Jack’s Winning Words 8/26/15
“If you want to catch something, running after it isn’t always the best way.” (Lois McMaster Bujold) There was a cat named, Happy. Whenever someone tried to catch him, he’d run away. But, left alone…pretty soon he’d be in your lap purring contentedly. Happiness will show up if we’re patient. Even in our prayers, we’d often like God to work on our schedule, rather than on his. I’ve found that it’s best to pray “Thy will,” not “My will,” be done. ;-) Jack
FROM ST PAUL IN ST PAUL: good words today, Jack. thanks! life is like a bar of wet soap. if you squeeze it, it shoots out of you hand. if you relax, it will stay right there.====JACK: Is that a quote from Forrest Gump?
FROM CZB IN NEW HAMPSHIRE: Once a man was asked, ‘what did you gain by regularly praying to God?’ The man replied, ‘nothing… but let me tell you what I lost: Anger, ego, greed, depression, insecurity, and fear of death.’ Sometimes, the answer to our prayers is not gaining but losing; which ultimately is the gain.”====JACK: Sometimes we run to God with our prayer requests, forgetting that God already knows our circumstances...but that's OK, because God wants us to keep in touch with him/her on a regular basis.