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Share our imperfections – Compassion Forges Friendships:

 
 
Always use the difficulty:
 
Sir Michael Caine, the two-time Oscar winning British actor, started his career with a valuable lesson, one he would eventually pass along to his children.
While working on a Broadway play, Caine was supposed to walk through a door onto the set to join a husband and wife who were arguing.
“I opened the door, and I said to the producer who was sitting out in the stalls, ‘Well look, I can’t get in. There’s a chair in my way.’
He said, ‘Well, use the difficulty.’
So I said, ‘What do you mean, use the difficulty?’
He said, ‘Well, if it’s a drama, pick it up and smash it. If it’s a comedy, fall over it.’
This was a line for me for life: Always use the difficulty.”

A True Story to Remember:

A wealthy American man visited Mother Teresa in Calcutta, India. He wanted to make a donation to her mission. Upon his departure, he handed Mother a $1,000,000.00 check. Mother said, “No, I don’t want it unless it hurts.” The man left puzzled and traveled back to the United States.

A few weeks later, a note arrived in Calcutta addressed to Mother Teresa. Mother opened the note. It was from the wealthy American visitor. The note read simply: Dear Mother, This hurts. Enclosed in the envelope was a check for $25,000,000.00.

“Seeing things as they are vs How we are”

 A young couple (Jane and Joe Shmuckatellie) moved into a new neighborhood. The next morning while they are eating breakfast, the young woman (Jane) saw her neighbor hanging her wash to dry. “That laundry is not very clean,” she said. “She doesn’t know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap.” Her husband looked on, but remained silent. Every time her neighbor hung her wash to dry, the young woman (Jane) repeated her observations about the dirty laundry. About one month later, the woman was surprised to see a nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband (Joe): “Look, she has learned how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her this?” The husband (Joe) said, “I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows.” (Quoted by Fr Michael Grant George Cadotte).

“You’re never to young to love Jesus”

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