Photos & Quotes: treasures of light in darkness

Once again, it’s Wednesday photographs on Thursday… so Virginia the Blogger is adding a few inspirational quotes for our minds to munch on. You may notice a theme (of sorts) – Light & Darkness & Treasure & Faith & Fulton Sheen & Dietrich Bonhoeffer (i am a groupie!) & .. well, read on…

“Treasures lie hidden in darkness. Only those who walk in the night can see the stars.” Archbishop Fulton Sheen (the Venerable)

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”  Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Faith is not an insurance policy but a courageous adventure, not a tranquilizer but a challenge, not a bed of roses but a battlefront.”  Carlos G. Valles, S.J.

“This is the choice before us: either try to revolutionize the world and break under it, or revolutionize ourselves & remake the world.”  Archbishop Fulton Sheen

“People say when they know, they will do; Christ says when we do, then we will know. The seeds of truth sprout in the soil of obedience.”  Archbishop Fulton Sheen

“May Your waxen candles flaming spread their warmth,

As their glow flickers darkness into light.

May Your will be done to make us one again;

May Your love’s glimmering hope illuminate our night.

When now the silence spreads around us,

O let us hear the sounds You raise,

Of world unseen in growth abounding,

And the children chanting hymns of praise.

The forces of good surround us in wonder,

They firm up our courage for what comes our way,

God’s with us from dawn to slumber of evening,

The promise of love at break of each day.”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (from A Testament to Freedom)

So, this week when darkness surrounds you, seek the Hidden Treasure around you, above you, within you … & walk by faith, not by sight.

grace, peace & Light (at Night)

    Virginia : )

…You are the light of the world.  A city on a hill cannot be hidden, neither do people light a candle & put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand so that it may give light to everyone in the house...”  (Matthew 5:14-15)

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5 Responses to Photos & Quotes: treasures of light in darkness

  1. John Paine says:

    “People say when they know, they will do; Christ says when we do, then we will know. The seeds of truth sprout in the soil of obedience.”  Archbishop Fulton Sheen
    Amen. Thanks Virginia!

    • Virginia says:

      When Papa read that quote he quipped, “Fulton Sheen said what I say all the time!” Amen & Amen! Thank you’ John, for knowing AND doing : )

      • John Paine says:

        I once asked your Dad for a definiton of “Devotional Bible Study.” From his response below, you can see why he would say ‘Amen’ to Fulton Sheen.

        “To me, devotional Bible study is the key that makes it possible for the Word to get into us and for us to get into the Word.  Jesus said, Your Word is truth.  He claimed that His own teaching would convince us that it is the Word of God if we would do what it tells us to do.  In other words, the doing will lead to the knowing (John 17:17; 7:17).  When you put these two statements together they form my approach to the Bible.  Look for truth, the devotional and practical truth and when you find it, do it.  In 1961 I discovered that approach and it has convinced me and many of those I have taught that the Bible is the Word of God.”

  2. Beatrice Minja says:

    Thankyou Virginia for the inspiration.
    Beatrice
    Tanzania

    • Virginia says:

      Beatrice – thanks so much for your inspiring example of faithfulness & perseverance & the Bright Light you are to so many (myself included!)! Miss you & hope all is well.. Virginia : )

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