A rose among thorns.
Within each person, there is a rose. But just like a rose grows among thorns, so our good qualities are implanted at birth amidst our flaws. Upon examining ourselves, many of us see only the thorns, overlooking the budding rose. The despair at seeing only faults can cause us to think that nothing good can possibly arise from an overly flawed individual such as ourselves. The result? We place so...
The importance of vigilance.
School, eat, study, sleep. School, eat, study, sleep. School, eat, study, sleep. The same old routine, day in and day out. Not merely by choice, but somewhat forced. It wasn’t until I was no longer in such a pattern that I realised the rigidity of my everyday life. There was rarely room for variation, since school was my life. How, then, does spontaneity fit into the equation? Which...
I’m not sure how this may or may not apply to those of other religions, but I’m a Catholic, and I believe Heaven exists. What I find intriguing, though, is that most people have a desire to go to Heaven, the place of eternal life, where everything is wonderful. But nobody wants to leave just yet. It has been implied that Heaven is more beautiful that any place on Earth, so why are...
It’s just a word. Anybody can fake an apology, so why wait around for one? If forgiveness was on your agenda, you’d forgive the person irrespective of a legitimate apology. When somebody wrongs me, I already know in my mind that I’m going to forgive them, so I don’t see the point of waiting until they apologise. As far as I’m concerned, an apology only reinforces that...