Thursday, December 10, 2009

St Thomas More

No, it isn't this saint's feast day.

I am just remembering him tonight. Remembering his sage advice. His wisdom. After an exasperating evening.

Sometimes, people just don't get things. Who you are. Why you do and say the things you do.

Sometimes life is just plain and simply Battlestar Galactica fraky. ( Okay, I know already...I am giving up that word for Advent. Or maybe Lent.)

And sometimes we just do the best we can. Even when mis-judged by others.

The wisdom of St Thomas More?

You must not abandon the ship in a storm because you cannot control the winds….What you cannot turn to good, you must at least make as little bad as you can. Utopia.

And ~

We cannot go to heaven in featherbeds...from a letter to his children.
Oh - and one from the film, A Man For All Seasons...Silence is assent.

I should remain silent. More often. Than I do.

1 comment:

Cay Gibson said...

You're right, Leonie. People don't always understand us (even and most especially our families) and it can be very exasperating. Keep the faith, dear.