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Joachim Elsander

"Like the wind, the Spirit blows where it will (John 3:8). There has been more than enough wind at my back—and more than enough seeing and encountering of Love—for all of these 75 years. All of it was given, never acquired, merited, or even fully understood. I just stumbled into Love again and again. And was held by it."
Richard Rohr turns 75

“Förundran tillhör nuet, den smeker ömt vår kind men kvickt.
När vi söker fånga den står vi där med en handfull nostalgi."

"In short, my concern with this sort of worldviewism is that I think it leaves us with a much less interesting world and a savior who does not seem to love it nearly as much as the God of the Bible is said to love the world. And that picture is a real barrier to evangelism. But more than that it is a barrier to worship because it creates divisions within our minds that should not exist and deprives us of the chance to see the face of God in unexpected places."

...And deep in mirrors
They rediscover
The face of the boy as he practices tying
His father’s tie there in secret

And the face of that father,
Still warm with the mystery of lather.
They are more fathers than sons themselves now.
Something is filling them, something...

Men at forty
Learn to close softly
The doors to rooms they will not be
Coming back to.

Donald Justice

This European comedy sketch explains how the world sees America’s gun problem - Vox

Pamela Paul’s memories of reading are less about words and more about the experience. “I almost always remember where I was and I remember the book itself. I remember the physical object,” says Paul, the editor of The New York Times Book Review, who reads, it is fair to say, a lot of books. “I remember the edition; I remember the cover; I usually remember where I bought it, or who gave it to me. What I don’t remember—and it’s terrible—is everything else.”

This looks like a useful prop for your next movie about super heckers hecking the plenet

"For example, saying something like "this is the clear teaching of Scripture" is similar to saying "I'm not a racist." Self-aware people would never say either one of those things.

Self-aware people would say things like "I don't want to be a racist" or "I try not to be racist" or "I condemn racism." But they would never say "I'm not a racist" because self-aware people know that they have blind spots."

“I do not care what comes after; I have seen the dragons on the wind of morning.”
Ursula K. Le Guin

“Know O beautiful soul that you are made in the image of God. Know that you are the glory of God.”
St. Ambrose of Milan

"It might have been just someone else’s story,
Some chosen people get a special king.
We leave them to their own peculiar glory,
We don’t belong, it doesn’t mean a thing."

"It is a serious thing
just to be alive
on this fresh morning
in this broken world."
--Mary Oliver, Red Bird

"If there really is a God like this—a God who understands and controls things so big my calculator has to use a letter to get it across, who is also a God who walked among a tiny tribe of ancient people called Israelites, who allowed them to write about him in their tiny ancient ways, and who subjected himself to suffering and death (what we work so hard to avoid), well. . .

I think we’re talking mystery here, people."

This animation of president Trumps handshake was made by a guy in my little Swedish hometown. It's really spot on.