There is so much negative sludge going around – condemnation, unkindness, defamatory rhetoric (& not just in the U.S. presidential race!) Maybe this Lent we can try to take a moment to think about what we say before we say it? or write it? or forward it? or any-kind-of-social-media it?
Just ‘saying. We can lift ourselves and others up in the Light of God’s love, or we can drag ourselves (& others) down into the doldrums of deceit and darkness. It’s a choice.
Just like joy is a choice on dreary winter days.
“Joy is not simply a matter of temperament. In the service of God and others, it is always hard to be joyful – all the more reason why we should acquire it and make it grow in our hearts. Joy is prayer; joy is strength; joy is love; joy is a net of love by which we catch others.” Mother Teresa
So, what kind of nets are we using?
grace, peace & joyful nets
Virginia : )
This is lovely. I like those quotes from Mother Teresa.
Thank you, Arlene. I am a huge Mother Teresa groupie! Blessings to you & thanks for dropping by Roses in the Rubble! grace, peace & Joy — Virginia
I must remember to share Joy. Thank you.
Elva – so so SO glad to see you have been hard at work on your inspirational blog & book about your father. Sorry i was off blogging for so long, but i look forward to keeping up. Your father sounds like an incredibly inspirational man. Can’t wait to read your book! Blessings, blessings, blessings! Virginia
Virginia, great to hear from you! Thanks for reading me, this is the best adventure I have ever been on. Please do keep up, love your comments.