February 13-14, 2016

     Once again I am clearing off my desk and compiling the thoughts of others that I find thought provoking. Most of these quotes I picked out of books I’ve read. For some reason they stood out to me. We are all different, so some may pique your interest and challenge you as well. They share nothing in common other than the fact that I like them:
     “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
     "God is the mystery nobody wants. What people covet in God is not mystery but certainty. God is what everyone seeks to be sure about. And is not.”
     "We must all take ideas and treat them royally. For some day one of them may be King.”
     “Every creature is a word of God and a book about God.”
     “You can kill the thinker, but you can’t kill the thought.”
     “The problem with war is that it usually consumes the very things that you are fighting for--Justice, Decency, Humanity.”    
     “The meek shall inherit the earth--if that is all right with you.”
     "Thinking is the best way to travel.”
     “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
     “How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.”
     "If you expect to find an answer to your question, you have simply not asked a big enough question.”
     “In the deepest part of each of us there are always two things: the desire to become everything we can be and the need to find out exactly what it is.”    

     Granted, these quotes can be intellectual and challenging. The next one is a little lighter fare;
     “Woe is me; It’s always something! You think you have problems? I loaned a guy $5,000 for plastic surgery and now I don’t know what he looks like.”

Life is short so enjoy it! 
Fr. Coyne


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