Thursday, November 07, 2013

Others

"What we do to others we do to ourselves..."  - Inklings

Saturday, June 15, 2013

The Divine Conspiracy

Within his overarching dominion God has created us and has given each of us, like him, a range of will—beginning from our minds and bodies and extending outward, ultimately to a point not wholly predetermined but open to the measure of our faith. His intent is for us to learn to mesh our kingdom with the kingdoms of others. Love of neighbor, rightly understood, will make this happen. But we can only love adequately by taking as our primary aim the integration of our rule with God’s. That is why love of neighbor is the second, not the first, commandment and why we are told to seek first the kingdom, or rule, of God.

- Dallas Willard

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Confessions

"You are great, Lord, and highly to be praised (Ps 47:2): great is your power and your wisdom is immeasurable' (PS. 146:5). Man, a little piece of your creation, desires to praise you, a human being 'bearing his mortality with him' (2 Cor. 4:10), carrying with him the witness of his sin and the witness that you 'resist the proud' (1Pet 5:5).  Nevertheless, to praise you is the desire of man, a little piece of your creation.  You stir man to take pleasure in praising you, because you have made us for yourself, and our heart is restless until it rests in you." - Saint Augustine Confessions

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Life of Pi

“If you stumble at mere believability, what are you living for? Isn't love hard to believe?” ―Yann Martel, Life of Pi