Churches were never meant to be mental hospitals. They were supposed to be military outposts under orders to storm the gates of hell. Every believer is on active duty and called to serve a higher purpose with the rank of their blessings and talents.
It is only through us that God lives. When we abandon him, he dies.
When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion it is called a Religion.
It’s a strange myth that atheists have nothing to live for. It’s the opposite. We have nothing to die for. We have everything to live for.
I hold that it is the duty of every cultured man or woman to read
sympathetically the scriptures of the world. If we are to respect others’
religions as we would have them to respect our own, a friendly study of the
world’s religions is a sacred duty.
God is the Father of light.
Death is universal. The rituals associated with it, however, vary substantially-and are greatly influenced by their religious and cultural context.
Holy things and holy places, out of mind under the cauterizing brilliance of the summer son, reared up now as the winter sun struck from the south, casting shadows coldly upon the avenues where the people followed and went in, wearing winter hearts on their sleeves for the plucking.
May you be guided by the light.
As long as we have MEMORIES, yesterday REMAINS and as long as we have HOPE, tomorrow AWAITS…