Monday, August 1, 2011

A Lesson on Contentment

A bishop of the early church who was a remarkable example of contentment was asked his secret. The old man replied, " It consists in nothing more than making a right use of my eyes. In whatever circumstance I am, I first of all look up to heaven and remember that my principal business here is to get there. I then look down upon the earth, and remember how small a place I shall occupy in it when I die and am buried. I then look abroad in the world and observe what multitudes there are who are in all respects more unhappy than myself. Thus I learn where true happiness is placed, where all our cares must end, and what little reason I have to complain."

~Author Unknown, Borrowed from 15 Minutes with God for Grandma, by Emilie Barnes


HOPE said...

Oh dear friend! Your post are ALWAYS so profound and thought worthy.

I have thought upon this very subject much lately.

We take so much for granted...and oft think we are something! When GOD is our everything...sustainer, provider,salvation and final resting place of blessed complete CONTENTMENT.

I daily remind meself of this temporary place..and find contentment in knowing the LORD is with me...and I can be Happy in HIM as I journey along to my final days.

Thank you are a special lady!!!

Maxine said...

Aww, thanks, Hope. How very true. Hope all is well with you and yours.