Lord Jesus, we give you thanks, not only with the lips and heart, which often comes to little, but with the spirit, with which we speak to you, question you, love you, and recognize you. You are our all, and everything is in you. In you we live, and move, and have our being. You are our father, our brother, our all; and to those who love you, you have promised such things as no one has ever seen or thought of, no one ever enjoyed. Make the gift of these things to your humble faithful; you who are God, true and good, and there is no other besides you. You are the true God, the true Son of God, to whom be honor and glory and majesty in eternity and for all ages to come. Amen.
(Gallican Formularies, Hymns to Christ)
"I know indeed how to live in humble circumstances; I know also how to live with abundance. In every circumstance and in all things I have learned the secret of being well fed and of going hungry, of living in abundance and of being in need." - Philippians 4:12
I saw an article boasting about the improvements in customer satisfaction at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. According to the survey of medium-sized airports in North America, our airport showed an improvement. I couldn't wait to get to the end of the article to see the results. Finally, I saw it. They improved to "third from the bottom". Oh. Well, I thought, maybe there were only four airports in the study!
Such optimism. Such pride. Seeing life as half-full instead of half-empty.
What's your view? How do you see life? What's your ranking?
PHOTO: 2014 by Chuck Crow/The Plain Dealer.
"Looking at little life moments with a spiritual eye."