Aug 18, 2007

Putting the Pieces Together

“Agree with God and be at peace.” - Here’s the expanded version: “Agree with God and be at peace; thereby good will come to you. Receive instruction from his mouth, and lay up his words in your heart. If you return to the Almighty and humble yourself… and if the Almighty is your gold and your precious silver, then you will delight yourself in the Almighty and lift up your face to God. You will make your prayer to him and he will hear you” (Job 22:21-27).

"One can't help thinking how their lives might have been, might be different if someone was able to pay more attention, to give more time. The fact of God's love for every human being has to be made real and particular by some other specific human being. The people who drift in and out of our world with apparently no anchor are reminders of the great value there is in loving attention to another human being." — Don Talafous OSB

1 comment:

shortcake said...

How very true - "Don't get the order mixed up." Though I think we so often believe that we are "at peace with God" when in fact we are not. Simply feeling that God's wrath is not upon us doesn't qualify as being at peace. We would all do well to seek being at peace.