Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Words to Ponder
Words of wisdom appearing on the front page of a bulletin for priests:
Prayer is not like a spare tire we use when we have a problem,
but the steering wheel that steers us to where we should be going.
What is the reason the front window of a car is large but the rear-view mirror is small?
The past is not as important as the future, so we look ahead and move forward.
How is friendship like a book?
We can destroy it by fire in a few minutes, but it takes years to write.
All earthly things come to an end. When circumstances are favorable enjoy them, they will not always be so.
When circumstances are not favorable, don't worry they will not always be so.
An old friend is like gold, a new friend like a diamond. When the diamond appears don't forget the gold.
The diamond always needs a pedestal.
We often lose hope and think it's the end, but God speaks to us from above:
"Be at peace, it is only a bend and not the end."
Have trust in God's power when your problems have been solved.
When they are not, God trusts in your capabilities.
A blind person asked St. Anthony: "Is there anything worse than being blind?"
"Losing your vision," he answered.
When we pray for others, God listens to our prayer and gives blessings. Often when we are at peace, free of mishaps and happy, let us think of those praying for us.