Archive for November, 2007
The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.
– Pearl S. Buck
I beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called.
– Ephesians 4:1
Leaders imagine an inspiring future and strive to shape it rather than passively watching the future happen around them. Heroes extract gold from the opportunities at hand rather than waiting for golden opportunities to be handed to them.
Somebody with humility must have learned how to handle their own emotions and how to touch the goodwill of other people in order to involve others in the project of building greatness. Then the will to greatness captures the energies of other people, rather than antagonize them.
– Abbot Christopher Jamison
Finding Sanctuary: Monastic Steps for Everyday Life
It is on this occasion of Thanksgiving in America that we openly acknowledge how blessed we are by the company that we keep. As we sit down with our families and other friends this holiday, please know that you and your families will continue to be in our humble prayers of thanks.
Enter the gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.
– Psalm 100: 4-5