Quotes for December 2003

Sucking your thumb…

· 15 December 2003

Sucking your thumb without a blanket is like eating a cone without ice cream.

— Linus, from the play You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown

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What we carry in our hearts…

· 12 December 2003

What we carry in our hearts is what we will have to answer for when we face God at the end of our journey.

— Author unknown

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We are created to communicate God to each other…

· 11 December 2003

We are created to communicate God to each other, and while it’s dead easy to fail to do that, it’s also not that hard to succeed—since, after all, it’s by God’s grace that we succeed, which mostly requires us not actively hindering it. We can succeed even when neither we nor those we’re communicating with have any explicit idea God is involved. He’s sort of irrepressible that way.

— Tom Kreitzberg at Disputations

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Way to Sanctity…

· 8 December 2003

The simplest and most effective way to sanctity is to disappear into the background of ordinary every day routine.

— Thomas Merton

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I do not need to seek God…

· 8 December 2003

I do not need to seek God.
God is already here
waiting to be found,
soaked in my reality.
My journey is to be one
of recognizing God, always,
already present,
and surfacing that presence
in my daily life.

— Edwina Gateley, from A Mystical Heart

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Christ became…

· 5 December 2003

Christ became what we are so that He might make us what He is.

— Seen on a chruch marquee

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Yesterday is History…

· 1 December 2003

Yesterday is History.
Tomorrow is a Mystery.
Today is a Gift…
     That’s why it’s called the Present!

— Author unknown (thanks Tammie)

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