To live in peace is to live free.
For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.
I gave myself away
A poem about being lukewarm
"For freedom, Christ set us free." #steubysalt2014 #steubysd #godisgood #salties #saltteam (at University of California, San Diego)
(Long post is Long)
If You’re a First Timer:
First The Host Gets Everyone in a Solemn Mood
And Then We Kneel and Start Singing Tantum Ergo/Down in Adoration Falling
And Then Jesus Comes Out in the Monstrance and You Hear People Start Crying
And You’re Like “Na I’m Not Going…
If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I bet they’d live a lot differently. When you look into infinity, you realize there are more important things than what people do all day.
Pain is part of being human. Anyone who really wanted to get rid of suffering would have to get rid of love before anything else, because there can be no love without suffering, because it always demands an element of self-sacrifice, because, given temperamental differences and the drama of situations, it will always bring with it renunciation and pain.
When we know that the way of love — this exodus, this going out of oneself — is the true way by which man becomes human, then we also understand that suffering is the process through which we mature. Anyone who has inwardly accepted suffering becomes more mature and more understanding of others, becomes more human. Anyone who has consistently avoided suffering does not understand other people; he becomes hard and selfish.
Love itself is a passion, something we endure. In love I experience first a happiness, a general feeling of happiness. Yet, on the other hand, I am taken out of my comfortable tranquility and have to let myself be reshaped. If we say that suffering is the inner side of love, we then also understand by it is so important to learn how to suffer — and why, conversely, the avoidance of suffering renders someone unfit to cope with life. He would be left with an existential emptiness, which could then only be combined with bitterness, with rejection, and no longer with any inner acceptance or progress toward maturity.
We could never learn to be brave & patient, if there were only joys in the world. -Helen Keller
The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.