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When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.”  – Henry Nouwen

Rustin shared this at Vox this morning –

Every act of love, gratitude, and kindness; every work of art or music inspired by the love of God and delight in the beauty of his creation; every minute spent teaching a severely handicapped child to read or walk; every act of care and nurture, of comfort and support, for one’s fellow human beings and for that matter one’s fellow nonhuman creatures; and of course every prayer, all Spirit-led teaching, every deed that spreads the gospel, builds up the church, embraces and embodies holiness rather than corruption, and makes the name of Jesus honored in the world—all of this will find its way, through the resurrecting power of god, into the new creation that god will one day make. That is the logic of the mission of God. God’s recreation of his wonderful world, which began with the resurrection of Jesus and continues mysteriously as God’s people live in the risen Christ and in the power of his Spirit, means that what we do in Christ and by the Spirit in the present is not wasted. – N.T. Wright (Suprised by Hope)

“We are perishing for want of wonder, not for want of wonders.”  – G.K. Chesterton

“I only played hooky one time, so I’ll never forget it.  I hid in the bushes right outside my classroom.  And since the window was open, I could hear the teacher, so I went ahead and took notes.  When the teacher asked a question, I raised my hand, but she couldn’t see me”.  – Jack Handy

“Mom always told me I could be whatever I wanted to be when I grew up, ‘within reason’.  When I asked her what she meant by ‘within reason’, she said, ‘You ask a lot of questions for a garbage man”.  – Jack Handy

Two thoughts, on my own, the other not.

First, funny that four days of the Democratic National Convention centered on tying McCain to Bush, not really talking much about McCain.  Bush isn’t even on the ticket.  In fact, McCain and Bush don’t see eye to eye on much, they even ran against eachother, had robust debate against eachother’s politics.  Four days of railing against Bush may not sway public opinion much if McCain simply outlines how he’s not Bush.

 

Second – “Once abolish the god and the government becomes the God.”  – G.K. Chesterton

“If I had a quarter for every time I said ‘if I had a nickel’ I’d have 5 times as much theoretical money”.  – Steven Colbert

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