It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Chapter 12, Page 2, Book 15

Love the moment, and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries.

Corita Kent

December 2nd - love lasts a long long time

Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity. 

Henry Van Dyke

Before the invention of mirrors or polished surfaces, people rarely saw themselves. Puddles of water, streams, and rivers were one of the few ways they could see their own reflection. But mirrors changed that. And the invention of cameras took fascination with our looks to a whole new level. We now have lasting images of ourselves from any given time throughout our entire life. This is good for making scrapbooks and keeping family histories. Memories that will last a lifetime. 

However the fun of seeing ourselves on camera can keep us focused on outward appearance and leave us with little interest in examining our inner selves. It’s true we tend to take pictures of the happy times in our lives, but we all know that into each life some rain must fall too.

As we decorate for Christmas and plan all the festivities for this season, let us not forget the Reason for the Season and look to that promised future and walk the path necessary to get there.  Let’s prepare our hearts as carefully as that special meal and the fantastic tree with a star atop glowing with hope and anticipation of what is to come!


betty said...

So true, Ma, about preparing our hearts for the upcoming Christmas Day; not just our tables or our houses. We know that God does put a big emphasis on the heart indeed!


jack69 said...

Thanks for the reminder to look inside, yes too many times we want the outside to be RIGHT, and some of us forget the inside needs care also THANKS!

Over cast here but still a lovely day!

Rick Watson said...

It's interesting you talk about looking inside in your post today. I spent time yesterday thinking on that very thing. At times I only look at things at the surface without looking more deeply. I'm taking an online course in songwriting from the Berkeley School of Music and I realized there was so much about music that I should have known years ago if I'd only dug a little deeper. It was that revelation that forced to look more deeply inside of me to ask why I didn't take the time to do a better job sooner. Does that make sense?