Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Words of Wisdom

From Riparians at the Gate (courtesy of Happy Catholic, of course!)

Girls, even if you aren’t super gorgeous, guys are THAT interested in you, just because you are a girl. You! Yes, you! You don’t need to “sell” yourself. You don’t need to put your every asset on display. Be a kind, friendly person who cares about others. That’s what real men are looking for in a wife.
As a former single guy, I can vouch for this

And, just so you know:
ri·par·i·an   /rɪˈpɛəriən, raɪ-/ Show Spelled[ri-pair-ee-uhn, rahy-]

1. of, pertaining to, or situated or dwelling on the bank of a river or other body of water: riparian villas.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Warfare to the last breath...

"The brethren also asked [Abba Agathon], 'Amongst all good works, which is the virtue that requires the greatest effort?' He answered, 'Forgive me, but I think there is no labour greater than that of prayer to God. For every time a [person] wants to pray, his enemies, the demons, want to prevent him, for they know that it is only by turning him from prayer that they can hinder his journey. Whatever good work a [person] undertakes, if [she] perseveres in it, [she] will attain rest. But prayer is warfare to the last breath.'" The Sayings of the Desert Fathers: The Alphabetical Collection (Cistercian Publications, 1975), pp. 21-22.

True dat!