Winning Words 7/20/11
“There will come a day for each of us, more or less sad, more or less distant, when we must accept the condition of being human.” (Jean Anouilh) Anouilh was a French dramatist whose plays often centered on the dichotomy between idealism and realism. In today’s language: “How to be moral in an immoral world? How much to compromise?” We fight the battle of being good while being human every day. ;-) Jack
ANOTHER SET OF COMMANDMENTS (Sent by Foxy Roxy)
*1]* Prayer is not a "spare wheel" that you pull out when in
> trouble, but it is a "steering wheel" that directs the right
> path throughout.
> **2]* So a Car's WINDSHIELD is so large & the Rear view Mirror
> is so small? Because our PAST is not as important as our FUTURE.
> So, Look Ahead and Move on.
> **3]* Friendship is like a BOOK. It takes few seconds to burn,
> but it takes years to write.
> **4]* All things in life are temporary. If going well, enjoy
> it, they will not last forever. If going wrong, don't worry,
> they can't last long either.
> **5]* Old Friends are Gold! New Friends are Diamond! If you get
> a Diamond, don't forget the Gold! Because to hold a Diamond, you
> always need a Base of Gold!
> **6]* Often when we lose hope and think this is the end, GOD
> smiles from above and says, "Relax, sweetheart, it's just a
> bend, not the end!
> **7]* When GOD solves your problems, you have faith in HIS
> abilities; when GOD doesn't solve your problems HE has faith in
> your abilities.
> **8]* A blind person asked St. Anthony: "Can there be anything
> worse than losing eye sight?" He replied: "Yes, losing your
> *9]* When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses
> them, and sometimes, when you are safe and happy, remember that
> someone has prayed for you.
> **10] *WORRYING does not take away tomorrow's TROUBLES, it takes
> away today's PEACE.
FROM SH IN MICHIGAN: Enjoyed readng. Thanks.////FROM JACK: Creating enjoyment is one reason for sending out Winning Words.
FROM HAWKEYE GEORGE: My wife had a heart attack several weeks ago. That is a human condition - our new normal.////FROM JACK: From age to age, there are the realities. Give thanks to God for his love and care and for those who express love and care in human ways.
FROM OUTHOUSE JUDY: Being human...hum...I think we are all feeling more human each day in the heat. It is always a struggle to "be good" while being human. I am often comforted by the fact the disciples had the same struggles. They had the privilege of literally walking, listening and talking to Jesus yet they were simply human and made mistakes often. We can all take comfort knowing we are still loved despite our humanness.
////FROM JACK: I like the translation: "Conceived and born into sin." Just as we are born into a family structure that affects us, so the world that we are born into affects us, also.
FROM BLAZING OAKS: I just read in a science Digest that 95% of the Earth's creatures are smaller than a chicken egg...so glad I'm a "giant" human, with brain power and other perks...bring on the challenges, we'll do our best to cope! (With a lot of help from our "FRIEND!"////FROM JACK: Whenever I see a statistic like that, I want to know more. Thankfully, there are search engines like Google and Dog Pile.