GLEANINGS FOUND HERE AND THERE:
Regard thou faith as a tree.
Its fruits, leaves, boughs and branches are, and have ever been,
trustworthiness, truthfulness, uprightness and forbearance.
What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves?
This is the most important of all voyages of discovery.
~ Thomas Merton
Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
The herb is not without its fruit, although it seemeth so, for in this garden of God every plant exerteth its own influence and hath its own properties, and every plant can even match the laughing, hundred-petalled rose in rejoicing the sense with fragrance.
Be thou assured of this.
Although the pages of a book know nothing of the words and the meanings traced upon them, even so, because of their connection with these words, friends pass them reverently from hand to hand.
This connection, furthermore, is purest bounty.