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30 July 2021Just a thought

Wisdom consists in doing the next thing you have to do and doing it with your whole heart and finding delight in doing it. 

— Meister Eckhart 

29 July 2021Just a thought

“Hallowed be thy name” means that the ultimate, the mystical, the ineffable, can never be captured in human words.  Perhaps we need to learn from the Jews that, if one speaks the name of God, one is pretending that one is able to know and to define God, which is the beginning of human idolatry.  That is when we begin to create God in our own image, while pretending it is the other way around.  Perhaps” 

― John Shelby Spong 

28 July 2021Just a thought

We can be good to someone a hundred times, but if we insult or harm them just once they quickly forget the hundred kindnesses and remember that one slight for a long time.  Therefore always be mindful in your exchanges with others. 

— The Thirteenth Dalai Lama in Gems of Wisdom 

27 July 2021Just a thought

Listen to my prayer, O God, do not ignore my plea; hear me and answer me.  My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught because of what my enemy is saying, because of the threats of the wicked; for they bring down suffering on me and assail me in their anger. 

 - Psalm 55:1-3 (NIV

26 July 2021Just a thought

I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you. 

 - Jeremiah 31:3; New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised 

24 July 2021Just a thought

The best way to show that a stick is crooked is not to argue about it or to spend time denouncing it, but to lay a straight stick alongside it. 

 - D. L. Moody 

23 July 2021Just a thought

We have a choice. We can live in the past and be miserable and unhappy, or we can pick ourselves up and move ahead in life. When we choose to focus forward, we can find the energy and ability to remove any obstacles that may appear to be hindering our smooth progression. If you take stock of yourself and find you may be spending time frequently reliving unhappy experiences of the past, make the decision to rid yourself of the ties that bind you to a former way of life. 

— Sir John Templeton 

22 July 2021Just a thought

Have your heart right with Christ, and He will visit you often, and so turn weekdays into Sundays, meals into sacraments, homes into temples and earth into heaven.” 

 - C. H. Spurgeon 

21 July 2021Just a thought

Jesus healed whatever He touched.  With the Holy Spirit in Him, His power as a healer transformed many people. All schools of Christianity agree on this.  All of us also have the seed of the Holy Spirit in us, the capacity of healing, transforming, and loving.  When we touch that seed, we are able to touch God the Father and God the Son. 

— Thich Nhat Hanh, Living Buddha, Living Christ 

20 July 2021Just a thought

Lord, teach me to silence my own heart that I may listen to the gentle movement of the Holy Spirit within me and sense the depths which are of God. 

 - Elijah de Vidas

19 July 2021Just a thought

Now may our God and Father Himself, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way to you.  And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another and to all, just as we do to you, so that He may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints. 

 - 1 Thessalonians 3:11-13; The New King James Version

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