Feb 2 2016 Habakkuk By Nancy Baird



“When restraint and courtesy are added to strength, the latter becomes irresistible.        Mahatma Ghandi

“Holocausts are caused not only by an atomic explosion. A holocaust occurs whenever a person is put to shame.”  Abraham Heschel (files of Marion D. Hanks).

“It has seemed to me sometimes as though the Lord breathes on this poor gray ember of Creation and it turns to radiance – for a moment or a year or the span of a life.  And then it sinks back into itself again, and to look at it no one would know it had anything to do with fire, or light…wherever you turn your eye the world can shine like transfiguration.  You don’t have to bring a thing to it except a little willingness to see.  Only, who would have the courage to see it?”   Marilynne Robinson Gilead, 245.

“Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy.”     Abraham Heschel, The Insecurity of Freedom, 84.

“Expecting a trouble-free life because you are a good person is like expecting the bull not to charge you because you are a vegetarian.”  Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

“The Old Testament never uttered a grander or more emancipating word than these concluding vv. of Habakkuk…[they are] pure faith in God and in the certainty of His coming.”   Dummelow, A Commentary on The Holy Bible, 591.

Serendipity: “A state of mind whereby a person, through awareness, sensitivity, and sagacity, frequently finds something better than that which he is seeking.”                                   Horace Walpole, in Linda & Richard Eyre, “Why Serendipity is Better Than Control,” Deseret News, 10/6/2011, C3.