23 September 2011

Well Said: Helping Hand

"I had tried to help the bluebottle, but it wouldn't let me. And then I felt sorry for God because I understood how it must be frustrating for him. He offers people a helping hand, but it often gets pushed away. People always want to help themselves first."
~ The Book of Tomorrow (by Cecelia Ahern) isn't Christian Fiction and the main character is a bit of a potty mouth, but this observation is so spot on. Click here to read the passage in full.

31 comments :

  1. Very thoughtful quote. Thanks for sharing it.

    Happy Weekend, Juju! :)

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  2. Isn't it so very sad? I often try to look reflectively to see if my action are pushing Him away & They usually are ;(
    Something to work on, I guess

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  3. I LOVE Cecilia Ahern, but I didn't know about this book! THANK YOU for mentioning it, Juju! :-)

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  4. Love the cover of this one! That corner makes me want to peel it back even farther and see what's underneath:)

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  5. Wow - Straight to the point and so true! Thanks for sharing; it definitely gives me a renewed appreciation for HIS stubborn love and patience for us. :)

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  6. That is an awesome observation. I may have to read this book. :)

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  7. Great quote and it's soooo true! I've heard good things about this book, so I'll keep my eye out for your review. Happy Friday :)

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  8. This one sadly rings true. What a great quote. Yes, I would have thought this was CF and was shocked to read differently.

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  9. Interesting looking book and such a true and profound quote. Such an excellent observation of people and life.

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  10. I've heard a lot of good things about this book! The quote is wonderful!

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  11. You are right. This is spot on. It made me stop and think.

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  12. Mmmm... the characters didn't sound like they are people... more like animated objects...

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  13. Cherry: Well in this particular case she's talking about a type of fly and God, so I can see how that may come across. :)

    Alexis, Aths, Jade, Christina, Mrs. Q, Shannon, and Missie: Thanks ladies and thanks for stopping by! Happy weekend :)

    Gina Precious: I'm so glad I included that then :)

    JessicaBookLover: *high five*

    Jenny: Me too :)

    Bookish & Meredith: Yay! :)

    Gina Hott: Definitely it reminds me to look for his hand :)

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  14. I've had this book sitting on my shelf for forever, but just can't seem to get myself to read it. This quote, however, makes me want to pick it up soon.

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  15. You're not kidding! That quote is perfect.

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  17. very nice quote! i read one of her books and loved it, but i haven't wanted to read the others b/c they all seem SO sad!!

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  18. love the cover of this book. i want to read it too.

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  19. What an amazing quote! I haven’t tried this author yet, but I do have P.S I Love You on my kindle. The movie was just so heartbreaking I’m afraid to read the book :)

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  20. Love that quote! It's very insightful. You just reminded me that I need to read this book! I had it checked out from the library last year, and then didn't have time to read it before it was due back. I'll have to see if I can get it again.

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  21. Oh Juju! You're reading THE BOOK OF TOMORROW! Loved it...I hope you are too. Can't wait to hear what you think. ^_^

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  22. Great quote! Insightful and thought-provoking!

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  23. Dead Trees: My pleasure :)

    Carrie, Melissa Swim, Jenny N, Jenny Girl, GMR, and Alyssa: Thanks :)

    Chelley: Me too :) It's simple and pretty

    Penelope: Good luck :)

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  24. Ah, this quote illuminates the truth. This must be a nice book!

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  25. Justine: Thanks :) And thanks for stopping by!

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