John Greenleaf Whittier (on outward evidence not availing us)

They fail to read clearly the signs of the times who do not see that the hour is coming when, under the searching eye of philosophy and the terrible analysis of science, the letter and the outward evidence will not altogether avail us; when the surest dependence must be upon the Light of Christ within,Continue reading “John Greenleaf Whittier (on outward evidence not availing us)”

George Bernard Shaw – The True joy of Life

This is the true joy of life, the being used up for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances, complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion thatContinue reading “George Bernard Shaw – The True joy of Life”

When it’s over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement.

When death comes by Mary Oliver When death comes like the hungry bear in autumn when death comes and takes all the bright coins from his purse to buy me, and snaps his purse shut; when death comes like the measle-pox; when death comes like an iceberg between the shoulder blades, I want to stepContinue reading “When it’s over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement.”

Nothing is more practical than finding God…than falling in love

Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the mornings, what you will do with your evenings, how you spendContinue reading “Nothing is more practical than finding God…than falling in love”

A Light Is Lit in Order to Give Light (Romero)

A Christian community is evangelized in order to evangelize. A light is lit in order to give light. A candle is not lit to be put under a bushel, said Christ. It is lit and put up high in order to give light. That is what a true community is like. A community is aContinue reading “A Light Is Lit in Order to Give Light (Romero)”

Walter Rauschenbusch – Thanksgiving Day Prayer

O God, we thank you for this earth, our home; For the wide sky and the blessed sun, For the salt sea and the running water, For the everlasting hills And the never-resting winds, For trees and the common grass underfoot. We thank you for our senses By which we hear the songs of birds,Continue reading “Walter Rauschenbusch – Thanksgiving Day Prayer”