|A Cottage by the Sea||
Anger, lust, greed and pride get in the way of living life well, but nothing bleeds it dry like worry.
I must trust that that the little bit of love I sow will now bear many fruits, here in this world and in the life to come.
The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all, our most pleasing responsibility.
Wendell Berry, quoted in www.gratefulness.org
If each one of us practiced Gospel simplicity, voluntary poverty, and downward mobility, like Francis, we would share the world’s resources with one another, have nothing to fear from others, and live in peace with everyone.
Kennedy almost never talked about himself. The first-person singular almost never entered into anything he said, in contrast to so many others since.
If you see a turtle sitting on a stump, you know it didn’t get there on its own.
Samuel Proctor, quoted in The American Spirit, by David McCullough
It is too much for most of us to give up the identities we have built up over the years without any sense of what might take their place.
Martin L. Smith