Monday, January 14, 2008

Three Quotes to Ponder

Here are three quotes that I came across recently. Actually, I only came across the first one recently. The other two I have known for quite some time.
Here they are and I am looking for some responses or thoughts from anyone who reads them.


“Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is.”
Ernest Hemingway


“He is no fool to give up what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.”
Jim Elliot


“Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content.
Philippians 4:11


Are there any common threads that run through them?

Is Hemingway somehow voicing a Spiritual principle?

What is our response to the goal of health, wealth and happiness that is so common in society?

What are your thoughts on these quotes?

What do they say to you about the life of holiness?

3 comments:

  1. Scott9:08 PM

    What is our response to the goal of health, wealth and happiness that is so common in society?

    That kind of depends on what ones definition of those ideals are. I tend to have a different outlook of what makes me happy, what wealth is and what health I am mainly concerned about, than society does. I guess our response would be to ensure they see the difference of those definitions in our lives.

    What are your thoughts on these quotes?

    They are good quotes, I am one who does enjoy a good quote too! I think they all speak of truth, but truth tends to remain true no matter who says it. Now, what do we do with the truths?

    Blessings
    Scott

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  2. I am still mulling these quotes over in my mind. Give me another day or two to come up with some thoughts that I am ready to put down on virtual paper.

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