Thought of the Day November 21, 2019 Change

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Leo Tolstoy: “Everybody thinks of changing humanity and nobody thinks of changing himself.”

Thomas a’Kempis: “Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.”

Samuel Taylor Coleridge in, Table Talk, said this arresting statement: “If a man is not rising upwards to be an angel, depend on it, he is sinking downwards to be an evil.”

John Henry Newman said: “To live is to change. To be perfect is to have changed often.”

Jesus said it this way: Take the beam out of your own eye before trying to take the splinter out of the eye of another. There is much in my life that needs changing and perfecting before the moment of my death. If I spend my time trying to change others, I may find that at death I am far from God. In a marriage it is said that if one spouse focuses on changing self and accepting the other, the other will then be freed to change.  Change begins in the present moment.

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