“One of the beautiful things that Fr. Mike Schmitz talks about in his chapter of Beautiful Hope is this idea that life has meaning. Every decision we make every day, everything we do every day, leaves this whole world to become more hopeful or more hopeless. Your life has meaning, and it has mission. And he wants to send you out into the world to be a great ambassador of hope.” Matthew Kelly - Day 3 of Advent 12-5-17
This is the 76th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor…….
The new History channel series, “Knightfall,” began this week. It’s different, but I need to follow it for a couple of more episodes. Some history mixed in with some non-historical intrigue.
Our son Todd was visiting this week and we got into a discussion about reading. He spends time reading with his daughter and was commending on the writings of Charles Dickens. One thing in particular was the fact that Mr. Dickens could write long sentences. So I found one that he wrote ….
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way—in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.”
“A Tale of Two Cities,” by Charles Dickens
Brad Paisley - “What Child Is This”