Like a great orchestra

It is a beautiful image which tells us that the Church is like a great orchestra in which there is great variety. We are not all the same and we do not all have to be the same. We are all different, varied, each of us with his own special qualities. And this is the beauty of the Church: everyone brings his own gift, which God has given him, for the sake of enriching others. (Pope Francis, General Audience October 9, 2013)

 

Das Ja Gottes ist der Notenschlüssel zu meiner Lebensmelodie.

(Bischof em. Kamphaus)

A son and his father were walking on the mountains. Suddenly, his son falls, hurts himself and screams: "AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!" To his surprise, he hears the voice repeating, somewhere in the mountain:
"AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!"
Curious, he yells: "Who are you?" He receives the answer: "Who are you?" Angered at the response, he screams: "Coward!" He receives the answer: "Coward!" He looks to his father and asks: "What's going on?" The father smiles and says: "My son, pay attention." And then he screams to the mountain: "I admire you!" The voice answers: "I admire you!"
Again the man screams: "You are a champion!" The voice answers: "You are a champion!" The boy is surprised, but does not understand.
Then the father explains: "People call this ECHO, but really this is LIFE. It gives you back everything you say or do.
Our life is simply a reflection of our actions. If you want more love in the world, create more love in your heart.

Taken from Internet (translated from the German text)

Ich sehe dich in tausend Bildern,

Maria, lieblich ausgedrückt.

Doch keins von allen kann dich schildern,

wie meine Seele dich erblickt.

Ich weiß nur, dass der Welt Getümmel

mir seitdem wie ein Traum verweht,

und ein unnennbar süßer Himmel

mir ewig im Gemüte steht.

Text: Novalis; Foto: Sr. Adalberta, Divino Amore-Rom

 

Selma

Jutta Bauer

 

SELMA von Jutta Bauer – ein Büchlein mit großer Lebensphilosophie und besonders in der Corona-Zeit zu empfehlen. Die Autorin geht der Frage nach. Was ist Glück und lässt diese Fragen vom Schaf „Selma“ beantworten. Das kleine Buch, 1995 erschienen, ist in 16 Sprachen übersetzt und zeitnahe wie eh und je.

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