THOUGHTS FOR AN OPEN HEART
Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, so that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose
To accept death is to accept God.
Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.
To cast the burdens means really to insist upon harmony and peace of mind, and to cease from worry and anxiety there and then.
But we urge you, beloved, to do so more and more, to aspire to live quietly, to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we directed you, so that you may behave properly toward outsiders and be dependent on no one. 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12
A free translation of 1 Thessalonians 4:11 might well read: “Study to shut up and mind your own business”; and among all the texts we hang on our walls, let this be one.
Bobbi Fisher, November 2018