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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

Monday, March 21, 2011

March 21, 2011 (satisfaction)


“The great danger facing all of us...
is not that we shall make an absolute failure of life,
nor that we shall fall into outright viciousness,
nor that we shall be terribly unhappy,
nor that we shall feel (that) life
has no meaning at all – not these things.

The danger is that we may fail
to perceive life's greatest meaning,
fall short of its highest good,
miss its deepest and most abiding happiness,
be unable to tender the most needed service,
be unconscious of life ablaze
with the light of the Presence of God –
and be content to have it so –
that is the danger.

That someday we may wake up
and find that always we have been busy
with husks and trappings of life
and have really missed life itself.

For life without God,
to one who has known
the richness and joy of life with Him,
is unthinkable, impossible.

That is what one prays
one's friends may be spared –
satisfaction with a life
that falls short of the best,
that has in it no tingle or thrill
that comes from a friendship
with the Father.”
- Phillips Brooks

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