For many people, life is already hell on earth. We aren’t called to prophesy condemnation and hellfire over people, but we share the Good News of a God that is so in love with the world. It is the goodness of God that leads people to repentance. Don’t try to scare the hell out of people, love the hell out of them. We are called to remind people of God’s original plan for their lives, that they have a purpose, are loved, and are made in God’s image. Every single person is one moment away from tripping into the lovingkindness of Jesus Christ.
Tony Seigh (via classyliving)
That last line gives me shivers:
Every single person is one moment away from tripping into the lovingkindness of Jesus Christ.
And that, my friends, is why I am a Christian.
If we, citizens, do not support our artists, then we sacrifice our imagination on the altar of crude reality and we end up believing in nothing and having worthless dreams. Yann Martel in Life of Pi
Which is apparently proof positive in ancient cultures; if you can eat fish, you’re not a ghost. My Hermeneutics professor, referring to the story of Jesus’ return and fish picnic with the disciples
- Student: Hermeneutics Professor, it’s going to be difficult to take observations on the atmosphere of Colossians in just 6 verses.
- Hermeneutics Professor: It would, but in my graciousness, I’m giving you 10.
I’d rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance. E. E. Cummings
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