“Two of the greatest hungers in our world today are the hunger for spirituality and the hunger for social change. The connection between the two is the one the world is waiting for, especially the new generation. And the first hunger will empower the second.”
― Jim Wallis
"Honest and courageous people have very little to say about either their courage or their honesty."
Hypocrisy is folly. – It is much easier, safer, and pleasanter to be the thing which a man aims to appear, then to keep up the appearance of what he is not
– Richard Cecil –
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
― Oscar Wilde
"The Jews looked upon a serpent to be freed from serpents; and we look upon the death of Christ to be delivered from death."
354-430 a.d. Aurelius Augustinus, Augustine of Hippo, or Saint Augustine, was one of the most pivotal figures in the development of Western Christianity. In Roman Catholicism, he is a saint and pre-eminent Doctor of the Church, and the patron of the Augustinian religious order. Most Protestants, especially Calvinists, consider him to be one of the theological fountainheads of Reformation teaching on salvation and grace. Born in Africa as the eldest son of Monica, he was educated and baptized in Italy. His works including The Confessions, which is often called the first Western autobiography are still read around the world.
Paul saw people sinking toward hell and did not talk of refining them, but of saving them from the wrath to come. He laid aside his preferences to prevent prejudice; He submitted his will in things indifferent, and if humankind would but receive the Gospel, he raised no questions about forms or ceremonies. Are we possessed with the same all-absorbing desire? Jesus died for sinners, can’t we live for them?
– Charles Spurgeon –