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Shine, Saint, Shine!

As the US, yea the world, darkens

(most any category you care to delineate) Light becomes more attractive. The devil would like us smother in gloom. Don’t.

Christians are not blind optimists, we can see the smog, we can sense the impending “doom” but we’ve chosen to follow the Light of Christ & in so doing we ourselves become little lights. S

top (as much as lies within you) reminding yourself & others about obvious darkness. A nearly hopeless world NEEDS the Light as never before.

Shine, Saint, Shine!

– eab, 2/3/16

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Sinner – one living his life to please

 

himself and yet failing.  

 

 

Saint – one living his life to please God

 

and therefore “happy as a lark.”

– eab, 1/8/13

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Saint – this world is NOT your home –

 

 

Home is FAR better.

 

 

Sinner  – this world is not your home either,

 

 

but it’s BETTER than what comes next.

 

(P.S. Sinners become Saints by the power of Jesus Christ.)  

– eab, 9/7/12

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“Everything that goes up

 

must come down.”  Yes? . . .

 

No!!!  Not true of the saint

 

that’s heaven-bound!

– eab, 6/7/10

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Earth:  the only “heaven”

 

          a sinner will know –

 

the only “hell” [1]

 

          a saint will know.           

 – eab, 9/13/09

 


[1] Said with carefulness.

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There is only one thing greater than happiness in the world and that is holiness.

                – Henry Drummond, The Greatest Thing in the World (NY: James Pott & Co., 1890), 23.

 

Love waives even self-satisfaction.

                – Henry Drummond, The Greatest Thing in the World (NY: James Pott & Co., 1890), 26.

 

Nothing is a hardship to love.

                – Henry Drummond, The Greatest Thing in the World (NY: James Pott & Co., 1890), 29.

 

…The people who influence you are the people who believe in you.

                – Henry Drummond, The Greatest Thing in the World (NY: James Pott & Co., 1890), 37.

 

No man can become a saint in his sleep.

                – Henry Drummond, The Greatest Thing in the World (NY: James Pott & Co., 1890), 60.

 

Henry Drummond died this date (3/11/1897) at Tunbridge Wells, England.  Drummond was born in Stirling, Scotland 8/17/1851. 

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Men often take their imagination for their heart; and they believe they are converted as soon as they think of being converted.

           – Blaise Pascal, Pensees (1660) paragraph 275.

 

Grace is indeed needed to turn a man into a saint; and he who doubts it does not know what a saint or a man is.

           – Blaise Pascal, Pensees (1660), paragraph 508.

 

The feeble-minded are people who know the truth, but only affirm it so far as consistent with their own interest. But, apart from that, they renounce it.

           – Blaise Pascal, Pensees (1660), paragraph 583.

 

The Gospel only speaks of the virginity of the Virgin up to the time of the birth of Jesus Christ. All with reference to Jesus Christ.

           – Blaise Pascal, Pensees (1660), paragraph 742.

 

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.

           – Blaise Pascal, Pensees (1660), paragraph 895.

  

Blaise Pascal, who is credited with inventing the wristwatch, the bus route, the first workable calculating machine, turned to Jesus.  This French mathematician was converted today in history.

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