Zis-N-Zat From Pastor Asher

God is my conscience, Jesus lives in my heart… this blog is about what I see, what I think, what I do and how I serve God

> K2 – Daily "Ramblings" part deux

26-May-2011

God comes to you disguised as your life.

— Fr. Richard; Center for Action and Contemplation

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23-May-2011

Let us hope that we are preceded in this life by a love story

— Don Snyder. Of Time and Memory
Used as an opening line of the movie “Sweet Land”

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16-May-2011

“By faith I do not mean just “belief.” For belief to become faith it must be put into action; there is no such thing as a passive faith that saves. Even the simple affirmation “I believe in Jesus” is an action … it requires mental assent and verbal action.”

— Author Unknown

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5-May-2011

“Boil it all down to what counts the most: What is the essence of what you are trying to do, what is the most important thing? Things only get complicated when you try to address too many issues.”

— Audrey Hepburn

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21-April-2011
“The difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.”
— Gerald Burrill
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22-March-2011:
“Sin is the refusal to keep growing.”  Saint Gregory of Nyssa (c. 335–394)

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20-February-2011:

“Friendships multiply joys and divide grief.”

–Unknown

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27-January-2011:
“The fruit of silence is prayer.
The fruit of prayer is faith.
The fruit of faith is love.
The fruit of love is service.
The fruit of service is peace.”

— Mother Teresa

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21-January-2011: “Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery it is. In the boredom and pain of it no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace.”

— Frederick Buechner

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30-December-2010: “To get the full flavor of an herb, it must be pressed between the fingers, so it is the same with the Scriptures; the more familiar they become, the more they reveal their hidden treasures and yield their indescribable riches.”

— John Chrysostom, A.D. 347-407

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08-December-2010: “The greatest persecution of the church doesn’t come from enemies on the outside but is born from the sin within the church.”—Pope Benedict XVI, offering one of the Catholic Church’s strongest statements of fault in its widespread child-sex-abuse scandal (The Christian Post)

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20-November-2010: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.’ We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

Marianne Williamson

(A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”, Harper Collins, 1992. From Chapter 7, Section 3])

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07-September-2010: “Somehow I have to trust that God is at work in me and that the way I am being moved to new inner and outer places is part of a larger movement of which I am only a very small part. ”

–Henri Nouwen

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29-August-2010: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

== Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

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10-August-2010: “History is written backwards, sermons are written and preached forward”

— Annonymous (if you know the source of this statement, please send me an e-mail so I can give proper credit)

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