4.21.2008

Stay on the Path


"You cannot play with the animal in you without becoming wholly animal, play with falsehood without forfeiting your right to truth, play with cruelty without losing your sensitivity of mind. He who wants to keep his garden tidy doesn't reserve a plot for weeds. " ~Dag Hammarskjsld

Oh, I love this thought -- what a great comment on what we have been taught about avoiding the very appearance of evil in our lives. It's all meaningful , but I especially like the last statement: I want my garden tidy so I need not reserve any space at all for weeds.

Staying on the straight and narrow is always the best choice.

7 comments:

Mia said...

There was a talk on Sunday in our ward about this topic it was really good. I love the imagery of not reserving a plot for weeds. Now if I could just get rid of all those pesky weeds of my own ;)

100 Percent Cottam said...

i will second that! great quote.

Marilee said...

That picture looks like a trail along side Cameron Lake. I'm always scared to take that walk for fear a bear will be there. I did see a bear cub just off the rail on Bear's Hump last summer. And I mean it was close.

Tiburon said...

Fantastic. Love it!

Andi said...

Wow, that's a really good quote! I'll have to keep that one!

Ashley said...

Great thoughts. I remember a Beehive teacher teaching our class something along those same lines. Works for any sin: "You'll never do it (the sin) a second time if you never do it the first time."

Cammie said...

Great quote. Why are some things always easier said than done? We just have to keep working at it, I guess!