"We can read about justice, sing about justice, and even “work” for justice, but it’s an entirely different thing to live justly."
Eugene Cho
"As I have read the Gospels over the years, the belief has grown in me that Christ did not come to found an organized religion but came instead to found an unorganized one. He seems to have come to carry religion out of the temples into the fields and sheep pastures, onto the roadsides and the banks of the rivers, into the houses of sinners and publicans, into the town and the wilderness, toward the membership of all that is here. Well, you can read and see what you think."
Jayber Crow, Wendell Berry (via hislivingpoetry)

(Source: graceandvictory, via iamkintsukuroi)

"When we handle the sick and the needy we touch the suffering body of Christ and this touch will make us heroic; it will make us forget the repugnance and the natural tendencies in us. We need the eyes of deep faith to see Christ in the broken body and dirty clothes under which the most beautiful one among the sons of men hides. We shall need the hands of Christ to touch these bodies wounded by pain and suffering. Intense love does not measure—it just gives."
Mother Teresa (via hislivingpoetry)

(via freedom-n-whimsy)

"…there are multitudes who lose their lives pondering what they ought to believe, while something lies at their door waiting to be done, and rendering it impossible for him who makes it wait, ever to know what to believe."
George MacDonald
"Man finds it hard to get what he wants, because he does not want the best; God finds it hard to give, because He would give the best, and man will not take it."
George MacDonald
"I don’t expect someone who has a long-held belief to abandon it the moment that belief is challenged. In fact, I would advise people not too…However, if we hold to a certain belief by assumption, that is, we take for granted an idea is biblically accurate and theologically faithful to the story of scripture, maybe we need to give ourself the space to reconsider it."