Thursday, November 3, 2011

Be Yourself

"If you're content to simply be yourself, your life will count for plenty."

--Matthew 23:12 (as translated in The Message, Eugene Peterson)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

"My book ... is nature..."

"A philosopher asked Saint Anthony: Father, how can you be enthusiastic when the comfort of books has been taken away from you? He replied: My book, O Philosopher, is the nature of created things, and whenever I want to read the word of God, it is usually right in front of me."

--Yushi Nomura, Desert Wisdom: Sayings from the Desert Fathers