Archive for the ‘desire’ Category
Jesus went into the desert an unknown young carpenter from Nazareth, with thirty years of hidden life behind him. After the desert he returned to Galilee, and started to preach. Quickly he became a public figure, but he loved to withdraw to desert or mountain to recharge his energies by prayer. He moved forward like any of us, with no sure knowledge of what was to happen to him.
The New Testament has lots to say about self-denial, but not about self-denial as an end in itself. We are told to deny ourselves and take up our crosses in order that we may follow Christ; and nearly every description of what we shall ultimately find if we do so contains an appeal to desire.
– C.S. Lewis
The Weight of Glory
Lord, by our example, may we encourage others in our organizations to keep an eye toward you all seven days of the week
I was a “silo Catholic,” you could say. Jesus was the man of Sunday, and I was the man the other six days of the week. There’s so much of this. I’m the last one to throw a stone at anyone, and so what I’m trying to do is share this journey with people.
To develop a reliable routine, a golfer has to decide to follow it and practice it time after time until it becomes an ingrained habit that will show up no matter how much pressure he or she is under. You can be sure that under pressure, you will find out what your dominant habit is.
– Dr. Bob Rotella
Golf is Not a Game of Perfect
There is something admirable in people who faithfully embrace their duties and obligations even though what has to be done carries with it no personal reward or delight, such as visiting an Alzheimer’s patient week after week. But our responsibilities need a measure of joy. Two graces are needed here: wisdom to help us see wherein joy lies and courage to transcend the downward pull of duty’s gravity.
– Robert F. Morneau
Growing in Joy: 31 Meditations for a Life in Abundance
For while skills are essential, what sets apart the true leader is the heart. The aspirations. The dreams. The definition of success and the passion that drives him forward.
– Richard D. Phillips
The Heart of an Executive: Lessons on Leadership from the Life of King David