John 16:33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world."

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Tell it

I tell ya what: live in such a way that if you suddenly die, your family doesn’t discover stuff in your house that they can’t ask you about!

Sharon Hodde Miller

Wise guy

Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes?
There is more hope for a fool than for him. Prov 26:12


“I don’t understand everything in my heart.” Lt. Arthur Fancy precinct detective boss, NYPD Blue.

Jer 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

Potential for cruelty

As pointed out by James Lee Burke

On the potential of the human soul.

The photographs of the inmates at Bergen-Belsen or Andersonville Prison or the bodies in the ditch at My Lai disturb us in a singular fashion because those instances of egregious human cruelty were committed for the most part by baptized Christians.


Exercise: Try to tweet criticisms of persons’ beliefs or actions without assuming you have the God-eye view and can know the motives of their hearts. (1 Sam 16:7) All my adult life I’ve sought to avoid this in my interactions. I admit I don’t always succeed. But we must try. Tim Keller


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“A church that gets hesitant about forgiveness is distancing itself from what makes it distinctly profound.” John Zahl

Mirror, mirror

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

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