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The Bible will not make transformation dependent on cleverness at all, but in one of God’s favorite and most effective hiding places—humility.

— Richard Rohr, Things Hidden  <link>

When the Gospel went to Greece, it became a philosophy.
When it got to Rome, it became an Empire.
When it reached Europe, it became a civilization.
And when it got to America, it became a business.

— Author unknown  <link>

Truly, thou art a God who hidest thyself.

— Isaiah 45:15  <link>

I am certain everything is gift.
I am certain we are entitled to nothing.
I am certain the wells for pain and joy are not separate.
I am certain bitterness and healing are a choice.
I am certain that running from your darkness leads to greater darkness.
I am certain the darkness is held ultimately by light.
I am certain that the words from scripture “In Him we live and move and have our being” are not poetic, they are actual physical reality.

— Paula D’Arcy  <link>


Gossip is a community killer. It is a cancer. It separates, isolates, and destroys a person. It literally kills something inside, not only for the victim, but those who spread the gossip. In the victim, it kills self-esteem and spreads to other things. In the gossiper, it kills compassion and love, and then spreads to elsewhere. It blackens everyone’s hearts.

It was gossip about God by the snake in the garden that lead Adam and Eve to separation from God and from each other. It literally lead to death for them and for us. Gossip is one of the most subtle and insidious forms of pride.

— Brother Joseph  <link>

Spiritus ubi vult spirat.
(The Spirit blows where he wills.)

— John 3:8  <link>

You have been told, O man, what is good,
     and what the Lord requires of you:
Only to do the right and to love goodness,
     and to walk humbly with your God.

— Micah 6:8  <link>