-and transmit it to the world.
In the whole of world history there is only one really significant hour -- the present.
-- Deitrich Bonhoeffer
And what a night it must have been. But when God is on your side,
you kinda know that in the end you're gonna win!!!
(in song The Three Kings and I by trans Siberian Orchestra)
We must get over wanting to be needed
- this is the hardest of all temptations to resist.
- C.S. Lewis
If Jesus is in your boat, whether he seems
awake or sound asleep, you have nothing to fear.
- Max Lucado
For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin ---real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid, then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.
- Father Alfred D'Souza
No one has yet believed in God and the Kingdom of God,
No one has yet heard about the realm of the resurrected and not been homesick from that hour.
Waiting and looking forward to be released from bodily existence.
How do we know that dying is so dreadful?
Who knows that in our human fear and anguish we are only shivering and shuttering
at the most glorious heavenly blessed event in the world?
Death is hell and night and cold if it is not transformed by our faith,
but that is just what is so marvelous; that we can transform death!