"He will swallow up death in victory;
and the Lord God will wipe away tears
from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people
shall He take away from off all the earth:
for the Lord hath spoken it."
~ Isaiah 26:6-9 ~
"Our dead are never dead to us
until we have forgotten them."
~ George Eliot ~
"Even such is Time, which takes in trust
Our youth, our joys, and all we have,
And pays us but with age and dust;
Who in the dark and silent grave,
When we have wandered all our ways,
Shuts up the story of our days:
And from which earth, and grave, and dust,
The Lord shall raise me up I trust."
"I would rather die a meaningful death
than live a meaningless life."
~ Corazon Aquino ~
"Let nothing disturb thee;
Let nothing dismay thee;
All things pass:
God never changes.
All that it strives for.
He who has God
Finds he lacks nothing:
God alone suffices."
~ St. Teresa's book-mark ~
"The day which we fear as our last
is but the birthday of eternity."
~ Seneca ~
"'Tis a fearful thing
to love what death can touch.
A fearful thing
to love, to hope, to dream, to be -
And oh, to lose.
A thing for fools, this,
And a holy thing,
a holy thing
For your life has lived in me,
your laugh once lifted me,
your word was gift to me.
To remember this brings painful joy.
'Tis a human thing, love,
a holy thing, to love
what death has touched."
~ Yehuda HaLevi (1075-1141)
"The life of the dead
is placed in the memory of the living."
~ Cicero ~
"God be in my head, and in my understanding;
God be in mine eyes, and in my looking;
God be in my mouth, and in my speaking;
God be in my heart, and in my thinking;
God be at mine end, and at my departing."
~ Sarum Primer, 1514 ~
"Absent in the body
Present with the Lord."
This week, if you've a name for the prayer list, please let me know.
Prayer Keeping ~ Jim ~ Mike ~ Stephanie ~ Mary ~ Donna ~ Sandra ~