answer, but does not heed the message? Too convenient. There HE is. One of the struggles with which a human being has to contend is the search for answers... that will never come. And get used to that. Simple as that.

Anyway, as I mentioned before, I loved the quote, but don't buy the message.

Greetings from London.

PS: And to top it all, your word verification is 'surrol', so close to 'surreal'. :-D

Christina said...

Seriously, beautiful!
xo
Thank you for your kind comment.
Ohh, it's beautiful here.
; )

Coreopsis said...

Oh--so so true...This made me cry, because yes, that's the way I feel about God, about the world, about love.

Pattee said...

Hi Renee...
I love your fantasty friday's.

I always love to see if I can be one of the charcters in one of the pictures....

Have a great time at your wedding!

Much love to you...
Much love~Patttee

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Perfect.

Ribbon said...

beautiful!
& very thought provoking for me.
I struggle a little with the word God.... but love I'm totally comfortable with :-)

best wishes
Ribbon x

ps... word verification for today
"hurgi" - it's a hug you give when in a hurry :-)

mansuetude said...

so true!

hope something is tickling you right now!

Tina said...

I have read a good bit of your blog this morning, and I am deeply moved by your words and by your grace. My life is the better for it and though I know you not, I will forever carry a part of your goodness inside from here on out. Thank you dear and good Renee. Do we share a name?