Friday, 8 February 2008

Meaningful randomness

Sometimes when uncertain of a voice from its very loudness, we catch the missing syllable in the echo. In God and Nature we have Voice and Echo
Henry Drummond

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For I know the thoughts that I think towards you , says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.

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Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering."
Saint Augustine

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"The truth is, of course, that the curtness of the Ten Commandments is an evidence, not of the gloom and narrowness of a religion, but, on the contrary, of its liberality and humanity. It is shorter to state the things forbidden than the things permitted: precisely because most things are permitted, and only a few things are forbidden.

The riddles of God are more satisfying than the solutions of man

G.K Chesterton

We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship

You find out more about God from the Moral Law than from the univerise in general just as you find out more about a man by listening to his conversation than by looking at a house he has built
C.S Lewis

It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends. But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion.
Mahatma Gandhi

We should view everything in this world by the light of redemption, and then we shall view it alright. It makes a wonderful change whether you view Providence from the standpoint of human merit or from the foot of the cross


Sue said...

What wonderful pics and quotes!

Thanks. This was like having a lovely bath :) (BTW, I think the next time I come over I'm gonna have to have a bath :)

PS: This is a bit telepathically trippy, but just as you posted this, I'm doing a post of my own which contains photos and one of them is of clouds. Not as wonderful as this pic - these are just Braybrook-ey clouds :)

PS: If you feel like a visitor this weekend or Monday, let me know. Or next weekend. Let's catch oop

Andi said...

Thankyou! Its nice to have somewhere I can put these quotes so I can look at them again and again :) As I suspect you are the only one to read my blog ;) I was pretty sure you would appreciate some of them too.

Come over anytime!! We'd love to see you

Sue said...

I did appreciate all of them - even the Spurgeon one :D

I'll see how I go this weekend - right this minute I'm feeling all "glands up" and like doing anything is an effort :( But if I pick up and get some energy mustered, I'll give you a call tomorrow or Monday