Wisdom From the World
“Faith is permitting ourselves to be seized by the things we do not see.” – Martin Luther
“Faith is an oasis in the heart which will never be reached by the caravan of thinking. – Kahil Gibran
“Faith is to believe what we do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.” – Saint Augustine
“I have not lost faith in God. I have moments of anger and protest. Sometimes I’ve been closer to Him for that reason.” – Elie Wiesel
“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Wisdom From the Word
“The Life-Light was the real thing: Every person entering life he brings into the Light. He was in the world, the world was there through him, yet the world didn’t even notice. He came to his own people, but they did not want him. But whoever did want him, who believed he was who he claimed and would do what he said, he made to be their true selves, their child-of-God selves. These are the God-begotten, not blood-begotten, not flesh-begotten, not sex begotten. The Word became flesh and moved into the neighborhood. We saw the glory with our own eyes, the one of a kind glory, like Father, like Son. Generous inside and out, true from start to finish…
No one has ever seen God, not so much as a glimpse. This one of a kind God-expression who exists at the very heart of the Father, has made him plain as day. John 1:9-14,17,18 (The Message)
“Judas (not Iscariot) said, “Master, why is it that you are about to make yourself plain to us, but not to the world?
“Because a loveless world, said Jesus, is a sightless world. If anyone loves me, he will carefully keep my word and my Father will love him- we’ll move right into the neighborhood! Not loving means not keeping my words. The message you are hearing isn’t mine. It’s the message of the Father who sent me.” – John 14:22-24 (The Message)
Keep Me Real, Lord!
“Lord, help me to stay actively aware that loving you is best demonstrated through the way I interact with my mate and the other people in my life. Inhabit me so that when I show up in other people’s life my presence, my words and my actions are loving, truthful and compassionate. Welcome into my neighborhood, inhabit me so that together we can make a difference in the lives of the ones we interact with every day.”