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Other people’s thoughts

“Most modern freedom is at root fear. It is not so much that we are too bold to endure rules; it is rather that we are too timid to endure responsibilities.”
G.K. Chesterton

“Merely having an open mind is nothing. The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.”
G.K. Chesterton

“It’s the job that’s never started as takes longest to finish.”  J.R.R. Tolkien

“Compassion is the most important and perhaps the only law of all humanity.” Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“I don’t think purity is mere innocence; I don’t think babies and idiots possess it. I take it to be something that comes either with experience or with Grace so that it can never be naïve.”
Flannery O’ Connor

“Moral principles do not depend on a majority vote. Wrong is wrong, even if everybody is wrong. Right is right, even if nobody is right.”
Archbishop Fulton Sheen.

©Fr

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My white wall

At birth it was filled with smiling faces
In adolescence there were more questions than answers.
More frowning faces than smiles.
More thinking faces than giggles.

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In my late teens I stopped drawing and began to write.
I wrote my sadness in black,
And my joys in blue.
I wrote my indecisions in red, and my plans in green.

A decade later my wall was more black than blue.
And I had to wonder, has it been this bad?
I have missed life cos’ I was seeing only black .
Even though I had blue, I never saw them.

So now I am starting a new.
I am painting everything over.
I want to start again late as it may seem.
So my wall will reflect the truth I have come to know .

That happiness is a choice.

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©Fr
(Sorry for not posting for sometime, I had to take a needed break)

The truth about lies

We have all lied at one time or the other be it small or big, white or dark, moral or immoral or whatever classification you choose to use. The ability to lie is one that is common to us all.

We lie because we are afraid

We lie because we feel insecure

We lie because we want to appear cool

We lie because we want to appear more than we really are

We lie because we don’t trust others

We lie because we believe others can’t keep our “secrets”

We lie because we love

We lie because we want to cause harm

We lie because sometimes we think we can’t help it

We lie to score points with friends

We lie to win arguments

We lie to appear to know more than we actually do

We lie so that people don’t see our failings or disappointments

We lie in an attempt to make amends

We lie to reduce pain

We lie to get people interested in us

We lie to cover up our shame

We lie to get better bargains or deals

We lie to be considered before others

We lie to protect our loved ones

We lie to punish our enemies

We lie because sometimes its hard to imagine a world where nobody lies

We lie to keep up appearances

We lie to get our way when we think we need an edge

We lie to escape punishment or sanction

We lie not because the devil made us do it

We lie because we choose to

Most importantly we lie so we can feel good with ourselves.

Whats the point of all this? To detect the root of our lies and yank it out, so we can be a bit more honest today than yesterday.