By Dr. Richard A. Wing Senior Minister

By Dr. Richard A. Wing
Senior Minister

1. ON SUFFERING

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”

“You must be willing to endure dark periods of feeling that God isn’t here, that nothing is happening… God wants to work in you, and must do it secretly, in darkness. If God were to let you know what’s going on, you would get in the way! It’s only the wise, broken ones who allow themselves to trustingly let go and let God.”  (Gerald May in The Dark Night of the Soul)

2. ON KINDNESS

“Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.”

3. ON THE UNFORGETTABLE

“You may forget with whom you laughed, but you will never forget with whom you wept.”

4. ON SEEING

“The appearance of things changes according to the emotions; and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves.”

5. ON ATTITUDES

“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.”

Peace to you in the New Year,