|“I was slightly brain damaged at birth, and I want people like me to see that they shouldn’t let a disability get in the way. I want to raise awareness – I want to turn my disability into ability.”
The above quote belongs to, none other than, Susan Boyle, the, now, world famous vocal phenom whose story and videos have gone viral in record breaking numbers and at record breaking speed.
In fact, as of April 20, 2009, the YouTube video of Susan Boyle, was skyrocketing toward becoming the most viewed video in the history of YouTube.
In just nine days, the video garnered over 100 million views…100 MILLION.
Susan at Church
At this point, I’ve read dozens of stories, watched dozens of commentaries and listened to dozens of conversations about Susan Boyle.
Susan at Church
You see, Susan has transcended the odds. Susan has inspired, been courageous and served as a reminder dreams really do come true.
But, until now, no one has addressed “how”.
How did this happen?
My response to all the “how”… is uncomplicated.
“In Spirit we belong; in Spirit we are one”
It’s that simple.
Boyle still lives in the family home, a four-bedroom council house, with her ten-year-old cat, Pebbles.
Her father died in the 1990s, and her siblings had left home. As she never married, Boyle cared for her ageing mother until she died in 2007 at the age of 91, which meant that she never had any time for herself. A neighbour reported that when Bridget Boyle died, her daughter "wouldn't come out for three or four days or answer the door or phone."
Susan Boyle remains active as a volunteer at Our Lady of Lourdes church in Blackburn, Scotland, visiting elderly members of the congregation in their homes.
Boyle's first album, I Dreamed a Dream, will be released on 23rd November 2009
The Fruit of The Spirit
"but the FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT is
against such there is no law."
LOVE is THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT
and is manifested in:
Joy is love's strength
Peace is love's security
Long-suffering is love's patience
Gentleness is love's conduct
Goodness is love's character
FAITH Faith is love's confidence
Meekness is love's humility
Temperance is love's victory
Only as we live in love can we fulfill the Will of God in our lives.
Without the FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT we are just a religious noise.
In contrast are the works of the flesh:
"Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these;
and such like: of the which I tell you before,
as I have also told you in time past, that they which
do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God."