Thursday, November 27, 2008

[thought for the day] thursday evening



He who loses money, loses much; He who loses a friend, loses much more, He who loses faith, loses all.

[Eleanor Roosevelt]

I'd add this - let's not misplace our faith in unworthy things. They might look good now but sooner or later they'll betray us. Faith won't necessarily save us in the way we think but it certainly helps us on the way down.

To be without faith is to stumble round in the dark, trying this solution, then that, looking bewildered at how these things betrayed us. Faith in good is really the only way to stay sane and rational.

UPDATE FRIDAY: Oops. The pic above was so atmospheric I had to choose that one from four in front of me at the time. I knew it was originally from a fellow blogger but couldn't remember from whom exactly. It was from Cherie. A thousand apologies for committing the cardinal non-attribution sin, Cherry Pie, of not hat tipping. Wrist is duly slapped.

7 comments:

UBERMOUTH said...

You know,you truly are a wonderful person James.Your sense of integrity,justice and genuine faith is humbling. :)

James Higham said...

I've been getting into the habit, lately, of switching on comment moderation after midnight, to avoid a repetition of the nastiness we've had.

The comment above I imagine would be red rag to a bull to such people who most certainly do not share the sentiment, :), so it best be switched on again.

Sorry, readers - I don't like to do that any more than you but this blog is under siege, after all.

CherryPie said...

I recognise the picture very well.

The following quotes have confused me and made me cry.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

I heartily agree with Mrs. Roosevelt.

James Higham said...

Sorry, Cherie - only just tumbled to it. Quite thick at times, me.

CherryPie said...

I will send you another I know you will like :-)

dearieme said...

What an intolerably preachy cow Eleanor Roosevelt was.