Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
28th August 2016
Commandments for Living
Thou shalt not worry, for worry is the most unproductive of all human activities.
Thou shalt not not be fearful, for most of the things we fear never come to pass.
Thou shalt not cross bridges before you get to them, for no one yet has
succeeded in accomplishing this.
Thou shalt face each problem as it comes. You can handle only one
at a time anyway.
Thou shalt not take problems to bed with you for they make very poor bedfellows.
Thou shalt not borrow other people’s problems. They can take better care
of them than you can.
Thou shalt not try to relive yesterday for good or ill – it is gone. Concentrate on what is happening in your life today.
Thou shalt count thy blessings, never overlooking the small ones, for a lot of small blessings add up to a big one.
Thou shalt be a good listener, for only when you listen do you hear ideas different from your own. It’s very hard to learn something new when you’re talking.
Thou shalt not become bogged down by frustration, for 90 per cent of it is rooted in self-pity and it will only interfere with positive action.
Thoughts for the Week
Feed your faith and your doubts will starve to death.
Children often follow the footprints their parents thought they’d covered up.
If you judge people you have no time to love them.
To get to heaven turn right and keep straight.
I you were half as important as you think you are, you would be twice as important as you really are.
It is not the suffering but the cause that makes they martyr.
I risk being wrong if I trust too much but I risk living in torment
if I don’t trust enough.
Conscience is the walkie-talkie set by which God talks to us.
I may trust Jesus too little but I can never trust him too much.
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