Thought for Today

Jurij Moskvitin (middle) acompaning Karen Blix...
Jurij Moskvitin (middle) acompaning Karen Blixen/Isak Dinesen (right) meeting composer Igor Stravinskij (left) at the City Hall of Copenhagen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever.” — Isak Dinesen

Thought for Today

English: Open Door A welcoming open door at St...
English: Open Door A welcoming open door at St.Mary Magdalene’s church (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.”  Alexander Graham Bell

What are you giving up for Lent?

Lent (Photo credit: Fr. Stephen, MSC)


This was a common question during my college years.  Wonderful meals of fish, homemade macaroni and cheese, veggie plates and salads meant not eating red meat during Lent wasn’t much of a sacrifice in our cafeteria.  Students also joked about giving up things they didn’t do anyway.


Our campus chaplain suggested our sacrifice during Lent could be actively doing something such as attending daily Mass, volunteering, or  providing child care so single mom’s could attend meetings. This is still relevant today when the one thing no one seems to have enough of is time. Making time for devotion to God, to give to others, to work to make the world a better place or to even spend quality family time is for many a true sacrifice.


If you want to give something up try envy, jealousy, anger, greed, gossip, pride or even jumping to conclusions. Replace negative emotions and behaviors with positive actions and encouraging words.


Thought for Today

Dr. Martin Luther King at a press conference.
Dr. Martin Luther King at a press conference. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Everybody can be great… because anybody can serve.  You don’t have to have a college degree to serve.  You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve, you only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.” — Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


– A 10 Minute Vacation for the Soul

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