GLEANINGS FOUND HERE AND THERE:
Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson
If we are in a negative state, we have to realize that we have allowed the lower forces of nature to gain dominance over the light of God in our own character, and we have to do something about it.
We cannot blame some outside power. We have to examine ourselves and perceive the dark forces that may have affected us.
It is possible for a person’s character to be dominated by prejudices or passion, by suspicion or hatred or, again, by self-righteousness.
~ Hooper Dunbar, Forces of Our Time
Look ye not upon the present, fix your gaze upon the times to come.
In the beginning, how small is the seed, yet in the end it is a mighty tree.
Look ye not upon the seed, look ye upon the tree, and its blossoms and its leaves and its fruits.