Category: THOUGHT FOR THE DAY


DAILY INSPIRATIONAL MOTIVATION

Face of Turin’s Jesus

Turin’s Jesus

Face of Turin’s Jesus

We have become used to seeing Jesus in the guise of English actor, Robert Powell, when he brilliantly play the role of Jesus of Nazareth.

But how does Jesus really look like?!!!

I saw a very fascinating documentary about 3-D imaging of face from the famous Shroud of Turin, which is garnering points for authenticity. How the shroud was created is still very much a mystery. Was it really the burial shroud that as the clothed the body of Jesus Christ, as He was interred at the Holy Sepulcher, after His crucifixion at Mount Calvary?

Draw Me After You!

Skyrider, photo by PH Morton

Draw Me After You!

Draw me after You!

We will run in the fragrance of Your perfumes,

O heavenly Spouse

I will run and not tire,

until You bring me into the wine-cellar,

until Your left hand is under my head

and Your right hand will embrace me happily

You will kiss me with the happiest

Kiss of your mouth.

~Saint Clare of Assisi

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St Clare of Assisi is rather too familiar with God! ūüôā

Dark Vs Light

Sunset, Photo by PH Morton

Dark Vs Light

Thought of the Day:

30 March 2017

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
Plato


15 April 2017 (Black Saturday)

If a man
wishes to be sure
of the road he travels on,
he must close his eyes
and walk in the dark.
Saint John of the Cross

Anticipation vs Procrastination

Camelia, photo by PH Morton

Anticipation vs Procrastination

Thought for the Day

Anticipate things that are difficult while they are easy, and does things that would become great while they are small.  All difficult things in the world are sure to arise from a previous state in which they are easy, and all great things from one in which they were small.  Therefore the sage, while he never does what is great, is able on that account to accomplish the greatest things.
Lao Zi

Thought for the Day: Age

Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face.
– Albert Camus

Thought for the Day: Age

Drawing by Sara Kirschenbaum

I remember reading an article about the beautiful Nigella Lawson as few years back. She said that she used to add a few years to her real age when she was asked how old she was. She used to get very admiring and favourable comments and compliments about looking so much  younger that the age she said. I wonder if Nigella had continued to add years to her age now?!!!

I am afraid, age and ageing can’t really be halted. ¬†One way or another it would show. ¬†It may be in your grey hair, telltale wrinkles on the forehead or under the eyes. Loosening of jaw line, sunspot at the back of your hands, turkey wattle on your neck and so much more.

 

 

Plenty have tried to defy aging, but only very, very few lucky ones have succeeded but ultimately, defeated. ūüôā – Jean Morton

While you have youth, use it wisely.

More quotes on Aging:

Youth is wasted on the young.
– could be by Oscar Wilde or George Bernard Shaw

Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative.
~Maurice Chevalier

Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.
– Benjamin Franklin

There is nothing more beautiful than cheerfulness in an old face.
– Jean Paul Friedrich Richter

Young men have a passion for regarding their elders as senile.
– Henry Adams

The Chestnut Tree – A Parable

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Photo by PH Morton

The Chestnut Tree – A Parable

Peter told me this parable from a book he was currently reading.  I thought it was very charming so here it is.

A Food for Thought

One day, a king was walking through a forest when  he came  upon an old man planting seeds from sweet chestnut tree.

The King curiously asked the man, “Why are you planting chestnuts when you would probably not be alive to benefit from the sweet nuts of the tree?¬† Surely it would take years for the tree to grow?”

The old man replied humbly to the king “If no one planted chestnuts a long time ago, I would not have not known and enjoyed the taste of sweet chestnuts.”

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Isn’t that beautiful?¬† Sometimes we have to think of the bigger picture; our universe is not a one man band.