Never let anyone take away your dreams.
There comes a moment in our lives when some of the pieces of the puzzle come together – where all our past experiences, both good and bad, are brought to bear in causing us to become who God intends us to be.
I no longer have to be afraid of looking foolish, or wonder what people might think about me, as long as I please the One who conquered death.
It must be comforting, to have a faith like that. To believe so concretely that there’s someone-something- out there watching guard, keeping us safe, testing us only with what we can handle.
Live daringly with great courage.
It must not be forgotten that reason too needs to be sustained in all its searching by trusting dialogue and sincere friendship. A climate of suspicion and distrust, which can beset speculative research, ignores the teaching of the ancient philosophers who proposed friendship as one of the most appropriate contexts for sound philosophical enquiry.
Suffering tests the strength of faith.
Faith is not a crime. Blind obedience should be. Too many years wasted in strict adherence to fabricated laws could damn a religion to oblivion.
We’re hungry for acceptance-from ourselves even more than from others-for love, for fulfillment, for peace. We’re hungry for a life we think we don’t deserve or can’t have, for the person we know we can be if only we’d give ourselves the chance.
It is not the quantity of your thoughts but the quality of your thoughts that make the difference. Thoughts can either be productive or a hindrance. But, when we focus our attention on faithfulness and truthfulness the restoration process begins.