Monday, October 5, 2009

Opposites....

Opposites not only attract, but they are so attractive! Just hit the nail on the head, succinctly and with ease. These are life quotes that refresh me, remind me and lift me up......Ellie Wiesel, Winston Churchill, John Townsend, Madeleine L'Engle.......thanks! Especially Madeleine! Her books are amazing like her mind.....

The opposite of love isn't hate, it's indifference

The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference

The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference

The opposite of being bad isn't being good, it's being loved

The opposite of sin isn't virtue, it's faith

The opposite of war isn't peace, it's creation

The opposite of failure isn't success, it's courage

So here's my request Lord......please keep me from being indifferent, merely looking good, being virtuous or wanting peace. These are the lesser things. Instead, help me to be passionate, grow in faith, be creative, have courage and REVEL in being loved.

Does anyone else have more to add to the list? How often do we put the wrong em-PHA-sis on the wrong syl-LA-ble? Gulp!

4 comments:

Kandi said...

Kathleen,

Very cool! I love the courage one, I am going to pass your blog onto Nancy (the editor, that we met at the Pastors Conference)......

love ya!

Kandi

Anonymous said...

"The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference"
GUILty! Never thought of it in this sense!

Anonymous said...

Sorry, forgot to sign my name!

Craig O

Kathleen said...

Kandi, you have so much courage! :)