“Be always striving to make yourself like Him – You should try to resemble Him in some one thing at least, so that any person who sees you, or speaks with you, may be reminded of His blessed life on earth.” – Catherine McAuley
“It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.” – Eugene Ionesco
A three-year-old opened the birthday gift from his grandmother and discovered it was a water pistol. He shouted with delight and headed for the nearest sink.
His mother was not so pleased. She turned to her mother and said, “I’m surprised at you, Mother! Don’t you remember how we used to drive you crazy with water guns?”
The grandmother smiled sweetly and replied, “I remember.”
“Ignoring is a form of communication.”
“A smile activates mirror neurons… special signals that fire when we act and when we observe others acting… making grins literally contagious. Smiles are like parties for the brain. They activate neuropeptides that work to reduce stress and spread happy messages through the body. Both the smiler and the ‘smilee’ usually feel a mood boost.” – Ellen Petry Leanse
“Do not ask the Lord to guide your footsteps, if you are not willing to move your feet.”
“In this world, it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.” – Henry Ward Beecher
“Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect…” (NIV)
Just Thinking: How we respond to people’s questions, ideas, and insults says a lot about our relationship with Christ. He is the reason for our hope.
“Imagine what it would be like to live in a world where you are more concerned about what you have to offer than what you have to hide.”
“Whoever believes in the good in people, draws forth the good in people.” – Jean Paul