Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.



“No Christian can be a pessimist,
for Christianity is a system of radical optimism.”
—W.R. Inge

I took the How Optimistic Are You? Quiz at Beliefnet. The quiz looked deep into my few answers to its questions and determined that I had just enough right answers to fall into its most optimistic group:
Bright sunshine: Life is great—and it will continue that way! Not only do you tend to find the silver lining in every cloud, you also believe that silver lining will stick around for the long term.
Why am I a bit disappointed? In the question of is the glass half empty or half full, I prefer my father's answer of the engineer who says, "the glass is 50% too large for the present need" which seems more realistic.

Why am I not surprised? Because in any given group and situation, I am always looking for the silver lining. How about you?

The Rev. Frank Logue, Pastor

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity;
an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
—Winston Churchill

“The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns;
the pessimist stares at the thorns,
oblivious to the rose”
—Kahlil Gibran quotes

“If it weren't for the optimist,
the pessimist would never know how happy he wasn't.”

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