IDENTITY

"As long as we continue to live as if we are what we do, what we have, and what other people think about us, we will remain filled with judgments, opinions, and condemnations."

-- Henri Nouwen

IGNORING GOD?

"One of the greatest threats to faith is busyness.  It's jumping from one thing to another, and therefore never developing the prayerful/contemplative side of our lives sufficiently so that we might hear God."

-- Lou Nanni, VP University of Notre Dame

WHO SURROUNDS YOU?

 

"The people we surround ourselves with either raise or lower our standards. No man becomes great on his own. No woman becomes great on her own. The people around them help make them great."

-- Matthew Kelly

THE HIGH ROAD

"Resentment is like taking a poison and waiting for the other person to die."

-- Malachy McCourt 

WAITING FOR US TO ASK

"Of course God knows best what we need, but it is slothful to leave the initiative to Him. We must knock at the door -- and often."

-- David Yount

TURNING POINTS

"A bend in the road is not the end of the road, unless you fail to make the turn."

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OUR NARCOTIC CULTURE

"We tend to end up as good people, but as people who are not very deep -- not bad, just busy; not immoral, just distracted; not lacking in soul, just preoccupied; not disdaining depth, just lacking in practice."

-- Ron Rolheiser

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EGO: NEGATIVE OR NECESSARY?

"Humility does not mean thinking less or yourself than of other people, nor does it mean having a low opinion of your own gifts.  It means freedom from thinking about yourself at all."

-- William Temple

PARTNERSHIP WITH GOD

"We are born to manifest the glory of God that is within us.  It's not just in some of us.  It's in everyone."

-- Nelson Mandela

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DEEP FAITH?

"Faith is not for overcoming obstacles; it is for experiencing them."

-- Richard Rohr

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ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

"You can never really get enough of what you really don't need."

-- Matthew Kelly

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SUSTAINMENT

"In a culture of confusion and in a world of constant change, many people don't have a spiritual North Star, which is what God's dream for us provides."

-- Matthew Kelly

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COLORED BY BELIEF

“I expect to pass through this life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good I can do to any fellow human being, let me do it now, as I shall not pass this way again.”

-- William Penn

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EXPECTATIONS

"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer."

-- David Thoreau

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WHAT ARE YOU LIVING FOR?

"All their life in this world had only been the cover and title page; now they were beginning Chapter 1 of the Great Story, which no one on earth has read, which goes on forever, and which every chapter is better than the one before."

-- C.S. Lewis on the last par of The Chronicles of Narnia

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MORALITY

"There are difference makers in every game, and there are difference makers in life.  I don't believe we should try to fit in and be like everyone else.  I believe we all have to step out and do our part."

-- Mike Babcock, NHL Stanley Cup Champion and Olympic Gold Medal Coach