The Smithfield Church

Sunday Quotes

A collection of some Quotes of the Day from our Sunday Bulletins

The Sunday quotes will now be found under the "Events" page in the weekly Sunday Bulletins

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

"The last temptation is the greatest treason: To do the right deed for the wrong reason." (T. S. Eliot)

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

"Great things are done when men and mountains meet." (William Blake)

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

"Those who seek to follow the spiritual life are like salt in the otherwise bland world. Just a bit of salt can give flavor to thousands of grains of rice."

Sadhu Sundar Singh

Homecoming Sunday, July 28, 2013

"There is little good in filling churches with people who go out exactly as they came in; the call of the church is not to fill churches, but to fill heaven."                        

Henry Ernest Hardy, "Fr. Andrew"

Sunday, June 2, 2013
“The pilgrimage, on which we all go, one way or another, each with his or her own set of models/
metaphors/stories, is finally a quest for union, among the dimensions of the self and between creature and Creator, being and Being.”
Fr. Andrew Greeley
February 5, 1928 – May 30, 2013

Memorial Day/Trinity Day Sunday, May 26, 2013 “Batter my heart, three-personed God…
Take me to you, imprison me, for I
Except you enthrall me, never shall be free,
Nor ever chaste, except you ravish me.” – John Donne

Pentecost Sunday, May 19, 2013 

“Wild Spirit, which art moving everywhere;
Destroyer and preserver, hear, oh hear.” – Percy Bysshe Shelley

Mother’s Day, May 12, 2013 
“If I were hanged on the highest hill, mother o’ mine,
O mother o’ mine! I know whose love would follow me still, O mother o’ mine.” – Rudyard Kipling

September 11, 2011
“Men never do evil so completely and gleefully as when they do it from religious conviction.” – Blaise Pascal
Put a Cricket in your Heart
(a poem to commemorate Memorial Day)

The earth is full of singing poetry –
from the unseen worm to gold cricket
perched on a blade of cemetery grass
by the carved stone of a fallen soldier
who fought in the terrible Civil War
where men died by the ravenous thousands,
and if the wind blows not too hard some days
you can hear from earth that soldier whisper:
“War is a nightmare. Live in peace, brothers.
Enjoy your liberty, spouses, children,
all earth’s bounty, the singing of birds,
the rose beauty of sunrise and sunset.
For me, it was a question of justice –
there are times when war is necessary,
but I would not wish such dreadful horror
on passing friend or any family.
Let the rhetoric of war not tempt us –
let us live with love and true friendship’s bliss.
Run your fingers over the greening grass;
remember those who died for liberty.”

– Kevin T. McEneaney

Freely you have received, freely give.  Matthew 10: 8

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