Jesus Appears to the Disciples
36 While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”
Hold sacred your capacity for understanding. For in it is all, that our ruling principle won't allow anything to enter that is either inconsistent with nature or with constitution of a logical creature. It's what demands due diligence, care for others, and obedience to God.
—Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 3.9(resource) Ryan Holiday, The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom
4 Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction;
pay attention and gain understanding.
2 I give you sound learning,
so do not forsake my teaching.
3 For I too was a son to my father,
still tender, and cherished by my mother.
4 Then he taught me, and he said to me,
“Take hold of my words with all your heart;
keep my commands, and you will live.
5 Get wisdom, get understanding;
do not forget my words or turn away from them.
6 Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you;
love her, and she will watch over you.
Daily Touch of Inspirations
September 3rd: First, a hard winter training
Ryan Holiday, The 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living
—Stories by the Heart, Retold by Alice Gray
The young man sat alone on the bus and most of the time stared out the window. He was in his midtwenties, nice looking with a kind face. His dark blue shirt matched the color of his eyes. His hair was short and neat. Occasionally he would look away from the window and the anxiety on his young face touched the heart of the grandmotherly woman sitting across the aisle. The bus was just approaching the outskirts of small town when she was so drawn to the young man that she scooted across the aisle and asked permission to sit next to him.