Joy-Sorrow: Good Things Are Meant to Be Shared

(Question)   (Share)   Turn my eyes from seeing what is vain; by Your way give me life. —Psalm 118:37 //
Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow. —Swedish proverb //
An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered. —G. K. Chesterton //
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Tibi dixit cor meum, quaesivi vultum tuum, vultum tuum, Domine, requiram: ne avertas faciem tuam a me. Ps 26:8–9

"

All of love in a goblet
as wide as the earth, all
of love with stars and thorns
I gave you, but you walked
with little feet, with dirty heels
upon the fire, putting it out.

Ah great love, small beloved!

I did not stop in the struggle
I did not stop marching toward life,
toward peace, toward bread for all,
but I lifted you in my arms
and I nailed you to my kisses
and I looked at you as never
again will human eyes look at you.

"
Pablo Neruda, Oblivion
— 4 days ago with 3 notes
#love  #heartbreak  #sorrow  #Pablo Neruda  #poem  #poetry 
kdreamgrim:

“A writer - and, I believe, generally all persons - must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art.”Jorge Luis Borges

kdreamgrim:

“A writer - and, I believe, generally all persons - must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art.”
Jorge Luis Borges

(via vindemesse)

— 2 weeks ago with 8 notes
#Jorge Luis Borges  #quote  #writer  #butterfly  #animation  #purpose  #meaning  #humiliation  #sorrow  #misfortune  #art 
by-grace-of-god:

Mary, Help of Christians, pray for us.
The invocation of Mary as “Help of Christians” is part of the oldest prayer addressed directly to Mary, the “Sub tuum praesidium,” which was found on a papyrus dating, at the latest, from the end of the third century. This prayer was composed at a time of great danger for Christians and for the Church. 
The Church has traditionally focused on two aspects of Our Lady’s help: first on the role of Our Lady’s intercession in the fight against sin in the life of a believer and secondly on Mary as one who assists Christians as a community, through her intercession, in fighting against anti-Christian forces. (+)

by-grace-of-god:

Mary, Help of Christians, pray for us.

The invocation of Mary as “Help of Christians” is part of the oldest prayer addressed directly to Mary, the “Sub tuum praesidium,” which was found on a papyrus dating, at the latest, from the end of the third century. This prayer was composed at a time of great danger for Christians and for the Church. 

The Church has traditionally focused on two aspects of Our Lady’s help: first on the role of Our Lady’s intercession in the fight against sin in the life of a believer and secondly on Mary as one who assists Christians as a community, through her intercession, in fighting against anti-Christian forces. (+)

— 3 weeks ago with 39 notes
#Mary  #Our Lady  #Our Lady Help of Christians  #religion  #Catholic  #Catholicism  #Christian  #Christianity  #devotion  #Sub Tuum Praesidium  #Latin  #prayer 

jennamarie-photo:

A rainy Sydney day, and an ordinary moment on the bus made beautiful because of it.

Nikon D7100 + 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6

— 1 month ago with 1 note
#bus  #Sydney  #photography  #rain  #weather  #beauty  #blue 
"Aren’t we all waiting to be read by someone, praying that they’ll tell us that we make sense?"
Rudy Francisco (via quotes-shape-us)
— 1 month ago with 2672 notes
#Rudy Francisco  #quote  #read  #sense  #meaning  #someone  #love  #know 
"I will remember the kisses
our lips raw with love
and how you gave me
everything you had
and how I
offered you what was left of
me,
and I will remember your small room
the feel of you
the light in the window
your records
your books
our morning coffee
our noons our nights
our bodies spilled together
sleeping
the tiny flowing currents
immediate and forever
your leg my leg
your arm my arm
your smile and the warmth
of you
who made me laugh
again."
Charles Bukowski (via quotes-shape-us)
— 1 month ago with 692 notes
#Charles Bukowski  #love  #intimacy  #joy  #poem 
"Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not through states, not between classes, nor between political parties, but through every human heart."
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (via quotes-shape-us)
— 1 month ago with 382 notes
#quote  #good  #evil  #Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn  #heart  #humanity 
St. Monica Novena Day 1 →

yeahcatholicism:

Dear Saint Monica, you were once the mournful mother of a prodigal son. Your faithfulness to prayer brought you and your son so close to God that you are now with him in eternity. By your intercession and God’s grace, your son St. Augustine became a great and venerable Saint of the Church. Please…

— 1 month ago with 11 notes
#sorrow  #prayer  #St Monica  #novena  #St Augustine  #Catholic  #Catholicism  #Christian  #Christianity  #saints  #persistence