Thinking I'm starting out the New Year rather snarky?
Just to prove it, here are two great quotes running through my head at the moment.
"If God solves your problems, you have faith in God.
If God doesn't solve your problems, God has faith in you."
Fr. Augustine came out with that one on Sunday morning. Not sure if it was original or not, but I thought it was great. Of course, that man can pack more good stuff into a short sermon than many a priest I know.
"The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit.
The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are."
That, they tell me, is Marcus Aurelius. People who know more about ancient philosophers than I do will no doubt nod and smile...or write and tell me I'm clouded in the head. :-)
Either way, I believe those are two excellent (and non-snarky) thoughts to hold onto this New Year's Monday. So there!