Archive for December, 2007
We are nearing the end of the year. It may be a good time to get reflective about our past. I pose this question: ‘What is the one experience which alone could justify your life?’ In God’s eyes, our moment could have well been some minor incident. It is possible that your most heroic act was to keep your mouth closed in a time of stress.
– Reverend James O’Leary
I Think I Am Happier Than I Think I Am
Blessed are the eyes that see what you see! For I tell you that many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, but did not see it, and to hear what you hear, but did not hear it.
– Luke 10:23-24
When I was a child, I would complain to my mother about various things that had gone wrong, and she would say, very matter-of-factly, ‘Offer it up.’ My reaction was, ‘I’m always offering it up, and no good seems to come from it.’ It occurred to me years later that the offering was not intended to be a direct benefit to me, but rather a benefit to the world.
– Fr. Robert J. Spitzer, S.J.
Five Pillars of the Spiritual Life: A Practical Guide to Prayer for Active People
Leaders who have had great impact on society have called people to be part of the history of their times.