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“Often God shuts a door in our face, and then subsequently opens the door through which we need to go.”
“... truth could never be wholly contained in words. All of us know it: At the same moment the mouth is speaking one thing, the heart is saying another ...”
“So once I shut down my privilege of disliking anyone I chose and holding myself aloof if I could manage it, greater understanding, growing compassion came to me ...”
“... in rejecting secrecy I had also rejected the road to cynicism.”
“... I learned that true forgiveness includes total acceptance.”
“... those who've never rebelled against God or at some point in their lives shaken their fists in the face of heaven, have never encountered God at all.”
“... where there was hunger there would also be bread.”
“... I believe the old cliché, 'God helps those who help themselves,' is not only misleading but often dead wrong. My most spectacular answers to prayers have come when I was so helpless, so out of control as to be able to do nothing at all for myself.”
Catherine Marshall, U.S. writer
(1914 - 1983)
Full name: Sarah Catherine Wood Marshall.