Friday, July 28, 2006

"The church wants so much to be the Chaplain of American Culture that they are willing to bless anything that the American Culture decrees as good."

-- David Roseberry
"But when once Christ had called him, Peter had no alternative: he must leave the ship and come to Him. In the end, the first step of obedience proves to be an act of faith in the word of Christ.

But we should completely misunderstand the nature of grace if we were to suppose that here was no need to take the first-step, because faith was already there.

Against that, we must boldly assert that the step of obedience must be taken before faith can be possible. Unless he obeys, a man cannot believe."

-- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Thursday, July 27, 2006

“If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.”

-- Moshe Dyan

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

"The soul must long for God in order to be set aflame by God’s love; but if the soul cannot yet feel this longing, then it must long for the longing. To long for the longing is also from God."

-- Meister Eckhart

Friday, July 14, 2006

"Quando omni flunkus moritati"
(if all else fails, play dead)

-- anonymous...and doubtful.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

"Force is always, and everywhere, a sign of fear--that is, a sign of weakness. Behind the vast armies and navies which we call the great powers of the world, there is fear. Fear it is that drives us out to war. Fear is the father of ferocity, and the forger of the sword. From the Creative point of view, which is God's point of view, force is weakness, and only Love is power."

-- G. A. Studdert Kennedy (1883-1929),
The Wicket Gate

Sunday, July 02, 2006

"Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted."

-- Martin Luther King Jr.