segunda-feira, abril 30, 2007

Os encorjamentos já me chegam até por email...
venha de lá a inspiração, que por cá a espero!

Making Our Lives Available to Others
One of the arguments we often use for not writing is this: "I have nothing original to say. Whatever I might say, someone else has already said it, and better than I will ever be able to." This, however, is not a good argument for not writing. Each human person is unique and original, and nobody has lived what we have lived. Furthermore, what we have lived, we have lived not just for ourselves but for others as well. Writing can be a very creative and invigorating way to make our lives available to ourselves and to others.We have to trust that our stories deserve to be told. We may discover that the better we tell our stories the better we will want to live them.

quarta-feira, abril 18, 2007

"...After this week, we'll want to hide. Some will hide in safety. This is a beautiful thing, something we rightly desire. We use helmets and seatbelts and stand in long lines to throw ourselves in front of metal detectors because we want to be safe. Maybe in the coming months, we'll come up with "more effective means of keeping our schools safe." No inconvenience, no humiliation will seem too great if it means safety at the other end.
Some will hide in the public's welfare. We'll debate whether there are too many guns out there, or not enough. We'll argue about how much freedom we should give up in the name of security. And we'll preach mightily what is best for the nation.
Others will hide in righteous anger at the failure of authorities to warn students. We'll demand accountability until someone's head rolls.
But wherever we choose to hide, we'll all be hiding from the same thing: our vulnerability, our mortality, the suddenness with which life can be snactched from us or our loved ones. Safety and public policy and righteous anger—these are good and necessary things. But they can also turn into places to hide, where we crouch in the dark, trembling and alone..."
Peace in a World of Massacre -
What Jesus calls us to when we're most frightened.
Mark Galli posted 4/17/2007 11:35AM
When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you." After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you."—John 20:19-21

terça-feira, abril 17, 2007

resting time at night...

sábado, abril 07, 2007

novo ciclo,
31 boa ideia...
ah ... é 51 rsrs, mas tá valendo!

quinta-feira, abril 05, 2007

The Importance of Receiving

Receiving often is harder than giving.
Giving is very important:
giving insight, giving hope, giving courage,
giving advice, giving support, giving money,
and, most of all, giving ourselves.
Without giving there is no brotherhood and sisterhood.

But receiving is just as important,
because by receiving we reveal to the givers that they have gifts to offer.
When we say, "Thank you, you gave me hope;
thank you, you gave me a reason to live;
thank you, you allowed me to realise my dream,"
we make givers aware of their unique and precious gifts.
Sometimes it is only in the eyes of the receivers that givers discover their gifts.

Daily Meditations

terça-feira, abril 03, 2007

domingo, abril 01, 2007

assunto de ontem...

"agora o povo unido quer voltar a ser punido..."
ao escolher Salazar...
(até parece mentira de 1 de abril, mas é verdade!)
quero a música do gato fedorento de hoje pra colocar aqui.
assim que tiver disponível, partilho