Saturday, January 26, 2008

Sometimes I Learn

What I have learned is that sometimes... it is better to stay quiet. Others have said things far better than you. Sometimes all you need to do is listen to what those who have come before you have said and try to become their dreams.

Here is what I have learned.

"Preach the Gospel at all times using words when necessary"

“Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.”

“While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.”

-St. Francis of Assisi

“Peace if possible, truth at all costs.”

“Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us”

- Martin Luther

“When you see a man with a great deal of religion displayed in his shop window, you may depend upon it, he keeps a very small stock of it within”

“The anvil is not afraid of the hammer.”

“Humility is to make a right estimate of one's self.”

- Charles H. Spurgeon

Thou hast created us for Thyself, and our heart is not quiet until it rests in Thee.”

-Saint Augustine

“Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.”

“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.”

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

“The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: "If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?" But... the good Samaritan reversed the question: "If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"”

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

1 comment:

Natasha said...

Thank you Chris. I needed that.