655. Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken. ~Albert Camus

There is no love of life
without despair of life.
~Albert Camus

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In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me,
an invincible love.
In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me,
an invincible smile.
In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me,
an invincible calm.
I realized, through it all, that…
In the midst of winter, I found there was,
within me, an invincible summer.
And that makes me happy.
For it says that no matter how hard
the world pushes against me, within me,
there’s something stronger –
something better, pushing right back.
~Albert Camus

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I would rather live my life
as if there is a God and die to
find out there isn’t,
than live as if there isn’t a God and
to die to find out that there is.
~Albert Camus

No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. ~1 Corinthians 10:13   ✝

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17 thoughts on “655. Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken. ~Albert Camus

  1. What a lovely post, Natalie.
    I think you have a typo after the last quote – I believe you meant to write Blaise Pascal, not Alfred Camus. Or did Camus repeat this wonderful Pascal saying (sometimes referred to as a “critical wager” or “Pascal’s Wager”).

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      • It’s a simple enough idea – on the face of it – that many people might have thought it! And I see that you’re right, Natalie: Camus is credited with this thought as well — though expressed slightly differently. These two men held such different ideas about God that it appears they meant two different things!

        Thinking about you this week. Julian of Norwich comes to mind: “All shall be well and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.” BTW, TS Elliot used this line as his own centuries later….

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  2. The countdown is on my friend—I wanted to let you know that I’m saying prayers and have now lifted those prayers a bit higher as in the most recent posting I have remembered you and have asked other to join my in prayer for your surgery and splendid recovery —-I was also award the Inspiring Blogger Award and have in turn passed the torch to you as well—no worry that you must “play” the game—just enjoy the warm accolades as you prep for that new knee 🙂
    Hugs, love and abundant prayers—Julie

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    • Indeed it is, sweet Julie. And though I’m trying not to be frightened or worried, it pops up every now and again. Thank you so much for praying for me and for imploring others to do so. You are such a lovely, caring person and I’m honored to be your friend and blogging buddy! I’ve given my daughter your email address along with a few others. Her name is Nikki
      Ratcliff and she will let you know how things go after the surgery is over. In the meantime you stay safe and remember you are loved and admired by “moi!”
      Hugs galore, N ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

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