You will celebrate all the good things that the Lord your God has given you and your family, along with the Levites and the resident foreigners among you.
[Deut 26:11 NET]
And methought that beauty and terror are only one, not two; And the world has room for love, and death, and thunder and dew; And all the sinews of hell slumber in the summer air; And the face of God is a rock, but the face of the rock is fair. Beneficent streams of tears flow at the finger of pain; And out of the cloud that smites, beneficent rivers of rain.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson ~
It is more shameful to be distrustful of our friends than to be deceived by them.
~ La Rochefoucauld ~
May I comprehend the sacredness of friendship. I thank thee for my friends, and for all the beautiful influences which they bring to my life. May I never hold friendship without the sincerity to return it. Correct my faults, and cause me to learn the secret of cheerful endurance, that I may be steadfast.