Everyday spirituality

Everyday spirituality

I think that cooking eggs may be associated with simply worldly concerns, yet it may also become a person’s sacrifice to God. Everything depends on the person’s inner disposition and inner state of mind. . . If prayer coexists with a person’s life, then no matter what he does, even the simplest, most day-to-day tasks are dedicated to God.

Hilarion Alfeyev
Doomsday nostalgia

Doomsday nostalgia

It isn’t necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice—there are two other possibilities: one is paperwork, and the other is nostalgia. When you compute the length of time between The Event and The Nostalgia For The Event, the span seems to be about a year in each cycle. Eventually within the next next quarter of a century, the nostalgia cycles will be so close together that people will not be able to take a step without being nostalgic for the one they just took. At that point, everything stops.

Frank Zappa
Making mistakes

Making mistakes

We should recognize that everybody is capable of making a mistake, and we should not raise any more hell about somebody else’s mistakes than we expect to be raised when we make one. Who does not make mistakes? Who is not limited? Everybody but God.

Duke Ellington