Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday, February 05, 2010

You're A Born Winner!

Don't ever call yourself a loser.

Consider the fact that you were once a sperm! You were once with a group of more than five million other sperm. Then all five million of you lined up at the starting line. And at the end of a long, long tunnel there was one egg.

There was a race!

And you won!

Don't ever call yourself a loser.
The odds were five million to one against you, and you came through.

You're a winner!

You make the Olympics seem insignificant by comparison. You are here by divine appointment. You are here because God chose you to be a winner in the struggle for existence.

--Tony Campolo
Let Me Tell You A Story

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

How to Kill a Bear

When people wanted to kill a bear in the ancient times, they hung a heavy log over a bowl of honey. The bear would push the log away in order to eat the honey. The log would swing back and hit the bear. The bear would become irritated and push the log even harder, and it would return and hit him harder in return. This would continue until the log killed the bear. People behave in the same way when they return evil for the evil they receive from other people. Can't people be wiser than bears?

You should respond with kindness toward evil done to you, and you will destroy in an evil person that pleasure which he derives from evil.

-Leo Tolstoy