Isn't it funny how little snippets of speech climb into our subconscious and stay there, popping up from time to time? Sometimes they are quotes that we deliberately commit to memory and maybe even spend time reflecting on. Some are laced with memories about the situations where we first heard them or the people who spoke them. Others are just phrases bandied about as part of the public vernacular that we end up incorporating into our own speech.
One that I recall when my kids complain about having to go to church (I know! Heathens!) is one of the classics my own mom used to lay on us:
"Do you think Jesus wanted to climb up on that cross and die for you?!"
Another, that I might have shared here before, is one that I've spent a fair amount of time mulling over in the trials of the past several months:
"The safest place to be is within the will of God."
Finally, I came across this classic from Erma Bombeck. It makes me laugh, which, as they say, is sometimes the best medicine:
"I was too old for a paper route, too young for Social Security and too tired for an affair."
Amen, Sister Erma.
What little pearls do you carry with you? Do you print them out and post them on the fridge or on your computer? Set them as a screen saver or use them on your kids?