I don't want a religion that accepts me for who I am. I know who I am and am unimpressed. I want a religion that calls me to be better than I am even as I resist it.
Submitted by KarenElissa almost 7 years ago
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The man who doesn’t read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.
Cheerfulness strengthens the heart and makes us persevere in a good life. Therefore, the servant of God ought always to be in good spirits.
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Submitted by Rogier over 7 years ago
We're not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.
Submitted by jimmydaniels about 7 years ago
I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life
Submitted by Brontasaurus about 7 years ago
Every good Christian ought to be more ready to give a favorable interpretation to another's statement than to condemn it. But if he cannot do so, let him ask how the other understands it. And if the latter understands it badly, let the former correct him with love. If that does not suffice, let the Christian try all suitable ways to bring the other to a correct interpretation so that he may be saved.
Math is more than formulas or equations; it's logic, it's rationality, it's using your mind to solve the biggest mysteries we know.
God gave us cats so that we would have an example of how we treat Him - mainly that we totally ignore Him as we go about our lives, but when we want something we will start to purr and figuratively rub ourselves against His legs to gain his attention for our wants.
Jesus wasn't Gandhi. Jesus said that when someone jolted your jaw, the right thing to do was look them calmly in the eye and stick out your chin to give them a clean swing at the other side. This is how a tiger says "Is that your best shot? You want another swing? Here, let me make this easy for you.: Turning the other cheek isn't submissive. It's defiant...
Philosophy begins in wonder. And, at the end, when philosophic thought has done its best, the wonder remains.
The deeper we dig, we see that God is more subtle and more ingenious and more creative than we ever thought possible. And I think that's the way God created the universe for us - to be full of surprises.
If you care about what people think of you, then you should not have become a Catholic.
Drinking beer is easy. Trashing your hotel rooms is east. But being a Christian, that's a tough call. That's rebellion.
There's no grays, only white that's got grubby... And sin... is when you treat people as things. Including yourself. That's what sin is" [said Granny Weatherwax]... " When people say things are a lot more complicated than that, they means they're getting worried that they won't like the truth. People as things, that's where it starts." "Oh, I'm sure there are worse crimes...
[said Brother Oat]" "But they starts with thinking about people as things."
I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy.
Submitted by sprocketonline about 7 years ago
Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.
Submitted by icarter about 7 years ago