Sunday, January 15, 2012
"Life is hard, at times as hard as crucible steel. It has its bleak and difficult moments. Like the ever-flowing waters of the river, life has its moments of drought and its moments of flood. Like the ever-changing cycle of the seasons, life has the soothing warmth of its summers and the piercing chill of its winters. And if one will hold on, he will discover that God walks with him and that God is able to lift you from the fatigue of despair to the buoyancy of hope, and transform dark and desolate valleys into sunlit paths of inner peace."
(From the Eulogy for the Martyred Children, by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., September 18, 1963)
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Webster defines MOTIVE as something, like a need or desire, that causes a person to act. I pray that in 2012 each of us find motive. Motive to live, motive to laugh and motive to love. Motive to listen, motive to learn, motive to lead and motive to follow. But most of all, motive for others. For if we can learn to live for others, then we will live for God.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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