Thought of the week

Thought of the week

 

 

 

God of life, there are days when the burdens we carry chafe our shoulders and wear us down.

When the road seems dreary and endless, the skies grey and threatening.

When our lives have no music in them and our hearts are lonely and our souls have lost their courage.

Flood the path with light. Turn our eyes to where the heavens are full of promise.

St. Augustine

 

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Endeavour to know your own weaknesses and ignorance. (Antonio Rosmini)

 

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Prayer is a most powerful weapon, through which we obtain all that is necessary for our souls and for the kingdom of God on earth, even miracles. (Antonio Rosmini)

 

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Charity is not only to feed the hungry or clothe the naked; charity is also not to upset anyone unnecessarily.

 

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A FRIEND

 

Be a friend. You don’t need money:

Just a disposition sunny;

Just the wish to help another

Get along some way or other;

Just a kindly hand extended

Out to one who’s unbefriended;

Just the will to give or lend,

This will make you someone’s friend.

 

 

Be a friend. The pay is bigger

[Though not written by a figure]

Than is earned by people clever

In what’s merely self-endeavour.

You’ll have friends instead of neighbours

For the profits of your labours;

You’ll be richer in the end

Than a prince, if you’re a friend.

 

[Edgar A. Guest]

 

 

St. Peter's Church - Cardiff