Sunday, April 29, 2012

Thoughts and Prayers

There are thoughts which are prayers. There are moments when, whatever the posture of the body, the soul is on its knees.

--Victor Hugo

Friday, April 27, 2012

Patches of Time

Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away.
--Charles Caleb Colton

Thursday, April 26, 2012

In Silence

God cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.

--Mother Teresa

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Beams of Love

And we are put on earth a little space,
That we may learn to bear the beams of love."
--William Blake

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Good Shepherd Sunday

For he hears the lamb's innocent call.
And he hears the ewe's tender reply.
He is watchful while they are in peace.
For they know when their Shepherd is nigh.

--William Blake

Thursday, April 19, 2012

The simple truth

There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth.
--Charles Dickens

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A kind word

A kind word is like a Spring day.  
--Russian Proverb

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

To a Robin in the Roses

Bearing His cross, while Christ passed forth forlorn,
His God-like forehead by the mock crown torn,
A little bird took from that crown one thorn.
To soothe the dear Redeemer's throbbing head,
That bird did what she could; His blood, 'tis said,
Down dropping, dyed her tender bosom red.
Since then no wanton boy disturbs her nest;
Weasel nor wild cat will her young molest;
All sacred deem the bird of ruddy breast.
--from The Redbreast--A Breton Legend, in "English Lyrics"

Friday, April 13, 2012

Easter Friday

Where there is great love, there are always miracles.
--Willa Sibert Cather

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Easter Joy

The excursion is the same when you go looking for your sorrow as when you go looking for your joy.

--Eudora Welty

Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter Monday

O death, where is thy victory? O death where is thy sting?
1 Corinthians, 15:55