I normally don’t like to simply copy and paste when I update my blog but I just saw this on a friend’s Facebook page and had to share it. I like all of them but #7 struck me as an especially interesting perspective, perhaps because of recent events in my life. And #3 is a great analogy!
I’d love to know if any of these points were of particular encouragement to you.
A Layman’s 10 Commandments
1. Prayer is not a spare wheel you pull out when in trouble, but it is a steering wheel that directs the right path throughout.
2. Why is a car’s windshield so large and the rear view mirror so small? Because our past is not as important as our future. Look ahead and move on.
3. Friendship is like a book. It takes few seconds to burn, but it takes years to write.
4. All things in life are temporary. If it’s going well, enjoy it; it won’t last long. If it’s going badly, don’t worry; that won’t last long either.
5. Old friends are gold. New friends are diamonds. If you get a diamond, don’t forget the gold! To hold a diamond, you always need a base of gold.
6. Often when we lose hope and think this is the end, God smiles from above and says, “Relax, sweetheart, it’s just a bend, not the end!”
7. When God solves your problems, you have faith in His abilities; when God doesn’t solve your problems, He has faith in your abilities.
8. A blind person asked St. Anthony, “Can there be anything worse than losing eye sight?” He replied, “Yes, losing your vision!”
9. When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them; sometimes, when you are safe and happy, remember that someone has prayed for you.
10. Worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles; it takes away today’s peace.