Comforting Words from Sacred Texts
Jesus said, "Come to me,
All you that are weary and heavy laden,
And I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you and learn of me,
For I am gentle and humble in heart,
And you will find rest for your souls.
For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."
- Matthew 11:28-30
All praise to the Blessed One
Lord of all the worlds,
Most beneficent, ever-merciful,
King of the Day of Judgment.
You alone we worship,
And to you alone turn of help
Guide us, O Lord, to the path that is straight,
The path of those You have blessed
Not of those who have earned Your anger,
Not those who have gone astray.
- Al Qur'an
Look at this day, for it is life,
The very life of life.
In its brief course lie all the realities
and verities of existence.
The blliss of growth, the splendor of actions,
The glory of power...
For yesterday is but a dream,
And tomorrow is only a vision
But today, well lived,
Makes yesterday a dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore, to this day.
- Sanskrit Proverb