14 March 2008

today it's all about stealin.

This picture is from lejson's flickr site, and it is called Cherry Blossom Sky. Nice, eh?

AND, I am totally stealing these quotes from two beautiful sisters here and here. Good stuff, real good stuff.

"May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, half truths, and superficial relationships, so that you may live deep within your heart. May God bless you with anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so that you may work for justice, freedom, and peace. May God bless you with tears to shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation, and war, so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and to turn their pain into joy. And may God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you can make a difference in this world, so that you can do what others claim cannot be done."
-Traditional Franciscan Benediction-

"...and grace calls out: you are not just a disillusioned old man who may die soon, a middle aged woman stuck in a job and desperately wanting to get out, a young person feeling the fire in the belly begin to grow cold. you may be insecure, inadequate, mistaken, or potbellied. death, panic, depression, and disillusionment may be near you. but you are not just that. you are accepted. never confuse your perception of yourself with the mystery that you really are accepted."
-brennan manning, ragamuffin gospel-

It has been a pretty amazing few months of getting to see these truths demonstrated to me by my friends and family. Things are really not the way they're supposed to be, but it's good to know some fighters. Wowza.

In closing: Dance dance revolution! (I don't really know why I said that.)


Blogger April said...

while both those quotes are really great, and i can totally appreciate the growth in your life that has accompanied the words, my favorite part of this post was the dance dance revolution. :) miss you, friend.

8:15 AM  

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