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"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Friday, July 17, 2009

July 17, 2009

Acts 2:46,47
photo by Patrick Frey

“Where, then, does happiness lie?
In forgetfulness, not indulgence, of the self.
In escape from sensual appetites,
not in their satisfaction.
We live in a dark, self-enclosed prison,
which is all we see or know
if our glance is fixed ever downward.
To lift it upward,
becoming aware of the wide,
luminous universe outside…
this alone is happiness.
At its highest level,
such happiness is the ecstasy
that mystics have inadequately described.
At more humdrum levels,
it is human love;
the delights and beauties of our dear earth,
its colors and shapes and sounds;
the enchantment of understanding and laughing,
and all other exercise
of such faculties as we possess;
the marvel of the meaning of everything,
fitfully glimpsed, inadequately expounded,
but ever present.”
- Malcolm Muggeridge
(Jesus Rediscovered – 1969)

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