When I was a teenager the height of intellectual thought at that time was the ridiculous question “If a tree falls in the woods, does it make a sound?” There were several arguments built around that question; but in the end, I always found the arguments a waste of time and ridiculous narcissistic gobbledygook.
These questions, however, I find more practical, More everyday useful:
- To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might the world.
- Going to church does not make you a Christian anymore than going to McDonald’s makes you a hamburger.
- Real friends are those who, when you feel you’ve made a fool of yourself, dont feel you’ve done a permanent job.
- A coincidence is when God performs a miracle, and decides to remain anonymous.
- Sometimes the majority only means that all the fools are on the same side.
- You don’t have to attend every argument you’re invited to.
- Lead your life so you won’t be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.
- People gather bundles of sticks to build bridges they never cross.
- Life is 10% of what happens to you, and 90% of how you respond to it.
- Did it ever occur to you that nothing occurs to God?
- Life is like an onion; you peel off one layer at a time and sometimes you weep.
- Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.
- There are two things I’ve learned: there is a God, and I’m not God.
- Following the path of least resistance is what makes rivers and men crooked.
Your worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of God’s grace. And your best days are never so good that you are beyond the need of God’s grace.
(Courtesy Pastoral Care, Baptist Health System)