Thought Provokers for Sunday, May 29, 2016

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Belief is not faith without evidence,
but commitment without reservation.

Leighton Ford

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Understanding is the reward of faith.
Therefore seek not to understand that you may believe,
but believe that you may understand.

Augustine

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The best things are nearest: breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of God just before you.

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Do you remember Arthur Ashe, the tennis champion? Before they started testing blood transfusions for the HIV virus, they gave Ashe a transfusion–and he ended up with AIDS. That was before there were remedies for AIDS. It was a death sentence. But in his book, Days of Grace, Ashe wrote:

“I am a fortunate, blessed man. Aside from AIDS and heart disease, I have no problems. My stepmother, about whom I care deeply both for my sake and for my dead father’s, is in fine health; my wife is in fine health; my daughter radiates vitality. I have loving friends in abundance. I have the support of skilled doctors and nurses. I need nothing that money can buy. So why should I complain? And beyond them, I have God to help me.”

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Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience, and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.

Joseph Addison

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About Daniel Mochamps

Church Planter, Anglican Diocese in New England (Anglican Church in North America).
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