June 10, 2020 All Things are Possible - Father Michael's Words to Live By
Jesus looked at them and said, ‘For mortals it is impossible, but not for God; for God all things are possible.’ ~ Mark 10:27
Close your eyes and consider this comparison for just a moment. Impossibilities versus possibilities.
If we are honest with ourselves, there are many times in life when we cannot or will not see the possibilities. Oftentimes, it’s more difficult for us to find possibilities in the midst of what seems impossible. And yet, when we strive to discover possibilities – our lives are changed, and we move forward.
Unfortunately, in difficult times, we focus on what we cannot do versus what we can do. When life throws us a curve, whether it is a debilitating sickness, financial difficulty, heartache, tragedy, a pandemic, or civil unrest: many simply cannot or will not see possibilities.
Norman Vincent Peale said: “Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there." Emily Dickinson reminds us to always, “Dwell in possibility.”
"One of the saddest statements in the world is, 'Oh come now - be realistic.' The best parts of this world were not fashioned by those who were realistic. They were fashioned by those who dared to look hard at their wishes and gave them horses to ride." ~ Richard Nelson Bolles
To act well in the world, one must die within oneself. Man is not on this earth only to be happy; he is not there to be simply honest, he is there to realize great things for humanity, to attain nobility and to surpass the vulgarity in which the existence of almost all individuals drags on. ~ Ernest Renan
WORDS TO LIVE BY:
"Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. ~ Howard Thurman
“Each moment of the everyday, every action of living, poses the question: how it might be lived differently, more truthfully and respectfully.” ~ Markuz Wernli Saito