Days In The Desert, Quotes

Desert Day 31: Love Your Enemies …

“The effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust.” —Isaiah 32:17 Loving Your Enemies Probably no admonition of Jesus has been more difficult to follow than the command to “love your enemies.” Some men have sincerely felt that its actual practice is not possible. It is easy, they say, to… Continue reading Desert Day 31: Love Your Enemies …

Quotes

I Have Decided To Love …

I’m concerned about a better world. I’m concerned about justice; I’m concerned about brotherhood and sisterhood; I’m concerned about truth. And when one is concerned about that, he can never advocate violence. For through violence you may murder a murderer, but you can’t murder murder. Through violence you may murder a liar, but you can’t… Continue reading I Have Decided To Love …

Days of Advent, Seasons

Advent Day 21: Transcending Violence …

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. — Isaiah 9:6. The goal of transcending violence is advanced by the capacity to generate, mobilize, and build the moral… Continue reading Advent Day 21: Transcending Violence …

Interreligious, Prayers, Quotes

Martin Luther King, Jr. on the Parable of the Good Samaritan …

On the one hand we are called to play the good Samaritan on life's road; but that will be only an initial act. One day we must come to see that the whole Jericho road must be transformed so that men and women will not be constantly beaten and robbed as they make their journey… Continue reading Martin Luther King, Jr. on the Parable of the Good Samaritan …

Media, Quotes

A Change Is Gonna Come (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) …

In honour of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, here is Sam Cooke singing “A Change Is Gonna Come.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL-4I18JFFU We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil… Continue reading A Change Is Gonna Come (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) …

Interreligious, Prayers, Quotes

Peace & Compassion Quotes …

Dear Child of God, I write these words because we all experience sadness, we all come at times to despair, and we all lose hope that the suffering in our lives and in the world will ever end. I want to share with you my faith and my understanding that this suffering can be transformed… Continue reading Peace & Compassion Quotes …

Quotes

Everybody Can Serve …

Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve.  You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don’t have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve. You don’t have to know Einstein’s  theory of relativity to serve. You don’t have… Continue reading Everybody Can Serve …

Quotes

Sunlit Paths Of Inner Peace …

... Now I say to you in conclusion, life is hard, at times as hard as crucible steel. It has its bleak and difficult moments. Like the ever-flowing waters of the river, life has its moments of drought and its moments of flood. Like the ever-changing cycle of the seasons, life has the soothing warmth… Continue reading Sunlit Paths Of Inner Peace …