God sends us brothers and sisters who are—
or at least are called to be—warm, supportive, comforting.
They make God's love visible—
the ones still with us and those who have gone ahead.
— from Saint Anthony of Padua
Life is not a destination. Life is a road we travel. I am grateful to be on this imperfect spiritual journey. From a sailor's sea bag comes experience, strength and hope, along with some flotsam and jetsam.
One day at a time.
We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust our sails.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
We surrender to win;
we give away to keep;
we suffer to get well;
we die to live.
Learn to listen;
Listen to learn.
Do not take my life or myself too damn seriously.
Resentment is like acid, eating away at the vessel it is stored in.
Serenity is not the absensce of conflict, but the abiltiy to cope with it.
Pray is neither black magic or is it a form of demand note.
Prayer is a relationship.
Lord, take me where you want me to go;
let me meet who you want me to meet;
tell me what you want me to say
and keep me out of your way.
The problems in my life are not the situations and conditions that I encounter.
It is how I either respond or react to those situations and conditions that transforms them into problems for me.