“What we want is not more little books about Christianity, but more little books by Christians on other subjects — with their Christianity latent.”
“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” —Maya Angelou
Travel is rebellion
in it’s purest form.
We follow our heart.
We free ourselves of labels.
We lose control willingly.
We trade a role for reality.
We love the unfamiliar.
We trust strangers. We own only what we can carry.
We search for better questions, not answers.
We truly graduate.
We, sometimes, choose never to come back.
The Righteous Will Never Be Moved
Praise the Lord!
Blessed are those who fear the Lord,
who find great delight in his commands!
Their children will be mighty in the land;
the generation of the upright will be blessed.
Wealth and riches are in their houses,
and their righteousness endures forever.
Light dawns in the darkness for the upright;
for those who are gracious, and compassionate, and righteous.
Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely;
who conduct their affairs with justice.
“Laugh and grow strong.”
-St. Ignatius of Loyola
“When you start to understand that Jesus was an impoverished middle-eastern refugee who criticized institutional power, embraced the marginalized, and was executed for what we would now call terrorism*2, you realize that porcelain-white Jesus is actually very offensive. Furthermore, the possibility that white Jesus has in any way propped up- even in the slightest bit- things like slavery, manifest destiny, or white supremacy, should be beyond offensive to anyone who has aligned themselves with his teachings and actions.”
“My joy in life is not to do what I do, but to be who I am.”
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
“That’s the beautiful thing about writing: it is one of the most rare and sacred ways to connect with other people and help them to feel. People want to feel things even when they are afraid of what those feelings will do to them. If you dress up your language so much that no one understands you— that no one can find you in the sea of adverbs and adjectives— you’ll never really be heard. Or you might look back and wish you’d been heard differently for who you really were.”
“It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory, and other Addresses
“There is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost.”
– Martha Graham