The Deacon's Bench

The Deacon's Bench


Quote of the day

posted by jmcgee

“All I ask of you, especially young people … is one thing. Please don’t be cynical. I hate cynicism — it’s my least favorite quality and it doesn’t lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen. I’m telling you, amazing things will happen.”

– Conan O’Brien, January 22, 2010,
signing off with class and grace as host of “The Tonight Show.”



Advertisement
Comments read comments(7)
post a comment
zulus

posted January 23, 2010 at 6:17 pm


CoCo does have class



report abuse
 

Padre Steve

posted January 23, 2010 at 8:29 pm


That is a great quote! Thanks for posting it Deacon!



report abuse
 

Your Name

posted January 24, 2010 at 8:59 am


AMAZING?ARE THERE STILL THINGS TO AMAZE AN OLD WOMAN LIKE ME,LOL?
bUT I DO BELIEVE THAT WORKING HARDER WILL CREATE BETTER THINGS,BETTER RESULTS IN ONE’S LIFE AND GOALS,AMEN TO THAT!
PHILIPPIANS4:13,IN THE BIBLE IS THE BEST QUOTE FOR ME,ALL THINGS ARE PERMITTED BECAUSE OF HIS WILL BE DONE IN EVERY BELIEVER’S LIFE.THANKS!



report abuse
 

Edgar R. Schneider

posted January 24, 2010 at 9:45 am


Cynicism is what happens when one loses one’s illusions. But, if one manages to keep one’s ideals after the illusions are gone, one can be, as a result, more realistic about actualizing those ideals.



report abuse
 

Christness

posted January 24, 2010 at 11:51 am


No matter how much we are prepared, no one can predit the future. So clinging to God always is an assurance that whatever happens, he allowed it for your own good.



report abuse
 

PHIL

posted January 24, 2010 at 4:17 pm


COCO…
that’s the way to go out in style… beautifully stated



report abuse
 

Your Name

posted January 25, 2010 at 12:36 am


Good Morning Deacon Greg,
I looked that word up in the Dictionary and it states:
CYNICISM: 1. the philosophy of the Cynics
2. the attitude of beliefs of a cynic
3. a cynical remark,idea,or action
CYNICAL: 1. believing that people are motivated in all their actions only by selfishness;denying the sincerity of people’s motives and actions,or the value of living
2. sarcastic,sneering,etc.
It implies an attitude,often habitual,of expecting the worst to happen.
I also,hate when people act that way. It’s definitely an act of selfishness on their part,as I can see it. It’s a bad attitude to have in this world. I glad,I never act that way. I love to look up word so I can understand the meaning !! I feel your day is never lossed when you look up words. I love learning more each day !!
Thank you for given me the word to look up.
Yours-In-Christ,Ms.Marie.K.Lally,
Pinellas Park, Florida 33781(Tampabay Area)



report abuse
 

Post a Comment

By submitting these comments, I agree to the beliefnet.com terms of service, rules of conduct and privacy policy (the "agreements"). I understand and agree that any content I post is licensed to beliefnet.com and may be used by beliefnet.com in accordance with the agreements.



Previous Posts

This blog is no longer active
This blog is no longer being actively updated. Please feel free to browse the archives or: Read our most popular inspiration blog See our most popular inspirational video Take our most popular quiz

posted 10:42:40pm Dec. 12, 2010 | read full post »

One day more
A reminder: "The Deacon's Bench" is closed! Please enjoy the archives!

posted 11:26:20pm Dec. 11, 2010 | read full post »

Meet Montana's married priest
Earlier this week, I posted an item about Montana getting its first married priest. Now a local TV station has hopped on the bandwagon. Take a look, below.

posted 10:29:55pm Dec. 11, 2010 | read full post »

Big day in the Big Easy: 10 new deacons
Deacon Mike Talbot has the scoop: 10 men today were ordained as Permanent Deacons for the Archdiocese of New Orleans. This group of men was formally selected on the day the evacuation of New Orleans began as Hurricane Katrina approached. The immediate aftermath of the storm for this class would be

posted 6:55:42pm Dec. 11, 2010 | read full post »

Gaudete! And let's break out a carol or two...
"Gesu Bambino," anyone? This is one of my favorites, and nobody does it better than these gals: Kathleen Battle and Frederica von Staade. Enjoy.

posted 1:04:10pm Dec. 11, 2010 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.