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Sowing Anonymous Benefits

Copyright 2017 by R. A. Robbins

“There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy. By being happy we sow anonymous benefits upon the world.” 

—Robert Louis Stevenson

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Wise Words from Pope Francis

Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

“Even today we raise our hand against our brother… We have perfected our weapons, our conscience has fallen asleep, and we have sharpened our ideas to justify ourselves as if it were normal we continue to sow destruction, pain, death. Violence and war lead only to death.” 

— Pope Francis
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We Cannot Plant Seeds with Closed Fists

Copyright 2016 by R.A. Robbins

“We know we cannot plant seeds with closed fists. To sow, we must open our hands.”  —  Adolfo Perez Esquivel
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Did I Offer Peace Today?

Copyright 2014 by R..A.Robbins

“Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come.” — Henri Nouwen
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Something to be Left for the Poor

Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

“It was with good reason that God commanded through Moses that the vineyard and harvest were not to be gleaned to the last grape or grain; but something to be left for the poor. For covetousness is never to be satisfied; the more it has, the more it wants. Such insatiable ones injure themselves, and transform God’s blessings into evil.” — Martin Luther

The Secret of Life

Bird’s Eye View
Copyright 2014 by R.A. Robbins

“The secret of life is to let every segment of it produce its own yield at its own pace. Every period has something new to teach us. The harvest of youth is achievement; the harvest of middle-age is perspective; the harvest of age is wisdom; the harvest of life is serenity.”