INSPIRATIONAL SPOTS, KNOM IN 2005

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Inspirational Spots to November 2005

Samples of Inspirational Spots
used in the last three months of 2004
and the first six months of 2005:

    • How far you go in life depends on how tender you are with the young,
      how compassionate you are with the aged, how sympathetic you are with those who are striving,
      and how tolerant you are of both the weak and the strong.
      Because someday in life, you will have been all of them.
    • On this day: mend a quarrel. Dismiss a suspicion and replace it with trust.
    • Write a letter to someone who misses you. Encourage someone. Keep a promise.
      • Examine your demands on
    • Express your gratitude. Overcome a fear.
    • Show someone you love them and do it again…and again…and again….
    • Be what you’re supposed to be, do what you’re supposed to do, and leave the rest to God.
    • Modern society tells us that pleasure is the proof of love, that if someone makes us happy,
      then it must be love. If this is true, once we are no longer happy, we must not be in love.
      Jesus teaches us another way. It is a mutual willingness to sacrifice that is the proof of Christian love.
      When our sacrifices are offered freely, our love is proven and God is pleased.
    • When that day finally comes when we make the big move from this world to the next, the only riches that we will he allowed to take with us are all that we have given away to those in need.
    • Blessed is the home where God is present and the spirit of Christ rules.
      Blessed is the home made holy by devotion, where parents and children pray together.
      Blessed is the home where children grow up and parents do not act like children.
      Blessed is the home where all show their love in ways that mean the most to those they love.
    • The world wants your best. God wants your all.
    • Hell must be something like and eternity of “if onlys.” If only I’d listened. If only I’d spent more time in prayer. If only I’d quit drinking sooner. If only I’d been a better parent.
      Heaven, on the other hand, is all love, a gift freely given by God. We need to accept that Love and put it to work in our lives here on earth.
    • Doors is cyberspace. Chat rooms. Virtual reality. Computers can now mimic real life so closely, we might have a tough time figuring out what is real and what is not.
      God knows that we humans need to learn with our senses.
      That’s why the Sacrament of the Eucharist is so important.
      It is not an abstract presence of God. We hold Jesus in our hands.
    • Many people find it easier to weep with those who weep than it is to rejoice with those who rejoice. It’s easier to focus on the negative. Yet, a sure way to greater and growing happiness is to celebrate the good things that come into the lives of others, allow their delight to become your delight.
      Your life will be enriched when you share in the happiness and good fortune of others.
    • Come work for the Lord. The work is hard, the hours are long and the pay is low. But the retirement benefits are out of this world.
    • Show your love of Christ to someone today, and Christ will show His love for you forever.
    • A group of nuns in a foreign country wanted to join in a demonstration against a corrupt government. They believed it was their moral obligation to speak out. Others from the convent disagreed. They said “it’s too dangerous, its improper for us to politically demonstrate.” The community agreed that those who wanted to demonstrate could do so. Those who wanted to express their disagreement with the government but were unable to do so could support the demonstration with food and medical assistance. Those who disapproved would pray. God calls some to action, others to support, and others to prayer. All do as they believe is right. All follow Christ.
    • Today’s society tells us we should be tolerant and open-minded regarding new ideas, especially when they are in conflict with the truth. But there’s a big difference between new ways of seeing the truth and changing the truth. Lord, teach me to know that difference so that my open mind will be closed for repairs when the wrong ideas come knocking.
    • Lord, let my actions be prayer in motion: silent, effective and born of love.
    • Forgiveness is not being a door mat. It’s opening the door.
    • As we all came into this world with nothing, everything we have is a gift.
    • Saint Augustine once said: “Find out how much God has given you and from it, take what you need. The remainder which you do not require is needed by others.” “The superfluities of the rich are the necessities of the poor. Those who retain what is superfluous possess the goods of others.”
    • Taking up our cross means the acceptance of what is – often quite against our wills – inflicted upon us. But we take it with an openness to the possibility that out of that affliction, a blessing can be extracted with a little imagination and with God’s grace.
    • Lord, guide my steps in ways of grace – that they may ever be in harmony with the music to which You have set this world.
    • A day hemmed in prayer seldom unravels.
    • Your life may be the only gospel some people will ever read.
    • You can’t trust the Good Shepherd until you first become one of his sheep.
    • Forgiveness is the perfume that the trampled flower casts back to the foot that crushed it.
    • Hallowed be Thy Name, not mine. Thy kingdom come, not mine. Thy will be done, not mine.
    • Can you feel God’s encouragement? Can you sense in creation or in the presence of loved ones, or just in your heart, that your Creator knows you and approves of you?
    • The right amount of light we receive doesn’t depend on the voltage in the lines. Usually, it’s the size of the bulb we use that makes the difference. God has given us unlimited power through His Son. But we cannot give His Light to the world through small bulbs. Without charity, without adequate time for worship, without a dedication to service, we have no right to expect great results. We are the light of the world! Do we expect God to give us the light to illuminate the earth, but we’ve only plugged a 15-watt bulb into His power line?
    • A voyage of discovery involves not seeking new landscapes, but seeing with new eyes.
    • Because God loves you, you never stand alone. You can go beyond yourself. You can ask forgiveness of those you’ve hurt. You can care for the weak. You have the power to touch hearts with compassion. The power of God’s Love lies within you.
    • Love sees through a telescope, not a microscope.
    • There is nothing as strong as gentleness, or as gentle as true strength.
    • The Creator of Mount Everest also made the comparatively miniscule people who climb it. We mustn’t be so awestruck by God’s power that we forget He’s also concerned about each and every one of us.
    • If loving every one of your neighbors was easy – it wouldn’t be a commandment.
    • People see God every day. They just don’t recognize Him. – Pearl Bailey
    • If prayer is only a last resort, then we are thinking of God as a repairman.
    • This day is a gift from God. Will I keep it just for myself, or share it with others?
    • Love is silence when words would hurt.
    • You know the story of Saint George the Dragon Slayer. He’s the knight in shining armor who rides into a North African town and hears about afire-breathing dragon that demands the locals regularly send him a human sacrifice. As it turns out, the victim of the day is a beautiful princess. George subdues the dragon, brings it back to town and says “be baptized in Christ and I will kill the dragon.” They are. He does. There’s a big celebration. George and the princess live happily ever after. It’s a great story – but it’s not true. That version of the tale was written a thousand years after the real Saint George died a martyr to the Roman persecutions in Palestine around the year 300. Nothing else is known of George’s life. Nevertheless, George is patron saint of the Boy Scouts, Germany, Portugal and England, and his symbol of a red cross on a white background even became part of England’s flag. His feast day is April 23rd.
      (The story of Saint George is one of 39 spots on the saints which former KNOM’er Timothy Cochran recorded between ten and fifteen years ago. They continue to rotate on the air, and they sound as fresh as ever!)

  • The way we treat others, perhaps more than anything else, is the measure of our union with God and our continuous practice of living prayer.
  • In times of struggle and sorrow, remember that God knows best. He always has His reasons.
  • American humorist Hosea Ballou once wrote: “Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.”
  • The most important things in life are not things.
  • God expects us to be construction workers, not part of the wrecking crew!
  • As Christians, we have the light of Christ within us. But Jesus reminds us that it is not enough to have this light. We must shine it.

 

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