Monday, March 21, 2011

The Mighty Things II


"Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point."  ~C.S. Lewis



BRAVERY
It is not the man that can easily do what we are all frightened of,
but the one who is certainly afraid yet dares to do it anyway.

FRAILTY
It is not the heart that is easily broken with compassion,
but the one too hard to feel it that has taken the greatest loss.

POWER

It is not the hand that swings the weapon that holds the most power,
for it can only quickly move us about, but the one that carries the tools of the builders and weaver of the soul that hold the power to change our lives.



Also sharing with One Shot Wednesday





43 comments:

  1. Very nice, Carrie, and oh so true. :-)

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  2. A very beautiful write. I love the weaver of souls.

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  3. Oh, wow! This is really good. Love it!

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  4. Powerful themes. Wise words, Carrie.

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  5. beautifully expressed!
    thank you

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  6. Carrie, you got right to the heart (and soul) of the Magpie challenge!

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  7. ah yes, the mighty things...
    great post!

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  8. So very true, in all three cases.

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  9. I love your enlightening take on the prompt, and your blog is great. I'll be back!

    ~laurie

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  10. inspirational, and enlightening! lovely Magpie..

    Here's My Magpie

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  11. Wise words, this is just lovely.

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  12. Ahh, C.S. Lewis - how I love that quote.

    What you said about bravery is just wonderful. "It is not the man that can easily do what we are all frightened of, but the one who is certainly afraid yet dares to do it anyway." This whole post is inspiring - thank you for sharing it with us.

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  13. Good strong opening from Mr. Lewis. Always a good one for quotes, and his line certainly sets the mood here - as to the virtues themselves, so true, so true, profoundly expressed and wonderfully delivered. Very effective.

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  14. mmm...this is a powerful write filled with wisdom...very nice one shot

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  15. Carrie these are the virtues that change our life and give us the sacred tools needed to live in a blessed and Mighty way...bkm

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  16. carrie, such a powerful truth to behold. i especially love your new (ish?) layout and quotes. your faith inspires me ;)

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  17. wonderfully fresh take on timeless wisdom -- well written...

    ...rob kistner
    Image & Verse

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  18. You stated it all so beautifully! A wonderful read!

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  19. Very powerfully written prose. Enjoyed reading your work.

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  20. Wow... powerful, inspirational piece. Powerfully understanding of deep thoughts.

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  21. Beautiful, the way you've presented it!

    cheerz,
    My Magpie

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  22. Beautiful post. Great advice, and C. S. Lewis is one of my favorites.

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

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  23. Wise wording. The frailty section got me a bit choked. Lovely stuff!

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  24. Carrie this is really beautiful.

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  25. Beautiful!
    Blessings

    Here visitng from One Shot wednesday

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  26. wow carrie - love your definition of bravery, frailty and power - such wisdom in your words..

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  27. These are really WISE words, my dear Carrie... You've said all too well for me to comment further...

    Hugs :-)

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  28. Very meaningful and thought provoking quotes!

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  29. True and meaningful poem.Liked the way you targeted each word..well written

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  30. Carrie, beautiful, all three. It's about intention and commitment. Used to tell my daughter, "Just because you can doesn't mean you SHOULD." This applies most to your comments on power... Great stuff! Amy

    If you want a laugh today:
    http://sharplittlepencil.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/just-one-morning/

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