Saint Augustine of Hippo in his book “On Christian Doctrine”, says that Moses was willingly taught by Jethro, the Midianite (Exodus 18:24) and explains: “Moses, to whom God Himself had spoken, knew that a wise idea, in whatever mind it might originate, was to be Itself, the unchangeable God.”
On this point I would firstly like to say we as human beings have missed a brother – a good one I think. May his soul rest in peace. Amen.
I have found some gems in the speeches and sayings of Steve Jobs and I think it is worth sharing and highlighting on those that deserves commendation and if possible practice. Jobs was not Catholic, he wasn’t even Christian. Mr. Jobs was a Buddhist and he lived his life as best as he could and his footprints in the sands of time are being echoed all over the world.
In all the sayings of Jobs, one that stroke me most was this:
When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something. ~Steve Jobs, 2005 Stanford Commencement Speech
This awesome and brave statement by Mr. Jobs almost parallels two Catholic statement I am quite aware of myself. The first one is by Saint Augustine of Hippo and it goes like this:
“Take care of your body as if you were going to live forever; and take care of your soul as if you were going to die tomorrow.”
The second one is by Pope Paul VI:
“Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.”
Saint Padre Pio has a third one I think. Anyway, we should take our time very serious after all time is life! Thank you.
“Jesus is your friend. The Friend. With a human heart, like yours. With loving eyes that wept for Lazarus. And he loves you as much as he loved Lazarus.” Saint Josemaría Escrivá — Godwin Delali Adadzie is a Catholic living in Ghana, West Africa. A former smoker (Fish smoker now a Vegetarian) but still loves to drink a lot (of water). He attempts to blog at the Fair (HubBlogs with GADEL), the Good (Blessed Virgin our Mother Mary Immaculate), the Bad (GADEL Said What?) and the Ugly (Catholic Fiction: Responding to Myths & Half-Truths)