“Trust him. And when you have done that, you are living the life of grace. No matter what happens to you in the course of that trusting – no matter how many waverings you may have, no matter how many suspicions that you have bought a poke with no pig in it, no matter how much heaviness and sadness your lapses, vices, indispositions, and bratty whining may cause you – you believe simply that Somebody Else, by his death and resurrection, has made it all right, and you just say thank you and shut up. The whole slop-closet full of mildewed performances (which is all you have to offer) is simply your death; it is Jesus who is your life. If he refused to condemn you because your works were rotten, he certainly isn’t going to flunk you because your faith isn’t so hot. You can fail utterly, therefore, and still live the life of grace. You can fold up spiritually, morally, or intellectually and still be safe. Because at the very worst, all you can be is dead – and for him who is the Resurrection and the Life, that just makes you his cup of tea.” -Father Capon
“So I think it is pretty clear that somebody has to die. Somebody has to die for the way we treat our black brothers and sisters in this country. Somebody has to die for the way we treat our brothers and sisters in uniform. Someone has to die for the way we treat the elderly, the way we slaughter the unborn, and the way we despise and marginalize the disabled. Someone has to die for our hatred, someone has to die for our selfishness, someone has to die for our envy, someone has to die for our bitterness. That is the bad news, and it does seem to be most of the news right now.
But there is good news too – The Good News.
Someone did. Someone took all this sin we see – the only person in the history of our world who did not deserve to die – and he died with our sin in His arms. He took it to the grave and He left it there when He returned.
There is only one way out of this kind of tangle of resentment and hate and bitterness and it is through the grave, in the arms of Christ.
Christians, there has never been a better time to share this good news. Lay down your grievances, lay down your accusations, lay down your hashtag fights, lay down your drama. Share the good news of salvation to a world that needs it more than anything.”
“What if the primary work of education was the transforming of our imagination rather than the saturation of our intellect? And what if it had as much to do with our bodies as with our minds? What if education wasn’t first and foremost about what we know, but about what we love!” -J.K.A. Smith
“Time is like a handful of sand- the tighter you grasp it, the faster it runs through your fingers.” – Anon
“… his counterattacks destroyed forever two elements in my own thought. In the first place he made short work of what I have called my “chronological snobbery,” the uncritical acceptance of the intellectual climate common to our own age and the assumption that whatever has gone out of date is on that account discredited. You must find why it went out of date. Was it ever refuted (and if so by whom, where, and how conclusively) or did it merely die away as fashions do? If the latter, this tells us nothing about its truth or falsehood. From seeing this, one passes to the realization that our own age is also “a period,” and certainly has, like all periods, its own characteristic illusions. They are likeliest to lurk in those widespread assumptions which are so ingrained in the age that no one dares to attack or feels it necessary to defend them.”
-C.S. Lewis in “Surprised by Joy” (ch. 13)
“Has anyone else coined the word “pop-mercy?” if not, it’s mine. I want to make sure I distinguish pop-mercy from true-mercy… Love. The goal is friendship with the poor. Charity creates distance.”
“Nothing is more unequal than equal treatment of unequals.”
Dr. Leo Crofford,