Let us not be afraid to look at everything that has brought us to where we are now and trust that we will soon see in it the guiding hand of a loving God
To be grateful for the good things that happen in our lives–the good as well as the bad, the moments of joy as well as the moments of sorrow, the successes as well as the failures, the rewards as well as the rejections–that requires hard spiritual work.
– Henri J.M. Nouwen
Bread for the Journey
For the taxpayer, and all those involved in the business of taxes–our accountants, attorneys and their associates–we pray
Matthew was an accurate record keeper. He knew the human heart and the longings of the Jewish people. He was loyal to Jesus and once committed, he never wavered in serving the Lord.
Why do we make B students sit through the same classes as their brainy peers? That’s like trying to train your cat to do your taxes. Wouldn’t it make sense to teach them something useful instead, like entrepreneurship?
– How to Get a Real Education: Forget art history and calculus. Most students need to learn how to run a business, says Scott Adams
The Wall Street Journal
Recovering from suffering is not like recovering from a disease. Many people don’t come out healed; they come out different. They crash through the logic of individual utility and behave paradoxically. Instead of recoiling from the sorts of loving commitments that almost always involve suffering, they throw themselves more deeply into them. Even while experiencing the worst and most lacerating consequences, some people double down on vulnerability. They hurl themselves deeper and gratefully into their art, loved ones and commitments.
– David Brooks, The New York Times
What Suffering Does
If you pray more you will pray better. Take the help of all your senses to pray.
– Blessed “Mother Teresa” of Calcutta
At the heart of working men and women is the longing–though oft forgotten and sadly despaired of–to participate in something greater than themselves, to belong to a cause that is meaningful and to share in a legacy that endures.
– Richard D. Phillips
The Heart of an Executive: Lessons on Leadership from the Life of King David