Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Tree of Life

 "The nuns taught us there were two ways through life,
the way of nature and the way of grace. You have to choose which one you'll follow.
Grace doesn't try to please itself. Accepts being slighted, forgotten, disliked. Accepts insults and injuries. Nature only wants to please itself. Get others to please it too. Likes to lord it over them. To have its own way. It finds reasons to be unhappy when all the world is shining around it. And love is smiling through all things. The nuns taught us that no one who loves the way of grace ever comes to a bad end."
--Mrs. O'Brien in The Tree of Life


  1. I like that very much, it resonates with me today. Thank you for sharing,you are such an inspiration!
    Blessings and prayers,

  2. Thank you very much, Ann. You are so very kind, and I appreciate your lovely comments. May Almighty God bless you and your dear ones as we all look forward to the joys of Christmastide.