Inspirational Quotes for Your Day

               TODAY'S THEME: LOVE IS PATIENT
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   Published 5-14-07
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Detail: Angel            Giotto di Bondone (c. 1267- 1337)

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels
but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging
cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and
understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and
if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but
have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have,
and if I deliver my body to be burned, but have
not love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or
boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not
insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;
it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right.
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all
things, endures all things.


1 Corinthians 13: 1-7
Holy Bible, Revised Standard Edition

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When you act as an angel, you are kind,
compassionate, helpful, and true to your word.
-
Yogi Bhajan
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...When we are like angels in our capacity to care,
to love, to be kind, and to be always available for
others, we are becoming a new humanity. In the
Christian tradition we are said to be in the image
and likeness of God; in the Buddhist faith we have
the Buddha-nature. Allow your divine, angelic,
Buddha-nature to express itself in your life, being,
attitudes, and actions. Be the angel you ultimately are!

Excerpted from "The Mystic Hours," by Wayne Teasdale
New World Library, 2004

"Music" Marc Chagall
"Music" Marc Chagall (1887-1985)

Utopia is never produced through
educational reform at the institutional
level. Utopia resides in subtle, one-on-
one relationships between individuals.


Robert Fuller (1936 - )
  Physicist, social activist,
President Emeritus of Oberlin College

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Love seeketh not her own...

Saint Paul gives us a sure, simple test of a loving
relationship: love does not insist on its own way.
If you want to apply it, see how much you can turn
your back on self-will, on having your own way, for
the sake of the one you love...

You can test yourself with this everyday. How about
breakfast? Do you insist on your own way? Suppose
you get up with your heart set on blueberry pancakes:
all you can think about in meditation is butter and
maple syrup. You come to the breakfast table rubbing
your hands in anticipation. "Where are those pancakes?
I'm famished!" And your partner says, "Guess what? I've
made Belgian waffles this morning, just for you."

...The great lover looks up bravely, rubs his hands
together with gusto, and says, "Bring them on!"

...(L)ike an athlete, you are training for love. Love,
like any skill, is learned through incessant practice.
As Saint Francis de Sales says, we learn to speak by
speaking; we learn to run by running. And we learn
to love by loving; there is no other way.


Excerpted from "Love Never Faileth," by Eknath Easwaran
Nilgiri Press, 1996



O Lord of compassion, teach me to shed
tears of love for all beings. May I
behold them as my very own - different
expressions of my Self.

I easily excuse my own faults; let me
therefore quickly forgive the failings
of other. Bless me, O Father, that I
may not inflict on my companions
unwelcome criticism. If they ask my
advice in trying to correct themselves,
may I offer suggestions inspired by Thee.


Paramahansa Yogananda (1893-1952)
Indian Guru


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Beloved, let us love one another: for love
is of God; and every one that loveth is born
of God, and knoweth God.

He that loveth not knoweth not God;
for God is love.

1 John 4: 7-8
Holy Bible, King James Version


 

And now the Last Word:

To love is to think, speak, and act
according to the spiritual knowledge
that we are infinitely loved by God and
called to make that love visible in the world.


Henri J. M. Nouwen (1932-1996)
Dutch Catholic priest, writer and professor
at Yale, Harvard and Notre Dame Universities


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Bonus Quote:

To be looking elsewhere for miracles is to me
a sure sign of ignorance that everything is miraculous.


Abraham Maslow (1908-1970)
American psychologist

 
 
 


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