11.01.2007

"A person will worship something, have no doubt about that. We may think our tribute is paid in secret in the dark recesses of our hearts, but it will out. That which dominates our imaginations and our thoughts will determine our lives, and our character. Therefore, it behooves us to be careful what we worship, for what we are worshipping, we are becoming." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

I found this as I browsed blogs today and it really jumped out at me. What do I worship? What matters most to me? Where do I spend my time? More importantly, what am I becoming? It's all the same thing. It bears consideration.

11 comments:

Seth, Sarah and the kids said...

Wow. Great quote. It is so well put. Isn't it true, too! i have known so many people who profess one thing, and years later come out as a complete liar....It really makes you step back and think about about yourself...and what you value.
Thanks Jan....amazing, yet again!

Emily said...

That is very thought provocing(sp?)Thank you for sharing such good quotes with us!

100 Percent Cottam said...

something to think about, for sure. and i love the picture you chose - that's gorgeous! i could go for some fall trees right now!

Natalie Scott said...

Where your treasure is,
there will your heart be also.

Wonderful thought, thanks Jan!

Melissa said...

That is a beautiful picture and good food for thought!

hoLLy said...

definitely something to ponder. thanks jan!

Kristi said...

So true, and worth remembering in our daily lives. I love that picture, too! Both beautiful.

Jori said...

I love that picture too! I always miss the fall leaves. Great quote. Hopefully it doesn't mean I am becoming Target since that's all I have been thinking about this week.;)

Shelley said...

Excellent thoughts Jan. You know I always appreciate your insights. :) Keep them coming!

feltc said...

Good reminder. I needed this food for thought. Thanks, Jan. You're awesome.

Tiburon said...

Super quote. I LOVE that picture too!