2 Sam 24:24 “And the king said unto Araunah, Nay; but I will surely buy it of thee at a price: neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the LORD my God of that which doth cost me nothing. So David bought the threshingfloor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.”
“You were always a good man in business, Jacob,” says Scrooge.
The ghost of Jacob Marley replies: “Business!” he said. “Mankind was my business: charity, mercy forbearance, and benevolence were all my business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business.”
from A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens.
“We live on dead people’s heads.”
Annie Dillard, For the Time Being, 124.
Malachi 4:2 “But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness rise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.”
“Whatever Jesus lays his hands upon, lives.”
President Howard W. Hunter, Teachings of the Presidents, 150.
“Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God.”
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Catholic priest, scientist, d. 1955.
1 Peter 1:3 “…rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory.”
“And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday:
And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy
bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the
foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The
restorer of paths to dwell in.”