Friday, September 25, 2015

Refreshing Words

A  L  O  H  A !
" In a word, 
if we want security, 
let us give security; 

if we want life, 
let us give life; 

if we want opportunities,
 let us provide opportunities. 

The yardstick we use for others 
will be the yardstick
 which time will use for us.
                              Pope Francis

" I would also like to enter into 
dialogue with the many elderly persons 
who are a storehouse of wisdom
forged by experience, and who seek 
in many ways, especially 
through volunteer work, to share their stories 
and their insights. I know 
that many of them are retired, but still 
active; they keep working 
to build up this land. 

I also want to dialogue 
with all those young people 
who are working to realize 
their  noble aspirations, 
who are not led astray 
by facile proposals, and 
who face difficult situations, 
often as a result of immaturity 
on the part of many adults. 
I wish to dialogue 
with all of you. . .  "
                                     Pope Francis

  ' I've earned every wrinkle. '  
                                        Peter O'Toole

Thank YOU
for pausing here;
                    Warmly, cloudia


eileeninmd said...

Hello Cloudia, Pope Francis is a very smart man! I have been enjoying his speeches. Lovely images! Happy Friday, have a great weekend!

Nancy Chan said...

Aloha! Cloudia. I love the first quote and it is so true!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Those were nice quotes from Pope Francis and the lei-decorated statue simply is the best! So appealing to view!

Charles Gramlich said...

Earned every wrinkle. Absolutely.

Karen S. said...

Aloha, very wise, worthy words, and most of all your last photo, beautiful.

RedPat said...

A wise man!

Teresa said...

Great pictures to match some pretty spectacular quotes from Pope Francis. Great post, Cloudia.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful shots. Such a contrast in two men speaking, mind you!

Cloudia said...

Thanks my Dears

Elephant's Child said...

Thought provoking words from the Pope.
And yes, I too have earned my wrinkles. And grey hairs.

TexWisGirl said...

i like pope francis. a breath of fresh air in the catholic community and the world.

Big Sky Heidi said...

You capture some wonderful images!

Adam said...

good quotes

Su-sieee! Mac said...

The more I hear and read Pope Francis' words, the more I think how fortunate humanity is to have him as a leader right now.

Cloudia said...

Love each of You!