“His arms are stretched out wide to receive us. His heart is enlarged to take us in. For too long we have been in a far country: a country of noise and hurry and crowds, a country of climb and push and shove, a country of frustration and fear and intimidation. And He welcomes us home: home to serenity and peace and joy, home to friendship and fellowship and openness, home to intimacy and acceptance and affirmation.”—
“The human mind is not replaced or displaced by faith; rather it is illuminated and energized through faith, understood as a transformed disposition of the knower, which leads to a new way of thinking that enables the discernment of deeper levels of reality than unaided human reason or sight permit. The world thus takes on a new significance. It has been ‘transsignified,’ in that in now points to something beyond itself.”—Alister McGrath, Heresy
Max’s Father: Goddammit, Max! Get serious, for once! What are you going to do with your life? Max: Why is it always what will I do? “What will he do”, “What will he do,” “Oh, my God what will he do”, do, do, do, do, do. Why isn’t the issue here who I am? Uncle Teddy: Because, Maxwell, what you do defines who you are. Max: No, Uncle Teddy. Who you are defines what you do. Right, Jude? Jude: Well, surely it’s not what you do, but the, uh… the way that you do it.
“We have before us the glorious opportunity to inject a new dimension of love into the veins of our civilization. There is still a voice crying out in terms that echo across the generations, saying: Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, pray for them that despitefully use you, that you may be the children of your Father which is in Heaven. This love might well be the salvation of our civilization.”—Martin Luther King (via guerilla-love)