Monthly Archives: December 2011

Christmas

I do come home at Christmas. We all do, or we all should. We all come home, or ought to come home, for a short holiday – the longer, the better – from the great boarding school where we are forever working at our arithmetical slates, to take, and give a rest.

-Charles Dickens

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Quote for Today 13

A brother questioned an old man, “Tell me something which I can do, so that I may live by it,” and the old man said, “If you can bear to be despised, that is a great thing, more than all the other virtues.”

 –Sayings of the Desert Fathers

This is a hard but fascinating piece of advice.

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Quote for Today 12

Today is a new day. Hiding from your history only shackles you to it. We can’t undo a single thing we have ever done, but we can make decisions today that propel us to the life we want and towards the healing we need.

–Unknown

Let’s all try making this type of thinking our goal.

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Quote for Today 11

“If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.”

–C. S. Lewis

Pray for the right time to share this thought with someone who needs it.

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Quote for Today 10

Pray inwardly, even if you do not enjoy it. It does good, though you feel nothing. Yes, even though you think you are doing nothing.

—Julian of Norwich

Let us endeavor to make today a day of prayer. No matter what!

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Quote for Today 9

“If you are silent, you will have peace wherever you live.”

 —Poeman of the Desert

Try silence for thirty minutes a day. That means no TV or iPod–just you and God.

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Quote for Today 8

“For it is impossible for love to the poor ever to remain unrewarded. Whether therefore a man gives away all his wealth, or only a part, he will certainly benefit his soul.”

—St. Cyril of Alexandria

It is my prayer that we will all reap some “soul benefit” this Advent and Christmas season.

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Quote for Today 7

He who loves is not ashamed before men of what he does for God, neither does he hide it through shame though the whole world should condemn it.

 -John of the Cross

Have you ever been condemned for your actions toward God?

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Quote for the Day 6

Every moment and every event of every man’s life on earth plants something in his soul.

– Thomas Merton

Be mindful of the treasures of this day.

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Quote for Today 5

“While my friend always spoke about the sun, I kept speaking about the clouds, until one day I realized that it was the sun that allowed me to see the clouds.”

 Henri Nouwen

What will your topic of conversation be today?

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