Monday, 30 September 2013
So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.
Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut,
Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first,”
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.
Sunday, 29 September 2013
Saturday, 28 September 2013
Thursday, 26 September 2013
Tuesday, 24 September 2013
about which we should not worry,
Two days which should be kept free of fear and apprehension.
One of these days is YESTERDAY,
With its mistakes and cares,
Its faults and blunders,
Its aches and pains.
YESTERDAY has passed forever beyond our control.
All the money in the world cannot bring back YESTERDAY.
We cannot undo a single act we performed;
We cannot erase a single word we said.
YESTERDAY is gone.
The other day we should not worry about is TOMORROW
With its possible adversities, its burdens, its larger promise.
TOMORROW is also beyond our immediate control.
TOMORROW, the sun will rise,
Either in splendor or behind a mask of clouds,
But it will rise.
Until it does, we have no stake in TOMORROW
For it is as yet unborn.
This leaves only one day - TODAY.
Anyone can fight the battles of just one day.
It is only when you and I add the burdens of those two awful eternities
- YESTERDAY and TOMORROW - That we causes us despair.
It is not the experience of TODAY that drives one mad.
It is remorse or bitterness for something which happened YESTERDAY
And the dread of what TOMORROW may bring.
Let us, therefore, live but ONE day at a time and count the blessings of TODAY.
Monday, 23 September 2013
Sunday, 22 September 2013
Friday, 20 September 2013
Don’t respond to the stupidity of a fool;
you’ll only look foolish yourself.
Answer a fool in simple terms
so he doesn’t get a swelled head.
You’re only asking for trouble
when you send a message by a fool.
A proverb quoted by fools
is limp as a wet noodle.
Putting a fool in a place of honor
is like setting a mud brick on a marble column.
To ask a moron to quote a proverb
is like putting a scalpel in the hands of a drunk.
Hire a fool or a drunk
and you shoot yourself in the foot.
As a dog eats its own vomit,
so fools recycle silliness.
See that man who thinks he’s so smart?
You can expect far more from a fool than from him.
Wednesday, 18 September 2013
Friday, 13 September 2013
Wednesday, 11 September 2013
I heard your call in the nick of time;
The day you needed me, I was there to help.
Well, now is the right time to listen, the day to be helped. Don’t put it off; don’t frustrate God’s work by showing up late, throwing a question mark over everything we’re doing.
Monday, 9 September 2013
Sunday, 8 September 2013
Saturday, 7 September 2013
Friday, 6 September 2013
The more able we are to receive the different gifts our friends have to give us, the more able we will be to offer our own unique but limited gifts. Thus, friendships create a beautiful tapestry of love. HNouwen