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Audio November 6, 2012
“I have now reigned about fifty years in victory or peace, beloved by my subjects, dreaded by my enemies and respected by my allies. Riches and honor, power and pleasure have waited on my call, nor does any earthly blessing appear to have been wanted to my felicity. In this situation I have diligently numbered the days of pure and genuine happiness which have fallen to my lot: they amount to 14.”
Abd-er-Rahman III of Spain, A.D. 960.
“Beyond comfort lie grace, mystery, and adventure… pain may point the way toward a greater wholeness and become a potent force in the healing of …suffering.”
Rachel Naomi Remen, Kitchen Table Wisdom, 75.
“A man’s reach should exceed his grasp. Or what’s a heaven for?”
Robert Browning, “Andrea del Sarto.”