Some early thoughts relating to Psalm 84 -- from this week's Bible study blog entry at i.ucc.org:

Some notable ‘It is better to’ quotes:
  • “It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt” -- Mark Twain (also ascribed to Abraham Lincoln)
  • “It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front.” -- Nelson Mandela
  • “It is better to know nothing than to know what ain't so.” -- Josh Billings – 19th century comedian
  • “It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.” -- Chinese Proverb
  • “It is better to give than to receive.” -- Acts 20:35
  • “It is better to be a human being dissatisfied than a pig satisfied.” -- John Stuart Mill -- 19th century philosopher
  • “It is better to know some of the questions, than all of the answers.” – James Thurber – 20th century author
  • “It is better to look good than to feel good.” - Fernando Lamas :)
And in this week’s Bible reading from Psalm 84, we read a smilar ‘better’ quote.
  • “Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere;” Psalm 84:10a (TNIV)
If you were going to start making a list, what ‘better’ items would you put on it as it relates to your journey of faith?

1 comment:

Bill Herod said...

It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
- Saint Augustine

It's better to have tried and failed than never to have tried at all.

It's better to pray while you're acting than to act like you're praying.

It's better to wonder than to wander.

It's better to have the right questions than the wrong answers.

It's better to be fair than to be first.

It's better to think without knowing than to know without thinking.

It's better to be right than to be consistent (a paraphrase of Gandhi who said "I never try to be consistent with my previous statements...I only try to be consistent with theTruth as it presents itself to me at that moment.")

It's better to be faithful than to be successful.

It's better to be wrong for the right reason than to be right for the wrong reason.

It's better to spinning your wheels (or stuck in the mud) than racing off in the wrong direction.