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Published 5-14-12   The Religion Network publishes every Monday

Sarah Young, Francis de Sales, Katherine Graham, Georgette Mosbacher, Portuguese proverb

Dear Readers,

Astonishing, but true: it's often in our mistakes
that Love is best able to work. Smack dab in that
broken, humbled heap of "Oops," a crack opens
allowing Divine Light to create beauty out of the
mess we've created, if we but offer it up to God.

- Lisa

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Don't be so hard on yourself. I can bring good even out of
your mistakes. Your finite mind tends to look backward, longing
to undo decisions you have come to regret. This is a waste of
time and energy, leading only to frustration. Instead of floundering
in the past, release your mistakes to Me in trust, anticipating that my
infinite creativity can weave both good choices and bad into a lovely design.

Because you are human, you will continue to make mistakes. Thinking that
you should live an error-free life is symptomatic of pride. Your failures can
be a source of blessings, humbling you and giving you empathy for other
people in their weaknesses. Best of all, failure highlights your dependence
on Me. I am able to bring beauty out of the morass of your mistakes.
Trust Me, and watch to see what I will do.

Excerpted from "Jesus Calling,"
by Sarah Young
Integrity Publishing, 2004


Have patience with all things, but chiefly have
patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in
considering your own imperfections but
instantly set about remedying them ---
every day begin the task anew.

St. Francis de Sales (1567- 1622)
Bishop of Geneva

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A mistake is simply another
way of doing things.

Katherine Graham (1917-2001)
Publisher of the Washington Post


Just because you made a mistake
doesn't mean you are a mistake.

Georgette Mosbacher (1947 - )
CEO of Borghese, author

The Last Word:

Stumbling is not falling.

Portuguese proverb




























































Utterly Random Bonus Quote:

I wish that life should not be cheap, but sacred,
I wish the days to be as centuries, loaded, fragrant.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
American poet, Transcendentalist



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