Shine Like Stars

Shine like stars in the universe as we hold out the Word of life (Phil. 2:15)
We're not trying to be rock stars but just shed some light on a sad and lonely world. Stay tuned for how God works through weak and tired, sometimes really cranky vessels.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Count of Monte Cristo

I started this book months ago.  I was stubborn and didn't heed my momma's advice to read the abridged.  I'm still not done.  I've run out of steam. I've started another long read, Atlas Shrugged.  Hopefully, I'll finish it.  One day, I'll read the rest of The Count.  There are many quotes from what I did read.  Enjoy this one....

There is neither happiness or misery in the world;
there is only the comparison of the one state with another,
nothing more.
He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to 
experience supreme happiness.
We must have felt what it is to die,
that we may appreciate the enjoyments of living.
'Live then, and be happy, beloved children
of my heart, and never forget that until the day
when God shall deign to reveal the future to man,
all human wisdom is summed up in these two words
   Wait and Hope.'

1 comment:

  1. This seems especially poignant in the Advent season, and always good to remember in my own life. :) I like it.