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I just got back from Kairos and honestly, it was awesome. I learned not to judge anyone. I learned to love girls who I had previously judged. I learned that everyone has a story that is worth hearing. I learned that God is love and you find love in the relationships that you have and the positive influences in your life.
Before the retreat really doubted my faith. Now, I just learned that faith is about the relationships you have and the attitude you have about life. Living your life with positive influences will bring positive things to life.
"If you want to be someone special and you want to do something with your life then you can't be like everyone else."
"To accept and receive love I first have to love myself."
"Find a reason to smile."
"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."
"People who wear masks cannot see within themselves."
"God works in mysterious ways. He is in the people around you and their love is a manifestation of his love."
"It's not how many times you've been knocked down, it's how many times you get back up."
"You are loved."
"We most clearly learn about God's love from our role models, our heroes, our own saints, and especially from the life of Jesus."
"It's not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain."
"You can't change the wind, you can however adjust your sails."
"Choose your love and love your choice."
"Rarely do we see God, more often we see God in others."
"The people that mind don't matter and the people that matter don't mind."
"God is love."
"Say who you are, say what you mean."
"It is harder to become something you're not than something that deep down you already are."
"Let the people you love pick you up."
"Don't fall into a certain path that someone has created for you."
"Let your love SHINE."
"God is with you always."
"Before you can show others that you love them you first need to find ways to love yourself."
"The trouble is if you don't risk everything you risk even more."
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, do more, learn more, and become more than you are a leader."
"God's love is all around you."
"A sacrament is any visible sign of God's invisible presence."
"There would be no passion in this world if we never had to fight for what we love."
"Our greatest glory is not in never failing but in rising up every time we fail."
"To love someone deeply gives you strength, being loved by someone deeply gives you courage."
"Believe in yourself."
"Love ALL. Spread the LOVE."
Doubt. Cry. Trust. Live.