"An act of love may tip the balance" - Elie Wiesel
"One of life's greatest rules....you cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening your own" -
We learn to help the needy from the love of God. Such concern not only provides the poor with material help,
but also represents an opportunity for the spiritual growth of the giver" - Pope John Paul II
"The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it
make some difference." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant
of the weak and the strong. Sometime in life you will have been all of these." -Lloyd Shearer
"There is nothing I cannot master with the help of the ONE who gives me strength." - Philemon, verse 13
"Who is a God like Thee, pardoning iniquity and passing over transgression for the remnant of His
inheritance? He does not retain His anger for ever because he delights in steadfast love." - The Prophet
"Then Jesus told His disciples. 'If any man would come after Me, let him deny himself and take his cross and
follow Me." - Gospel of Matthew, 16:24
"Help others all you can. Never underestimate the power of a kind word or deed for you are God's hands and His
mouth. The friendship, empathy and understanding you freely give are of utmost importance. Be humble, generous,
giving of yourself, your time and your abilities to abundantly bless the world." - Catherine Galasso-Vigorito
- Begin and end each day with your best-loved form of prayer.
-Value your senses while they're still acute, by listening to birds, to lovely
music, to the sounds of children playing and the whisper of wind in the
pines. Drink in mountain views, flaming autumn leaves, the slant of moon-
light, the sky at dawn.
-Challenge your mind daily. Read the great masters, the truth-tellers. Ponder
unanswerable questions, for the joy of it.
-Express love daily, especially to family. Feed and water your garden of
friends. Touch the suffering (including yourself) with love and mercy.
-Do something silly everyday.
-Continue to discover your spiritual path, a moment at a time. Keep it
authentic in your soul.
-Try to live from your heart, grateful for all thai is. TRUST GOD. Trust
yourself. Hold to the heart."
"Here in the shortness of my life, Lord, help me to treasure-hunt moments
of wonder - Marilyn Morgan Helleberg
(And one of my very favorites): "Lord, Thou hast been our dwelling place in
all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever Thou hadst
formed the earth and the world: even from everlasting to everlasting, THOU
ART GOD." -Psalm 90:1,2
The Lord be with you and yours now and evermore, Amen.
Rev. Charles "Preacher" Knappenberger, Chaplain, ASA Korea
|Some words for the wise ( and not so wise), perhaps a little
bit of true wisdom:
Thank you expresses my gratitude for something someone
has done for me, and your service has made my day
Thank you also expresses my gratiyude for something
God has done for me. God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to
die for me, paying my penalty for my sins. That's how the
Bible can promise that those who believe in Christ will
"not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:16). And
because Jesus rose again from the dead, I know God can
do whatever He promises!
If you'll put your total trust in Christ, you too will receive
God's forgiveness and the gift of eternal life.
Then you can join me in saying 'THANK YOU' for God's
wonderful gift (2 Corinthians 9:15)!
Keep the Faith!
A recent "Today's Chuckle" in our local
paper: If God had meant humankind to eat
without working for it, He wouldn't have
created the artichoke.
And the answer to that day's Cryptoquote:
"Let us not go over old ground; let us prepare
for what is to come." - Cicero
|In the eyes of the world we are worth only what we can
earn. We are paid according to our sweat or our hours or
our accomplishments. But Grace is not doled out to the
measure of our worth. Grace is showered on us according
to the measureless depths of God's love. God always gives
more than we dare ask. For this we should be grateful.