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The Tree

A man was travelling through the desert, hungry, thirsty and tired, when he came upon a tree bearing luscious fruit and affording plenty of shade, underneath which ran a spring of water. 115 more words

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Excerpt from To Kill A Mockingbird

Maycomb was an old town, but it was a tired old town when I first knew it. In
rainy weather the streets turned to red slop; grass grew on the sidewalks, the… 511 more words

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 Kahlil Gibran On Death

 

You would know the secret of death.
But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life?
The owl whose night-bound eyes are blind unto the day cannot unveil the mystery of light. 210 more words

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 Kahlil Gibran On Religion

 

Have I spoken this day of aught else?
Is not religion all deeds and all reflection, 
And that which is neither deed nor reflection, but a wonder and a surprise ever springing in the soul, even while the hands hew the stone or tend the loom? 272 more words

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July 23, 2014 (Jeremiah)

The weekday masses present us with a series of readings over the next couple of weeks from the great prophet, Jeremiah.

Jeremiah won n o popularity contest; 20 times the refrain is heard “They did not listen.” Yet, he cared intensely about what his audience thought about his message. 102 more words

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Kahlil Gibran On Beauty

 

Where shall you seek beauty, and how shall you find her unless she herself be your way and your guide?
And how shall you speak of her except she be the weaver of your speech? 354 more words

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Kahlil Gibran On Pleasure

 

Pleasure is a freedom-song, But it is not freedom.
It is the blossoming of your desires,
But it is not their fruit.
It is a depth calling unto a height, But it is not the deep nor the high. 461 more words

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