If the word of God cannot do it in your life then your Pastor must be wasting his time.
No parson in the world ever pictured heaven so beautifully as they did, in their innocent talk
As to his unique opinions on the poem, Pinsky had this to tell his Lincoln Center audience: “This is not a poem about punishment, but the sin of despair… the agony of feeling defective and being defective… I believe Inferno is the best book ever written about depression.
There are always those to whom all self-revelation is contemptible, unless it ends with a noble thanks to the gods for the Unconquerable Soul.
Solitude and retirement cherish grief, employment and exertion are the only means of dissipating it.
People with mental illnesses aren’t wrapped up in themselves because they are intrinsically any more selfish than other people. Of course not. They are just feeling things that can’t be ignored. Things that point the arrows inward.
No, no. Don’t make that face. Every time I propose to you, you make that twisty, unhappy face. It wears on a man’s confidence.
He pampered himself with the somewhat whimsical pleasure of sneering at himself through his work, and it may well have been from such a pleasure that his sad little dream world sprang.
There are plenty of those who will always save you staying help-less.
But as Rumi said, “Through love all pain will turn to medicine,