Bib Block was sure that in any part of the country at all, whenever the name of this road was mentioned, people’s hearts pivoted like Moslems to the east and flopped over. Sooner of later, he believed, at one stage of the journey or another, all roads led to the New Jersey Turnpike.
One should have expected some terrible enormities charged to those who are excluded from heaven, as the reason; but no,-they are condemned for not doing positive good, as if that included every possible harm.
But then Job was a man. Invisibility was intolerable to men. What complaint would a female Job dare to put forth? And if, having done so, and He deigned to remind her of how weak and ignorant she was, where was the news in that? What shocked Job into humility and renewed fidelity was the message a female Job would have known and heard every minute of her life.
… there can be no a priori moral framework in a modern democracy …
…You want a special truth. *You* want the truth to be a truth that *you* like. You want it to be a pretty little truth that fits what you already believe!
A bishop is a man who has two shops
We encounter great souls, who lived in historical times, in ancient books.
Mediate on the word of God. The well spring of life.
Do what you do only for God’s sake, start for God’s sake, work for God’s sake, and act within the sphere of God’s good approval.
Could it be, as one writer puts it, that every knock at the door of a brothel is actually a knock at the heart of God?