“I have always thought of Christmastime, when it has come round…as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.”
― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
Remember at this season… every one of us is in a battle. So give each other grace.
This post was created for Ese’s Shoot & Quote Photo Challenge: MYSTERIOUS
You can find other mysterious things here:
God endorses the confusion and even outrage that we feel when mysterious things happen.
More Philip Yancey
God is OK with our questions even the heated ones. We have to become OK with waiting for His answers.- JE
“When I go down to the grave I can say, like many others, ‘I have finished my day’s work!’ But I cannot say, ‘I have finished my life.’ My day’s work will begin again the next morning. The tomb is not a blind alley; it is a thoroughfare! It closes on the twilight, it opens on the dawn! “
I had another quote set for Ese’s Shoot & Quote Challenge this week which is:
but when I found this quote by Hugo over at
I knew I had to change it up!
“The size and height of the tree determines how heavily the ground will shake when it falls. The cassava tree falls and not even the pests in the forest are aware. The baobab tree falls and the whole forest looks empty! Such is human life!” Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes
May we so live that those behind us must strive hard to fill the void we leave!
This quote is part of Ese’s shoot & quote challenge http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2014/02/16/ese-s-weekly-shootquote-challenge-empty/