I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately …

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”

Thoreau

Instincts versus logic and analysis

 

A People without a memory …

A people without a memory is a people without a history, and a people without a history is a people without an identity: if we do not know where we came from, then we cannot know where we are now, nor where we are going.”

p. 12, The Pastor, Readings From The Patristic Period, by Philip L. Culbertson, Arthur Bradford Shippee, ed.

Don’t Worry about Tomorrow

Therefore do not be anxious, saying, What shall we eat? or What shall we drink? or What shall we wear? For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Matthew 6:31-34 (ESV)

Carpe diem, qua minimum credula postero.

Seize today, and put as little trust as
you can in tomorrow.

Horace

“Two things I ask of you; deny them not to me before I die”

Two things I ask of you; deny them not to me before I die:

Remove far from me falsehood and lying; give me neither poverty nor riches;

feed me with the food that is needful for me, lest I be full and deny you

and say, Who is the Lord? or lest I be poor and steal and profane the name of my God.

Proverbs 30:7-9