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

caughtbyrapture:

Love it here. #Mackinac #mackinacbridge #puremichigan

caughtbyrapture:

Love it here. #Mackinac #mackinacbridge #puremichigan

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#Michigan  #USA  #nature  #sea  #ocean  #waves  #bridge 
"Anxiety is the greatest evil that can befall a soul, except sin. God commands you to pray, but He forbids you to worry."
St. Francis de Sales  (via thefullnessofthefaith)

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#anxiety  #worry  #sin  #evil  #pray  #Catholic  #Catholicism  #Christian  #Christianity  #faith  #St Francis de Sales  #quote  #saints 

Prince of Egypt (1998)

“Many nights we’ve prayed with no proof anyone could hear. In our hearts a hopeful song we barely understood. Now we are not afraid, although we know there’s much to fear. We were moving mountains long before we knew we could.”

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#Prince of Egypt  #movie  #Moses  #DreamWorks  #animation  #prayer  #hope  #song  #Red Sea  #miracles 

alexander-burton:

Here are some phone pics of my sleeping arrangement for the past few days (living outdoors is the best)

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#tent  #nature  #green  #beauty  #meadow  #camping 

expergefactus:

you being a million miles away
does not make it easier 
to make the love go away
to strangle my heart every time 
someone says your name
to choke on tears
on dates of memorable days

and just because you stopped talking
doesn’t mean
I’ll magically learn
how to un-love you 

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#love  #heartbreak  #sorrow 
"And how odd it is
to be haunted by someone
that is still alive."
I Guess the Old You is a Ghost (#589: June 25, 2014)

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#haunted  #love  #quote 
"The way we are with each other is the truest test of our faith. How I treat a brother or sister from day to day, how I react to the sin-scarred wino on the street, how I respond to interruptions from people I dislike, how I deal with normal people in their normal confusion on a normal day may be a better indication of my reverence for life than the anti-abortion sticker on the bumper of my car. We are not pro-life simply because we are warding off death. We are pro-life to the extent that we are men and women for others—all others. To the extent that no human flesh is a stranger to us. To the extent that we can touch the hand of another in love. To the extent that for us there are no “others.”"

The Ragamuffin Gospel
Brennan Manning
Audiobook: 4:07:00 (via digitalpreacher)

This passage harmonized well with this from the Office of Readings for today, Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Easter.  it’s from a commentary on the gospel of John by St. Cyril of Alexandria:

"If, in Christ, all of us, both ourselves and He who is within us by His own flesh, are members of the same body, is it not clear that we are one, both with one another and with Christ?"

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#prolife  #pro-life  #Catholic  #Catholicism  #Christian  #Christianity  #faith  #love  #Brennan Manning  #quote  #humanity  #Christ  #St Cyril of Alexandria  #Divine Office