“There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on earth nations will be in dismay, perplexed by the roaring of the sea and the waves. People will die in fright in anticipation of what is coming upon the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken” (Lk 21:25-26).
1 December 2021. 1st Sunday Advent. Cycle C-2022. Jeremiah 33:14-16 + 1Thessalonians 3:12—4:2 + Luke 21:25-28, 34-36
The optimist is pushed by dreams;
The pessimist is lulled by dreams.
The optimist is pro-active;
The pessimist is reactive.
The optimist looks through the windshield;
The pessimist through the rearview.
The optimist invented airplane;
The pessimist the parachute.
The optimist sees glass half full;
The pessimist glass half empty.
The optimist lives by faith;
The pessimist by proofs.
The optimist thrives in theology;
The pessimist in politics.
The optimist becomes a theist;
The pessimist an atheist.
The optimist projects the future;
The pessimist protects nature.
The optimist sees the clouds;
The pessimist sees the smog.
The optimist loves his enemies;
The pessimist loves his friends.
The optimist rejoices in others’ success;
The pessimist in others’ failure.
The optimist welcomes the Last Day;
The pessimist averts the Last Day. VSS
“A parachute for commercial planes?” Illustrated by Nairaland.