“Someone has said that the greatest sin is to make God unattractive. Unfortunately, we can do this not only by the words we preach but more so by our very demeanor. Today we ask ourselves, ‘How approachable and kind am I to the people I live with, work with, serve or meet on the street? Do I reflect the amiable God I believe in?'” Sr. Melannie Svoboda, S.N.D., Living Faith Continue reading
I really can’t say it any better than this…
O God of love, compassion, and healing. We ask you in your goodness to give eternal light and peace to all who died here the heroic first-responders: our fire fighters, police officers, emergency service workers, and Port Authority personnel, along with all the innocent men and women who were victims of this tragedy simply because their work or service brought them here on September 11, 2001. Pope Benedict XI, Prayer at Ground Zero, New York, April 20, 2008
The sages say that the answer to the question, “Where does God live?” is “Where you look for him.'”
The Blessings of a Skinned Knee
If you don’t look for God you won’t find Him—even though he is right here!
One of the great, inspirational quotes from Maya Angelou, truly a shining light for us all. The world is a little dimmer with her passing but hopefully we will keep her light bright through the memories and add to it by letting our own lights shine.
My post from yesterday…
Condolences, memories, and smiles!
Maya Angelou (1928-2014)
And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. 2 Corinthians 12:9
What Tim Tebow did not post was the next part of the verse to finish the thought…
That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:10
There is a lesson in this for all of us, especially in times of adversity.
“Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.”
Blessed “Mother Teresa”
When people leave you are they better and happier from the encounter? What a great thought for today and everyday. Just imagine if we all used this thought to guide our interactions with each other? We would have heaven on earth!
Have a GREAT day—a day the Lord has made to be glad in and rejoice.
“I have heard that there is one symbol in Chinese for danger; and another for opportunity. If the two are combined, you have the word for crisis. Every problem is an opportunity to become smarter, to become more patient, to grow. Every crisis is a pain, but it is also an opportunity.”
Reverend James O’Leary, I Think I Am Happier Than I Think I Am
Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
Have a GREAT day, especially in your dealings with others! Just thought this verse would help.
“For while skills are essential, what sets apart the true leader is the heart. The aspirations. The dreams. The definition of success and the passion that drives him forward.”
Richard D. Phillips, The Heart of an Executive: Lessons on Leadership from the Life of King David
Leadership starts with each one of us. We all need to step up and lead in our lives. Jesus shows us the way.
Have a great, blessed day!
“God, what do you think I should do? It is the one question that has almost completely disappeared from the dialog of modern men and modern women. And it is for that sole reason that so many men and so many women lead lives of quiet desperation and animosity. If we think we can lead the lives of happiness we’re hoping for without asking that question and honestly seeking the answer to it, then we are absolutely kidding ourselves.” Matthew Kelly, in a speech at the Orange County Catholic Prayer Breakfast
From In the Company of Prayer