"Stewards of the mysteries of God." - I Corinthians 4:1
"If we direct all things to God, all things are prayer." - Ignatius Loyola
How prayerful am I?
"Love and do what you will." - Saint Augustine
"Every fire is the same size when it starts." - Seneca Tribe Proverb
What does this proverb say to me?
"I think that anything that begins to give people a sense of their own worth and dignity is God."
- John Shelby Spong
What gives me a sense of self worth and dignity?
"Difficulty on the way to victory is opportunity for God to work." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
In what life circumstances has this been true for me?
"The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears."
- Minquass Tribe Proverb
What does this proverb say to me?
"For nothing is impossible with God." - Luke 1:37
The black screens of winter
But at ease,
Knowing their hour
Will come again.
- From "Remembrance, Renewal" by Joe Wessling, XU English Department faculty emeritus
"Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O LORD."
- Psalm 139:4
"Referring to 'faith' - First you leap, then you grow wings."
- William Sloane Coffin
How do I refer to faith?
"The nature of God is a circle of which the center is everywhere and the circumference is nowhere." - Anonymous
"The tree that is beside the running water is fresher and gives more fruit."
- Teresa of Avila
What does this mean to me and my life?
"Faith which does not doubt is dead faith." - Miguel de Unamuno
"You are my God, my soul is thirsting for you, I long to gaze on you in some sanctuary, for you have always helped me." - Psalm 63
"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one." - C.S. Lewis
Which friendships of mine have been born in this way?
"Then Jesus said to his disciples: "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes." - Luke 12:22-23
"Nurture your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the heroic makes heroes." - Benjamin Disraeli
How do I nurture my mind for heroism?
"Dream giant golden Buddha-sized dreams." - Ryunosuke Satoro
What big dreams do I hold?
"To have courage for whatever comes in life - everything lies in that." - Teresa of Avila
When am I most courageous? Least courageous?
"If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse gift will find a fitting place." - Margaret Mead
What do I think is necessary for a richer culture?
How can I help?
"I see heaven's glory shine,
And faith shines equal, arming me from fear." - Emily Bronte
"What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal." - Albert Pine
What have I done that is enduring?
"Do not be afraid, for I am with you..." - Isaiah 43:5a
"What we spent we had;
What we gave we have:
What we kept we lost." - Anonymous
"Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead." - Louisa May Alcott
(Allegorically) Where are my highest aspirations?
"Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it... that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear." - Dale Carnegie
What do I fear to do today? How can I do it?
"Giving frees us from the familiar territory of our own needs by opening our mind to the unexplained worlds occupied by the needs of others."
- Barbara Bush
When (and what) did I last give?
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
- Jeremiah 29:12
"The sovereign cure for worry is prayer." - William James
What else in my life does prayer "cure"?