ALWAYS THANK THE LORD

A man goes to see his rabbi. “Rabbi”, he asks, “you told us a story – something to do with praise?”  The rabbi responds, “Yes, it is thus: when you get some good news, you thank the Lord, and when you get some bad news, you praise the Lord.”  “Of course,” replies the man. “ I should have remembered. But Rabbi, how do you actually know which is the good news and which is the bad news?” The rabbi smiles. “You are wise, my son. So just to be on the safe side, always thank the Lord.”

Source | Rosamund Zander and Benjamin Zander,  The Art of Possibility, page 105

PONDER AND CONSIDER

  • Today do your very best to be consciously thankful and grateful for all that blesses you, including the adverse, painful and perhaps disturbing moments.
  • “Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.” | Kahlil Gibran
  • “My task is simply the breathing of this gratitude from day to day, in simplicity, and for the rest turning my hand to whatever comes, work being part of praise.” | Thomas MertonThe Intimate Merton
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Author: philipchircop

I'm a Jesuit from Malta, an artist at heart and madly in love with all things beautiful and soulful: music, painting, sculpture, photography, film, theatre, poetry, good company, good food, good wine and more. I believe that beauty is a wonderful entry into the mystery of the God “whose centre is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.” God can be sensed in all things if and when we engage in a long, loving look at the real that surrounds us. I consider myself a seeker with bottomless curiosity, an eternal student of life, exploring fresh and creative ways to proclaim the Good News in the hope of helping fellow pilgrims and seekers to embrace real and radical changes that will lead to conversion and transformation.

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