Sunday, February 14, 2010

Kelsey, you have to go to youtube and type in Bon Qui Qui and watch the first video. It's really funny. Another good one to look up on youtube is malk. That one is strange.

While you wait for that to buffer...

"The love for equals is a human thing- of friend for friend, brother for brother. It is to love what is loving and lovely. The world smiles.

The love for the less fortunate is a beautiful thing-the love for those who suffer, for those who are poor, the sick, the failures, the unlovely. This is compassion and it touches the heart of the world.

The love for the more fortunate is a rare thing- to love those who succeed where we fail, to rejoice without envy with those who rejoice, the love of the poor for the rich, the black man for the white man. The world is always bewildered by its saints.

And then there is the love for the enemy-love for the one who does not love you but mocks, threatens, and inflicts pain. The tortured's love for the torturer. This is God's love. It conquers the world." Frederick Buechner

And one more by Frederick Buechner:

"To be a saint is to live with courage and self-restraint... [but] it is more than that. TO be a saint is to live not with the hands clenched to grasp, to strike, to hold tight to a life that is always slipping away the more tightly we hold it; but it is to live with the hands stretched out both to give and to receive with gladness. To be a saint is to work and weep for the broken and suffering of the world, but it is also to be strangely light of heart in the knowledge that there is something greater than the world that mends and renews. Maybe more than anything else, to be a saint is to know joy. Not happiness that comes and goes with the moments that occasion it, but joy that is always there like an underground spring no matter how dark or terrible the night. It is to live a life that is always giving itself away and yet is always full."

Love you a lot,

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