The place of the wound is the place of the healing.
Give up the illusion of who you’re supposed to be, and be who you are.
“I believe Christianity, because it is a religion you could not have made up.” C.S. Lewis
Regarding a pipeline across Native American holy ground, when any of life is disrespected and destroyed, the entire chain is broken, and the sacred is lost.
“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves.” Rainer Maria Rilke
“By admitting my shadow side, I learn who I am and what God’s grace means.” Brennan Manning
By portraying ourselves as perfect people on Sunday morning and at other times, we have three problems: (1) It’s not true, (2) It isolates us from normal people, and (3) Depth of personality comes only through failure and recovery.
Projection is when I transfer my terrors and my darkness onto other people and groups. When I shun and exclude others, I discover the hidden, feared, and hated parts of myself.
We worry too much about what people are doing in bed much more than making sure everybody has a bed to begin with!
“There are people who use up their entire lives making money so they can enjoy the lives they have entirely used up.” Frederick Buechner
“In a sacrament, something holy happens. It is transparent time, when you can see through to something deep inside time.” Frederick Buechner