Quotations

Forgiveness

»Posted by on Dec 5, 2009 in Devotion, Life, Psychology, Quotations, Self-Talk | 0 comments

In  Henri Nouwen’s book The Return of the Prodigal Son, he says that the way to spiritual fatherhood is forgiveness.  It is through constant forgiveness that we become like the Father. I have often said I forgive you but even as I said these words, my heart remained angry or resentful. I still wanted to hear the story that tells me that I was right after all; I still wanted to hear apologies and excuses.  I still wanted the satisfaction of receiving some praise in return. But God’s forgiveness is unconditional; it comes from a heart that does not demand anything for itself, a heart that is completely empty of sell-seeking. It is this divine forgiveness that I have to practice in my daily life.  It demands that I step over the wounded part of...

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Hey, check me out on Face Book

»Posted by on Nov 3, 2009 in Politics, Psychology, Quotations | 0 comments

Help me feed my addiction.

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“Those chickens have come home to roost”

»Posted by on Aug 9, 2009 in Life, Politics, Quotations | 0 comments

To quote a famous preacher and former pastor of BO for 20 years,  “…those chickens have come home to roost.”  This was of course the rationale Jeremiah Wright used for justifying the attack on our NY City twin towers  by Islamic radicals.  Well it looks like those chickens have come home to roost for our community organizer in chief.  BO was short on resume accomplishments (only in the US Senate for 140 days) so his main marquee headline was that of “Community Organizer” back in Chicago (aka agitator, trouble maker, organizing the people to oppose and challenge conventional wisdom or status-quo in government).  Now, BO has helped to organize and unify the Republican Party as no one else seems to have the ability to do.   This...

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Liberty and Tyranny

»Posted by on Apr 5, 2009 in Politics, Quotations | 0 comments

We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing.  With some the word liberty may mean for each man to do as he pleases with himself, and the product of his labor; while with others, the same word may mean for some men to do as they please with other men, and the product of other men’s labor.  Here are two, not only different, but incompatible things, called by the same name–liberty.  And it follows that each of the things is, by the respective parties, called by two different and incompatible names–liberty and tyranny. Abraham Lincoln, 1864 Just finished reading Mark Levin’s Liberty and Tyranny, A Conservative Manifesto. Highly recommend reading and becoming informed.  We must all become more...

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Hermann Hesse

»Posted by on Mar 15, 2009 in Quotations | 0 comments

“We kill at every step, not only in wars, riots, and executions. We kill when we close our eyes to poverty, suffering, and shame. In the same way all disrespect for life, all hard-heartedness, all indifference, all contempt is nothing else than killing. With just a little witty skepticism we can kill a good deal of the future in a young person. Life is waiting everywhere, the future is flowering everywhere, but we only see a small part of it and step on much of it with our feet.” - Hermann Hesse, German poet and novelist.

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