"Only near-sighted people can suppose that Christianity has seen its time. Christianity has only taken its first, I would say timid, steps in human history. To this day many of Christ’s words are incomprehensible because we are still moral and spiritual neanderthal men. The gospel arrow is aimed towards eternity, and that which we call Christian history is in many ways a series of clumsy and unsuccessful attempts to bring Christianity about."

— Father Alexander Men

clarion-journal.com/clarion_jo

@trinsec
Yes but as the quote said, it's a matter of will and system.

"If two men in a world of more than 7 billion people can provide €300million to restore Notre Dame, within six hours, then there is enough money in the world to feed every mouth, shelter every family and educate every child. The failure to do so is a matter of will, and a matter of system."

joe.ie/life-style/notre-dame-f?

"When I was a kid, I used to pray every night for a new bike. Then I realised, the Lord doesn't work that way. So I just stole one and asked Him to forgive me."
Emo Philips

"When I was young, I had to choose between the life of being and the life of doing. And I leapt at the latter like a trout to a fly. But each deed you do, each act, binds you to itself and to its consequences, and makes you act again and yet again. Then very seldom do you come upon a space, a time like this, between act and act, when you may stop and simply be. Or wonder who, after all, you are."

Ursula K. Le Guin, The Farthest Shore

"By contrast, research on gratitude indicates that remembering the role of luck increases generosity. Frank cites a study in which simply asking subjects to recall the external factors (luck, help from others) that had contributed to their successes in life made them much more likely to give to charity than those who were asked to remember the internal factors (effort, skill)."

aeon.co/amp/ideas/a-belief-in-

“He kept one thing uppermost in his heart, the love of neighbor and of God, which was unconditional, the sum and substance of the Torah, and he treated everything else, however sacred it was in men’s eyes, as man made, conditional, flexible, deconstructible. His periodic flashes of anger are reserved for those who confused the latter with the former.”

Jack Caputo about Jesus

@SapphiraOlson@social.theliturgists.com I just bought your book. Looking forward to reading it. I'm always looking for stories and parables so this will be exciting!

"People don’t have an anger problem. People have a pain problem. And that pain is most often unlabeled, unwelcomed, unprocessed sadness."

relevantmagazine.com/god/c-s-l

‪“Most people are better than their theology. Remember to listen for the murmurs of their hearts and not the foolishness of their minds. These things are often born out of fear, but perfect love drives out fear.”
—David Goa‬

“Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.”

- Mary Oliver

Lady Gaga - Your Song ( Elton John : 'I'm Still Standing' - A Grammy Salute)

This is "Lady Gaga - Your Song ( Elton John : 'I'm Still Standing' - A Grammy Salute)" by Mihayl Galindo on Vimeo, the home for high quality…

vimeo.com/264269969

"But as St Antony the Great says, “God no more turns from the sinner than the sun ceases to shine for the blind.” Distinguishing between ontological separation and existential alienation helps us see the both/and of the Father’s unfailing love and the depths of our experience our experience in my abyss — which is exactly where God found me."

~ Brad Jersak

“Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God,
But only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round and pluck blackberries.”

― Elizabeth Barrett Browning

You may be reading the Bible wrong. Pete Enns says the Bible itself shows a better way. - Religion News Service

The Bible isn't a rule book or an instruction manual, says Peter Enns, a Hebrew Bible scholar and the host of the popular podcast The Bible for Normal People.

religionnews.com/2019/02/20/yo

Patriotism is the last refuge to which a scoundrel clings
Steal a little and they throw you in jail
Steal a lot and they make you king
~Bob Dylan

Riding Tandem Toward a Flourishing Life

This black-and-white photograph, taken in the l890’s, perfectly captures in a single image what it means to flourish as a human being in an imperfect world. We may not be challenged by any physical disability, but all of us are lacking in one way or another. And our impairments are the very reason.

chadbird.com/blog/2019/2/16/ri

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