God showed ... a little thing the size of a hazelnut in the palm of my hand; and it was as round as a ball.
I looked on it with the eye of my understanding and thought what may this be? And I was answered thus: 'It is all that is made'.
I marvelled how it could last ;
for I thought it might disappear altogether it was so little.
And I was answered in my understanding, 'It will last forever, for God loves it' and so everything that has being has the love of God...
(from A Revelation of Love by Julian of Norwich.)
'There was a very cautious man who never laughed or played;
he never risked, he never tried, he never sang or prayed.
And when one day he passed away, his insurance was denied;
for since he never really lived, they claimed he never died.'
‘Christian life is not about theology or churches or saints,
but of the hungry and poor.
Its not about creeds and doctrines,
but of shelter and clothing.
Its not about bibles and prayer books,
but of cups of cold water given in Christ's name’
(Michael McGoldrick, Lurgan)
"Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
Sing like nobody's listening.
Live like it's Heaven on Earth."
"Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds
on the heel that has crushed it."
‘Pray as if everything depends on God
Work as if everything depends on you’
‘Without God we can't do it.
Without us God won't do it.'