Browsing All posts tagged under »heaven«

Do we love anyone or anything, and why?

May 30, 2011

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To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all […]

Frustrated efforts

March 27, 2011

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Yesterday I lost something that I wanted to donate to charity. Feeling awful, I consoled myself with the hope that God, the fount of infinite goodness, will not allow an effort to perform a good deed to go to waste. God will — in His own time and by His own means — bring the frustrations of […]

Back to reality?

January 2, 2011

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Today is the last day of the Christmas break, but we should stop short of calling tomorrow “back to reality.” Because to say that is to submit to the worldview that work comprises our entire reality, when in fact work is but a part of it. Are vacations – the time we spend with our family and […]

To be idealistic is not to be naïve

October 23, 2010

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We should be careful not to equate idealism with naïveté. If we step out of the confines of school thinking that the world will be as noble as our student organizations, as fair as our exams, and as kind as our teachers, then we are being naïve. That is not what idealism is. The word […]