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

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. (+)

— 2 days ago with 34 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 week 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)
— 2 weeks ago with 2183 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)
— 2 weeks ago with 622 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)
— 2 weeks ago with 339 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…

— 2 weeks ago with 11 notes
#sorrow  #prayer  #St Monica  #novena  #St Augustine  #Catholic  #Catholicism  #Christian  #Christianity  #saints  #persistence 
"

I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy

because they know what it’s like to feel absolutely worthless

and they don’t want anyone else to feel like that.

"
Robin Williams (via skateeofmind)

(via lovehatecomplicate)

— 2 weeks ago with 305529 notes
#Robin Williams  #sorrow  #quote  #worthless  #joy 
"Some old wounds never truly heal, and bleed again at the slightest word."
George R.R. Martin, A Game Of Thrones. (via wordsnquotesbeingmemm)

(via lovehatecomplicate)

— 2 weeks ago with 8057 notes
#wounds  #sorrow  #quote  #Game of Thrones 
Important reminder: →

libertarianlifeguard:

When a person’s feelings are invalidated by someone in their life, that is considered emotional abuse. This causes the victim to, over time, believe that their feelings aren’t valid and that they should keep them to themselves lest they get ridiculed. Many people don’t have any knowledge of this…

(Source: hockeysweaterweather)

— 3 weeks ago with 2 notes
#emotional abuse  #feelings  #abuse 
caughtbyrapture:

Love it here. #Mackinac #mackinacbridge #puremichigan

caughtbyrapture:

Love it here. #Mackinac #mackinacbridge #puremichigan

— 1 month ago with 1 note
#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)

(Source: confessionsofsomeoneanonymous, via nickacia)

— 1 month ago with 99 notes
#anxiety  #worry  #sin  #evil  #pray  #Catholic  #Catholicism  #Christian  #Christianity  #faith  #St Francis de Sales  #quote  #saints