Friday, June 28, 2013

Quote of the Day:   "It makes a difference for this one."  -- an unnamed man in an essay by Loren Eiseley

This story has been told in many forms but what follows is the original written by Loren Eiseley.  I have posted it before, but it's worth doing again.  It sums up what we do here.  We can't do as much as needs doing but we can do some, and what little we can do matters, at least to this one.  It's all Christ asks.
“While wandering a deserted beach at dawn, stagnant in my work, I saw a man in the distance bending and throwing as he walked the endless stretch toward me. As he came near, I could see that he was throwing starfish, abandoned on the sand by the tide, back into the sea. When he was close enough I asked him why he was working so hard at this strange task. He said that the sun would dry the starfish and they would die. I said to him that I thought he was foolish. there were thousands of starfish on miles and miles of beach. One man alone could never make a difference. He smiled as he picked up the next starfish. Hurling it far into the sea he said, "It makes a difference for this one." I abandoned my writing and spent the morning throwing starfish.” 
     We pray that you each become a "starfish thrower."

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