The traditional approach within the Church has been to minimize any positive contribution that the arts can make but, in a bizarre contradiction, publish books about the bad influence rock music has on our youth. For many years, the cinema was an anathema, and many people grew up without televisions. The obvious reason was that these things could transform for the worse, but no one looked at their power for the better. -- Steve Stockman
And Grace calls out: you are not just a disillusioned old man who may die soon, a middle-aged woman stuck in a job and desperately wanting to get out, a young person feeling the fire in the belly begin to grow cold. You may be insecure, inadequate, mistaken, or potbellied. Death, panic, depression, and disillusionment may be near you. But you are not just that. You are accepted. Never confuse your perception of yourself with the mystery that you really are accepted. -- Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel
Someday, someone will walk into your life and make you realize why it never worked out with anyone else. -- Unknown
Just 3 things that have hit me lately, the first two from Dawn's away messages. Boy am I lazy today.