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Wednesday, September 05, 2012

 

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Carrying a lantern into a forest night doesn't guarantee you'll see all the trees. It only means that you can see a few steps ahead of you, far enough to keep your footing sure. Likewise, as the Lord lights your path, He may not shine all the answers to the shadowy questions in your mind, but He will give you all the light you need to scale life's obstacles with confidence and agility. (via Ian)

For human beings, the most daunting challenge is to become fully human. For to become fully human is to become fully divine. -Fr. Keating (via Malou)

The wealthy man rarely has compassion -- otherwise he would not be wealthy. Fr. Nikon, monk (via Malou)

Friendship is not looking for a friend to make you complete, but finding a friend who will learn to share the incompleteness within you. (via Alfie)

When we comne before the Lord with our naked self, don't be surprised to see the walls we've created being torn apart. Our true strength lies in our eing defenseless before Him. (via Malou)

By embracing our crosses, be it our unruly relatives, lingering illness, conflicts, confusions, oppressive works and advocacies, or our financial difficulties, we too can become victorious in our passion and death and enter life eternal. (via Waldy)

Two most important thoughts a person should bear in mind: Use things not people. Love people not things. (via Alvin)

What is the difference between bravery, sacrifice, confidence, and trust? Bravery is saying no to what you believe is wrong. Sacrifice is saying no to (...) (via Ian)


Contentment is when you reach a certain point and you realize that life is not a race and you're not a rat. (via Romel)

Repentance means to change the direction in which you are looking for happiness. - Fr. Keating (via Malou)

More knowledge of God leads to a higher form of worship. - Anon. (via Mel)

Joy can be so great that it is painful. - Fr. Keating (via Malous)

Every time I begin to feel that there just isn't any more strength in me, I end up knowing that there is more in Him. (via Malou)

Every happening, great and small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and the art of life is to get the message. Malcolm Muggeridge (via Mel)

Contemplative prayer brings us face to face with the false self; we discover that our idnetity is deeper than our psychological awareness. It initiates a divine therapy. - Fr. Keating (via Malou)

Life is God's novel. Let Him write it. - Isaac Bashevis Singer (via Mel)

Forgiving someone does not mean you are saying the other person is right. (via Malou)

Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we react to what happens, not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a spark, that creates extraordinary results. (via Annie)

The world can offer so much but even having them all won't ensure our contentment. What we value defines our happiness. What we keep spells our purpose. (via Annie)

If everyday you've always wished for the same thing, for someone to love and will love you back. Today wish for something else: For the wisdom and maturity to realize that you won't find wha you want by looking for it; not to expect someone else to give you what you never gave yourself; that you're not a half waiting to be whole; and even if that special person may or may not come along, you'll be just fine. (via Annie)

Life is pretty simple. If you ask for apples and you get lemons, make a lemonade. If you are on your way aoutt and it starts to rain, at least you don't have to water the plants. it is a matter of seeing things in perspective. The benefits may not be immediate or obvious, but we have to know that there are problems and struggles. have faith. Enjoy life. Take it easy. if today you are pricking the grapes, tomorrow you will be drinking the wine. (via Joe)

A person's most useful asset is not a head full of knowledge but a heart full of love, an ear open to listen and a hand with a willingness to help. (via Joe)


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