I ask you, therefore, not to be discouraged because of my sufferings for you, which are your glory.
- Ephesians 3:13
Naturally, we are inclined to be so mathematical and calculating that we look upon uncertainty as a bad thing...Certainty is the mark of the common-sense life. To be certain of God means that we are uncertain in all our ways, we do not know what a day may bring forth. This is generally said with a sigh of sadness; it should rather be an expression of breathless expectation.
- Oswald Chambers
Before we choose to follow God's will, a crisis must develop in our lives. This happens because we tend to be unresponsive to God's gentler nudges. He brings us to a place where He asks us to be our utmost for him and...we have to decide - for or against. That moment becomes a great crossroads in our lives.
- Oswald Chambers
I understood nothing of this life, it seemed to me frightful; and then suddenly I heard the words of Christ, and understood them; life and death ceased to seem evil, and instead of despair I tasted the joy and happiness that death could not take away.
In faith, therefore, alone is found the possibility of living and a meaning in life.
I'm too old and practiced in punishment to be interested in it anymore.
- My Friend McKenzie
To live, knowing that sufferings, illness, old age, and death are inevitable, is not possible; we must get rid of life, get rid of the possibility of living.
Peace is found in turning greed, anger and ignorance into generosity, compassion and wisdom.
A mind and body cannot both exist. Make no attempt to reconcile the two, for one denies the other can be real...If you are spirit, then the body must be meaningless to your reality.
If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it's not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.
- Dalai Lama XIV
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.
- Psalm 27:14
I say to you, love you enemies and pray for those who persecute you...for He makes His sun rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the just and the unjust.
- Jesus (Matt 5:44-5)