Challenging Thoughts

[Click on the picture to read the Gospel these Thoughts relate to]

Do not save your loving speeches

For your friends till they are dead;

Do not write them on their tombstones,

Speak them rather now instead.

Anna Cummins

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When Mother Teresa visited Washington, D.C., a woman asked, “Mother Teresa, how may we help you?”  To which Mother Teresa responded, “Love your family.”

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It may seem odd to hear a medical physician speak about such things as love and courage; but, in terms of stress, these are two of the most protective qualities to cultivate.

While it’s true that the abilities to love and to be brave are formed early in life, it is also true that sometimes, simply by acting, the appropriate emotion will follow.  If we are generous and kind toward others, we usually find that we begin to feel good toward them.  If we behave with courage, even when we are inwardly afraid, we often feel braver for having acted that way.  That is not altruism––this is medical advice.

John Prutting, M.D.

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If we discovered that we had only five minutes left to say all we wanted to say,

every telephone booth would be occupied by people calling other people

to stammer that they loved them.

Christopher Morley
[From the time of the phone booths]

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