Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Jimmy Carter (b. 1924)

In a nation that was proud of hard work, strong families, close-knit communities, and our faith in God, too many of us now tend to worship self-indulgence and consumption. Human identity is no longer defined by what one does, but by what one owns. But we've discovered that owning things and consuming things does not satisfy our longing for meaning. We've learned that piling up material goods cannot fill the emptiness of lives which have no confidence or purpose (Wikiquote, The Crisis of Confidence, July 15, 1979). Added 10/7/2014

We should live our lives as though Christ was coming this afternoon (Goodreads.com). Added 8/20/2013

My faith demands that I do whatever I can, wherever I am, whenever I can, for as long as I can with whatever I have to try to make a difference (Guideposts.org). Added 7/1/2013

The left photo of Jimmy Carter is in the Public Domain and the right photo is in the Creative Commons of Wikipedia.